#1 By: Boing Boing, June 28th, 2013 15:29
I feel bad for him, because he is obviously in great emotional distress. And yet, I cannot stop watching or laughing. [Video Link, via Robert Popper] READ THE REST
#2 By: nekkoru, June 28th, 2013 15:38
This man would be an awesome metal/grindcore guitarist, he just hasn't realized it yet. Plus, the beard and 'stache make him a natural stage animal.
#3 By: Shawn Thompson, June 28th, 2013 16:05
Yipes. I found that a bit tough to watch.
#4 By: He who must not be named, June 28th, 2013 16:07
Holy crap. I doubt that is an effective way to learn guitar.
#5 By: Drabula, June 28th, 2013 16:14
#6 By: xzzy, June 28th, 2013 16:15
I've gotten mad at my self/guitar many times in the past too. But I always had the sense to delete the results off any recording equipment that may have been functioning at the time.
This guy decided to upload it? He's one brave dude.
#7 By: Stefan Jones, June 28th, 2013 16:19
I couldn't watch after the first 30 seconds or so. Why was he torturing himself like that?
#8 By: Sam_Roberts, June 28th, 2013 16:24
I lost it at: "John, you just broke your guitar."
"I don't give a shit!" KICK
#9 By: knoxblox, June 28th, 2013 16:32
So much for music soothing the savage breast.
I remember being this way at the age of 10, trying to learn how to juggle tennis balls. The most frustrating thing about tennis balls is that you can't hurt them when you want to.
Anyway, one does have to get through the anger phase before one reaches acceptance, no?
#10 By: MisterJayEm, June 28th, 2013 16:33
Take a lesson from someone who's been there: When you find yourself punching your own hand, find another hobby.
#11 By: Sam Glover, June 28th, 2013 16:40
Who else expected a Deep South accent?
#12 By: Luke Hunter James-Erickson, June 28th, 2013 16:47
Yeah, I couldn't quite make it past a few second. Poor fella.
#13 By: Thetorchpasses, June 28th, 2013 16:51
So that would be Pete Townshend Sr.?
#14 By: Missy_Pants, June 28th, 2013 16:56
Reminds me of the Richard Condie short "Getting Started"
<iframe src="http://www.nfb.ca/film/getting_started/embed/player" width="530" height="345" ></iframe><p style="width:(( width ))px"><a href="http://www.nfb.ca/film/getting_started" target="_blank"><em>Getting Started</em></a> by <a href="http://www.nfb.ca/explore-all-directors/richard-condie/" title="more films by Richard Condie" target="_blank">Richard Condie</a>, <a href="http://www.nfb.ca" target="_blank">National Film Board of Canada</a></p>
(9:24 for the eerily similar bits)
#15 By: Brerrabbit23, June 28th, 2013 17:04
It's okay to point and laugh at him because he's cognitively different, but it's not okay to point and laugh at him because he's fat.
#16 By: Christopher Todesco, June 28th, 2013 17:17
Forget a metal/grindcore guitarist, with that scream and growl, he needs to be a metal/grindcore vocalist!
#17 By: Steve Pankow, June 28th, 2013 17:19
Thought he was going into his Curly Howard impression at 1:11.
#18 By: Peregrinus Phoenix, June 28th, 2013 17:27
I'd take up gardening personally.
I found Part 2, and then this, which provides a mild contrast in so many ways:
#19 By: Charlie, June 28th, 2013 18:36
I'm pretty sure you've got that backwards. At least in the US version of "polite society".
#20 By: dr_bombay, June 28th, 2013 19:19
i know how he feels. having to click to go to another page to comment on the articles is kinda making me feel the same way. : ) but seriously, i felt bad for him. i have had this kind of frustration, and he's trying so hard... i hope he got it down pat in the end. PS - man, do i love his accent.
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