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Ways to fall asleep

Postby Matt » 15 Mar 2010, 08:22

If you're having trouble sleeping, try these simple cures.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... all-Asleep

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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby I X » 15 Mar 2010, 08:25

YAY!

Oh, man, that was so awesome. :) Excellent stinger as usual, but the rest of the video was as entertaining as usual.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Yaxley » 15 Mar 2010, 08:28

"The Turkey Myth" had me rolling.

If you play this video at the same time as Ways to Stay Awake, does the world end? I'd try it but I'm scared.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby operagirl95 » 15 Mar 2010, 08:33

Must go buy Eternal Sonata. I've had trouble sleeping lately...
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 15 Mar 2010, 08:34

May need to try some of those cures out in a few days...
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby goat » 15 Mar 2010, 08:39

!!!

Oh, X2Y, how I've missed you so.

I'm a little confused about the turkey baster though... How exactly would one consume a turkey dinner with a baster? puree?
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby I X » 15 Mar 2010, 08:41

He's already eaten it maybe, and is adding the baste last?
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby operagirl95 » 15 Mar 2010, 08:44

I think he's *cooking* the turkey. "Baste" is a verb. /grammar pedantry
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Master Gunner » 15 Mar 2010, 08:47

Loved the turkey myth one. Science FTW.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Godzpunchingbag » 15 Mar 2010, 08:55

Oh man, I loved the turkey dinner one rolling right into science lecture and the Eternal Sonata an excellent bow to Unskippable too and i did not see that coming.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Canonfoder » 15 Mar 2010, 09:30

X2Y meet the escapist, Escapist, X2Y.

Sleeping pills reminded me of "Has this ever happened to you?"
I assume the textbook was Tim's, perhaps?
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Mad Madam Mimm » 15 Mar 2010, 09:59

Yay, X2Y.

Is it becoming a requirement or a tradition that Paul bathes in stuff now? Not that I'm complaining, but... yeah?
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Feltic » 15 Mar 2010, 10:07

Love me some X2Y, always a good laugh.

Now I just need to go buy two stuffed sheep, and find some friends next time I'm having trouble falling asleep, that should work just fine.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby xe2k7 » 15 Mar 2010, 10:24

Awesome, X2Y is back. I loved the toilet paper finish line, and the Sleeper Hold was my fav. The Sam Raimi is always entertaining. Kathleen should rock the lab coat more often. I had a good idea for an X2Y vid a while back, 'Ways to Cause Cold Days In Hell' Have fun with that.

Edit: After every cause there would be a cutaway to Hell progressively getting colder.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Wesley » 15 Mar 2010, 10:27

I've been waiting for this since X2 stay awake. Perfect execution. Speaking of which, Anybody know exactly how many times Paul has died (on or off camera) in the LRRiverse?

Eternal Sonata... after 50 hours, it'll even put your xbox to sleep... wait no, I meant send it to a farm, where it can frolic and play with other xboxes... in a field...
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Evil Jim » 15 Mar 2010, 10:54

Hooray! The first X Ways to Y on the Escapist.

So naturally, having done Ways to Stay Awake you had to do Ways to Fall Asleep, again with Paul. Will this be a new trend (as with Ways to Keep Warm/Cool) or did those subjects just naturally lend themselves to the format?

The Turkey Myth bit was funny but could have been executed better. The set up was fine but it's too easy to tell the projector was FXed in later.

The Warm Milk bit was clever. And here, all this time I had been drinking it.

By far, the bit that killed me laughing was the Sleeper Hold. When El Pollo patted his head & gave him the kiss I about died.

The Books on Tape was a close second with "Ben Stein Reads Droning Russian Folk Songs."

Glad to see The Escapist forum seems to like it. Unfortunately, the Eternal Sonata stinger seems to be a favourite over there. Unfortunate, because making fun of the game wasn't invented by LRR.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Machalllewis » 15 Mar 2010, 11:10

Can I just say that the idea that this guy has all these strange people, such as a scientist, sheep throwers and a mexican wrestler just to help him drop off. All people who he trusts enough to fall asleep around too. I know these are just jokes and not like a character piece but the idea of that I found to be hilarious.

But any road yeah! Very funny vid! Great to see X ways to Y again. If the evil witch had turned out to be the same guy from the club with the roofies then that would have been awesome. Like, he just pulls the hat off and jumps Paul again.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby teknotheef » 15 Mar 2010, 11:37

I would listen to Ben Stein Reads: Droning Russian Folk Songs for hours. I'm sure his rendition of Подмосковные Вечера would be simultaneously moving and haunting.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Ottoman » 15 Mar 2010, 11:38

Yaaay for the return of X2Y!

Is there anything else to be said about this one?

Oh, right, this got my friend interested in Unskippable, via my explanation of the stinger. One more soon-to-be convert :mrgreen:

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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Speed Reid » 15 Mar 2010, 11:55

I was going to be mad at you guys for perpetuating the turkey myth until I saw the rest.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Machalllewis » 15 Mar 2010, 11:59

Speed Reid wrote:I was going to be mad at you guys for perpetuating the turkey myth until I saw the rest.


Never count the LRR out on that kinda thing. Although they do create their own myths. Damn Bagels.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Shinoki » 15 Mar 2010, 12:18

Mad Madam Mimm wrote:Is it becoming a requirement or a tradition that Paul bathes in stuff now? Not that I'm complaining, but... yeah?


It will soon replace ISC.

Great video, the Sam Raimi was particularly good this time around.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby Emperor Gum » 15 Mar 2010, 13:08

Canonfoder wrote:Paul should be the one in the science coat.

I believe this marked the return of Olive Snarfle[mumble]. Tim going in for the kiss was hilarious, I must admit I expect Jer to go farther in the Rhypnol (sp?) one. I'm a bad person.
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby sdhonda » 15 Mar 2010, 13:08

Not quite the best X ways to Y, but easily the best Sam Raimi. Nearly got coffee on my screen there...
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Re: Ways to fall asleep

Postby far_wanderer » 15 Mar 2010, 13:53

I've actually listened to the Borington.com phonebook podcast in order to help me fall asleep on multiple occasions, which I think might even be more effective than Ben Stein.
Ben Stein probably got more laughs than that would have, though, especially among the relatively new Escapist audience.

My favorite part was by far the sheep-throwing. Not the fact that they were throwing sheep, but the fact that they had a system all worked out to roll them back to the other side.

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