It's not as good as the redneck video.
August 14, 2005 9:21 AM   Subscribe

EXTREME quarter bouncing! (warning: embedded windows media video). The Michael Jordan of bouncing quarters into shotglasses, over lit zippos, off playing cards, across the length of the room, over other glasses, richocheting out of one glass & into the other, etc.
posted by jonson (30 comments total)
 
The best part is the outrageously oversized celebration by the star of the film when he suceeds at a particularly hard trick.
posted by jonson at 9:21 AM on August 14, 2005


Yeah I saw this a couple of days ago. Amazing. I wonder how much film they had to go through.
posted by peacay at 9:22 AM on August 14, 2005


Ahhh... to have that much free time.

wait a minute, I do!
posted by sbutler at 9:33 AM on August 14, 2005


I love how they slowed down the audio too with the rest of the slow motion. "Oooooohhhhh Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaah! *Chaaaaachunk Chunk*"
posted by joegester at 9:35 AM on August 14, 2005


It's kind of odd that they have so much filler at the beginning. OMFG! He can skip it *over a burning lighter*!
(I guess some of that is worth including to demonstrate that at the 4" range, he is indeed very reliable.)
Anyway it's semi-worth waiting for the trickier bits that come later.
posted by Aknaton at 9:36 AM on August 14, 2005


So much better than the redneck video. :)
posted by blendor at 9:45 AM on August 14, 2005


The disturbing part is by his actions all his drinking buddies are now in AA.
posted by Mr Bluesky at 9:46 AM on August 14, 2005


blendor: false.
posted by jonson at 9:53 AM on August 14, 2005


A mind is a terrible thing to waste
posted by mert at 9:54 AM on August 14, 2005


Yeah, but can he do it drunk?
posted by philcliff at 9:57 AM on August 14, 2005


further proof that anything can be elevated to a high art after obsessive amounts of practice.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 10:01 AM on August 14, 2005


jonson: to me, almost anything's better than a marketing company's hackneyed attempt to beat a dead horse. But I guess living in Texas has skewed my perspective; maybe redneck humor is more novel elsewhere.
posted by blendor at 10:13 AM on August 14, 2005


It's kind of odd that they have so much filler at the beginning. OMFG! He can skip it *over a burning lighter*!

Actually, I liked that part best -- hilarious.
posted by dobbs at 10:41 AM on August 14, 2005


Here's a direct link to video.
posted by Nelson at 10:47 AM on August 14, 2005


It's kind of odd that they have so much filler at the beginning. OMFG! He can skip it *over a burning lighter*!

Its called foreplay!
posted by zach4000 at 10:57 AM on August 14, 2005


I love the celebrations. If I were in the room watching him practice this, I would just as excited when he succeded.
posted by Hicksu at 11:08 AM on August 14, 2005


I was always really horrible at this game. Mainly because I would never spend any time sober trying to hone my skill like my friends would. I always figured the whole point was that its quite difficult, and as such, you get drunker.

Those insane end shots were recorded over and over again until he finally made it. Once again, impressive... but not quite as impressive as about 90% of the other "stunt" videos on the magical internets.
posted by thanatogenous at 11:14 AM on August 14, 2005


I'm terribly offended.
posted by eatitlive at 11:57 AM on August 14, 2005


impressive, yes... but will he ever find true love?
posted by hypocritical ross at 11:57 AM on August 14, 2005


Playing quarters against this guy wouldn't even be fun. I bet his friends never even bring the game up anymore. He became so good his talents are now useless...
posted by geoff. at 12:13 PM on August 14, 2005


endless days of misses edited down to a couple minutes of hits... I'm not impressed.....
posted by HuronBob at 12:18 PM on August 14, 2005


This is frigging amazing. I always sucked at quarters. *sigh* I would be celebrating too!

I love the "over the lighter." Made me laugh out loud...oooooh....over a LIGHTER. Like it would HURT the quarter if he missed.

The last one where it makes it in the shot glass in the pan across the room is amazing. He's the MAN.
posted by aacheson at 12:38 PM on August 14, 2005


Parents, see what happens when you don't let your kids play video games? Seriously though, that was both the most awesome and dorkiest thing I've seen all day.
posted by Who_Am_I at 12:43 PM on August 14, 2005


The quarter over the book that ricocheted into the other shotglass was clearly a slough--you can see him quickly move his hand over to the glass to catch it, then immediately after he realizes it made it in. That, or he was practicing so often that he just anticipated it would bounce off the table.

Either way, that shot across the room into the pan (breaking the shotglass, but landing inside) was friggin'finominal.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:01 PM on August 14, 2005


endless days of misses edited down to a couple minutes of hits...
probably true what're the chances any random person could make those shots at all?

also - art museums = endless days of torn up sketches edited down to a couple master pieces.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 1:34 PM on August 14, 2005


And movies are endless months of bad takes edited down to an hour and a half of the few good ones. Books are thousands of pages of changes, edits, and rejected submissions, pared down to just leave the good bits.

Talk about your "glass is half empty" viewpoint.
posted by CrayDrygu at 4:49 PM on August 14, 2005


Thanks for the direct link, Nelson. Don't think to thank people for those often enough. Always makes things easier for me.
posted by Simon! at 5:17 PM on August 14, 2005


But can he flick a dime into the jukebox from the other side of the club, and dance like a Smooth Criminal?

Huh? What do you mean "dude, that was CG"?
posted by -harlequin- at 5:56 PM on August 14, 2005


On second thought, maybe the terrorists haven't quite won yet.
posted by Balisong at 6:20 PM on August 14, 2005


That was awsome! I'm showing that clip @ my AA meeting tonight! CHEERS!
posted by wavespy at 3:22 PM on August 15, 2005


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