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Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Matt » 15 Feb 2010, 08:16

Action 9 News covers one of the most hotly contested events of the 2010 Vancouver Games.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... rd-Growing

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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Mad Madam Mimm » 15 Feb 2010, 08:21

Oh, so much win.

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I...

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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby iamafish » 15 Feb 2010, 08:21

awesome vid guys, loved it
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Vigafre » 15 Feb 2010, 08:24

That explains Beard Paul.

The new A9 logo is pretty sweet.

And the vid is sweet too. In a manly sense of the word.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Metcarfre » 15 Feb 2010, 08:28

Pretty good. Must have been a pain to get into that gym over a few days and try to remember exactly what everyone was wearing.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Keab42 » 15 Feb 2010, 08:31

Is that the same gym you used for Slacking for Gold?

Very funny, I was expecting a joke at Matt's expense over his lack of facial hair, but that was brilliant.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby wilson_x1999 » 15 Feb 2010, 08:47

I think I just found my favorite sport ever! and I'm already practicing for the try-outs for our national team!

Great video guys XD
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby korri » 15 Feb 2010, 08:56

I personally loved the "come to Vancover, no seriously we need the money" (or something) bit it was quite hilarious!

How many weeks was this filmed over?
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Master Gunner » 15 Feb 2010, 08:57

I found the opening and closing segments a little rushed, but beyond that....


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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby goat » 15 Feb 2010, 09:01

So THAT'S why Paul had a beard on that stream a few weeks ago....

I got a particular kick out of the beard levels, especially "playoff" and "frontier bill".

In a real contest, though, I think Jer would win hands down.

Also, this entire concept reminded me immediately of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=081dHOYY6IE
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby xe2k7 » 15 Feb 2010, 09:03

loved it. kudos for editing it to show the competition in progress. and, as someone who has been watching the Olympics, Graham played an excellent live commentator.

goat wrote:I got a particular kick out of the beard levels, especially "playoff" and "frontier bill".

In a real contest, though, I think Jer would win hands down.


I don't know. I think whoever could pull-off the "hobo" or "Billy Mays" would be legendary...
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Trombone_Hero » 15 Feb 2010, 09:06

If only American Alan Winebringer could've gotten past the second round, he wouldn't have cheated like that columbian!!!
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby GreigKM » 15 Feb 2010, 09:22

Good job Paul, now lets bring that thing to a goatee and make a new Warriors of Darkness!
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Dank360 » 15 Feb 2010, 09:29

That video would win comedy gold at the olympics. I loved the ending so much I choked on my drink laughing. The instant beard for Matt, the reference to the women's beard growing competition, and the final line where he thanks his "totally non-fake" beard are the three best jokes, and all made rewind the video multiple times.

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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Sauter » 15 Feb 2010, 09:30

hahaha, wow, how long did that take? seems like you had to go back to that gym on three or four different days. that was so awesome though, i was laughing from sheer awe.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Feltic » 15 Feb 2010, 09:44

Mmmm topical jokes. A sport I could compete in too.

Good to see A9 back, and Graham does indeed make a great play-by-play commentator. Hopefully we'll see another Team Canada vid soon.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Yaxley » 15 Feb 2010, 09:45

You had me at the title. This one was absolutely great. I not only appreciate all the planning that must have gone into it, but the acting on the beard growing was hilarious.

Also, I guess this shouldn't surprise me given the ENN intro, but the Action 9 News logo is looking pretty spiffy these days.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Myrph » 15 Feb 2010, 09:54

Am I not the only person who thinks they filmed this in reverse, gradually shaving more off each time, rather than growing the beards out over the course of several days? I could be wrong of course, but I would've thought that would have been the easiest way to do it?
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Dave-O_Boy » 15 Feb 2010, 09:57

The punch line was pretty obvious, but I loved the idea for this.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby theashigaru » 15 Feb 2010, 10:00

I was half expecting something to do with Tim's beard growing and the referee winning the competition. As it was though, it was still awesome. I only expected a different twist than there actually was. Graham did great on the commentating and the new face of A9 is looking good!
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Tim » 15 Feb 2010, 10:01

Myrph wrote:Am I not the only person who thinks they filmed this in reverse, gradually shaving more off each time, rather than growing the beards out over the course of several days? I could be wrong of course, but I would've thought that would have been the easiest way to do it?

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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Ottoman » 15 Feb 2010, 10:02

Myrph wrote:Am I not the only person who thinks they filmed this in reverse, gradually shaving more off each time, rather than growing the beards out over the course of several days? I could be wrong of course, but I would've thought that would have been the easiest way to do it?
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Anyway. SO GOOD. Just. . . so good. I thought the joke with Matt was that he's so bad at growing facial hair, even his characters can't do it. But the real joke made me actually lol. And the expressions on everyone's faces. . . wow. Well done all around, guys, well done.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Metcarfre » 15 Feb 2010, 10:19

So, like, if the TP rips, you're disqualified? Due to pre-grown stubble? And how many plies are we talking?
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Timetravellingmonkey » 15 Feb 2010, 10:24

I personally thought Canada was going to get its second gold medal of the Vancouver games. Nice to see that other nations get a look in.
Beard Growing is definitely a Winter Olympics discipline and I figure Matt's norse bloodline allowed him to spout one so quickly. *Cough, cough*

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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Nevrmore » 15 Feb 2010, 10:31

As anyone who knows me will tell you, the way to my heart is a goood beard and/or moustache.

Good job, LRR team. Good job.

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