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WTF? UFO Umbrella Hat

June 15, 2014

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HA! We were waiting for the perfect chance to use this, and – voila – here it is! It started pouring rain the night before we flew out for LA (you’re reading this now as we’re in LA), so we put this on and gave it a test ride. Oh boy, did we ever have fun.

For starters, we met a lot of Nasties in the span of 5 minutes. Really…quite impressive. It’s not like that all the time. Really, not at all. However, there’s a universal law we found that dictates how many people we’re going to run into outside. It’s immutable. It’s woven into the fabric of the universe and is more consistent than the laws of thermodynamics. It’s this: the better Martina looks, the less people we’ll see, but if Martina goes out makeup free and looking bad, there’ll be a parade of people waiting. It’s a guarantee. Here’s a graph we found, made by a team of scientists and statisticians. Very accurate:

Scientific Line Graph

Side note: I’m not sure if you noticed this, but our walking shots with the camera were pretty freaking smooth, no? I know that for our adventure videos we do a lot of walking, and it makes some people nauseous. We heard your complaints, so we did something to fix it. We’ve got a small steadicam now. It’s just for the iPhone, which is why the footage isn’t as good as our regular footage, but it’s good for us for when we travel around. Things should be less vomit inducing now. So sorry it took us this long! I’m still getting the hang of using it as well, so it’s a bit hard to keep Martina in the center of the frame, but with practice I’ll get better at it. We literally just got it a couple of hours before filming this, just in time for our trip to LA.

Anyhow, if you want one of these lovely contraptions that Martina swears by, you can pick it up on Gmarket. It’s meant to be a product for children, but – who are we kidding here – you should buy it for the whole family! Ha!

Otherwise, if you had as much fun with this as we did, click on the pretty button below!

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  1. Love the fact that you had no qualms about going out and struttin’ your sexy self in this. Super geeky cute! I’d wear the thing in a flash! Have you worn it since? Maybe with Spudgy’s dog umbrella?!

    2 years ago
  2. If companies make product like this, they expect that people will wear it a lot after purchasing. In the video I didn’t see anyone using an umbrella hat apart from Martina… Have you used this item since filming this? Most people in Australia run with a bag over their head until they fall over and get drenched in muddy water :) It can be hard sometimes~

    3 years ago
  3. Hey, definitely noticed the stedicam, it makes a big difference :) Didn’t know you could get them for iPhones.

    3 years ago
    • Yeah! This thing is pretty rocking. It’s a lot cheaper than most steadicams as well, which go up to the thousands :D

      3 years ago
  4. Loveeeeee this video!!!! ;)

    3 years ago
  5. I loved this! I think I loved the reactions to your new found superpowers in the rain the most!

    3 years ago
  6. So what you’re saying is… Martina is becoming a real duckie? lol
    Also, I would love to get a picture with you in this…especially in this just because its so very much you, silly and quirky :P Nehow, thanks for the awesome vid, made me giggle :)

    3 years ago
  7. That thing is even better than the umbrella hat! http://fabulesslyfrugal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Umbrella-Hat-300×300.jpg That rape face though. Hahahaha. Oh and you guys don’t know how much time I replayed the part where the cute Korean guy passed. Hahahaha. Oh and by the way, Martina’s still picture slowly zooming in will forever haunt me in my dreams.

    3 years ago
    • I think a lot of us replayed that part. Haha *cough, cough* What?! We would never do that. :P

      3 years ago
  8. I actually want to buy one if they sell it here in my area lolz!

    3 years ago
  9. Great if you really want personal space! This video is pure gold, now I can’t get the images of a family with these on pretending to be frilled lizards or dinosaurs.

    3 years ago
  10. I am really weird…
    I didn’t understand the title was condom hat but you didn’t mention it during the video until I saw it really looks like one. I thought the last part of the video was first: funny, highlighting how Martina looked weird walking out like wearing a condom on her head, then second: when I thought why is the video still playing it should end anytime, thought it was sweet because it like appreciating Martina how beautiful she is blah blah blah then at the last part when it is paused and zooming in on her, I started to get scared because I thought something scary was gonna pop on the screen, like the scary videos before where it instructs you to concentrate on an object then suddenly a ghost will suddenly pop out from the vid. Traumatized, until now. So yeah.

