This man has made 220 videos of himself sitting in a corner and smiling for 4 hours at a time


#1

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#2

I don’t quite “get” it. But more power to you, bro. You be you.


#3

This is amazing.

Ah, no it isn’t.


#4

As a hipster, I have to point out that you haven’t really experienced this until you’ve heard it on the original vinyl.


#5

Okay, I had to peek just to get a look at this guy. I tried #210. He gets into position, adjusts his shirt, settles himself, all without smiling, and then CLICK! The smile locks onto his face. Then I spot-checked through the 4 hours to see if anything noticeably changes. Nope, not really, just the moving daylight. And then at the end, he scoots forward to shut off the camera. I was expecting his smile to click off before he moved, but it didn’t. Seemed locked in place.

I wonder if it takes a bit to de-cramp the cheek muscles.


#6

With the right medication he wouldn’t have to do goofy shit like that…or hell who knows, maybe he-‘s got exactly the perfect prescription. Either way he’s still fuckin’ goofy.


#7

I laughing my ass off over here!


#8

Uh, spoiler alert next time maybe? Guess I can just skip #210 now.

Thanks a lot.


#9

Thank you for taking the video hit for all of us. My curiosity is now sated.:relieved:


#10

Well, wait until you see what happens in #211, when the exact same thing happens except with a different shirt.

Happy now?


#11

He completely loses his shit.

“You ask if I’m happy. I sit here and do nothing but fucking smile for four hours a god damned day, and you want to know if I’m happy? Well am I? Am I fucking happy?”


#12

it’s a human finding a thing—a peaceful, victimless indulgence—that they are drawn to and genuinely enjoy, not giving any fucks what other people think about it. this person then works to figure out a way to make their modest living doing this thing, creating a perfect joy and peaceful life for themselves, while ostensibly also bringing happiness to others.

how is that not fucking amazing? :slight_smile:


#13

The warmth really comes through.


#14

For periodic content he should have picked Patreon over Kickstarter. It can be much easier to grow a backing organically instead of needing to generate all the hype at once. I’d probably give him a few bucks a month just because it would amuse me to.


#15

Buddhists have a practice called loving kindness meditation, where you focus on happiness to different beings as you meditate. When I first saw these videos, I assumed that’s what he was doing.

It’s a pretty good argument that he’s extended it to include YouTube viewers.


#16

This is a truly disturbing piece of performance art. He just sits there, rigid, his face a rictus, doing nothing, saying nothing, as his life melts away and sweat soaks his shirt. Who would want this? Why? It’s an exercise in pointless asceticism.


#17

The Joker strikes again.


#18

He’s just doing research for his upcoming performance of Alvin Lucier’s “I am Sitting in a Room”


#19

I won’t stand for this!
And I’m not taking this sitting down!


#20