I returned with the ability to hambone.
November 16, 2009 7:10 AM   Subscribe

It's an awesome feeling.
posted by SinisterPurpose (36 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
THAT WAS AWESOME
posted by Baby_Balrog at 7:17 AM on November 16, 2009


I came back from the dead and all I got is this lousy shirt.
posted by monospace at 7:27 AM on November 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


Yes. It certainly is. Great find.
posted by Jofus at 7:29 AM on November 16, 2009


Hah. That was adorable.

Brother Dysk, there's this sweet thing you can do called "mousing over" the link to see where the URL leads.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 7:29 AM on November 16, 2009


"This is a video response to Jonas Brothers Fans Love Me!"

I don't see the connection.
posted by Shohn at 7:29 AM on November 16, 2009


Warning: there is no shampoo on the Other Side.
posted by fish tick at 7:39 AM on November 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well, in this one dated after his OBE ditty, he shoves a C-note down his pants and humps it. Maybe that's what the angels sent him back for?
posted by Burhanistan at 7:42 AM on November 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


He becomes famous, gets a reality show, ruins his life, and dies of an overdose.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:47 AM on November 16, 2009


Is this a cover of a Daniel Johnston song?
posted by meadowlark lime at 7:49 AM on November 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


Hooray for the death of irony!

Do you think irony has an OOBE before it finally croaks?
posted by kcds at 7:52 AM on November 16, 2009


That was pretty great.

And I'm choosing to ignore Burhanistan's link. The guy's joy is infectious, I'd rather think of him as a Bodhisattva than another internet crazy.
posted by naju at 7:54 AM on November 16, 2009


The good news: He's back from the dead. The bad news: Apparently he's locked in a walk-in closet and can't get out.
posted by ElvisJesus at 7:58 AM on November 16, 2009


Musical euphoria starts early
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:12 AM on November 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I wonder if he looked more alive as a corpse.
posted by DU at 8:26 AM on November 16, 2009


I read OOBE and then I had to go watch Alice's Restaurant. That's the name of the cop, right?
posted by TomMelee at 8:43 AM on November 16, 2009


it's like a 2:57 min encapsulation of peter forgacs' 118 min depiction of nadas' own death (or mathowie's ;)

cheers!
posted by kliuless at 8:44 AM on November 16, 2009


You know who else had an OOBE?

[dinkadinkadinkadinkadinkdinkdink]
posted by Hardcore Poser at 8:46 AM on November 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


You know who else had an OOBE?

Windows XP setup music makes baby Hitler cry. This is better OOBE music.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:53 AM on November 16, 2009


Made my day. Thanks, Sinister P.
posted by rokusan at 8:59 AM on November 16, 2009


why, they've found mr rogers' long lost hippie brother
posted by pyramid termite at 9:00 AM on November 16, 2009


This is better OOBE music.

this is the original OOBE music (on 78, no less!)
posted by pyramid termite at 9:05 AM on November 16, 2009


Imagination is the key.
posted by Kevin Street at 9:49 AM on November 16, 2009


I spoke to those same "angels" more than once. There is a very thin, fuzzy line between them and your intuition, if you learn to listen. It doesn't even take a fully near-death experience to hear them. Their insights are remarkably simple and always seem to illustrate the silliness of my inquiry.

Q: "What about the people in other countries, do they have experiences like this?"
A: "there is no 'they'. only 'us'"

Q: "How do you communicate here?"
A: "however we want to"

That one really got me. Silly question, obvious answer!

The before/afterlife is cool.
posted by cbecker333 at 10:53 AM on November 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was about post a snarky comment about random neurons firing as the brain is starved of oxygen and this poor deluded gentleman who has misinterpreted this phenomenon as some sort of significant "spiritual" experience. Then I noticed who made the first comment. Years ago, Baby_Balrog wrote this comment which, for some reason, has stuck with me ever since. Now, whenever I hear about someone's subjective experience of the divine, I think about the pulsating ball of leafy green plants with the voice of Leonard Nemoy and the value of personal experience. Who are we to judge? This guy really believes he saw angels and it's obviously affected his life in a deep and meaningful way. So, yes. THIS IS AWESOME.
posted by JeffK at 11:00 AM on November 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


You know who else was not afraid to die?
posted by idiopath at 11:09 AM on November 16, 2009


That is my new national anthem. What a fucking beautiful performance.
posted by mediareport at 11:53 AM on November 16, 2009


I'm also going to hike up my pants and blow out a deep breath before every endeavor from now on.
posted by mediareport at 11:57 AM on November 16, 2009


He looks trustworthy.
Can't stop humming though.
posted by pianomover at 1:07 PM on November 16, 2009


I wanted to hug/high five him and invite him over to the house, if only so he could sing and dance with my 3-year-old.
Terrific.
posted by yiftach at 3:27 PM on November 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


...aaaand after shutting down the webcam he jacked off, smoked cigarettes and cried.
posted by fleetmouse at 4:11 PM on November 16, 2009


This is the stuff that SongSmith dreams are made of. Get on that, lazyweb.

*taps foot impatiently*
posted by Galvatron at 6:09 PM on November 16, 2009


In all seriousness, where can I get this as an mp3?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 7:27 PM on November 16, 2009


Galvatron: "This is the stuff that SongSmith dreams are made of. Get on that, lazyweb."

Victoria DOO DOH DEE OH DOOOH.
posted by boo_radley at 9:01 PM on November 16, 2009


I watched this again because I loved it so much the first time. Even more awesome the second time around.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:36 PM on November 16, 2009



You Should See the Other Guy: "In all seriousness, where can I get this as an mp3?"

This site will give you some annoying, potentially NSFW popunder ad, then deliver your mp3.
posted by idiopath at 9:55 PM on November 16, 2009


Oliver Sacks opens his recent book, Musicophilia, with the story of a man who has a near death/out of body experience when he was struck by lightning while in a telephone booth. The musical part of the story is that afterward he became obsessed with music when he had never really cared for it much before. I was struck more by his description of the OOBE than the remarkable changes that came later. His story made me feel comfortable with the thought and inevitable experience of dying. Here is the relevant portion of the excerpt with a link to the full text of the story:

A bolt from the blue

I remember a flash of light coming out of the phone. It hit me in the face. Next thing I remember, I was flying backwards."

Then—he seemed to hesitate before telling me this—"I was flying forwards. Bewildered. I looked around. I saw my own body on the ground. I said to myself, 'Oh shit, I'm dead.' I saw people converging on the body. I saw a woman—she had been standing waiting to use the phone right behind me—position herself over my body, give it CPR. . . . I floated up the stairs—my consciousness came with me. I saw my kids, had the realization that they would be okay. Then I was surrounded by a bluish-white light . . . an enormous feeling of well-being and peace. The highest and lowest points of my life raced by me. No emotion associated with these . . . pure thought, pure ecstasy. I had the perception of accelerating, being drawn up . . . there was speed and direction. Then, as I was saying to myself, 'This is the most glorious feeling I have ever had'—SLAM! I was back."

posted by inconsequentialist at 7:12 AM on November 18, 2009


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