    3 years ago
  11. Hey guys! I have a question for a future TL,DR: Since the World Cup is currently taking place and only occurs once every four years, I was wondering how invested Korean citizens are in the game? Here in the USA, football aka “soccer” is not as popular compared to American football, basketball, baseball etc. Other countries have popular sports like rugby and cricket so are there any sports that are more popular in Korea vs. North America? What’s the sports culture like in Korea? Are there crazy devoted sports fans as well?? Thanks!

    3 years ago
  12. OMGOSH. I loved this video so much!! I was laughing throughout the entire thing. I’m so glad that you’re able to have so much fun with these segments~~

    3 years ago
  13. This is the awesomest thing I have ever seen!!!! I SO want one!!! Dignity-scmignity!!! Most of my friends and famiy would just grin and roll their eyes…this product is exactly what I would get!!! SO amused!!!! Okay, I am now off to the Gmarket website to look at how much this is going to set me back!

    3 years ago
  14. You guys should’ve awkwardly stopped that highly attractive Korean man and asked for his contact information, it would’ve made my fb search a lot easier (joking, I say)

    3 years ago
  15. Cute Wonderful Treasure Find video, but I don’t I would buy a UFO umbrella hat…. I’d be too embarrassed.

    3 years ago
  16. this might be my favourite WTF ever :D

    3 years ago
  17. Hilarious! I was suprised it actually works even thought it seems a bit clumsy to actually wear it in korea with all these people! Hahaha

    3 years ago
  18. Come to Korea and enjoy how rainy days become days where everyone has a smile on the face.

    3 years ago
  19. That diagram relates very accurately to my life, Martina, I share your pain! (If I go out without makeup, I see more hot guys in one day than I saw in the last 6 months. WITH OUT FAIL.)
    Speaking of hot guys, I’m totally guilty of getting side tracked for a moment! I feel strongly compelled to go to a convenient store in Korea ASAP!
    Btw, do the coffees actually come in those pre-made coffee cups?!

    3 years ago
  20. While it kept the rain off of you, did it also keep you from being sweaty or clammy? As for how it looks, I imagine no one in S Korea would have looked at you twice had it not been for the cameraman trailing you!

    3 years ago
  21. 2:09 in and my only thought is “You look like a giant condom.” Okay, I’m going to finish watching it now.

    3 years ago
  22. omg, you guys… just lol… just… also, this makes me wanna go clubbing in korea just so i can run into you guys doing stupid shit out on my way to the club! haha…

    side note, i was surprised that martina’s face didn’t get wet. i would think that it would, especially if it was raining pretty hard…

    3 years ago
  23. Seriously I can imagine Orange Caramel wearing this in a video!!!!!

    3 years ago
  24. You know, I spent two years in Korea and I don’t remember ever seeing any adults ever wearing a raincoat. Ponchos, yes. Umbrellas, yes. Raincoats, no.

    3 years ago
  25. you looked good! Don’t worry~ kk

    3 years ago
  26. Sorry Martina but I am most definitely watching the korean guy.

    3 years ago
  27. I’m going to buy one and seduce some boys.

    3 years ago
  28. That last image was uh… a bit prolonged, wasn’t it?

    3 years ago
    • The length was perfect! The long, drawn out awkwardness had me rolling!

      3 years ago
  29. Yupp, I was indeed watching the hot Korean guy. I even reversed it and enjoyed his appearance again. I’d apologize but I’ve looked at Martina for 3 years now, 3 seconds for the hot Korean guy was just a mini break for the eyes ;-P

    3 years ago
  30. Martina looks really awkward
    Haha

    3 years ago
  31. That is the widest grin I have ever seen on Martina’s face!!!! Loved it!!!!

    3 years ago
  32. This is probably my favorite video I have watched from you two in the long time. xD I laughed the entire way through and lordy do I wish I had seen you out that night.
    Just the faces Martina kept making GOLD! COMEDY GOLD!

    3 years ago
  33. This is the new fashion item, I’m sure it will someday be presented during the fashion week xD

    3 years ago
  34. bwahahah this is too gold.

    3 years ago
  35. This is possibly the greatest video you guise have ever made. I had to pause several times to ride out waves of side splitting laughter. Well done. Very well done.

