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Katana + Butterfly Knife + Corgi + Grandma
November 2, 2011 12:41 PM   Subscribe

Katana + Butterfly Knife + Corgi + Grandma [SLYT]
posted by odinsdream (55 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's not a corgi. That's a morbidly obese jack russell.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:45 PM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Needs moar Corgis.
posted by kmz at 12:48 PM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


The future of live entertainment indeed.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:48 PM on November 2, 2011


I so much want to see this be the future of ironic line dancing.

Because, imagine, dark club, drunk hipsters, and blades a-flashing?

Oh, the blood, the blood will flow!
posted by yeloson at 12:49 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is that a knife? THAT'S a knife.
posted by hal_c_on at 12:49 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also: Tai chi soft swords aren't katanas.
posted by yeloson at 12:49 PM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


That's not a corgi. That's a morbidly obese jack russell.

That's okay, because it's not a katana really either.

BUT WHAT THE FUCK IS IT
posted by penduluum at 12:50 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Er, the future of something something, because I really have no idea how it is supposed to work.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:51 PM on November 2, 2011


And here I was thinking that the boy was going to antagonize the dog, and the dog was going to bite the girl in the ankle, and the sword would fly out of her hand and stab grandma in the glasses.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:54 PM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'm at a loss for words.
posted by codacorolla at 12:54 PM on November 2, 2011


Grandma: "Well done... for rank amateurs! You will never be qualified to carry on my title with such sloppy technique! Begin again, and do it right this time!"
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:55 PM on November 2, 2011 [11 favorites]


This post made me think of Balisong.
posted by Elmore at 12:55 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's The Routine, but with weapons. And a dog.
posted by Gator at 12:56 PM on November 2, 2011


This is so ripe for dubbing.
posted by oulipian at 1:06 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Begin again, and do it right this time!"

Granny is clearly a Da'Har master.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:07 PM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is amazingly surreal and I love it.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 1:09 PM on November 2, 2011


NERD ALERT
that's not a Katana, it's some kind of Chinese sword, no?
posted by nathancaswell at 1:10 PM on November 2, 2011


i just

what

internets! you have all the things!
posted by elizardbits at 1:12 PM on November 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


That's not a corgi. That's a morbidly obese jack russell.

That's okay, because it's not a katana really either.


Also: not a grandma.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:22 PM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I find I have a sudden urge to watch Napoleon Dynamite.
posted by Guernsey Halleck at 1:22 PM on November 2, 2011


this is . . . this . . . this is . . . I don't . . . what the.

IT IS AWESOME THOUGH
posted by exlotuseater at 1:31 PM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


That girl has no idea what to do with her left arm, does she?
posted by Mister Moofoo at 1:32 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


The title of this begins with BR, and when it ended, my screen showed a bunch of other videos whose titles also begin with BR.

So…what's "BR"?
posted by adamrice at 1:32 PM on November 2, 2011


Grandma haz mad not-cackling skills. Respect.
posted by srboisvert at 1:37 PM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


When did I arrive in the '80s?
posted by backseatpilot at 1:43 PM on November 2, 2011


Looks like a Wushu sword more than anything.
posted by restless_nomad at 1:46 PM on November 2, 2011


I just so happened to be listening to "The Bullpen" by Dessa while watching this. It matched up heck of well.
posted by kavasa at 1:51 PM on November 2, 2011


I'm no sword expert, but I believe that is a Jian (剑).

There's at least one more video of the same guy on the BR channel. This time grandma participates by helping with the beer!

Surely drinking beer while flicking a knife around your grandma is a perfectly safe idea for a new fad. Beats tebowing anyway.
posted by Winnemac at 1:51 PM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm no sword expert, but I believe that is a Jian (剑).

That's what I thought at first too, but there are a couple of moments where you can see it's actually got a bit of a curve and it's a touch heavier towards the point.
posted by restless_nomad at 2:00 PM on November 2, 2011


This was just... eh. There isn't enough there to be interesting.


"I so much want to see this be the future of ironic line dancing.

Because, imagine, dark club, drunk hipsters, and blades a-flashing?

Oh, the blood, the blood will flow!
"

And the winner fights a hundred corgis.
posted by Kevin Street at 2:02 PM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Supposedly this and other videos have been ripped off to advertise this "Battle Roulette" website.

