This video was provided G:TB's correspondent in the sky, Nags Head local meteorologist "Windy Buttocks." It is SFW. I find it fascinating on several levels. First, of course, is the level of accuracy this guy has with his shots. I wish I knew how many tries it took him to complete each stunt.
The second thing I like is the effect the background music has on the tone. If you watch him while listening to Plain White T''s "Hey There Delilah," then the video takes on a meditative quality. But if you watch the second version, his exploits have a much different feel. Though I think "Hey There Delilah" is a lame song, and I prefer the music of the second band, I prefer the lameness for this video.
But my favorite thing about the video is his style . . . I love his confident walk away after each shot. This ALMOST inspired me to make my own video reply to this. After my kids and I watched this, we immediately went outside and set up some shots. I tried to kick the ball into a wagon as my son pulled it across the front yard, but instead slammed the ball off the air-conditioner repair guy's van that was parked in my drive-way. My wife found this hysterically funny. I did not point out to her that I had once (at this person's insane request) kicked a motorcycle helmet off a dude's head with a particularly precise and powerful shot.
So for a day or two I was inspired to make my own parody of this video, a film wherein I set up and take amazing shots around my town, and I always confidently walk away before I see the result . . . and the result is always bad. Broken windows, a lady with her hair in curlers waving a rolling pin at me, concussed children, dented cars, wounded dogs. I would never hit my target . . . but always hit something else. It's a fantastic idea but I don't have the time or patience to execute it. In some ways, it might be harder to film than the original. And I don't even have a video camera. So I'm giving the idea to the internet and maybe someone else will do it the justice it deserves. Thanks in advance, internet!