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May 07, 2010

Fat Dudes Hacking Beef With Two-Handed Swords

Andrew Sullivan just started humming a song.

The terrible thing about this, for me, is that you're all going to say the second fat dude swinging the sword (into the pig's head) looks exactly like me.

What's even worse than that is I have to admit, sadly, he does, a misfortune for both of us. My sad and overweight dorkleganger looks at the camera at 1:37. (Oh wait-- he's right there in the picture the video is frozen on.)

[VID moved below fold for site formatting purposes -- PA]

Now that that ugliness is out of the way, here's the second fun vid from Dave @ Garfield Ridge (100% certified as not-old).

It's a fake viral video, of course. (For what, it hasn't been revealed yet.) But they do a pretty good job of showing failures and near-successes so you start to buy into, almost, the possibility someone can really run on water, if they just use the right technique and wear the right boots of boyancy.

And I thought only one man in recorded history performed miracles and walked on water! (And that man, of course, was Cars' lead singer and Paulina Porizkova-porker Rik Ocasik.)

Now that the fake walking-on-water is out of the way, how about the real driving-a-car-over-water?

The Mythbusters wanted to see if a stunt featured in Cannonball Run 3 was possible. In that stunt (apparently faked), a sportscar "skipped" across the surface of a small lake like a stone.

But could it actually be done?

Actually, it can be done, at least for short distances, and you don't even have to go all that fast -- just 100 mph or so will do the trick.

Here's a longer cut of that episode, with really bad sound, but you can see they really do it.

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