The original (which can be watched in HD) is here

Under the same account is the other video that Winnemac found.
posted by toftflin at 2:04 PM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


That dog didn't always have a short tail.
posted by HuronBob at 2:07 PM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Careful whimpy blonde chick winter's coming.
posted by humboldt32 at 2:54 PM on November 2, 2011


why did I watch that entire video. I never watch entire YouTube videos.
posted by ninjew at 2:59 PM on November 2, 2011


I'm no sword expert, but I believe that is a Jian (剑).

It's a dao (刀).
posted by linux at 3:04 PM on November 2, 2011


So…what's "BR"?

Appears to be the YouTube user battleroullete's title format.
posted by linux at 3:07 PM on November 2, 2011


Ah... I see.

We appear to be only watching one half of an entertainment showdown, the other half being you in front of your webcam.

Suddenly this got a little more freaky.
posted by linux at 3:08 PM on November 2, 2011


I am grateful for your recaps. I, for one, could not take my eyes off the painting-on-velvet hanging on the outside of the (garage?) door, and wondering "Wha...why?!"
posted by peagood at 4:18 PM on November 2, 2011


There are a couple of moments where you can see it's actually got a bit of a curve and it's a touch heavier towards the point.

It's a dao.

If you pause the during some of the few static moments the sword looks straight. It appears curved when she whips it around because the sword bends with her movements. Cool.

Also, the original video toftflin pointed out is titled "Jian Sword Dancing" which means I can now declare victory and run away before any pesky nonconforming facts are discovered.
posted by Winnemac at 4:34 PM on November 2, 2011


i loved the fucking shit out of that video
posted by facetious at 5:05 PM on November 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


I am waiting for Last Corgi Standing.

I am waiting...

Waiting...

Internet, I am waiting!
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:09 PM on November 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


The mop was excellent.
posted by thinkpiece at 6:43 PM on November 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I can't believe I live in an age where I am able to watch that sort of thing. In real life, I wouldn't have ALLOWED that to happen. Thank you SO MUCH for posting it. Made my day.
posted by bonobothegreat at 7:28 PM on November 2, 2011


i am dying to know who put this together. it's obviously professionally done. someone in video production, for a lark? it's perfect. whatever person or team built this, should make a movie, if they haven't already.
posted by facetious at 8:35 PM on November 2, 2011


For the interested, the song is Rebound by Arty and Matt Zo. Thanks Shazam!
posted by 0xdeadc0de at 9:19 PM on November 2, 2011


A bit off topic, but the original thread is closed and it's in the realm of popular Youtube vids... Marquese Scott aka NONSTOP did a bit of his dance on Ellen.
posted by kmz at 9:58 PM on November 2, 2011


Hurray! I've been waiting eight years for Kill Bill Volume 3!
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 1:18 AM on November 3, 2011


And here I was thinking...

That granny would pick up the mop and start a major boogie (using BOTH hands,) then knocking the little twerps over, ending with a grand finale by picking the dog up and balancing him standing on her head.

Grannies represent!
posted by BlueHorse at 9:53 AM on November 3, 2011


THIS IS SO GOOD. It makes me feel like I'm wasting my life. I HOPE this is a viral video because whatever it is advertising, I will take a dozen dozen.
posted by GilloD at 12:57 PM on November 3, 2011


I will take a dozen dozen

Gross.
posted by samworm at 1:19 PM on November 3, 2011


A gross gross!
posted by GilloD at 1:56 PM on November 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


The painting is "Country Boy" by Tovine.
posted by Robin Kestrel at 6:54 PM on November 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


The more I watch it, the more I realize that this is a masterpiece. There's not an atom out of place. Easily the best youtube video I've seen.
posted by facetious at 8:43 PM on November 3, 2011


I LOVE that the boy brings his gran a beer as the prelude to his act.

The girl has no balance whatsovever; she's just using the practice sword as a prop. Ya know, an argument could be made that it was all very ethnically insensitive, but, <shrug> like, whateverz. I wonder what state that backyard was in....
posted by porpoise at 10:40 PM on November 3, 2011


I wonder what state that backyard was in.... The original uploader toftlin links to lists "SIUC" as a school affiliation. Southern Illinois University Carbondale? Perhaps the location is around there somewhere?

I am also totally mesmerized by this video, for me the bizarre punctum is the plastic bag hanging on a doorknob in both of the videos. A colleague referred to it (and the mop, and the velvet paintings, and the mise-en-scene in general) as 'ripples in the ordinary' when we were discussing it yesterday...
posted by jrb223 at 1:30 PM on November 4, 2011


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