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May 10, 2009 7:43 AM   Subscribe


 
no.
posted by sanko at 8:00 AM on May 10, 2009




YES!
posted by zerobyproxy at 8:03 AM on May 10, 2009


Infestdead for Fire.
posted by humannaire at 8:08 AM on May 10, 2009


well that's one way to keep the blackflies off.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:08 AM on May 10, 2009


I could suggest a whole new use for that paddle.
posted by HuronBob at 8:09 AM on May 10, 2009


I am so fucking sick of those Geico commercials!
posted by cjorgensen at 8:11 AM on May 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


I also want to point out that those losers never got the fire started.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:14 AM on May 10, 2009 [7 favorites]


Is this a new Mike Gravel campaign ad?
posted by silby at 8:15 AM on May 10, 2009 [10 favorites]


Shouldn't this be called Headbanging While Creating Smoke?
posted by mathowie at 8:22 AM on May 10, 2009 [4 favorites]


That's Burt and Tobias, they always do that. Just a few minutes after the video was taken they had a pissing contest. Man was that messy.
posted by alteredcarbon at 8:23 AM on May 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


i can't believe the negative comments. that was near-perfect! (not eponysterical)
posted by facetious at 8:28 AM on May 10, 2009


if only people would medicate.
posted by de at 8:34 AM on May 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Another futile attempt to invoke the God of Hell Fire.

There's more going on here than meets the eye.
posted by Sailormom at 8:44 AM on May 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's like watching 2001... backwards.
posted by steef at 8:47 AM on May 10, 2009 [8 favorites]


My god -- somebody set it to music!
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 8:54 AM on May 10, 2009


And their long-awaited sequel: Headbanging in the Winter.
posted by NoMich at 8:54 AM on May 10, 2009


It needs to be said. Too much of what gets passed off as headbanging is actually headswinging (or perhaps headtwirling). This has always disappointed me.
posted by philip-random at 9:09 AM on May 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


no.
posted by sanko at 8:00 AM on May 10


incorrect.
posted by regicide is good for you at 9:09 AM on May 10, 2009


INVISIBLE METAL BAND IS WATCHING YOU FROM THE BEACH
posted by jbickers at 9:14 AM on May 10, 2009




<3
posted by jessamyn at 9:52 AM on May 10, 2009


It needs to be said. Too much of what gets passed off as headbanging is actually headswinging (or perhaps headtwirling).

Again
The circular swing: swinging the head in a circular motion. This style is more commonly known as the Windmill or Helicopter. It was popularized by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover of Deep Purple, Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. and George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of Cannibal Corpse

You can tell Blackie hes doing it wrong.
posted by Sailormom at 9:54 AM on May 10, 2009


My god -- somebody set it to music!

Smoke on the Water?

Seriously, these dudes are pretty hardcore about making smoke. Did they try burning wood they found on the shore or something?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:00 AM on May 10, 2009


There wasn't a single ukulele or cute girl in that video. Tsk.
posted by davejay at 10:03 AM on May 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


From the wiki: The thrust: an antisocial form of headbanging where the person violently swings forwards and backwards from their waist, often headbutting people in front of them, or in more extreme circumstances, behind them.
posted by The White Hat at 10:07 AM on May 10, 2009


There wasn't a single ukulele or cute girl in that video. Tsk.

There was a guy in a Speedo with long hair and a beard making a fire by the water. Not everything has to appeal to your demographic, some of it has to appeal to mine.
posted by jessamyn at 10:22 AM on May 10, 2009 [13 favorites]


It's always struck me as odd that people who intend to build campfires choose not to use effective accelerants. Improvised napalm is easily made from polystyrene and toluene. Or soap flakes and kerosene. Keep several boxes of sparklers from the fourth of July for your next camping trip. Use a few ounces of smokeless powder.

Notice I didn't say "just splash a bunch of flammable liquid on it" as that will flash back at the fire-starter, and burn out quickly.

But these guys in the video are clueless goobers, intent on making a YouTube video and not a warming campfire. I'll bet their wood was wet.

Growing up as I did in a cold place like Montana, building a fire could mean the difference between life and death. This was well illustrated in Jack London's short story.
posted by Tube at 10:41 AM on May 10, 2009


Won't someone please think of the kittens?
posted by darkstar at 10:52 AM on May 10, 2009


I've started many a fire by rubbing two kittens together.
posted by Sailormom at 11:03 AM on May 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


its not the headbanging, as much as the speedos.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 11:42 AM on May 10, 2009


Ooh, beautifully absurd and perfectly timed. Love it!
posted by marlys at 12:57 PM on May 10, 2009


CAT MOSH!!!
posted by stifford at 1:01 PM on May 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Can I have a cultural reconnect as to why this video is 1 minute and 42 seconds of fun?

Seriously, I've watched it several times already, and I feel like there's some fantastically esoteric cultural knowledge I don't have access to that would enliven my soul to its brilliantness.
posted by Sova at 1:34 PM on May 10, 2009


Are they rocking out to deaf metal?

