This Week in F.U - Waterski Videos
Please watch this video a few times. make some notes and get back to me in five. We will be waiting over here by the cactus plant and expresso machine.
Ok great. What did you come up with?
/wads up paper
/throws in trash can
/misses by a couple feet
See this video rules for one reason, its waterskiing. no crappy music, no stupid slo mo, no quick camera cuts NOTHING!! THATS WHY ITS AWESOME!
Its just a dude, albeit a good dude, shredding. You can actually see as the line gets shorter that he is stretching and reaching and fighting to make it through the course.
You get a sense of speed and power and all that makes waterskiing what it is. We here at CRBHQ have heaped lavish praise on the recent waterski videos that are out there, because they are good. However, we have had beef with some of the camera work.
Given the amazing canvas from which our sport works, with natural backdrops and the like, it makes sense to incorporate that aspect into a video.
Oh sure, this is just a promo type video from Radar and isn't supposed to be awesome, but, THATS WHY IT IS! Its awesome on every level! Many levels! and notches and all sorts of things. Its just a smooth, great looking video.
So, technically, we aren't saying eff-you to anyone in particular...well...wait, let me check my instant messenger convo with ODBF....
ODBF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBK0zb4Fkdo&feature=player_embedded wow this is some crazy smooth slalomingNow, obviously, its in my best interest to lay off the coffee in the morning, and since there is no such thing as double caps lock, its best to avoid grandiose statements that make no sense.
Dig Dug: saw that yesterday, its awesome
Dig Dug: i like that video because there isn't bullshit music, no slo mo crap, no nothing. just skiing
ODBF: yea i want to use it, but its already on bos
Dig Dug: DO YOU HEAR ME EVERY PERSON WITH A MAC AND FINAL CUT EXPRESS AND FUCKING ITUNES?????
Dig Dug: JUST GIVE ME SKIING. NO TALKING, NO MUSIC, NO ARTSY SLO MO SHIT, JUST GIVE ME FUCKING SKIING.
Dig Dug: NO CAMERA CUTS
Dig Dug: FUCK.
Dig Dug: I WANT DOUBLE CAPS LOCK!
Also, all that stuff has its right place, but, you cant possibly sit there and say to me "DUG, you get worked up over the strangest things, why is all that stuff bad, it makes things look sweet!"
Of course it has its place, just like, driving a tank is great, you can blow things up, run things over, scare small villages into giving you their rice and bud light lime, but, you can't do it all the time because sometimes you just want to go to the market and driving a tank is frustrating. Hard to park, etc.
Now, to follow up on your point, we say this.
1) that's weird that you are talking to yourself and
2) You are WRONG!
Boom, case closed.