Ben on Chatroulette!

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Offline Eric

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #15 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.

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Offline Luke8400

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #17 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?

Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #19 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....

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #20 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.

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Offline TheGreatBenfolio

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #21 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

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #22 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.
mel (1:10:14 AM): love ben folds or burn!

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2010, 02:29:43 PM »
If you can ball like me, it ainít make no difference what team you at

Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2010, 09:08:31 PM »
LMFAO

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Offline speedy_the_drummer

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2010, 05:56:04 PM »
He did it in Richmond.

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #26 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

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2010, 12:18:48 AM »
I can ALWAYS get past penises.  :D
Karate?

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Offline Luke8400

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Re: Ben on Chatroulette!
« Reply #29 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
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