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Okay kids, fess up. Who, when they were young, had a stab at this record?

I know I did. Oh boy, how invincible one was in a suit of cotton armour.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 2:32 AM on November 7, 2006


100 pounds of t-shirts! Holy crap! That's pretty hardcore.
posted by antifuse at 2:56 AM on November 7, 2006


I wonder how many yards of fabric that translates to.
posted by beth at 3:23 AM on November 7, 2006


Wow, what a radio station stunt skill!
posted by SteveInMaine at 3:29 AM on November 7, 2006


Oh gee, wow, another pointless Guiness Record. I must remember this one for my next pointless drunken argument down the pub.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:32 AM on November 7, 2006


I'm sorry Phasuma. Reading my comment post-posting made me realise it sounded very snarky towards the post. I did not mean for it to be so. I mean to criticise Guiness World records and their banality. I mean, what's next? The Guiness world record for most tissues used by some dude sneezing during a Ramones concert? Bah.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:36 AM on November 7, 2006


I like how the 10XL t-shirt was made by that company with the saint bernard dog logo, because they have a store in Kittery, Maine that has the trashiest t-shirts I have ever seen. Loud graphics and confrontational messages. My personal favorite during my visit was "Yeah I came home half drunk. I ran out of money."

I would just about pee my pants laughing if I saw someone wearing a 10XL version of that.
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:51 AM on November 7, 2006


What scares me most that there is such a thing as a 10 XL T-shirt...
posted by slimepuppy at 3:52 AM on November 7, 2006


I'd be pretty mad if I had endured all that just to find out my camera guy was too stupid to zoom out and record a whole frame even once.
posted by uncle harold at 4:29 AM on November 7, 2006


I mean, what's next? The Guiness world record for most tissues used by some dude sneezing during a Ramones concert? Bah.

Bah? The Ramones are 3/4 dead. If they came back to life and did a concert it would be nothing to sneeze at which would in turn make sneezing quite an achievement and thus worthy of inclusion in the great book of worldly records.
posted by srboisvert at 5:06 AM on November 7, 2006


Why on earth would someone spend time doing that?
posted by The God Complex at 5:44 AM on November 7, 2006


Oh gee, wow, another pointless Guiness Record.

That's just what I was thinking. Oh gee, wow, another fucking youtube post.
posted by three blind mice at 5:51 AM on November 7, 2006


When I was a kid (!) Guiness world records consisted of things like the longest time spent underwater, the fastest speed ever traveled by a human or the most expensive watch.
posted by DieHipsterDie at 6:33 AM on November 7, 2006


Here's full-body picture of him on Letterman (via). Perhaps embarrassingly, I found this mildly interesting, funny, and even poignant. I do wear a lot of T-shirts, but only one at a time. This is like a horrific vision across the time dimension, a bit like seeing someone together with all the trash they produce over a year.
posted by Turtle at 6:39 AM on November 7, 2006


A time-lapse video of an expensive watch wouldn't be as interesting.
posted by smackfu at 6:41 AM on November 7, 2006


it's kind of like that thing michael stipe did at some award show, except more promotional in nature. i wonder how many cards there were in the subterranean homesick blues video, 'cause that would be cooler.
posted by snofoam at 6:47 AM on November 7, 2006


When I was a kid (!) Guiness world records consisted of things like the longest time spent underwater, the fastest speed ever traveled by a human or the most expensive watch.

When I was a kid, we didn't have water, speed or watches.

...and get out of my yard!
posted by SteveInMaine at 7:12 AM on November 7, 2006


This is hardly the most ridiculous world record in the Guinness book, btw. IMO, that title is held by "farthest marshmallow nose blow and catch" (4.96 meters).
posted by antifuse at 7:28 AM on November 7, 2006


The way his arms keep getting thrust further and further up and away from his body is reminiscent of Ralphie's little brother Randy in A Christmas Story.

Randy: "I can't put my arms down!

The mother tries and fails to push his arms down.

Mom: "Well, put your arms down when you get to school."
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:28 AM on November 7, 2006


YouTube video says 155.
Yahoo picture says 121.

WHICH IS RIGHT?!
posted by papakwanz at 7:52 AM on November 7, 2006


I'd say they're different events and he broke the record twice.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:02 AM on November 7, 2006


I like how the 10XL t-shirt was made by that company with the saint bernard dog logo, because they have a store in Kittery, Maine that has the trashiest t-shirts I have ever seen. Loud graphics and confrontational messages. My personal favorite during my visit was "Yeah I came home half drunk. I ran out of money."

The ratio of Big Dog:not Big Dog shirts near the end of the video rises both exponentially and hilariously.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 8:18 AM on November 7, 2006


Keep your silly little PhD. Matt McAllister,MTsW has a meaningful bunch of letters after his name.
posted by Cranberry at 8:43 AM on November 7, 2006


"Yep, hi there Mr. Border Patrol, wonderful day today, eh? The nature of our visit? Oh, we're just doing some recording with our band this weekend, that's all. Our band's name? The Friendly Harmless! Why does our drummer look so weird? Oh, he's just very cold, needs some layers, you know. OK, have yourself a great day, Mr. Border Patrol. Bye bye!"
posted by stinkycheese at 9:03 AM on November 7, 2006


Probably 'bout the 50th TShirt or so, Mr. Human Dreidel here realizes how vulnerable he has become from the ass down.
posted by hal9k at 9:13 AM on November 7, 2006


I remember listening to the radio while they were doing this and almost went to see but even I have better things to do.
They had medical personel on hand to monitor his vitals and cut him out if he had problems.
posted by Iron Rat at 11:04 AM on November 7, 2006


It would have been much funnier to see him actually trying to put the shirts on.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 11:37 AM on November 7, 2006


I'm wearing the fewest number of pants in this thread.
posted by horsewithnoname at 11:56 AM on November 7, 2006


I could very easily be wrong on this, but I bet with that many layers he could take a .22 round pretty easily.

I'd love to see THAT video.

Not out of any desire to see him hurt, I just think it'd be hilarious to fend off a handgun with nothing but T-shirts.
posted by flaterik at 11:59 AM on November 7, 2006


This is the morning radio host here in Santa Barbara. I am so very sick of hearing about this stunt by now that it made me sad to see it here. I'm talking literally months of talking about it practically every day.
posted by JMOZ at 1:15 PM on November 7, 2006


I could very easily be wrong on this, but I bet with that many layers he could take a .22 round pretty easily.

Twelve pine boards will not stop a .223 round.
posted by three blind mice at 1:44 PM on November 7, 2006


Three Blind Mice, .223 != .22. Not even close, despite what the numbers make it seem.

I'm talking about a .22 pistol, not the high velocity military assault rifle that fires a .223.

On that page, the .22 stopped after 6 boards. That sounds like a lot, but 150 layers of cotton is going to be MUCH denser than spaced out pine boards. I still think it's entirely possible.
posted by flaterik at 2:03 PM on November 7, 2006


On that page, the .22 stopped after 6 boards.

I should've look more carefully. It stopped after 6 sheets of drywall or 4 boards.
posted by flaterik at 2:05 PM on November 7, 2006


It frightens me just how many of those shirts had the word "mama" or "momma" written on them.
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:51 PM on November 7, 2006


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