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Workout Wednesdays with Zach Anner! Let's do this! #1 / #2 / #3
posted by naju (23 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
Zach Anner is one of the best people in history, basically. Thank you so much for this.
posted by Rory Marinich at 3:32 PM on September 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

Pure joy from where I'm standing.

Also, if I don't go to the gym tomorrow for the first time in forever, I'll be really surprised with myself.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:41 PM on September 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

My body is shaped like an orange!
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 3:53 PM on September 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

The second video marked him as one of the most awesome people I have ever witnessed. He directly addressed a troll, did something clearly nobody thought he could do, and gave one of the best 'You can do it!' speeches I have ever seen. Most importantly, he successfully defeated a troll by doing it.
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:00 PM on September 9, 2013 [4 favorites]

"Slap bracelets are coming back so you wear it like a champ, Dave!" Spectacular.
posted by schoolgirl report at 4:10 PM on September 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

Workout shorts? Check.
One-subject workout notebook? Check.
Controversy call-out? Check.
"Somebody needs to take the lead and define once and for all what double-spacing is! 'Cause if double-spacing is actually one point five spacing, I need to know! I need to know!!11!one1!1!"
Zach Anner, "Back to School Benchpress - Workout Wednesday #3"
posted by simulacra at 4:18 PM on September 9, 2013

ooooooooh I love this guy.
posted by dougzilla at 4:36 PM on September 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

"We developed and released several episodes of our webseries The Wingmen, which got some attention but mostly just free dinnners from agents and managers. We released the remaining episodes as novels, renaming the series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'”

For this alone, I love him.
posted by emilypdx at 4:47 PM on September 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

So I'm used to Mefites saying things like "this is totally the awesomest ever" and then being skeptical and then it turns out it was the awesomest ever. But I was not prepared for something being 12x the awesomest ever! I didn't think that was even possible!
posted by bfootdav at 4:57 PM on September 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


That's right, all caps. He's an all caps guy.
posted by Malice at 5:35 PM on September 9, 2013 [3 favorites]

I loved him when I first saw him on reddit back when there was that push to get him a show on Oprah. Seeing this again makes me remember how awesome he is, and goddamnit he needs a show. I would LOVE to see him hosting a late night talk show.
posted by symbioid at 5:38 PM on September 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

Being interesting matters!
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 6:00 PM on September 9, 2013

"I love the way you go to the zoo!"

Thank you. I'm totally having a 100 x better day because of this video.
posted by spamandkimchi at 6:01 PM on September 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

Zach Anner's Riding Shotgun as King of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus in Mid-Summer Mardi Gras. I'm in Chewbacchus and this parade was a block from my house and I missed it. Because I'm lame.
posted by artychoke at 7:50 PM on September 9, 2013

Holy shit, there is nobody who needs a show on Oprah more than this guy. He could undo literally dozens of Doctors Oz, just with I LOVE THE WAY YOU GO TO THE ZOO!
posted by Lyn Never at 8:47 PM on September 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

Roding Shotgun, episode "The Cascades" is all awesome. Good guys, all.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:25 PM on September 9, 2013

It's never Wednesday already, is it?
posted by glasseyes at 7:32 AM on September 10, 2013

No offense intended to Letterman, but I could totally see Zach take his job.
posted by Soliloquy at 1:08 AM on September 11, 2013

So YouTube is half-blocked here in such a way that I can watch videos when they are posted here but not at the actual site, so if there's a Workout Wednesday today, please feel free to update this post.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:35 AM on September 11, 2013

No new video yet, but you could check out his Wheelchair Superman/Batman video.
posted by inigo2 at 8:02 AM on September 11, 2013 [1 favorite]

Ups and Downs - Workout Wednesday #4
posted by inigo2 at 11:43 AM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]

To The Limit - Workout Wednesday #5
posted by inigo2 at 7:30 PM on September 20, 2013

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