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February 22, 2009 6:56 AM   Subscribe

"We all put our pants on one leg at a time." Well, not these guys.
posted by desjardins (30 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was waiting for the backflip.

I'm sure there has to be a way to make this a combined event with extreme ironing.
posted by CheshireCat at 7:01 AM on February 22, 2009


They sure get their exercise--and backwards off the see-saw? yeah.
posted by emhutchinson at 7:01 AM on February 22, 2009


Dead already.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 7:02 AM on February 22, 2009


Isn't this a tv ad? I forget the brand of jeans they keep jumping into.
posted by Horselover Fat at 7:03 AM on February 22, 2009


Works now. And yeah, it's a Levi's viral ad from about a year ago.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 7:09 AM on February 22, 2009


Bruce Dickinson needs to see this.
posted by crapmatic at 7:36 AM on February 22, 2009


But then do they make gold records?
posted by otolith at 7:46 AM on February 22, 2009


Some folks do it like this
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 8:02 AM on February 22, 2009


This Gap commercial was then followed, as required by court settlement, a public service announcement regarding how to locate the nearest thigh-crotch burn trauma center.
posted by shadytrees at 8:08 AM on February 22, 2009


And they said parkour was loosing its fashion...
posted by Nanukthedog at 8:08 AM on February 22, 2009


Ironically, the first trick (jumping into pants from standing position) is probably the most difficult. The other tricks have more airtime and people holding the pants for the jumper, which means they can compensate for any targeting mistakes he might make on the landing. That first jump needs a lot more leg strength and skill to pull off.

Performance bias in action!
posted by mightygodking at 8:19 AM on February 22, 2009


This is strangely satisfying for reasons I cannot articulate.
posted by silby at 8:20 AM on February 22, 2009


I bet most of those dudes are now missing AT LEAST one testicle.
posted by hal_c_on at 8:48 AM on February 22, 2009


The other tricks have more airtime and people holding the pants for the jumper, which means they can compensate for any targeting mistakes he might make on the landing.

There is camera trickery, too.
posted by empath at 9:20 AM on February 22, 2009


I feel like kind of a douche for liking this as much as I do.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 9:24 AM on February 22, 2009


This was great. I think the best detail is that they always go through the process of zipping/buttoning up the fly after jumping in, as though they really were just putting on their pants before heading out.
posted by ErWenn at 9:27 AM on February 22, 2009


It's amusing to imagine that they just met each other on the street. "Hey stranger, can you help me put on my pants?" and the next thing you know there's a merry band of pants-jumpers.
posted by sugarfish at 9:32 AM on February 22, 2009 [3 favorites]


Not everyone is born to do this. It takes a lot of practice and good genes.
posted by hal9k at 9:32 AM on February 22, 2009 [4 favorites]


When I was a kid I would put on my pants both legs at once by rolling on my back and sliding them on. One might say that I still do that now.

This was kick-ass, by the way. Especially the one over the fence.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:40 AM on February 22, 2009


Only you can stop the spread of viral ads.
posted by odinsdream at 9:53 AM on February 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


The outtakes would be far more entertaining. All seven hours.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:01 AM on February 22, 2009


Icy Hot Pantazz
posted by wastelands at 1:18 PM on February 22, 2009


merry band of pants-jumpers

That's my new band name.
posted by empath at 1:45 PM on February 22, 2009


Never hide!

Wait...
posted by djgh at 1:48 PM on February 22, 2009


ok maybe its old but I never saw it before, and I found all those guys weirdly...sexy in their skill and enthusiasm for putting their pants on. or...me likey.
posted by supermedusa at 3:14 PM on February 22, 2009


Don't you hate pants?
posted by scratch at 3:24 PM on February 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'd rather see the outtake reel.
posted by BigBrooklyn at 6:07 PM on February 22, 2009


I actually put my pants on two legs at once most of the time, but I put my pants on lying down. When putting on my pants standing up I use the standard one leg at a time method.
posted by jefeweiss at 7:00 PM on February 22, 2009


This is a double, or even a triple. Also, it's a viral ad: How Levi's Jeans Duped The Internet With Their New Secret Ad.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 7:56 PM on February 22, 2009


It is from Levi's, sure. But do you see a brand or label anywhere? How would the sell more jeans? Well, I will let you in on a little dirty secret... They figured the YouTube generation was going to try this out and rip the hell out of those Levi's jeans they own which subsequently will have to be replaced by...wait for it...more Levi's jeans! Bwhahahahagh!

It's an evil scheme concocted by the Lords of Jeans cult!
posted by remcobron at 7:34 AM on February 24, 2009


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