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October 10, 2010 11:22 AM   Subscribe

Allie Brosh explains how to put on a coat. Extremely descriptive step by step process on how to put on a coat, complete with cautionary tips, from Hyperbole and a Half's Allie Brosh.
posted by sweetkid (49 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was half-expecting this to be an animated cartoon in the style of her webcomics. Instead, I not only learned how to put on a coat, but I know now that Allie Brosh is just as funny in a medium other than MS Paint. Win all around.

Parp.
posted by grabbingsand at 11:32 AM on October 10, 2010 [12 favorites]


In violation of Step 1, you can, in fact, put a coat on without picking it up off the ground. You spread it out on the floor, stand at the head, put your on top of the armholes, and somersault into it. Apparently I used to do this when I was a baby. Because apparently I was the World's Most Awesome Baby.

She's funnier on paper.
posted by phunniemee at 11:33 AM on October 10, 2010 [14 favorites]


I like this alot!
posted by Rhaomi at 11:34 AM on October 10, 2010 [6 favorites]


I liked the cautionary interludes best.
posted by bewilderbeast at 11:42 AM on October 10, 2010


I didn't know it was possible to love Allie Brosh more. But then I saw Cat Safety Propaganda.
posted by Medieval Maven at 11:43 AM on October 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


I too put my coat on like phunniemee describes, when I was a baby. I put it on the floor and "flipped" into it. I explained it to people as an adult and they looked at me like I was a poor mentally disabled freak.
posted by sweetkid at 11:44 AM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I like her informational video on how to slide into a drunken stupor better
posted by P.o.B. at 11:45 AM on October 10, 2010


Consistently makes me laugh. Thanks for the links!
posted by spiderskull at 11:47 AM on October 10, 2010


This is especially timely for me as just last week at work I had an incident wherein I attempted to put on a sweatshirt in a hurry and ended up with one arm out the headhole and my head stuck rather firmly in an armhole. In my confusion, I flung myself to the ground and flailingly awaited rescue.

I received only mockery.
posted by elizardbits at 11:48 AM on October 10, 2010 [10 favorites]


She's got excellent comic timing.
posted by The Whelk at 11:56 AM on October 10, 2010


That toddler coat-flip trick is something my friends' kids all learn at Montessori school.
posted by not that girl at 11:58 AM on October 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


oh god. thank you. I'd forgotten how funny she is. cat safety propaganda is my fav but spaghetta nadle is causing me more laughter pain
posted by supermedusa at 12:00 PM on October 10, 2010


Here also is a little interview with Allie.
posted by sweetkid at 12:09 PM on October 10, 2010


When she's trying to get into the coat on the floor, she looks uncannily like one of her comics. I can practically see animated it in my head.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 12:25 PM on October 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


PARP!
posted by homunculus at 12:38 PM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was getting pretty anxious around the four minute mark. I wasn't sure there was enough time left to get the coat on.
posted by orme at 1:08 PM on October 10, 2010


Just realized who she looks like.
posted by phunniemee at 1:27 PM on October 10, 2010


I cannot find video evidence at the moment, but I have it on authority that President Jed Bartlett also puts on his jacket really awesome(.ly)
posted by infinite intimation at 2:03 PM on October 10, 2010


Is there video somewhere of this "Putting on a coat while somersaulting" business?
posted by 47triple2 at 2:29 PM on October 10, 2010


The alternative to the somersault is to put it on the floor, stand at the head of the coat, put one hand in each armhole and flip it up and over your head.

In a daycare, kindergarten, or Montessori school, this has the advantage that all the kids end up with their coats on right-way-round easily and without a lot of adult assistance.
posted by djfiander at 2:41 PM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


phunniemee, she looks way more like Autumn Reeser.
posted by lizzicide at 2:52 PM on October 10, 2010


I live in Florida. We don't do coats.
posted by lazydog at 3:06 PM on October 10, 2010


oh my, she is also the creator of the "alot" art?
I am already much more alot of a fan than I initially realized. Nice!
posted by infinite intimation at 3:14 PM on October 10, 2010


I've been doing pretty well for a while now in restraining myself from developing an anonymous internet crush on Ms. Brosh, but this is not making it any easier.
posted by cmoj at 3:26 PM on October 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


I was explicitly taught as a child that "alot" was correct, or at least acceptable.
posted by Navelgazer at 4:13 PM on October 10, 2010


She's got excellent comic timing.

Oh yeah. That "Here it is" for her second hand was perfect.
posted by No-sword at 4:19 PM on October 10, 2010


Cute chick is cute?
posted by dhartung at 4:51 PM on October 10, 2010


She's funnier on paper.

