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Title: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Brooooke on March 20, 2010, 11:45:36 PM
all i can say is LO-f*cking-L!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfamTmY5REw

makiko saw this happen live tonight!  and ben threw the link up on his twitter.

ODE to Merton.  so ben.... oh, oh the genius!  Ben let me tell you, every time I think you can't be any more amazing, you top yourself!  ^^  I was wondering why the hood was up.  As you can tell I'm behind on all this Merton business... :P
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Luke8400 on March 21, 2010, 04:15:49 AM
This is the best thing I have ever seen on the internet.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on March 21, 2010, 05:38:37 AM
 \m/
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: algonacchick on March 21, 2010, 05:53:29 AM
That was awesome!!!
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Luke8400 on March 21, 2010, 07:01:50 AM
This is starting to go viral very quickly. Huffington Post and some other big outlets/blogs are picking it up.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Zeek on March 21, 2010, 08:21:37 AM
That was beyond awesomely awesome.  \m/
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Luke8400 on March 21, 2010, 09:05:43 AM
Seriously, I was having a sh*tty weekend but this cheers me right up. I love Ben. ;D
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Hanny on March 21, 2010, 09:43:58 AM
This is f*cking awesome. Did I ever mention that I love Ben Folds?
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: rocknallknight on March 21, 2010, 10:08:07 AM
That video is currently the #1 post on reddit. He's getting so much free publicity from all this.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: DAVID on March 21, 2010, 10:54:45 AM
I kind of want someone in the audience with a 3G laptop to be chatrouletting whenever he does it, and just point it at the stage for some kind of bizarre infinite regression...
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Luke8400 on March 21, 2010, 11:12:36 AM
I kind of want someone in the audience with a 3G laptop to be chatrouletting whenever he does it, and just point it at the stage for some kind of bizarre infinite regression...

I'm pissed that I don't have a webcam, otherwise I'd be trying every night.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: TrashSpork on March 21, 2010, 11:20:27 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: algonacchick on March 21, 2010, 11:36:39 AM
What's really cool is the people who are RTing the link to the video on twitter, like Weird Al, Chris Hardwick and Steven Page. How cool is that?
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Eric on March 21, 2010, 02:51:07 PM
i'm thinking this is the only place where people will agree with me, as no one on my usual message board does.

Ben > Merton.

Merton is a clever fellow, but Ben's got him beat on pretty much everything. he's a better piano player, better singer, and better improv-er.

i really hope there are more of these videos throughout the tour.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Luke8400 on March 21, 2010, 03:01:02 PM
i'm thinking this is the only place where people will agree with me, as no one on my usual message board does.

Ben > Merton.

Merton is a clever fellow, but Ben's got him beat on pretty much everything. he's a better piano player, better singer, and better improv-er.

i really hope there are more of these videos throughout the tour.

Wait, who would disagree with that?! Even Merton agrees.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Eric on March 21, 2010, 03:18:54 PM
i'm thinking this is the only place where people will agree with me, as no one on my usual message board does.

Ben > Merton.

Merton is a clever fellow, but Ben's got him beat on pretty much everything. he's a better piano player, better singer, and better improv-er.

i really hope there are more of these videos throughout the tour.

Wait, who would disagree with that?! Even Merton agrees.
http://filmcow.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=152916 - the Merton is better thread.
http://filmcow.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=152921 - the "if merton released an album/i like his piano playing" thread.

and the (only) two people who commented on my facebook link also say Merton is better.

i think it's just because now Ben is "copying" Merton, so he's automatically inferior or something.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Luke8400 on March 21, 2010, 03:38:15 PM
Well...no disrespect to Merton, because he's brilliant too, but he was definitely inspired by Ben.

I don't know how anyone who has actually heard Ben's songwriting, piano playing, singing, or other improvs could say Merton is better.

I mean, maybe they thought Merton's video was funnier, but as far as "who's better," there's no contest.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Brooooke on March 21, 2010, 03:49:21 PM
the video said ode #1... does this mean he's going to do the same again tonight in richmond perhaps?
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Indigo Getdown on March 21, 2010, 08:17:09 PM
Ben is the f*cking man. That was pretty funny.


the video said ode #1... does this mean he's going to do the same again tonight in richmond perhaps?
Merton's video had a '#1' at the end of the title, so maybe Ben was just copying that. Or maybe he really is going to tape multiple improvs.

I hope it's the latter.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Brooooke on March 21, 2010, 08:31:43 PM
it was tweeting around that he DID do it again tonight.  though there are 20k ppl on that site at any given time so finding him would be amazingly lucky.  it's still fun to try... if you can get past the penises....
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Jono11 on March 21, 2010, 10:56:06 PM
i think it's just because now Ben is "copying" Merton, so he's automatically inferior or something.
I think Merton should get some credit for coming up with the idea, at least.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: TheGreatBenfolio on March 22, 2010, 02:50:02 AM
it was tweeting around that he DID do it again tonight.  though there are 20k ppl on that site at any given time so finding him would be amazingly lucky.  it's still fun to try... if you can get past the penises....

I can ALWAYS get past penises.  :D
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Allison on March 22, 2010, 06:16:32 AM
ugh can't watch. damn lent.

though, props to mr folds, his video was the number 1 trending topic on twitter yesterday for the united states.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Drawed on March 22, 2010, 02:29:43 PM
damn lent.

lol @ irony
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: mankvill on March 22, 2010, 09:08:31 PM
LMFAO
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: speedy_the_drummer on March 23, 2010, 05:56:04 PM
He did it in Richmond.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Brooooke on March 23, 2010, 06:57:22 PM
here is another link guys.  first five minutes is the same as the original (over 1.4 million views!) but after that is some uncut stuff from other angles.

enjoy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEYxiK0kpEw
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Jono11 on March 26, 2010, 12:18:28 AM
ugh can't watch. damn lent.
I know this joke is old, but I gotta:

You should have given up arbitrary religious rituals for Lent.
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Jono11 on March 26, 2010, 12:18:48 AM
I can ALWAYS get past penises.  :D
Karate?
Title: Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
Post by: Luke8400 on April 05, 2010, 04:18:16 PM
Ben talked to Mashable via Skype about Merton/Chatroulette:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4P7weMWJB4

Also:
http://thebackground.org/images/ben-merton.jpg
*head explodes*