unusual carrying skills
December 31, 2008 5:13 PM   Subscribe

Can he carry it off? Carrying drinks, bricks, eggs, up the mountain, two guys and a long ladder.
posted by nickyskye (13 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Drinks: Yeah, I guess that's a lot of...HOLY CRAP!
Bricks: Turn off the Internet. It's all over now.

(Mrs U: Seems like he should put the bricks crosswise.
Me: Seems like. But I'm not going to question his expertise.)
posted by DU at 5:39 PM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]

The brick guy blows my mind. I've seen people carry heavier loads on their heads, but not the tossing things on top in that way. And if he misses, it all falls into the water!

But for true overloading efficiency, check out what people do with vehicles: motorcycles; more motorcycles; mostly trucks; yet more motorcycles; video of what happens when an overloaded truck goes uphill.
posted by Forktine at 6:31 PM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]

I'm not sure I could stand up in a boat full of bricks without falling over let alone stack bricks on my head while doing so.
posted by gomichild at 7:09 PM on December 31, 2008

The last bricks, the ones he just ever so nonchalantly tosses (perfectly) up on top... how many thousands of times must he have done that?
posted by netbros at 7:20 PM on December 31, 2008

I've loved that brick guy since the day I saw it and sent it to everyone... but this guy is hands down my favorite motorcycle rider.
posted by Manhasset at 7:40 PM on December 31, 2008

Can he carry it off?

He carried it off!

Augurs well for the New Year!
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:33 PM on December 31, 2008

I feel like this could have been a much better post with a little bit more effort. There must be many, many more examples of this. Here's a couple more I found in literally less than a minute:


Here's a couple from a somewhat related post:

posted by ChasFile at 8:49 PM on December 31, 2008

Speaking of related posts and examples of other things you could have used to flesh out this post a bit:


http://www.metafilter.com/19851/ (Which is now a broken link but originally posted to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNG3sgk02Lc)
posted by ChasFile at 9:02 PM on December 31, 2008

If I ever wanted to usurp the Food Network, I'd stand behind the fridge and hit Rachel Ray with a can of chilled olives.

The EVOO would seep across the floor...
posted by mmmleaf at 9:24 PM on December 31, 2008

Personally, I take many cues from nickyskye when it comes to posts here. There are few, if any, who do it better. Thanks, as always, nicky.
posted by netbros at 9:38 PM on December 31, 2008 [1 favorite]

"I will not carry a gun.... I'll carry your books, I'll carry a torch, I'll carry a tune, I'll carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash and carry, carry me back to Old Virginia, I'll even hari-kari if you show me how, but I will not carry a gun!"
- Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce (M.A.S.H.)
posted by twoleftfeet at 11:16 PM on December 31, 2008

aww netbros, what a sweetie you are, gallant. My agenda was to do a light fluff post for New Year's Eve with beer carrying and a Buster Keaton ladder, no gas run vehicles, just people carrying stuff.

Now here it is, the day after, squinting at the screen. Too much champagne. It was sooo cold last night, Times Square is now quiet as a church Sunday.
posted by nickyskye at 1:26 PM on January 1, 2009

I'm glad there weren't tons of links, actually. I see a long list and my mind turns off. Thanks, nicky, this was cool.
posted by Stewriffic at 8:34 AM on January 3, 2009

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