    3 years ago
  36. Only you can make rainy day as hilarious as this :D
    Simon& Martina, please make a video about how you film: what ind of cameras and microphones do you use for filmin inside and outside. It’d nice. I love the quality of yours <3

    3 years ago
  37. I laughed way too hard at this HAHAHA it kind of reminds me the cone of shame that pets get though HAHAHAHAHAHA

    3 years ago
  38. This is my new favorite video by you guise… So funny! I have rewatched it way too many times xD

    3 years ago
  39. Yes, I did notice how steady the shots were and it looked much better. Who did the editing and put the long Martina ending. So funny.

    3 years ago
    • That was me, Simon. We usually split parts of the editing, so Martina mostly does the special effects and all, but I added that last bit. It just felt…right :)

      3 years ago
  40. But here’s the real question: if you wear one of these inside, does it count as bad luck or not????

    3 years ago
  41. omg martina i love you but the two last minutes were really painful to watch X_X

    3 years ago
  42. Haha! I love the theory about meeting more nasties when Martina isnt wearing make-up! I believe that further research on this particular phenomenon would only serve to benefit all of man kind

    3 years ago
  43. Lololol. Endless nasties!

    Also, for some reason, this thing reminded me if the puppy cones…

    3 years ago
  44. Hmm I was acting expecting Martina to get a bit wet despite the umbrella… hat… thing. (Because wind + rain = my shirt is drenched despite my umbrella, y’know?) Also thank you for using the steadicam! I don’t mind the slightly lower quality at all because I rather be able to watch one of your videos than get a little motion sickness from just watching a simple video. ^^

    3 years ago
  45. What I noticed is that no legit Koreans were wearing one of those umbrella hats.

    And yes, I WAS watching the super cute Korean boy and not Martina in the funny hat(sorry,kinda…um, not really)…..he wasn’t the first one either. There was a cutie in a hat early on. :)

    3 years ago
    • I was watching the korean boys too heh.. There are too many cute guys in korea

      3 years ago
    • Right right? That’s what I said too. The hat guy is cute. :)

      3 years ago
      • He WAS cute!XD I was honestly sorry there weren’t better shots of him. My head instinctively moved to the left as he moved around Martina like I was going to be able to look around her!LOL!

        3 years ago
  46. Omg this is my favorite wtf everrrrrr! I’d love to go hands free without an umbrella on a rainy day and still be dry but damn is this a hard look to pull off :P

    3 years ago
  47. Seoul looks so pretty at night. You guys should shoot some cinematic stuff like you did way back when you were playing around with cameras. I still the love that video of the old men playing board games. Also Martina, you can use that for halloween and go as a condom.

    3 years ago
  48. This is hilarious! XD

    3 years ago
  49. I think 삿갓(similar thing but in wide corn shape) would be more fashionable but this video is awesome.

    3 years ago
  50. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL i love it !!

    3 years ago
  51. Oh my God, that was hilarious! I hope it doesn’t rain like that when I get to Seoul in three weeks :O
    Seriously, Martina, you are the prettiest in all the land with that condom on ;)

    3 years ago
  52. HAHAHAHA that was hilarious!! wearing the prettiest make-up possible? meets no one. wearing UFO umbrella condom hat? meets everyone!!! seems like this universal law is legit, guys.

    and by the way, does anyone really wear this?? seriously this is something that even GD can’t pull off.

    3 years ago
  53. EYK need to have a meet up but the conditions of entry are these “umbrellas” XD

    3 years ago
  54. My favourite WTF evar!! Freakin hilarious you guise, especially how most people are just like: “okay, shes a UFO….” Side ote: Martina, I have a dress that looks exactly like yours. Conclusion: yay.

    3 years ago
  55. Ok, I feel like Nasties should totally have this as our group outfit, even if people think we’re crazy for dressing up like a bunch of condoms. This made me really laugh, but the idea behind it is smart. And guilty with the guy, I’m sorry but homeboy was FINE!

    3 years ago
  56. Martina, can you please provide a link to where one could get a scrunchie like yours?

    3 years ago
  57. LOL! This video totally made my day!
    My question to you Martina is: did this UFO Umbrella thing protect your glasses from the rain?

    3 years ago
  58. Now reimagine the scene in Jurassic Park where the fat computer guy gets eaten by that frilled neck dinosaur but wearing the UFO umbrella XD

    3 years ago
  59. HAHAHAHA OH GOD, SECOND HAND EMBARRASSMENT!

    You still make it work Martina, I don’t think anyone else could look as good as you do in it.
    I think there should be a definite sequel to UFO Unbrella Hat but this time with Simon wearing it and walking around the streets. Maybe posted in OpenTheHappy perhaps?~ (*≧艸≦) Happy almost 7th Anniversary btw!

