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February 16, 2010 7:41 PM   Subscribe

How to get the Vest you ever wanted but never get, because you were too stupid to make the pattern.
posted by Wash Jones (32 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I wasn't familiar with the term 'offvoiceman', but now it strikes me as the perfect descriptor.
posted by Wash Jones at 7:43 PM on February 16, 2010


Well, that *is* a pretty cute vest.
posted by oddman at 7:50 PM on February 16, 2010


See my vest, see my vest, made from real gorilla chest.

Feel this sweater. There's no better than authentic Irish Setter. See this hat? 'Twas my cat. My evening wear? Vampire bat.

These white slippers are albino African endangered rhino.

Grizzly bear underwear; turtles' necks, I've got my share. Beret of poodle on my noodle it shall rest. Try my red robin suit, it comes one breast or two. See my vest, see my vest, see my vest!

Like my loafers? Former gophers!
posted by uncanny hengeman at 8:07 PM on February 16, 2010 [28 favorites]


It was that, or skin my chauffers
posted by RustyBrooks at 8:23 PM on February 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: Nice Choose.
posted by tighttrousers at 8:26 PM on February 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Aha! I was skeptical when the video started, it just looked strange, but it's pretty charming in a weird way.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 8:30 PM on February 16, 2010


Saugeil!
posted by dunkadunc at 8:32 PM on February 16, 2010


Thanks, RustyBrooks! I had to stop it there because the "gophers" bit is my favourite line of the song. As well as being a you-had-to-be-there in joke going back many years with a lady friend of mine.

/derail
//see my vest!

posted by uncanny hengeman at 8:32 PM on February 16, 2010


I made a vest
It was a test
I did not rest
It is the best!

I wore no belt
Too much, I felt.
posted by longsleeves at 8:40 PM on February 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm knitting a sweater right now. Is that good enough?
posted by mollywas at 9:19 PM on February 16, 2010


Too much, I felt.

Bueys?
posted by carsonb at 9:35 PM on February 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Charleton Heston put his vest on.
posted by isopraxis at 9:43 PM on February 16, 2010


*Ahem* - Charlton
posted by isopraxis at 9:46 PM on February 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


is this supposed to seem authentic? is it authentic? whats the deal here?
posted by milestogo at 10:03 PM on February 16, 2010


When she said "Am I on TV now?" I heard "Am I twee now?" I was all, no, you won't be twee until you've made that vest.
posted by sarahnade at 10:16 PM on February 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


I really like the vest!
posted by Ratio at 10:34 PM on February 16, 2010


I have no vested interest in this.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:40 PM on February 16, 2010


So has anyone figured out the German word for cringing and feeling embarrassed on someone else's behalf? It's the same feeling that makes it impossible for me to watch Curb Your Enthusiasm. I was able to make it through this, though, because the accent and the broken English was adorable enough to overcome the humiliation by proxy.

Very good choose little Julia!
posted by Wroksie at 1:34 AM on February 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Her delighted scissing at 3:45 won me over, I have to say.
posted by koeselitz at 1:44 AM on February 17, 2010


The giant clown glasses ruined it for me, but the delighted scissing -- actually, the gleeful hands followed by delighted scissing -- made me forgive them. Delighted scissing cures many ills.
posted by majick at 5:01 AM on February 17, 2010


>: So has anyone figured out the German word for cringing and feeling embarrassed on someone else's behalf?

Mitleid oder Mitgefühl?
posted by dunkadunc at 5:55 AM on February 17, 2010


I didn't realize that the stick figures from Schfifty-Five were from a real place, but now it seems clear that they are.
posted by Poppa Bear at 6:20 AM on February 17, 2010


So has anyone figured out the German word for cringing and feeling embarrassed on someone else's behalf?
Wroksie, I think the word you are looking for is igry
posted by Adridne at 6:27 AM on February 17, 2010


Also, I found her very charming, but not so great as a sewing teacher.
posted by Adridne at 6:27 AM on February 17, 2010


That was really inexplicably incredibly charming. Super cute German hipster girl with outlandish glasses aside, even.

Not that I'll be making any vests now.
posted by cmoj at 8:56 AM on February 17, 2010


So has anyone figured out the German word for cringing and feeling embarrassed on someone else's behalf?

Don't know about the Germans, but the Dutch call it plaatsvervangende schaamte. And it's why I can't watch reality TV.
posted by Robin Kestrel at 9:08 AM on February 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


So has anyone figured out the German word for cringing and feeling embarrassed on someone else's behalf?

Fremdschämen
posted by snownoid at 9:19 AM on February 17, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yeah. I totally know how to make a vest now.
posted by Kimberly at 10:53 AM on February 17, 2010


Turn the sound down and watch her.

Is she charming now?
posted by stormpooper at 12:58 PM on February 17, 2010


So has anyone figured out the German word for cringing and feeling embarrassed on someone else's behalf?

'Douche Chills' has always sufficed for me. The original British run of 'The Office' was like a perpetual douche chill machine, provided I could find a way to power the video by harnessing my cringing.
posted by FatherDagon at 2:17 PM on February 17, 2010


Really? I never found the Office to be that cringe-inducing- and I've only seen the Brit version.
(it's laughable that Amis have to have everything toned down and Americanized for them.)

However, I do experience this effect with anything with Sasha Baron Cohen or Bill O'Reilly in it.
posted by dunkadunc at 2:58 PM on February 17, 2010


(it's laughable that Amis have to have everything toned down and Americanized for them.)

Martin maybe, but Kingsley hated Americans.
posted by atrazine at 4:33 AM on February 18, 2010


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