Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Things That Make Me Snarf - Capoiera Guy

The funniest part of this video is that I totally would have dated this guy way back when. And yes, I'm referring to the asshat who gets his head knocked off.

I've made enough references to my ex-boyfriends on The Wonder That Is My Blog that this probably doesn't come as a surprise. There was the mobster, the heroin addict, the guy who got the cue ball stuck in his mouth, and the one who thought he was a werewolf. There was the one who stalked me... while I was walking down his street... and he was following me very subtly in his car. There was the one who slept with my best friend at church camp. There was the one who drank red-tinted corn syrup and pretended he was a vampire. There was the one who "forgot" to tell me he just got out of jail.

So yeah, this asshat is right up Past Me's alley. Because he looks really cool, and so what if he has no clue what he's doing. It reminds me of one of the rare occasions when I trained in martial arts. I used to train in Taijutsu, which is a really cool martial art if ever you're looking to learn how to throw people three times your size. Slayer has a black belt, and I've actually seen him knock shuriken out of the air which is surprisingly sexy. Anyway, I still remember one night when we were practicing leaping. Now at the time, I was a recovering dance major (kind of like being a recovering alcoholic, only a lot less staggery unless you're doing interpretive dance which I didn't). Anyway, my leaps were beautiful, with long lines and great extension. Didn't do jack for the whole martial arts thing, because apparently in martial arts when you leap it's because you want to get somewhere and not because you want to look cool in the process.

Who knew?

So seriously, Past Me and the Capoiera Asshat are a match made in heaven.


Jamie Eyberg said...

My uncle sent me that video about six months ago. I'm still laughing. Reminds me of a lot of fights I've seen: one showboater and one winner.

K.C. Shaw said...

Corn syrup? Like, straight? *gags*

Maybe he was a vegetarian vampire.

Tiny T said...

Yes the infamous Capoiera fighter vid. It got passed around here of course :)

Leaping can be graceful, but only a few seem to be able to pull it off, but I know what you mean. I still have problems with Hoten (sp?) because of my gymnastic/dance background.

Rachel Hawkins said...

Oh, man, that is the greatest thing I've seen in a long time. AND thanks to that, I think I now have my definition for "crumph!"


"Dude, that mofo got straight up CRUMPHED! Right in his effin' head!"

Somebody alert Merriam Webster!

Ronald L. Smith said...

LOL. Good grief.

That dude got Pwned as the kids say. Asshat.

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Love the list of past boyfriends, Carrie. I was chuckling the whole way through. My list isn't that impressive . . .

You should write a book.


Carrie Harris said...

Jamie: Or in Carriespeak, one asshat and one winner. I am just absurdly fond of the word "asshat."

KC: Yes, straight. Although sometimes he would put it in mixed drinks because he didn't drink... wine. Man, can I pick 'em.

Tiny T: I'm glad I'm not the only one. Although something tells me you're a lot better at it than I am. Maybe the black belt, I dunno.

Rachel: I'm hereby integrating crumphed into my vocab. Because that's totally snarfworthy.

Balthazar: My problem with pwned is that I have no idea how to pronounce it. Because "pooned" sounds kind of pervy.

Glamis: The saddest part? That wasn't a comprehensive list.

Adrienne said...

Ha! Finally I saw the video - I kept getting the 'no longer available' sign. That's hilarious.

Fox Lee said...

I would love to learn Shao Lin : ) I have a soft spot for monks.

Scillius Maximus said...

That move @$$hat did is an example of what we like to call "Non-Habit Forming"

But you have you admit, he did look good, right up to the NHF.

Stephen Duncan said...

I caught this recently. Cracks me up every time. A funny thing happens when I watch it. On the money shot, I involuntarily shout, "Oh, Snap!" every time. I can't help it. And I'm not even one to say that kind of thing.

I'm weird. I know.

Brenda said...

I don't know which is funnier...the video or the list of ex's...grin...

SlayerOfBees said...

Adrienne: I'm sorry. Figures I'd post something that would suddenly and mysteriously stop working, huh?

Natalie: I'm an initiate in a Buddhist temple. But I'm not going any further, because I would REALLY not look good bald.

Skilli: Yeah, unless he's a masochist and LIKES getting punched in the face. With style. ;)

CWAC: Hah! You don't do the head swivel when you say it, do you? Because that would be too funny.

Brenda: I'm happy to give you laughter at my expense. Sadly enough, I'm not being sarcastic. I figure something good must come about having dated all those asshats.

Carrie Harris said...

Ahem. Slayer and I obviously share a computer, and I forgot to log him off and me on. So that last one was me, if anyone cares.


Anonymous said...

I used to work in this Brazilian steakhouse and I was an asshat. These guys would be doing Capoiera on this mini stage and the servers would have to squeeze by without getting a roundhouse kick to the head. Or, what happened to me, which was a roundhouse kick to my tray full of drinks.

That video did just make me burst out laughing in the middle of the public library. There are a lot of watered down looking souls in this place who do not appreciate someone getting kicked in the head as much as they should. It's a shame.