September 30, 2020 6:35 AM   Subscribe

Feel the need for some light-hearted silliness after a hard night? Then you may delight in watching this Australian guy pour a lot of emotion and suspense (and some colourful language) into guessing the colour of a paint mix, in a series of tiktok videos – more here or under the hashtag #guessthepaint. [via Rebecca Jennings of Vox]

His name is Christian Hull and it’s not the first time he’s achieved some fame for his enthusiasm for small mundane tasks.
posted by bitteschoen (8 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
well, this was unexpectedly delightful.
posted by namewithoutwords at 8:14 AM on September 30, 2020

I loved this so much! He takes you on for such a great ride.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 9:36 AM on September 30, 2020

This is so fun to watch. Thanks for posting!
posted by Sparky Buttons at 10:48 AM on September 30, 2020

Watching the tshirt folding video, I am just imaging Marie Kondo also watching, drinking rose, and laughing uncontrollably. He's just so bloody happy about neatly folded shirts.
posted by winesong at 12:13 PM on September 30, 2020

Saw a bit of this in passing yesterday and it is surprisingly charming.
posted by cortex at 1:49 PM on September 30, 2020

obligatory xkcd
posted by queen anne's remorse at 8:30 PM on September 30, 2020

Relatedly, if you're playing #guessthepaint against the computer: An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong (Ars Technica piece by Annalee Newitz)
“For this experiment, I gave the neural network a list of about 7,700 Sherwin-Williams paint colors along with their RGB values…. Could the neural network learn to invent new paint colors and give them attractive names?”
Judging by the results—Stargoon, Bank Butt, Light of Blast, Stoner Blue, and Dorkwood—I’d say yes!
posted by miles per flower at 9:10 AM on October 1, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'll be honest, I came for the paint guessing but stayed for the t-shirt folding.
posted by jessamyn at 8:13 PM on October 2, 2020 [1 favorite]

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