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December 28, 2014 7:30 PM   Subscribe

 
this guy for president
posted by phunniemee at 7:48 PM on December 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


the lighter fluid thing was more steve-o than usual, even for this guy.
posted by emptythought at 8:12 PM on December 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


You had my curiosity...

"Homemade Taser"

...but now you have my attention.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:29 PM on December 28, 2014 [1 favorite]


ow my balls go away batin' welcome to Costco I love you
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 8:37 PM on December 28, 2014


I'm surprised he didn't try tweezers. One hair at a time.
posted by arcticseal at 8:50 PM on December 28, 2014


What a fascinating fellow.

I am told that electrocuting himself is, like, essentially this guy's catchphrase equivalent.

I'm surprised he didn't try tweezers. One hair at a time.

I did this one, to a space about the size of a dime. I would not recommend it, at all.
posted by kafziel at 8:51 PM on December 28, 2014


If you grow a beard you only have to be handsome on like 40% of your face and that's good eating you can take to the bank.
posted by angerbot at 8:53 PM on December 28, 2014 [7 favorites]


Never EVER! Try this with xylocaine and a tire pump.
posted by clavdivs at 9:13 PM on December 28, 2014


Got as far as around the 30 second mark, then "I should remove this mustache before I die from some STD" made me not care what cutesy antic was to follow. Screw this guy.
posted by item at 9:47 PM on December 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


The lighter fluid was good. The fire extinguisher was great.
posted by bicyclefish at 10:15 PM on December 28, 2014 [2 favorites]


Facial hair removal of any sort is something I cannot support.
posted by hippybear at 11:24 PM on December 28, 2014 [3 favorites]


Got as far as around the 30 second mark, then "I should remove this mustache before I die from some STD" made me not care what cutesy antic was to follow. Screw this guy.

I couldn't figure out what this joke meant. What does it mean that it warrants wishing pejorative buggery upon this man?
posted by cmoj at 11:44 PM on December 28, 2014


I couldn't figure out what this joke meant.

He'd just been imitating Freddie Mercury in the "I Want to Break Free" video. One might infer that the dying from an STD bit was in reference to Mercury's having died of AIDS.

Or perhaps it was unrelated, and he just meant that his was a very disco sort of swingin' 70's one night stand stache. But I suspect it was the former.
posted by mumkin at 12:45 AM on December 29, 2014


Definitely read as a Freddy Mercury aids joke to me, before I even saw it come up here. I winced too.
posted by emptythought at 12:47 AM on December 29, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I got mad at that point but I hesitated long enough to see him hurt himself and bleed so I felt a little better but overall a net negative.
posted by Mizu at 2:14 AM on December 29, 2014


I watched it without the sound. It wasn't nearly as wince inducing as I'm reading here.
posted by monospace at 2:47 AM on December 29, 2014


Monobrow! Rock and roll!
posted by Meatbomb at 2:56 AM on December 29, 2014


I didn't get the joke until I came here (thought it was about how sexually appealing the mustache made him).

Upon reflection, I get why it isn't the most sensitive joke in the world, but is it really so wince-inducing? Freddie Mercury died 23 years ago. What about a George Washington/ Syphilis joke? What about a "before the US government pulls me out of a spider hole" joke?

If the joke were a gay-bash, some of the vitriol may be deserved, but I read it as just an absurd false equivalence between what you look like and what kills you.

On topic: Setting your face on fire with an air horn in place of a fire extinguisher is definitely wince inducing.
posted by GrumpyDan at 3:14 AM on December 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


I much prefer this from Mastodon's "Death Bound." Whole video is a delight but I cued up the relevant portion.
posted by wires at 4:46 AM on December 29, 2014


I knew that this was going to be good when he said (paraphrasing): "This wax stuff is for women, so it should be pretty mild"

That poor fool.

I thought the Freddy Mercury AIDS joke was pretty funny. This is an Iranian who had no problem comparing himself to Saddam Hussein -- it seems obvious that it was meant in fun, not malice.
posted by sparklemotion at 5:11 AM on December 29, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'm troubled by this whole "removing your mustache" nonsense. If anything, it should be allowed to spread and recolonize those fallow fields of the face.

Also, this was sub-Len-Cella humor, which is an accomplishment.
posted by sonascope at 5:19 AM on December 29, 2014


What I liked most about the video, besides Sadaghdar's self-deprecating humor, was his frequent comparison of male facial hair removal to hair-removal procedures women endure (or to which they are subjected) to conform to gender norms.

Sadaghdar culminates his point about such hair-removal procedures (subtly acknowledging these procedures are sometimes forced) by stating that such procedures are unnecessary because (straight?) men love women not for their looks but for their health and their attitudes.

I did not expect such a positive message for women (and men) in a Movember awareness video.

Made me glad.
posted by mistersquid at 8:16 AM on December 29, 2014 [2 favorites]


It is actually hard to do good slapstick and this guy does good slapstick.

His How to Make a Taser should be required viewing by any engineer working with high voltages just for showing all the many ways you can accidentally receive high painful shocks.
posted by eye of newt at 10:59 AM on December 29, 2014 [3 favorites]


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