Hell. So going to burn for that one. Brimstone, sulphur and salted barbwire toilet paper.
posted by Decimask at 1:37 PM on May 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Headbanging to Benny Hill.
posted by joe vrrr at 2:38 PM on May 10, 2009 [3 favorites]




Can I have a cultural reconnect as to why this video is 1 minute and 42 seconds of fun?

Of course I have no idea why others like it, but...

I love being in the wilderness. I love rocking out.
And never in a million years would I have the impulse to combine those activities.

But now here are these two guys, thrashing away to their inner rock souls in a location I'd probably be all preciously, contemplatively, "in Nature". In its contrast this razzes me a bit, pointing out that I often unthinkingly accept an oversimplified characterization of the outdoors as a tranquil refuge from culture.

Plus, they're really into their rock-ness. I like their enormous enthusiasm for something I'd never do: it simultaneously gives me delight, and puts my own habits into perspective.
posted by marlys at 3:20 PM on May 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


So you're saying....you'd hit it?

I already know a nice longhaired man who can light fires, mine and the camping variety. Why would I want to publicly discuss whether or not I'd have sex with a total stranger? That's so weird.
posted by jessamyn at 3:20 PM on May 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


So...you'd hit it then? I mean, you didn't come right out and deny the hittification of rockin' paddleguy.
posted by NoMich at 3:27 PM on May 10, 2009


Pity it cuts off just before the bit where they get eaten by a bear... and keyboard cat plays them out
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:49 PM on May 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


So...you'd hit it then?

Oh come on. it doesn't take a master of subtlety to recognize That's so weird as a signal to back off.

Or at least, "back off" is what I'd be thinking if someone asked me a question that included the phrase you'd hit it.
posted by marlys at 3:53 PM on May 10, 2009


Actually on second thought, I'd be thinking something unprintable.
posted by marlys at 3:53 PM on May 10, 2009


GAH! Yes, sorry for the derail. Was another failed joke. Thanks for posting this. I enjoyed it.
posted by various at 4:20 PM on May 10, 2009


Brutalest. Post. Ever.
posted by not_on_display at 5:14 PM on May 10, 2009


I fully expected that after the camera panned back from the lake shot, both guys would be on fire and still headbanging.

Let's try for that next time, ok guys?
posted by orme at 5:33 PM on May 10, 2009


Oh come on. it doesn't take a master of subtlety to recognize That's so weird as a signal to back off.

Or at least, "back off" is what I'd be thinking if someone asked me a question that included the phrase you'd hit it.


OK, for now, just for marlys's sake, I'm going to include this after every post where I'm being "cheeky": :P
And this.
posted by NoMich at 7:45 PM on May 10, 2009


NoMich, Cheeky's fine, your link is hysterical, and I'm tickled, really.

I confess to having a defensive reaction when seeing another woman get pressured to discuss hitting it - even though "it" is adorably enthusiastic and hairy speedo-clad yawping wilderness headbangers.

What can I say - I'm an old-fashioned gal.
posted by marlys at 8:22 PM on May 10, 2009


Headbanger fail.
posted by moonbird at 8:43 PM on May 10, 2009


NoMich, Cheeky's fine, your link is hysterical, and I'm tickled, really.

I confess to having a defensive reaction when seeing another woman get pressured to discuss hitting it - even though "it" is adorably enthusiastic and hairy speedo-clad yawping wilderness headbangers.

What can I say - I'm an old-fashioned gal.


I just think that a conversation about "hitting it" is absurd to the point of being funny. And when we are talking about the hitability of a man trying to start a fire with a canoe paddle, in a speedo, while headbanging to some Deicide (you have to turn the volume up for the video) is just too funny to pass up. Why? 'Cause I'm a dork.
posted by NoMich at 6:22 AM on May 11, 2009


Algaqueen park? Is that a metalhead joke? Looks like Algonquin Park to me.
posted by Pseudonumb at 6:29 AM on May 11, 2009


I just think that a conversation about "hitting it" is absurd to the point of being funny.

This may be one of those agree to disagree things.
posted by jessamyn at 8:57 AM on May 11, 2009


*sigh* I know, I have a juvenile sense of humor. That's why I love this so very much.
posted by NoMich at 2:24 PM on May 11, 2009


the music is coming from a headset close to us but the camera hasnt picked it up.

Right. I too would go with that over what was clearly your first choice; "we were crazy high and had no fucking clue what was going on, as demonstrated by the speedos and the canoe paddle".

It sounds way more reasonable.
posted by quin at 3:11 PM on May 11, 2009


NoMich: You haven't heard of the Cooter Counter, have you?
posted by Pronoiac at 10:34 PM on May 11, 2009


No, I have not heard of that.
posted by NoMich at 7:23 AM on May 12, 2009


Reading over my posts here, I guess I need to clarify what I like about "hit it" jokes. If it's just a normal, "hey it's a picture of Charlize Theron; i'd hit it" joke, then I just pretty much ignore it. Whatever, ya know. However, if we're using the joke as it applies to a kind of surreal scene like a dude in a speedo, head banging while trying to coax a fire into being with a canoe paddle to a barely heard Deicide song, then it makes for a funny. To me.

About the Cooter Counter thing, Jessamyn just hipped me to the MeTa thread about it so I'm going to check it out nowish.
posted by NoMich at 10:20 AM on May 12, 2009


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