A musical Monday interlude courtesy of Tim and Eric's Eric Wareheim

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Tommy Sparks "She's Got Me Dancing" from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.

Stumbled upon this bit of glammy, campy video electropop for British musician Tommy Sparks, "She's Got Me Dancing" - cringingly awesome to see how uncomfortable he looks in his get-up - and thought: Fun. Laser nipples. You know, like most people would.

A quick glance at the director's name, though, popped up someone interesting - Eric Wareheim. You may recognize that name as the half of "Tim and Eric's Awesome Show Great Job," among others, of of the non-kiddie offerings on Cartoon Network's late-night Adult Swim programming block.

It seems that in addition to the tweaked comedy offerings Wareheim and partner serve up, the man also has a penchant for over-the-top, electronica music videos. Who knew?

If you've never jumped into Adult Swim, Tim and Eric's various shows kinda defy description themselves. It's kind of Napoleon Dynamite meets hipster meets mentally challenged sketch comedy - the claim to fame might be bring the world Zach Galifianakis before he went volcanic in "The Hangover." But Wareheim's music video work quickly tells you two things: A) He has an eclectic taste in pop music and B) he wants to give us all seizures through an innovative use of pulsing lights, animation and music that never allows your mind to settle down.

And if his selection of '80s-inspired laser-and smoke machine 3-minutes epics aren't enough to fry your mind for a bit, well, there's always Dance Floor Dale.

That would be this video for the crazy-catchy - and really crazy-NSFW - "Parisian Goldfish" by L.A.-band Flying Lotus that eventually turns into a cartoonigraphic porn shoot with plus-size Dance Floor Dale and a friend. Oh, and of course, there's the flashing lights to make just that much less safe for viewing in any decent place outside a public library.

There really are no words to describe how disturbing, yet hypnotic that video is.

Happy Monday. Good luck recovering for the rest of the week.

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