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January 9, 2013 3:24 PM   Subscribe

Listen, you screwheads. Here is a man who would not take missed calls anymore. (SLYT)
posted by cmoj (48 comments total) 45 users marked this as a favorite

 
Bootytrap.
posted by humboldt32 at 3:42 PM on January 9, 2013


This is somehow the most Japanese thing I've seen in a long time, and I watch anime for a living.
posted by Mizu at 3:44 PM on January 9, 2013 [6 favorites]


Are you talkin' to me?
posted by "Elbows" O'Donoghue at 3:48 PM on January 9, 2013 [6 favorites]


You should link to the original and not these jerks who stole it. He has other great stuff up.
posted by roger ackroyd at 3:49 PM on January 9, 2013 [6 favorites]


Killer app.
posted by mediated self at 3:51 PM on January 9, 2013


You're right, roger ackroyd. And, the most recent sequel is better. New favorite youtube guy!
posted by Mizu at 4:04 PM on January 9, 2013 [11 favorites]


One of these days, I'm going to get myself a pair of ominous iPhones.
posted by hellojed at 4:07 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


All you need is some black silhouettes and a solid background color and you got yourself a campaign.
posted by phaedon at 4:08 PM on January 9, 2013


Fantastic.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 4:12 PM on January 9, 2013


"Elbows" O'Donoghue: "Are you talkin' to me?"

This is great. Well done.
posted by Splunge at 4:14 PM on January 9, 2013


I thought I couldn't love this video any more, and then at 1:32 -- Reader, I actually clapped my hands with delight.
posted by maudlin at 4:28 PM on January 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


I love the fact that he left in all the takes where the phone shoots across the room. That really makes it for me.
posted by Aznable at 4:31 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, the sequel is brilliant, too: the composition, the sound editing, even the tribute to Maru at 1:24. LOVE.
posted by maudlin at 4:33 PM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


This video, in a nutshell, is why I love Japan.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:45 PM on January 9, 2013


This video transcends its content.
posted by ook at 5:03 PM on January 9, 2013


Oh god and the sequel is simply transcendent
posted by ook at 5:07 PM on January 9, 2013


Funny video.

What are those things that look like directional antennae on the rooftop?
posted by surplus at 5:18 PM on January 9, 2013


Started swapping the links, stopped to watch video, giggled, finished swapping links.
posted by cortex at 5:21 PM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


bug bug?
posted by symbioid at 5:38 PM on January 9, 2013 [6 favorites]


At 1:18 he's got instant iPhone access on both arms and both legs, and he's using them all. And he means it.
posted by rlk at 6:05 PM on January 9, 2013


bug bug....ha ha. I saw what....hello? Hello?
posted by mule98J at 6:07 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


And yet, not once, did his cell actually ring. Please, someone call this poor fellow!
posted by SPrintF at 6:08 PM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Any Canadians here think of the bad guy from Street Cents?
posted by RobotHero at 6:14 PM on January 9, 2013


It's *moshi moshi (もしもし) not mushi mushi.
posted by ossian at 6:35 PM on January 9, 2013 [8 favorites]


He has a very tolerant girlfriend.
posted by sebastienbailard at 6:38 PM on January 9, 2013


Was I the only one waiting for the Taxi Driver parody to turn into a Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Careful, not so terribly SFW) homage?
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:59 PM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is far better than I was expecting from the title and description. Genuine laugh-out-loud moments, especially when the phone went flying!
posted by barnacles at 7:01 PM on January 9, 2013


put my old dog down yesterday but this made me feel better. THANKS
posted by Colonel Panic at 7:21 PM on January 9, 2013


Thanks, I needed that!
posted by Lorin at 7:21 PM on January 9, 2013


It's more Japanese than Japan. I love this guy.
posted by theredpen at 7:25 PM on January 9, 2013


He has a very tolerant girlfriend.
I somehow doubt that, but probably not in the exact same way you might be thinking.
posted by GoingToShopping at 7:26 PM on January 9, 2013


Google should give him some glasses; I'd love to see if he can rig a quick-draw baseball hat.
posted by jenkinsEar at 7:42 PM on January 9, 2013


I was bummed not to see more iPad spring action.
posted by Brocktoon at 7:59 PM on January 9, 2013


I think . . . I think this is the origin story of a superhero.
posted by mobunited at 8:11 PM on January 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


> He has a very tolerant girlfriend.
I somehow doubt that, but probably not in the exact same way you might be thinking.


Nah, she's sweet. He put up some how-we-met and vacation videos.
posted by sebastienbailard at 8:22 PM on January 9, 2013


Man this is good. The futility of lifehacking? The loneliness of modern life? Or just a crazy Japanese guy? You decide!
posted by deo rei at 8:48 PM on January 9, 2013


I have heard (via MetaFilter? dunno -- can't find it) that the Japanese answer the phone, "Moshi-moshi" to prove that they are not some kind of crazy fox trying to trick you, the caller. (Japanese foxes, apparently, cannot pronounce "moshi-moshi".)

I'm pretty sure this guy is some kind of crazy fox trying to trick you.
posted by trip and a half at 9:36 PM on January 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


You should link to the original and not these jerks who stole it. He has other great stuff up.

Thank you! I looked for a little bit, but ran out of ideas pretty fast. Much better.
posted by cmoj at 10:13 PM on January 9, 2013


Absolutely brilliant and ferreals laugh-out-loud funny. I am in awe.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 10:41 PM on January 9, 2013


Bloody fabulous. He makes Tarantino look like Woody Allen.
posted by taff at 12:52 AM on January 10, 2013


The somen scene in PET Bottle Lover had me crying with laughter. Great find. The guy is currently on twitter finding out the world loves him which is amusing to watch as it happens.
posted by Mil at 1:17 AM on January 10, 2013


It's *moshi moshi (もしもし) not mushi mushi.
posted by ossian at 18:35 on January 9 [7 favorites +] [!]

You were beaten to the punch on that one.

Bugbread to the white courtesy iPhone, please...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:28 AM on January 10, 2013


He actually sells his contraptions on etsy.
posted by progosk at 3:19 AM on January 10, 2013


Just when you thought it couldn't get weirder...you turned on the automatic English captions on his videos.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 3:53 AM on January 10, 2013


You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the fuck do you think you're talking to?

No, this isn't fuckin' Hiroshi Nakamura. I think you must have the wrong god-damn number, motherfucker.
posted by drlith at 4:04 AM on January 10, 2013


From the Etsy page: what is that.... thing in his forehead?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:07 AM on January 10, 2013


Oh man. That balloon-popping scene in the sequel was among the best balloon-popping on Youtube.

Check my new Cracked article, The Top Seven Badass Balloon Moments, for more!
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 7:10 AM on January 10, 2013


I lost it at the samurai duel. So good.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:38 AM on January 10, 2013


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