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Where the Hell is Matt?
January 26, 2005 2:23 PM   Subscribe

Man dances his way around the world [wmv - 36MB] getting jiggy on a mountaintop, busting moves in an impenetrable forest, dodging Hanoi motorcyclists with his finely tuned moves, and, well, I wouldn't want to give anymore away. It's the feel good movie of the season.
posted by donovan (32 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well worth it, though. It's wonderful.
posted by Ljubljana at 2:40 PM on January 26, 2005


That is pretty awesome.
posted by josh at 3:00 PM on January 26, 2005


The video is must-see.

Check out his weblog, too.
posted by Firas at 3:12 PM on January 26, 2005 [1 favorite]


Matt is a 26-year-old itinerant deadbeat from Connecticut. He quit his job in Brisbane, Australia to go walk the Earth, like Caine from Kung Fu.

Excellent.
posted by driveler at 3:18 PM on January 26, 2005


Hah! Read "What People are Saying"!
posted by 327.ca at 3:23 PM on January 26, 2005


Now that was really great. Thanks, donovan.
posted by Zonker at 3:37 PM on January 26, 2005


I want to say how dumb dumb dumb this is...




...but I can't. It rocked.
posted by rushmc at 3:41 PM on January 26, 2005


good luck to Matt but for my money this is truly amazing ... just imagine.
posted by terrier319 at 3:42 PM on January 26, 2005


Wow, sweet. I really enjoyed this. And the giraffe in Africa was hilarious!
posted by thebabelfish at 3:43 PM on January 26, 2005


I'm not sure how I feel about it. I would kind of like to see a Star Wars Kid treatment.
posted by Rusty Iron at 3:44 PM on January 26, 2005


Brilliant!
posted by einarorn at 3:44 PM on January 26, 2005


Excellent fun stuff :) It's the sort of thing that I'm sure many people have had the idea of before, but few to none have gone through with it.
posted by adrianhon at 3:57 PM on January 26, 2005


Applauds. Thanks for the link donovan.
posted by rxreed at 4:07 PM on January 26, 2005


Very nice.
posted by Feisty at 4:18 PM on January 26, 2005


I can't figure out why this is so uplifting (but it is).
posted by mudpuppie at 4:34 PM on January 26, 2005


[I love it]

That was good, he scores major points for dancing almost everywhere (anyone knows) on the planet. Neat.
posted by dabitch at 4:51 PM on January 26, 2005


The quote from Larry King on his blog is priceless.
posted by davebush at 5:17 PM on January 26, 2005


I can't figure out why this is so uplifting (but it is).

It's the sillyness. He's not dancing in any formally controlled way, and in the most unlikely settings. So there's the aspect of breaking convention and enjoying it, which is kinda amusing.

The sense of amusement is reflected in the reactions of passersby. This would be very different without the surrounding people; the woman in China wondering what he wants her to do with the Camera, the filmers in Kenya laughing as he jumps around with the giraffe in the background. The girl in Bankgok, the dogs in Connecticut, the baby in Seattle, all want to join the carefree stomping. So there's a profundity in the universality of the reaction.

/critiquefilter.
posted by Firas at 5:29 PM on January 26, 2005 [1 favorite]


[this is great]
posted by frykitty at 5:58 PM on January 26, 2005


> So there's a profundity in the universality of the reaction.

Except New York city where people absolutely don't care and it
almost seems at the end that the cameraman is trying to run away
with the camera :-)
posted by NewBornHippy at 6:16 PM on January 26, 2005


Simple.
Interesting.
Honest.
Wonderful.

I'm a better person for having seen that.
posted by mikeinclifton at 6:45 PM on January 26, 2005


I love this. Thanks
posted by arse_hat at 7:21 PM on January 26, 2005


this is one of the best things i've ever seen. beautiful!
posted by moonbird at 8:01 PM on January 26, 2005


fantastic
posted by mathewi at 8:22 PM on January 26, 2005


Totally charming, but after reading his last entry back in November, I find myself asking "So, where the hell is Matt?" Somewhere wonderful, dancing his little head off, getting his laptop fixed and updating soon, I hope.

Thanks, donovan!
posted by melissa may at 9:05 PM on January 26, 2005


Matt is actually in Seattle at the moment.

Apparently there may be a director's cut soon to be released featuring some as yet unseen "whale footage."

Glad this is being enjoyed and apologies for not listing the file size when I first posted (thanks mathowie.)
posted by donovan at 9:18 PM on January 26, 2005


How good is that? It made me cry and I have no idea why.
posted by chrid at 2:10 AM on January 27, 2005


Good stuff, thanks.
posted by the cuban at 3:09 AM on January 27, 2005


loved.
posted by illhelpu at 4:55 AM on January 27, 2005


Outstanding.


Simply outstanding.


Go, Matt, go!!!
posted by darkstar at 5:56 AM on January 27, 2005


That was awesome! Thanks! I think I'll try my own version with complete homage and compliments to Matt.
I just gotta go somewhere first......
posted by narebuc at 8:36 AM on January 27, 2005


Nice! I vaguely remember a Peanuts sketch where Snoopy dances blissfully and blindly all over the place. This reminded me of that.
posted by chrispy at 3:04 PM on January 27, 2005 [1 favorite]


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