3:01 Pick Me Up: We Hunt Buffalo
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 staggering around like an extra from a George A. Romero flick. 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: If Hollywood has taught us anything over the years, it’s that, more often than not, bad things end up happening to folks who head out to the woods with their friends in search of a good time. Remember the Evil Dead, where what looked like a weekend of fun in a rustic cabin ended up in a series of axe murders, beheadings, and fireplace flesh-fryings? Or how about the Blair Witch Project, the sub-motto of which was don’t go into the forest unless you’ve got a giant wad of Kleenex for your heinously snotty nose. And don’t even mention Deliverance, the very mention of which brings back awful memories of that time when were were rocking out with a bald-headed backwards hillbilly one second, and squealing like a pig while being rectally riveted the next.
Luckily, none of the above takes place in the clip for We Hunt Buffalo’s monster sludge-boogie jam “The Search”, which might be the heaviest thing to come out of the Pacific Northwest since the grunge explosion of ’91. There are, however, shotgun shootings, running buffalos, and some of the most awesome beards seen this side of Main Street. As a bonus, it’s all shot in glorious black and white. Sit back, crack a tall PBR, and enjoy as We Hunt Buffalo transports you to the great outdoors. And, more importantly, a sodomizing-hillbilly-free outdoors where there are no Blair witches stacking up piles of rocks and twigs or possessed college students cackling “You will die. One. By. One."