3:01 Pick Me Up: Ryan McAllister
Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the cruellest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you glummer than the time was wasted two hours of your life watching Christmas with the Kranks. That’s why, each weekday at 3:01 p.m., we present you with a video hand-picked to kick-start your heart. If the following clip doesn’t bring you temporarily back to life and help get you through the rest of the afternoon, chances are you’re dead inside.
Today’s offering: Talk about doing it yourself. In Ryan McAllister’s awesomely lo-fi video for “My Name Is Blitzen”, you get roly-poly Santas, snow-spitting clouds, candy canes, and reindeers that not only fly, but fly upside down. Oh, and there’s also some dude named Blitzen who wanders into town and ends up getting hammered with a certain red-nosed local hero. And, for those of you who’ve wondered why Rudolph always gets the glory, there’s something for you too. Take it away Blitzen.