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Killin' It with Paul Crik
November 8, 2010 10:30 PM   Subscribe

Killin' It is a motivational program developed by Paul Crik, born of his life experiences. Testimonials. Killing Addiction. Hard Day. Narcissism. Foot Racing A Mac Truck. Re-Naming Things For Your Mental Health. Technoviking. This Is It, Fuck It, It Is What It Is. The Future.
posted by finite (39 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh oh... Looks like a fight's gonna be going down between him and The Fuck It Way.
posted by symbioid at 10:47 PM on November 8, 2010


oops, forgot to mention this was found via EIT
posted by finite at 11:08 PM on November 8, 2010


Better bring your Fuck It Bucket!
posted by xil at 11:15 PM on November 8, 2010


Okay, I was going to snark about the guy's slicked back hair, but then holy shit, Killing Addiction put me off hurling an egg at the side of my neighbor's SUV, at least until tomorrow morning (it's a long story).
posted by philip-random at 11:30 PM on November 8, 2010


I first saw this guy's videos posted on Everything Is Terrible, so I'm conflicted about the opinion I should be forming.

FOOD glitter!
posted by katillathehun at 11:35 PM on November 8, 2010


Donnie: Life isn't that simple. I mean who cares if Ling Ling returns the wallet and keeps the money? It has nothing to do with either fear or love.
Kitty Farmer: Fear and love are the deepest of human emotions.
Donnie: Okay. But you're not listening to me. There are other things that need to be taken into account here. Like the whole spectrum of human emotion. You can't just lump everything into these two categories and then just deny everything else!

posted by The Whelk at 12:01 AM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


What was that guy's name again?
I'm not sure if this is humor or not.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:04 AM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hahahaha, I dunno, I love it.
posted by Nattie at 12:08 AM on November 9, 2010


from Renaming It...
I'm using Dental Guitar next time my husband's 8yo comes over.
posted by Twist at 12:22 AM on November 9, 2010


I keep killin' my addiction, but the mofo be like the monster in the movie.
posted by telstar at 12:59 AM on November 9, 2010


I spent all day in a room yesterday with 30 of the UK's leading addiction experts.

If we'd known about this guy, we could have all gone home.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:34 AM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well, I guess this guy really solved life in about half a dozen 45-second feel-good bites, eh? Who know it was that easy?
posted by Decani at 1:38 AM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


The fuck happened to his pants?
posted by louche mustachio at 1:46 AM on November 9, 2010


I love this guy.
posted by wolfewarrior at 4:23 AM on November 9, 2010


I'm worried about getting addicted to the distractions meant to take up the time between the impulse and the prior addictive action. What if you get a Smurf jones and there's no Hulu available in your geographic region? It's probably easier to get coke than the Smurfs...
posted by chavenet at 4:40 AM on November 9, 2010


This is a parody?
posted by SPUTNIK at 5:54 AM on November 9, 2010


This is a parody?

Can we just start adding a "parody" or "notparody" tag to every post? Like a lot of folks, I'm having a more and more difficult time telling the difference lately.
posted by ryanshepard at 6:02 AM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


The look of the main website and the use of "smurfs" (Donnie Darko reference tie in to the motivational speaker character) makes me veer toward parody - it just doesn't feel right to be a legit thing, but we're in some Landover Baptist uncally valley here where you're looking hard for a tell.
posted by The Whelk at 6:06 AM on November 9, 2010


Bokonon lives.
posted by mneekadon at 6:06 AM on November 9, 2010


Why I Think It's a Parody

By The Whelk, Age 26.

1. The look of the main site is very slick and oriented toward sharing, social media, etc.

2. I don't see a store.

3. Occasional verbal slips like "smurfs" are way too on the nose.

4. Actor-y face and cadence.

5. Fairly sophisticated video - the Tencoviking Video for one.

6. The Tenchoviking Video.

7. Jokey title sounds.

8. Log tossing.
posted by The Whelk at 6:11 AM on November 9, 2010


OK, I just watched the first link. It is such an obvious parody, that it's parodying itself.
posted by SPUTNIK at 6:12 AM on November 9, 2010


I know the guys who put these together a little. It's humor/parody. You're welcome.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 6:27 AM on November 9, 2010


Well, he certainly killed the Technoviking clip.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:43 AM on November 9, 2010


Why I Think It's a Parody

man's a zen hipster, having it both ways. how ironic.
posted by philip-random at 6:52 AM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Don Draper would say: WHAT?
posted by storybored at 7:08 AM on November 9, 2010


9. He likes to run the videos backwards. Like when he does that impossible jump with the logs onto the forward moving car that has the back-up lights on.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:20 AM on November 9, 2010


(at 2:00 in Hard Day)
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:27 AM on November 9, 2010


People that are Killin' It.
posted by parmanparman at 7:29 AM on November 9, 2010


Why does something have to be parody or not parody? Can't it be something else entirely, having a more opaque and powerful effect? Some of KIWPC is humorous and some of it is totally sincere and helpful stuff. The re-naming vid is funny/witty but totally true ( a great mental exercise!) Also, there are like 70 of these videos on youtube if you search. If you want to see some that don't veer toward parody at all, watch the one on aging:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cZlzHT_i2k
or walking:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esuj26Pcxjc
or entrpreneurship
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlR2d0ktLo8
or sadness:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpz09-uQl_8

There's no reason why something like this can't be both highly entertaining and weird, yet also completely sincere and awkwardly earnest.
Parody, slapstick, irony....those things are overripe now in our culture, we're tired of them (yawn), they've become boring. KIWPC offers up a new, curious, refreshingly artistic antidote to all that.
My two cents for what it's worth.....
posted by masterburst at 7:45 AM on November 9, 2010 [4 favorites]


I don't know if this is parody or what but I am now logged into Meta-foxy-idea-grabber and it feels pretty good.

Please save your "Killin-it-high-fives" (formerly Favorites). I'm doing this for me.
posted by orme at 8:31 AM on November 9, 2010


Reminds me a bit of that Wolf guy from that mini-series The 10th Kingdom.

not a dork... *cough*
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 8:58 AM on November 9, 2010


Why does something have to be parody or not parody?

Because we have to know if we're allowed to make fun of it.
posted by silentpundit at 10:16 AM on November 9, 2010


Reminds me a bit of that Wolf guy from that mini-series The 10th Kingdom.

I am reminded of another wolf.
posted by silentpundit at 10:23 AM on November 9, 2010


now with links:

The Whelk refered to: Technoviking

masterburst: walking, entrepreneurship and sadness
posted by zenon at 10:31 AM on November 9, 2010


I just watched Fun, and I may now be in love with this crazy, odd man.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 11:58 AM on November 9, 2010


Why does something have to be parody or not parody?

Because we have to know if we're allowed to make fun of it.

@silentpundit

I disagree.
I enjoy the tension of that question hanging in the balance. Once one knows how one is "allowed" to react, that tension disappears and the fun is over. Killin' It with Paul Crik operates that way. It's a work of art (entertaining art, even!), not the Jon Stewart show.
posted by masterburst at 12:01 PM on November 9, 2010


I enjoy the tension of that question hanging in the balance.
True.
It still feels like it wants to be funnier, though.
"Paul Crik!"
posted by From Bklyn at 1:08 PM on November 9, 2010


Did you ever know that you're my hero?
You're everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:28 PM on November 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Goatsilk.com
Brilliant, thanks.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:34 AM on November 10, 2010


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