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This Short, Bizarre Video Is About Love And Getting Sucked Into Your BFF's Butt

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Remember how weird that "Turn Down for What" video was? Well, L.A. directing duo the Daniels have another bizarre video, this time in the form of a disturbing, touching and existential short called "Interesting Ball."

The 13-minute video came out this week, and had to share the limelight in weird video news with Adult Swim's "Too Many Cooks," as the Toast pointed out. But, it is no less strange. The plot revolves around a simple red ball that bounces through Los Angeles and a series of odd vignettes involving seemingly unrelated characters.

The Daniels, comprised of Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (he's the dancing guy in "Turn Down For What"), are best known for their captivating music videos, like Passion Pit's "Cry Like a Ghost" and the NSFW video for Joywave's "Tongues."

In "Interesting Ball," what starts out as an innocent peek into the lives of two prankster best friends (played by Kawn and Scheinert), a grieving widow and a group of bros comforting their friend who just got dumped rapidly turns into a messy, horrifying and oddly heartwarming debacle that explores love, friendship, loss and the truths of the universe. We see two friends literally become a part of each other, learn that love can happen between unlikely partners, and find that the power of a bromance can be both beautiful and monstrous.

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Watch "Interesting Ball" below:

Interesting Ball from DANIELS on Vimeo.