Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Music video pop quiz: Röyksopp "The Girl and the Robot"

Watch the following electronica video about robot-human romantic relationships, paying careful attention to any houseplant species portrayed. When finished, list as many species as you can remember seeing in the comments. There are at least four distinct and more-or-less-identifiable species of plants in the video. To pass, you need to name at least two.

Point of interest: the woman in the video, Swedish pop star Robyn, is only two degrees of separation from Mr. Subjunctive, as we both know Francis Strand in real life. Mr. Subjunctive imagines that Robyn is as proud of this as he is.


Kenneth Moore said...

Schefflera arboricola. Or similar.

Does "some sort of palm" count?

Some sort of elephant-ear type thing? Is that Caladium?

I'm not so good on the whole, like, non-food plants. I spent the last 15 minutes watching that video and Googling like mad.

I LOVED the part where it said "Seeding Completed" and then "Not Pregnant." Wonderful!

mr_subjunctive said...

Yes on Schefflera arboricola.

Yes on "some kind of palm" (my guess would be Howea forsteriana or one of the bigger Chamaedoreas).

I didn't see anything that looked elephant-earish to me. Whereabouts in the video?

Kenneth Moore said...

At 23 seconds, it's like one of those subliminal-message flashes--it's only there for a small fraction of a second.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Royksopp!!! Hurray!!!!