Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: December 11 @ 10:51am
So.

To recreate this picture, I had to drive to the Hustler store, and buy an inflatable man. then, try and find a way to rig it so it'd stand up. Then soak it in lighter fluid, then light it, and start snapping pictures.

Just as he really caught, though, he fell over, and I couldn't catch him, so I only got this one picture, with a flame.

And now, I'm out a suit, an inflatable dude (with a 12" you know), and my neighborhood smells like burnt rubber. Good times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWh6U4-m7p0 for the results.

Comments

Le Duncan says:
Yes! This is such a great execution! Great, no, GENIUS, idea!
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:53am -
jnonfiction says:
A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:53am -
SoulGlo1976 says:
Dedication! King for your Floyd fail!
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:53am -
jnonfiction says:
That video is amazing.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:54am -
Pip says:
OH YES.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:54am -
jason says:
well played!
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:54am -
Ozzy Nelson says:
this had better be F'n KING!
The story is awesome.

Hey, have a cigar.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:55am -
Romeotomeo says:
the caption makes this picture amazing.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:56am -
zackle says:
Thank goodness somebody did this. I thought I was going to have to set myself on fire.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:56am -
Wilcoxjd says:
@zackle, after seeing @xjdunn picture, i wanted to do Rage's first album but couldnt' come up with a way to do it.

seriously, people, go see the video of what this becomes
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:57am -
stephen says:
so so so so so good.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:58am -
Scrivener says:
Oh my god, this is fricking amazing!

I remember for the first album recreation day I took part in, 4 years ago, staring at this one and trying to imagine some way to pull it off but I couldn't come up with anything at all. I already thought you were cool, but you just went up a few notches in my book.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:58am -
Jar says:
Ha! Nice work Wilcox, you where devoted to this cause!
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:59am -
mOtke says:
"I'm looking for an inflatable dude to catch on fire," he said with a straight face.

"Excuse me?" the woman with the tight shirt and extravagant make up said, looking through his eyes, into his soul, wondering what kind of acts the man was considering.

"I'm going to set the inflatable guy on fire, so he doesn't have to have 'junk,' if you know what i mean."

"All of our dudes have 'junk' I'm afraid."

"Ok. I'll take one of those."

She walked into the back room, visions of dancing firemen in her head, melty plastic, burning skin, a happy man, and a jar of raisins.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 10:59am -
Wilcoxjd says:
crap, not only is @mOtke a fantastic photographer and storyteller, he also can project his consciousness across time and space to listen to and retell word for word and emotion for emotion the scenes as they took place!
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:01am -
El Barbudo says:
There is now an ozone hole over Cincinnati. Totally worth it though!
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:02am -
benfrank says:
that's the best story i've heard all day.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:03am -
Daniel says:
You lit stuff on fire. How could that not be a winner.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:07am -
chrisauel says:
Hilarious!!!
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:12am -
shularbrau says:
i love what Whiskerino causes people to do.
good story.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:14am -
mackle says:
haha.. so amazing
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:16am -
hale. says:
i think this could be considered an example of when it is perfectly ok to burn plastic and release poisonous fumes into the atmosphere.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:21am -
mattyc says:
WOW... HOpe you did it in the neighbor's yard.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:23am -
miguelito says:
i don't get it.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:27am -
aaron b says:
Well worth the effort, my friend. I considered doing this one for about 3 seconds. I'm glad you did it, even if it didn't turn out as you'd hoped. King for effort.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:38am -
Ploafmaster says:
Amazing. Fav'd.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:38am -
Grower&Shower says:
Too funny! Fav'd for fire danger aspect.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:39am -
mims attack says:
you have got to be kidding me! KINGD!
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:45am -
wiseacre says:
That must have gone over well in our (old) neighborhood, there are far too many people who are always around ... i bet they called the police on you.


Also, very well done. I had thought about doing that; but just gave up after trying to think of how to do a burning man ... so ... you trump me.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 11:55am -
Wilcoxjd says:
no, my neighbors came and watched :D
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 12:01pm -
Yogi Beard says:
Shine on, you crazy diamond.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 12:56pm -
ben says:
the story is the best part.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 12:57pm -
James A. Polk says:
amazing!
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 1:35pm -
Sir Squire says:
You win the Caption of the Day badge.
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 1:50pm -
Caronna says:
Had to drive there???
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 2:48pm -
Wilcoxjd says:
well, i dont' live next door to the hustler store. but there is one downtown here in the queen city
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 2:49pm -
Red says:
Well played sir
Posted: Dec 11th, 2009 - 7:25pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.