Re: Oh My, The Second

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It's good to see he's learning a trade.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 2-08 10:43 PM
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And really I think the current.tv clip is the second-most embarrassing.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 2-08 10:54 PM
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There's a definite lack of continuity going on with the cardigan, but I do kinda wanna try the Lava Java drink.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 2-08 10:56 PM
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Just drop a diced habanero in a latte, that'll be close enough.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 2-08 10:58 PM
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I want the arms of a smasher to play a part, ben. Have you no love for the artist?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 2-08 10:59 PM
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I can't help but think that hot peppers + espresso + steamed milk would be really unpleasant. But I could be wrong. Points for cutting up the habanero with bare hands and going about your merry way—that's living on the edge.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06- 2-08 11:05 PM
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6: He does appear to be wearing protective glasses. Or, wait, is that the prevailing style? I'm so un-hip.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 06- 2-08 11:13 PM
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that's living on the edge

Especially if "going about your merry way" is a masturbation euphemism (it certainly ought to be).


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 2-08 11:19 PM
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every thing's a masturbation euphemism when you're constantly masturbating


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 06- 2-08 11:21 PM
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8: Ought to be, but ow. Ow ow ow.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06- 2-08 11:23 PM
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These arms burned for two days straight. Ben, you're getting a master's in, what, Aesthetics? I'm paying the bills, son.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 06- 3-08 10:30 PM
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I was all set to say that just because you kids meant this to be stupid and dorky doesn't mean it's not seriously embarrassing.

But in the end I thought it was amusing.


Posted by: spaz | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 6:21 AM
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As someone who has tried amateur editing I know that timing the cuts in section two to the music is a bitch, so bravo to that. Bravo to the overall effort, too, because this stuff ain't easy.

And, you know, the first section really worked in an odd real-life Rocky sort of way. There could have been one "suck-in-the-gut" moment to put the tongue in the cheek and wink at the audience but still it was good.

The inside stuff needed way better lighting, and the sudden music cuts were obviously not very good.

I would have been tempted to do the middle challenge stuff about double speed and playing Yackity Sax but that is just my artistic vision.

I'd have ended with an over-the-top arrogant "winning" pose but again that is just my opinion.

And in a totally shallow but I think informed opinion the female at the end (whom I presume is Melissa?) deserved way way more on-camera time. Sorry to the guy, but the camera likes what the camera likes and yes, that is a bitch. This guy sympathizes but there is not much we can do.

Overall though this was a lot of work and a nice effort with a few really good moments.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed! | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 9:11 AM
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the camera likes what the camera likes and yes, that is a bitch.

That's a hell of a thing to say about Melissa. (If it's she, I didn't watch to the end.)

I would have been tempted to do the middle challenge stuff about double speed and playing Yackity Sax but that is just my artistic vision.

I find your vision compelling.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 9:23 AM
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ben,

I am NEVER rude to women. I don't even use the "b" word when referring to BPhD. But I do like jokes so good one!

Personally I would LOVE to be a leading man but I am married to an awesome Director who is also a great actor and she has shared her wisdom with me.

Sadly, I am not the leading man "type." I'm not actually very much any 'type' which is one big reason I work for GlobalCorp instead of seriously pursuing acting.

As I am sure you know my points were twofold:

1. The camera likes Melissa more than Kriston (if those are there names.)

2. The fact that what the camera likes is important is a bitch but what are ya gonna do?


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed! | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 9:46 AM
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It isn't that Important is a bitch, it's just that it thinks it's just sooo itself all the time.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 9:53 AM
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You didn't watch to the end? Sniff.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 9:57 AM
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Sifu,

Remember we were referring to the camera, not to me.

ben,

Dude, the end was the best part! I was moved! It was brilliant to say the least!!

And Armsmasher, can you refresh my memory? I think maybe I had something to do with creating your handle, but maybe I'm thinking of someone else.


Posted by: Tripp the Crazed! | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 10:00 AM
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18: I was referring to Important.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 10:01 AM
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19:

18: I was referring to Important.

As I said: Me!


Posted by: Tripp | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 10:51 AM
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