Last year The Residents announced their “Ultimate Box Set,” an actual refrigerator filled with 154 Residents multimedia products including first pressings of practically every album, single, video, DVD, and CD-ROM they’ve produced in their long career. And more! The box set’s pièce de résistance, though, and the thing that justifies most of the price, is a genuine Residents eyeball mask.
“The Residents’ Ultimate Box Set” would only set the buyer back a cool $100,000…
But (apparently) they’ve sold one, as was announced back in September by the Cryptic Corporation’s Homer Flynn, to someone called “Tripmonster,” who lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Now it’s been delivered and the delivery was shot for an upcoming Residents documentary with the working title Theory of Obscurity.
Via NBC Bay Area News:
“For The Residents, the delivery of their “Ultimate Box Set” was both a profound and satisfying experience,” Flynn said. “The expression of joy on the face of Tripmonster, as he held Mr. Green, the eyeball mask from his UBS, was worth every minute of their 40-year existence.”
“This past weekend we captured a phenomenal event for our film Theory of Obscurity,” documentary director Don Hardy said. “The Residents’ “Ultimate Box Set” is a living testament to the amazing creative output that these one-of-a-kind artists have had over the past 40 years. Seeing all of their creations in one place was fantastic and so was meeting the proud owners of what has to be the coolest refrigerator ever made.”
Below, the trailer for Theory of Obscurity. With all of the amazing material they’ve produced over the years to draw from, as this brief clip ably demonstrates, this should be a really fun film: