“Waiter,” a Strange Animated Short About Getting Drunk and Waking Up in Odd Places
Surely many of us can sympathize with having a fun night and a rough morning after a long day on the job. Beyond that…well…let’s just say if you’ve ever had an experience like the waiter in this short film, I’d love to hear about it. Outside of working, getting drunk, and waking up the next morning in an unfamiliar place, everything in this animation is resolutely off-kilter, down to the jarring (and sometimes terrifying) animation style. I can’t really describe it more than that, but I came away greatly enjoying it and having laughed more than once, so it’s worth a watch. The creator, animator Ryoji Yamada, has a blog, but if you lack Japanese language proficiency you’re on your own (or it’s up to you to brave the waters of Google Translate).