June 19, 2010 5:31 AM   Subscribe

For my money I like Mikael Andersson. Also an inspirational speaker with tetra-amelia, but being Swedish, not so goddy or perky. He's a car salesman when he isn't doing talks or playing video games with his kids. His documentary Armlös, Benlös,Makalös (very similar to Vujicics No arms, no legs, no worries) is up on youtube. Only the first of 6 parts is (badly) translated, so I will just link to his signature phone answering move.
posted by Iteki at 6:57 AM on June 19, 2010

I had a feeling that this was a tad religious but the first half of the video really made me relook at life today - thanks for the link to Mikael Andersson
posted by infini at 7:05 AM on June 19, 2010

I thought this was going to be about Vuvuzela, the South African who could play only B♭.
posted by pracowity at 7:09 AM on June 19, 2010 [2 favorites]

Ah good morning tears here in Key West. Good stuff. Thanks for posting.
posted by humannaire at 7:10 AM on June 19, 2010

They are both very cool and accomplished guys infini, with different styles.
posted by Iteki at 7:22 AM on June 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

I wanna see this guy and Zach together in the same room. An implosion of awesome would most likely occur.
posted by pyrex at 8:05 AM on June 19, 2010

Damnit, infini, it's too early on a Saturday morning to be crying.

I bet this is one of those assemblies where the students actually leave the room quietly.
posted by too bad you're not me at 8:31 AM on June 19, 2010

excellent! Stuff like this sears into consciousness. More of us need to wake up every day to inspiration like this.
posted by Vibrissae at 10:33 AM on June 19, 2010

I'm going to have very hard time explaining why my new assurance to people is "No arms, no legs, no worries!"

Also, holding someone's heart may be a sweet idea, but I always recieve it too literally, and in this guy's case, when he says "when the time comes..." more than anything I picture him lurking, pouncing, and gnawing through a ribcage.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:45 AM on June 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

This guy talked at a school in my town a few years ago and made a big impression on everyone who heard him. Still, I can't help thinking of the "what do you call a guy with no arms and no legs in the pool" sort of jokes.
posted by brenton at 1:07 PM on June 19, 2010

posted by brenton at 1:07 PM on June 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

Awesome, thank you for this post. I had never heard of Nick. I'm into God raps (not typical bible thumpin'), and this man has got it.
posted by rmmcclay at 7:53 PM on June 19, 2010

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