Really? I've only seen her website.
posted by John Cohen at 4:57 PM on October 10, 2010


I feel like she glossed over the most difficult parts of putting oneself inside a coat, like orienting the coat after one has picked it up, and the sequence of getting one's arms into the coat.
posted by yeolcoatl at 5:11 PM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


> Cute chick is cute?

She's really funny.
posted by brenton at 5:57 PM on October 10, 2010


infinite intimation oh my, she is also the creator of the "alot" art?

Not sure, but you may be thinking of The Oatmeal, whose author has a similar if "tidier" art style, and similar if slightly less manic comedy style. I would say if you like one you will like the other.
posted by aeschenkarnos at 6:04 PM on October 10, 2010


you may be thinking of The Oatmeal

While they do have similar artistic styles, Allie Brosh is in fact the creator of the alot art.
posted by pemberkins at 6:34 PM on October 10, 2010 [4 favorites]


She's behind Hyperbole and a half?

You should have included a warning because now I have a ridiculous crush. And, apparently, competitors.
posted by Anything at 6:40 PM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Allie is the first blogger to drive me to buy her stuff on Zazzle.
This was an epiphany for me, and "Sneaky Hate Spiral" is pretty good, too.
posted by bashos_frog at 6:44 PM on October 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


Cute chick is cute?

Close -- funny chick is funny.
posted by danb at 7:38 PM on October 10, 2010 [4 favorites]


Cortázar did it better.
posted by mingo_clambake at 8:34 PM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hey asshole! You think you're better than me? Are you also better than fire?
posted by infinitewindow at 8:51 PM on October 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


In violation of Step 1, you can, in fact, put a coat on without picking it up off the ground.

Yep, in fact I was coming in here to say that, in my days as a kindergarten teacher in a progressive school, this was the very method we used to teach our special snowflakes how to achieve a tearless entry into the winter coat.
posted by Miko at 9:23 PM on October 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cute chick is cute?

Goddammit, how hard is it to not make "she's hot" comments in threads about women doing things other than being hot? Must you trigger my own personal sneaky hate spiral?
posted by zoomorphic at 9:56 PM on October 10, 2010 [21 favorites]


I love her blog but she really is much funnier on paper. This video is somewhat demystifying for me :(
posted by rigby99 at 10:30 PM on October 10, 2010


I feel like she glossed over the most difficult parts of putting oneself inside a coat, like orienting the coat after one has picked it up, and the sequence of getting one's arms into the coat.

I KNOW! This video was bullshit. First of all (as you alluded to), she talks about "fanning it out," but it turns out there's more to it than that. I fanned it out and it didn't come out like it did for her. I was near tears, but then my sister came in, and she's, like, good with coats. She explained I was holding it backwards and sideways and that the armholes should be facing me and, like, both of them near the top.

And don't even get me started on the last 30 seconds (which again you alluded to), which was the hardest part, but she didn't articulate. Well, we aren't all as dextrous as she is. We need it broken down. LIKE SHE DID FOR THE EASY PARTS!

Here again, my sister was a big help. I actually thought I got it on my own, but my back felt cold and exposed. It turns out you have to put each arm in the OPPOSITE hole, which makes no sense, but somehow it works.
posted by mreleganza at 10:56 PM on October 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


Until halfway down this thread, I was actually feeling big warm fuzzies about metafilter not being the sort of place where videos by women get taken seriously instead of automatically inspiring comments about their bodies.

And then I was sad.
posted by lollusc at 12:03 AM on October 11, 2010 [5 favorites]


Dammit, pretend that "not" isn't there.
posted by lollusc at 12:04 AM on October 11, 2010


I... just want to... point out that this copyright warning ought to be played before all hollywood movies... I imagine it cutting piracy in half. Literally.

She's a person, and her name is Allie.
posted by infinite intimation at 8:59 AM on October 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Dammit, bashos_frog, I should never click on links to stores.

Now I have a clean all the things! apron en route.
posted by gaspode at 9:03 AM on October 11, 2010


I was explicitly taught as a child that "alot" was correct, or at least acceptable

by someone who was WRONG WRONG WRONG SO TERRIBLY WRONG
posted by ook at 10:51 AM on October 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


This is really, really irresponsible. People are going to watch this, and then think they're all ready to be putting coats on. As if that's something you can just learn from an internet video.
posted by everichon at 10:54 AM on October 11, 2010


That's not a coat, it's a jacket. I guess the same procedure applies, though.
posted by dg at 2:08 PM on October 11, 2010


Latest Hyperbole and a Half:

God of Cake (short-lived FPP on it)
posted by Zed at 1:28 PM on October 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


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