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Heather Steeves

Heather Steeves tries to do things that are fun -- and only things that are fun. So far that's included stilt walking, roller derby and cross-country road trips in her Saturn.

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Posted: March 19, 2014

Hilarious “found” VHS film festival coming to Portland

Written by: Heather Steeves

WARNING: Watching these videos at work may make you look like a fool, laughing and peeing your pants. …. Not that I know that from experience …

The Found Footage Festival is coming to town Saturday, March 22 at Space Gallery and it looks like it will be a riot.

Here’s the deal: Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Colbert Report) pick through thrift stores and dumpsters looking for absurd VHS tapes, which they then curate into a 90-minute show (saving us from watching hour-long “Butt Camp” and instead only giving us ridiculous tidbits).

Joe and Nick will be at Space to show the videos, chat about them and do a “where are they now” update on the actors in the videos. The Space showing will include a 1994 video for dog breeders about a process known as “whelping” and a bizarre instructional video from 1997, “How to Have Cybersex on the Internet.” Needless to say, the event is aimed toward adults.

When you’re in a safe place where no one will side-glance you for laughing so hard you spit up your diet Coke, have a looksie at some of their other gems:

 How to look pretty:

I don’t know, but “Something’s Happening”:

The event is $12. For more information visit Space’s website. For more videos, visit the Found Footage Festival’s site.

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