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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Lord Chrusher » 15 Feb 2010, 11:04

It was shot in the same gym as Slacking for Gold. Going by the credits I assume that you were allowed in and you did not sneak in to film.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Genghis Ares » 15 Feb 2010, 11:13

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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Chchucks » 15 Feb 2010, 11:13

I was surprised you didn't end it with someone pulling off Matt's completely not at all fake beard.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby luinie » 15 Feb 2010, 11:14

I laughed SO hard.
(Seriously, my mom came to check if I was okay.)

Pure brilliance. Enjoyable humor, good acting and excellent (and authentic, if I dare say) camerawork and editing.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Evil Jim » 15 Feb 2010, 11:24

I was quite disappointed at first as I was really hoping for an update on the Canadian Slacking Team, especially since the new T-shirts are currently up for pre-orders. However, once the event started I couldn't stop giggling. The little twists & turns made it all the better & Finland's final rally at the end was hilarious.

Nice throwback to The Worst Homosexual with the "Completely real & not at all fake beard" comment.

The beard "growing" worked out nicely. I still can't tell whether it was filmed over a period of weeks starting with smooth skin or in reverse with the beards trimmed down between shots.

It still would have been nice to see reference to the Slacking team, but the Olympics aren't over just yet.

Soooo "Figure Curling." As in, the sport of curling?
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Machalllewis » 15 Feb 2010, 12:18

Gotta say.

Friggin' Hilarious.

That was easily the funniest video in a while. Especially happy with the end and I gotta say two things:-

A) I'm very happy that Miles got the silver. Go Team GB!

and

B) I'm also very happy that Jer didn't try and put on a horribley fake British accent.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby GreigKM » 15 Feb 2010, 12:28

Tim wrote:
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?

;)


Aww, so no new Paul-Beard? :(
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Vigafre » 15 Feb 2010, 12:50

I can tell they shot Paul's in reverse, but I think Jer just grew his on the spot.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Lord Chrusher » 15 Feb 2010, 13:02

I am sure you could have made some sort of doping joke about the not at all fake beard.

As has been noticed on the Escapist Matt's character's name is not very Finnish. Finnish is quite a different language than Swedish, Norwegian and Danish which are all closely related North Germanic languages.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby arch4non » 15 Feb 2010, 13:23

Was there something wrong with the microphone used for commentary or am I just hearing things?

Either way, that was a great. I hope there's a throwback to Matt's nefarious deeds in a future video.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby jtaylor » 15 Feb 2010, 14:33

I think I've laughed the most at this of all the Escapist vids so far. Good work.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby the amativeness » 15 Feb 2010, 14:40

GreigKM wrote:
Tim wrote:
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?

;)


Aww, so no new Paul-Beard? :(


Doesn't mean they didn't already film something w/ Paul's beard...
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Myrph » 15 Feb 2010, 15:16

I was looking at some of the tweets on Graham's twitter yesterday and there was a brief exchange between him and Russell regarding what I can only assume to be this video regarding a recut following something that happened over the weekend. I can guess what the event was, but I'm intrigued to know what was in the first version that was removed or rephrased for this one, which could've been perceived as bad taste following what happened...
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Tim » 15 Feb 2010, 16:02

We had originally included a luge joke which we felt would not be appropriate following the tragic death of the Georgian luge athlete on Friday.

I don't think we really need to go into more details than that.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby tak197 » 15 Feb 2010, 16:15

Also, if you all had recorded it in forward order, as opposed to shoot then shave, you could have shaved Paul up to be Ulric and we could introduce the Escapist to our favorite legion of evil, The Warriors of Darkness. But Beardy Paul was a good revisit.

I wonder if that slam poet would have won out over Matt with that totally epic neck beard...
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby ChaoticNeutral » 15 Feb 2010, 16:45

That. Was. Awesome.

Best LRR video this year. I guess that's not saying too much since it's February but still.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Myrph » 15 Feb 2010, 16:56

Tim wrote:We had originally included a luge joke which we felt would not be appropriate following the tragic death of the Georgian luge athlete on Friday.

I don't think we really need to go into more details than that.


Ah, figured it would be something like that! Thanks, no more details required!
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby huntalo » 15 Feb 2010, 16:58

Lord Chrusher wrote:As has been noticed on the Escapist Matt's character's name is not very Finnish. Finnish is quite a different language than Swedish, Norwegian and Danish which are all closely related North Germanic languages.


Yeah, Hans Egan sounds more like Swedish, which (most of) us Finns hate :x

But first... OMG, OMG, OMG you mentioned Finland in one of your videos :o

And Matt was the 'honorary' Finn :shock:

Maybe you have guessed by now that I'm a huge fan and I'm from Finland :wink:

Once more: OMG!
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Graham » 15 Feb 2010, 19:36

Apologies for the fail at a correct Finnish name.

But! Please note the real Finnish anthem at the end!
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Dave-O_Boy » 15 Feb 2010, 19:54

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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Mae Aloril » 15 Feb 2010, 21:06

YAY!! For the re-appearance of Paul's beard. It's so smexy. I feel like my birthday wish is fulfilled. <(^____^)>
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby keswickgallagher » 15 Feb 2010, 22:47

Who made morgan a news man!

He pulled it off but he's morgan I was expecting him to stand up at the end and not be wearing pants
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Alja-Markir » 15 Feb 2010, 23:18

This video seems awfully...

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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby huntalo » 16 Feb 2010, 00:37

Graham wrote:Apologies for the fail at a correct Finnish name.

But! Please note the real Finnish anthem at the end!


Totally forgot about that. Points for the correct anthem, definitely. It was almost 3 am when I made my first post and I was quite tired and delirious.
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Re: Olympic Beard Growing

Postby Sk8sheep24 » 16 Feb 2010, 02:28

One of the best videos you've done in a while in my opinion, from both an acting and writing perspective.
One thing I think could've been interesting is if, in the interview, Paul had grown a bit after every snap back to him. Though I guess Olympic beard growers would be able to control their growth, e.g. in interviews with 100m sprinters they don't just start running. Also, it may have given away the style of how you would shoot the growing too soon.
All in all though great vid!

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