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Despite several efforts, the marriage of Rock Band and Video Game has yet to successfully conceive a decent product. The console versions of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker and Aerosmith’s Revolution X were both stillborn dollar-bin duds doomed to linger on the “all-time worst” lists of gaming enthusiasts. But it doesn’t have to be this way: If prog-metal behemoths Tool were to team up with Swedish video artist Magnus Wallin, they would surely find some common ground worthy of your quarters. Wallin could simply show the band his film Anatomical Flop—in which several computer-animated Vesalius Men run down a racetrack only to be repeatedly blown back to the starting line by a huge set of floating hawk wings—and the deal would be sealed. It will probably be a while before Wallin commits to developing Tool 3D: Virtual Stinkfist for the Xbox 360, but you can catch a glimpse of his work when Anatomical Flop and Exercise Parade show from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (museum closed Monday, Dec. 25) to Sunday, May 20, 2007, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 7th St. & Independence Ave. SW. Free. (202) 633-1000. (Aaron Leitko)