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Kinderhook: The Rise And Fall Of Martin Van Buren

By Mike Everleth ⋅ July 19, 2008

Hot on the heels of my musings on the use of found footage, I’m embedding one of the funniest videos I’ve seen lately. It’s short, it’s really stupid (in a good way), and it cracks me up every time I watch it, which is probably more times than is probably healthy for my brain.

This is also the second video I’ve posted up by Andre Perkowski, who’s been uploading to YouTube like a madman recently. The first one, Squirrel Pie, was all original footage shot by Perkowski, but Kinderhook embedded above takes the 1977 Jim Kelly flick Black Samurai and turns it into the trailer for a biopic about our eighth president. I’ve never seen Black Samurai, but from what I can gather about 80% of it seems to take place in Kelly’s living room. This is dumb humor in the MST3K mold.

People, like me, who find this amusing are encouraged to check out Perkowski’s other videos. The other night I sat and watched a whole bunch in a random. I just clicked on random ones that I liked the titles of, like Groy’s Potato Wipes, The Megenheim and various Paranoia Show clips. I think the dude’s a real find.

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