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Gotta call for Phil Mccracken? Somebody, please? Phil McCracken?
July 4, 2008 8:05 AM   Subscribe

Canada's own Phil McCracken offers a guitar tutorial for folks just starting out. If guitar isn't your thing, how about keyboards? Bodybuilding? Also, ladies, he's available!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders (18 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
His face near the end of that first video, when he's rockin' out, is pretty priceless.
posted by arcticwoman at 8:16 AM on July 4, 2008


Dimitri's really let himself go, hasn't he?
posted by maudlin at 8:16 AM on July 4, 2008


This guy is a wonderful advertisement for the percussion industry!
posted by malter51 at 8:31 AM on July 4, 2008


There really is a Phil McCracken?

Next you'll be telling me that there really are two gay roommates called William Fitzrobert and Robert Fitzwilliam.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:36 AM on July 4, 2008


And has anyone seen Mike Hunt lately?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:37 AM on July 4, 2008


mike's been hanging out with the dover twins...ben, and ilene.
posted by billybobtoo at 9:06 AM on July 4, 2008


We're gonna blow the house off this sucker

I really hope this is a genius parody.
posted by tylermoody at 9:21 AM on July 4, 2008


Also, you missed one.
posted by tylermoody at 9:23 AM on July 4, 2008


tylermoody wrote: We're gonna blow the house off this sucker

I really hope this is a genius parody.


It's pretty obviously mediocre parody. Almost funny in places.
posted by jack_mo at 9:58 AM on July 4, 2008


Mediocre, jack_mo? My vote is for genius.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 10:03 AM on July 4, 2008


I dunno, for me, he just kept threatening to be funny without quite managing it. (The guitar faces did cause me to smirk slightly, admittedly.)
posted by jack_mo at 10:43 AM on July 4, 2008


I mostly enjoyed how deeply he got into the character. Also, his Ontario accented speech and mannerisms make him resemble a male, gay-confused version of my aunt. Which, trust me, is a concept that is funny indeed.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 10:59 AM on July 4, 2008


I didn't quite appreciate this until I watched the bodybuilding one. "I don't take steroids... but I do have corn flakes every morning."
posted by loiseau at 11:24 AM on July 4, 2008


There's a certain Crispin Glover as a young George McFly aspect to the character that is really quite lovely.
posted by Saxon Kane at 12:42 PM on July 4, 2008


This is great stuff, and it's nice to see some realness after reading the FISA-Obama thread.
posted by ageispolis at 12:44 PM on July 4, 2008


Actually, I love how understated it is. Sweet.
posted by lumpenprole at 8:58 PM on July 4, 2008


Dude can SHRED!
posted by raider at 9:01 PM on July 4, 2008


Comic genius...had me going when I fired up the guitar video, and I only realized it was really comedy when he started playing. It was too painful to watch all the way, though. I had to look again, and I about died when he called the keyboard a "Ya-ma-ha...keyboard..."

Too much, it's too rich, like dark chocolate, or a really thick porter ale. Best enjoyed slowly and in small amounts.
posted by Xoebe at 9:25 PM on July 5, 2008


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