    3 years ago
  60. IM SO SORRY GUYS @ THE 4:85 MARK I TOTALLY DID GET DISTRACTED BY THE HOT KOREAN GUY WALKING BY, ^,^’ But question, wouldn’t a pancho be just as effective if not less embarrassing, lol?

    3 years ago
  61. Okay that is damn hilarious. What I want to know is do people actually wear these out in the public? Do such people exist? If there does then I applaud them because I’d be too damn embarrassed to put that on. Though I do see the practicality of it since you have both hands free but it just looks so silly. :D

    3 years ago
  62. Since SM entertainment watches your videos (obviously), just wait for the next Shinee MV to feature Taemin in a ufo Umbrella condom…. thingie.

    3 years ago
  63. I love it! Why not stick lots of ribbons around the rim and become a jellyfish?

    3 years ago
  64. I’m pretty sure the umbrella hat can be worked into some kind of alien costume or a frilled lizard costume

    3 years ago
  65. I’m sorry, but that random korean guy looked pretty goodlooking to me xD
    but if i wear this here in europe, i think i’ll get weird lokos a lot xD

    3 years ago
  66. What if you got a phone call?

    3 years ago
  67. Lol I would not wear one but thanks, Martina, for trying it out for science!!

    3 years ago
  68. Okay, just saw the box that I sent my package in on the floor of the studio. You guys kept it? This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s the box that says “Hey Guys! Vote 4 Me the Meems!”

    3 years ago
  69. I would so wear that. lol! I totally watched the whole last minute of the video. hahaha!

    3 years ago
  70. Like the couple umbrella, there needs to be a couple UFO condom hat. Two by two, side by side, yep this will take over the world.

    3 years ago
  71. Near the end of the video: Hmm there’s a lot of time left until the end of the video… must be an announcement… *won minute late-air* no way … *skips to near end of video* oh snap!

    3 years ago
  72. Very fun WTF! A product that really works, but is kinda ridiculous looking at the same time =)

    3 years ago
  73. That ending.

    3 years ago
  74. Martina looked like Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory… Sorry.

    p.s. i really like Amy as a character thought!

    3 years ago
  75. This sort of thing would not last in Florida rain. I get soaked even with a normal umbrella. I can’t imagine leaving my face uncovered like that :P

    3 years ago
  76. Not gonna lie- spent most of the video looking at Martina’s boobs because they look damn good in that dress. :P

    3 years ago
  77. Brave, Martina! I guess you have to be married to not be embarrassed wearing that around the cute Korean guys. lol But seriously, great video. I could not stop laughing at the 30 seconds of Martina’s “I’m awesome” face at the end.

    3 years ago
  78. LOLOLOL.
    I just love how many people you ran into while wearing that thing. xD

    3 years ago
  79. ahaha looks like a condom not fully rolled down^^ 10+ xp point to Martina and you’ve earned skill Bravery! bc i would not be seen dead in that thing=P

    3 years ago
  80. Khe-khem, a few things guyse…
    1) Martina’s hair – FABULOUS! Like go shoot a L’Oreal ad now. N-O-W! <3
    2) That rule, you know, yes. I agree. It's a law everywhere, totally agreeable. Look on the bright side – you were filming a video for thousands in that condition anyways ;)
    3) Guilty as charged, that guy… Yes… I was looking. AND I DO NOT REGRET A SINGLE SECOND! … More like a minute with all those rewinds I did for that particular moment…

    Aaaand lastly, quick question, was wondering if you'll be announcing the Boyfriend CD winners on next week's KMM? Since your crazy busy (oh the glory of fame) was just worried you guys might not have time for everything.

    3 years ago
    • We’re not doing a KMM this week because it’s gonna be our SEVEN YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! WOOHOO! But, in the next KMM we do, whenever we do it, we’ll make sure we announce the winners :D

      3 years ago
      • That is the most legit and amazing and worthy reason ever! 7 years of goofiness and love? Yes please! You guys are an inspiration :)
        Massive congratulations and the best yet to come for you guys. <3

        3 years ago
  81. Dat ending! :’D
    Hm… I think this could work when you’re riding a bicycle, in a countryside… heh

    3 years ago
  82. hahhah that law also applies to me and good hair days

    3 years ago
  83. Lol need one here in London lol xx send one my way x

    3 years ago