Get Pitted
June 24, 2011 12:31 PM   Subscribe

I'm not familiar with the type of thing I'm seeing.
posted by dunkadunc at 12:33 PM on June 24, 2011

that's a remix of a video that is a splice of two videos, correct?
posted by rebent at 12:51 PM on June 24, 2011

Heh, I used to surf that break. Hell, I even probably used to talk like that, especially if I'd just crawled out of the water after a really gnarly sesh... BRB slapping myself in the face with a thick book.

OK, back. So, that dude is being interviewed on TV because he's out surfing during one of Southern California's storms. It's probably "winter" which means ambient air temps are as low as 50-60. The water is about the same temp, or colder. Usually colder.

Anyway, it was always a huge news item to go look at the beaches during the storms, and not just for the high waves. Many beaches would close due to the fecal bacteria-laden stormwater runoff, or due to water treatment plants overflowing.

But often you'd find surfers out in it because storm surge and swell plus high winds equals huge waves, and if you're surfing you really don't care if it's raining because you're in the water anyway. (getting ear, nose and throat infections from surfing in poop soup? that's a whole different story.)

So a casual disregard for rules plus huge waves plus people like that dude all adds up to an easy news day at the beach for the local news reporters. (Dude on camera is probably hamming it up and screwing with the news reporter, anyway.)
posted by loquacious at 1:10 PM on June 24, 2011 [2 favorites]

Yeah, it sounded like guys from my high school days, but cheesier, and more auto-tuned.

I wish melodysheep had a more distinct or unique sound, because they sound like a copy of the Gregory Brothers' style. It's almost as if there was an Autotune The News preset now.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:23 PM on June 24, 2011

Ah yes, getting pitted. so pitted.
posted by entropone at 1:54 PM on June 24, 2011

Aw, that was cute, duuuude.
posted by Surfurrus at 4:22 PM on June 24, 2011

Best use of auto-tune since the Symphony of Science collection. I feel so inspired to surf now.
posted by troll at 4:38 PM on June 24, 2011

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