More Fucking Limber Than Water Itself
June 20, 2011 7:29 PM   Subscribe

This next pitching stance is only attempted by the bravest of souls... SLYT - It starts a little slow, but hang in there until the 3:05 mark.
posted by figment of my conation (36 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
I think that's a balk.
posted by auto-correct at 7:43 PM on June 20, 2011


What is going on?
posted by Phantomx at 7:45 PM on June 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is utterly ridiculous. Incomprehensible. I can't imagine why anyone would do something like this. Why would anyone make a videogame about high school baseball?
posted by charlie don't surf at 7:47 PM on June 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


Honey badger pitcher don't give a shit.
posted by lampshade at 7:50 PM on June 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


It starts a little slow, but hang in there until the 3:05 mark.

This is the truest thing I've read today. I was in honest danger of choking.
posted by Navelgazer at 7:53 PM on June 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


I like his Minecraft one (in that I watched for about 5 minutes, then got bored).
posted by dirigibleman at 7:56 PM on June 20, 2011


So does the game let you, like, manipulate the player's limbs and save it as a macro or something? That's actually kind of badass.
posted by danb at 8:01 PM on June 20, 2011


laughed until i cried when he got to the pitching animations.. thanks
posted by jjoye at 8:01 PM on June 20, 2011


I laughed until my stomach hurt. It's his voice that really sells it.
posted by winna at 8:07 PM on June 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


"No one can hit that, that's a 2000 mile an hour fastball. Nobody can hit that shit."

Amazing.

Also: Why would anyone make a videogame about high school baseball?

Japanese high school baseball is serious, serious business. "Koshien," the national championships (named after the stadium at which they're played) is the nationally televised and watched by millions. Very big deal.
posted by pts at 8:08 PM on June 20, 2011


Yes pts, that was a joke. Having lived in Japan, I am well aware of Koshien. But still, you're watching high school kids. Koshien is roughly equivalent to the US Little League World Series.
posted by charlie don't surf at 8:12 PM on June 20, 2011


roughly equivalent to the US Little League World Series

which, strangely enough, has a video game series of its own
posted by jjoye at 8:22 PM on June 20, 2011


Weeping at my desk here. Getting strange looks.
posted by greenhornet at 8:34 PM on June 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


If you laughed at the custom animations in THIS, I'm about to blow your mind: Behold the glory that is 3D Fighter Maker.
posted by jake at 8:34 PM on June 20, 2011 [6 favorites]


For those who want to skip right to the good part.
posted by MrChowWow at 8:47 PM on June 20, 2011


Why would anyone make a videogame about high school baseball?

The incredibly depressing crowd agrees with you. There are like 20 people in that stadium, and it looks like several people are sitting alone. So by my estimation, there are 7 relatives of players, 3 public masturbators and 10 people who just like doing drugs in the fresh air, and needed some place that was guaranteed to be abandoned.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 8:56 PM on June 20, 2011 [7 favorites]


basubaru!
posted by longsleeves at 8:59 PM on June 20, 2011


Good use of the oft-neglected nipplerub tag.
posted by ShutterBun at 9:20 PM on June 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Most Difficult Game Ever Created - QWOP
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:02 PM on June 20, 2011 [9 favorites]


QWOP was one of those flash games where I didn't like it, I didn't think it was good, I wasn't enjoying it, but for some reason I had to keep playing it. It is not a particularly intelligent part of my brain that made me keep playing.
It always feels like if you do it right, that jerk will actually run. So you keep trying. At first you think QWOP has some kind of physical problem. After a half hour, after the hundredth time he has collapsed on the track like a closeted jellyfish for no reason, you stop blaming yourself and start blaming him.

I think I have a Lore Sjoberg site (L to blame for the time I wasted on that goddamned game. And I guess while I'm at it, I'll blame East Manitoba Regional Kabaddi Champion '94 for reminding me of it. In which case: more like East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabbadi Champion '95. Jerk.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 10:30 PM on June 20, 2011


Yes pts, that was a joke. Having lived in Japan, I am well aware of Koshien. But still, you're watching high school kids. Koshien is roughly equivalent to the US Little League World Series.

You mean like high school football in Texas? Who would be interested in that? And make a whole tv series out of it? That runs for half a decade? HA! That won't ever happen.
posted by hal_c_on at 1:32 AM on June 21, 2011


This seems like it might be funny if you're stoned. Must be getting old.
posted by eeeeeez at 1:36 AM on June 21, 2011


Koshien is roughly equivalent to the US Little League World Series.

Sort of, except that the Japanese SHS national baseball tournament is broadcast every year on one of the big national TV network and a big chunk of the general population actually watches it. It's one of the main TV events of summer vacation (I've tried to get into it, but there are a lot of bad match-ups that result in blow-outs; a few good games and talented kids though).

Checking the video, it's funny at first but wears off pretty quick. Maybe I'll give it another go later with the sound on...
posted by p3t3 at 2:15 AM on June 21, 2011


The Most Difficult Game Ever Created - QWOP one is waaaay funnier!
posted by sneakyalien at 7:10 AM on June 21, 2011


Only if your second baseman....
That made me laugh coffee out of my nose. Which is fine, because I didn't need to be drinking the rest of this coffee.
posted by bilabial at 7:18 AM on June 21, 2011


Don't miss his Sumotori slapstick.
posted by swift at 8:57 AM on June 21, 2011


The most difficult game ever created.
posted by swift at 9:12 AM on June 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


I tried QWOP for a few minutes, and it felt like it was fighting my bodies tendency to treat my hands symmetrically. I think if instead of QWOP I could play QWPO (or WQOP) it would be a whole lot easier.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:14 AM on June 21, 2011


Did I read the thread? No I did not.
posted by swift at 9:26 AM on June 21, 2011


i choked on my lunch with that qwop video
posted by Danila at 9:43 AM on June 21, 2011


Don't miss the sequel to QWOP, GIRP! IT'S A GAME ABOUT CLIMBING! which is also the closest thing I've ever seen to Twister the Video Game.
posted by straight at 2:11 PM on June 21, 2011


That was actually far funnier than I thought it would be. Wow.
posted by antifuse at 4:59 PM on June 21, 2011


The QWOP video is a real winner. Stupid game. Hilariously stupid game. I laughed so hard I cried, no exaggeration.

Guy's voice is almost an exact copy of mine. That's exactly how I'd sound if I got into the silly video game commentary business. Maybe I should quit my day job.
posted by syzygy at 3:09 AM on June 22, 2011


As a result of that QWOP video my co-workers now think I've been having a seizure. Damn, I'm crying. Beyond funny.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:44 AM on June 22, 2011


Oh, and also:

You mean like high school football in Texas? Who would be interested in that? And make a whole tv series out of it? That runs for half a decade? HA!

Friday Night Lights really has very little to do with the football, to be fair. Easily my most favouritest show in recent years.
posted by antifuse at 6:03 AM on June 22, 2011


And also, finally had a chance to watch QWOP. Holy hell, that video is a total gem.
posted by antifuse at 6:08 AM on June 22, 2011


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