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July 22, 2009 5:05 AM   Subscribe

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A Normal Day part 1; and a fake check by a german TV program, showing how many times they needed to try for some of the tricks. (via Cynical-C)
posted by kolophon (16 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Learning to do tricks like that was the hardest part about moving to Germany and integrating into the culture. If you can't throw cheese and ham behind your back and have them land on a Brötchen across the room, everybody knows that you're the foreign kid.
posted by chillmost at 5:30 AM on July 22, 2009 [13 favorites]


I don't speak German, but are they claiming that, despite all the obvious editing artifacts, this is just a matter of relentless, tedious retakes?
posted by DU at 5:30 AM on July 22, 2009


Learning to do tricks like that was the hardest part about moving to Germany and integrating into the culture. If you can't throw cheese and ham behind your back and have them land on a Brötchen across the room, everybody knows that you're the foreign kid.

This.
posted by From Bklyn at 5:32 AM on July 22, 2009


DU: no, they wanted to show that there was no digital editing involved, even though they needed lots of retakes to get it right.
posted by kolophon at 5:34 AM on July 22, 2009


Had already seen this, but the fake check video was interesting. I figured they were jugglers. Unless you're experienced at passing, it would take hundreds of takes to get some of those tricks right.
posted by xthlc at 5:36 AM on July 22, 2009


Kolophon, don't be modest.

Basically they are saying, "Hey, we Germans do this all day every day and don't think twice about it. It is totally normal. Did you know the rest of the world, doesn't do this and, in fact, thinks it's weird?"
posted by chillmost at 5:36 AM on July 22, 2009


B3ta complains about throwing things into other things..
posted by TheophileEscargot at 5:38 AM on July 22, 2009


I usually enjoy stuff like this, but something about these guys is horribly, depressingly, and unredeemably lame.
posted by farishta at 5:38 AM on July 22, 2009


I don't speak German, but are they claiming that, despite all the obvious editing artifacts, this is just a matter of relentless, tedious retakes?

Seen quite a few 'Shops in your time, eh?
posted by Mayor Curley at 5:44 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


TheophileEscargot: yeah I linked to that same video on a similar thread the other day. I was looking for the telltale shift in trajectory on at the end of the flight, and I think I saw it in particular with the toilet paper and the keys by the door.
posted by idiopath at 6:02 AM on July 22, 2009


Very cute, especially with all the hubris and the eyebrow-flashing. It's nice that they came up with a narrative to show off their stunts, as opposed to just making a glorified slideshow.
posted by Lush at 6:03 AM on July 22, 2009


These things need sex. Or these guys need sex.
posted by pracowity at 6:06 AM on July 22, 2009


This is why I'll never be a creative person. It boggles to think that these guys spent probably months of their lives -- horribly tedious, repetitious months -- on these little projects, and for what? In six months their work will be utterly forgotten.

*considers own white-collar career*

OK, never mind.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 6:15 AM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


If I had the patience to go over something tens or hundreds of times to get it right, I'd probably do more FPPs.
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:21 AM on July 22, 2009


These things need sex. Or these guys need sex.

Sadly, it takes them too many tries to get it in, hence the switch to more mundane objects like toilet paper.
posted by mathlete at 6:29 AM on July 22, 2009 [3 favorites]


Seen quite a few 'Shops in your time, eh?

But seriously. Look at how some of those objects move. That ain't natural.
posted by DU at 7:43 AM on July 22, 2009


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