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Basket Case Headband Hoop Game

July 5, 2015

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Guise, let me just say, this was a lot harder than I had expected it to be. As many of you know, I grew up playing basketball. I’m pretty good at basketball. Not pro level, but I’m not embarrassing. So I thought that this was going to be a walk in the park. But, holy smokes, is this ever disorienting! You’d think the concept of ball in net is easy enough, but when it’s not only on top of your head, but a fair distance away from your head, getting your bearings is so challenging! And the balls don’t travel in an even pattern as well, because they’re so light. This was a lot more interesting than I thought it was going to be.

However, once you get your bearings, it makes a lot more sense. I’m amazed at the difference between the first and second round. Or, was I really just hustling Martina this whole time, giving her a false sense of having a chance, and then obliterating her in the second round, like the opening robot wars scene in Big Hero 6? Oh man! I lost so bad! Let’s play again! I’ll put in more money this time. AND THEN SHABLAM! Classic hustle, right there.

No, but really, the second round was surprising. I was genuinely worried that I was not going to do well. I did not feel confident with any of my throws, so to have so many of them going in was completely shocking, and I don’t even think I could reproduce that now if I had to play it again. That doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy the cupcake, though! I had to eat it quickly before Martina got to it, in case you forgot about what she did last time. I don’t trust her!

Also, you might not have met Ellwyn and Yewon yet. Ellwyn works on our Speaker’s Corner videos and he helps out with filming sometimes as well. He helped film this video, and also filmed a couple more videos for upcoming WTF videos. Yewon helps with research and stat verification for our TL;DRs and also for our SBS PopAsia radio show. And she’s a photographer, so she took a lot of our HappyLoveHappens pictures for our app. Tada! And now, you can see them eating cupcakes on camera, all while not sharing with Martina. Working here is fun!

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  1. Ohhh first time getting to know the rest of EYK crew! And like Yakko & Wakko used to say: Hola~~~ 재원! : )

    3 years ago
  2. This looks so fun :D

    3 years ago
  3. Did Martina make you sleep on the couch that night? Buwhhahaha. Anyway, I was wondering, I want to be a MEGANASTY but I don’t have a credit card. Can you guys accept paypal payments? :)

    3 years ago
  4. Stephen curry pronounces his name “Steffen” FYI
    I hate myself a little for knowing that :/

    3 years ago
  5. Ok maybe its just me but I can see this used as a drinking game!!!

    3 years ago
  6. Gasp! You guys have a radio show? Are there archived podcasts or something anywhere I can listen to?

    3 years ago
  7. Like the new site layout. One suggestion … on the white page where it says “you must log in …” you may want to change the font color on the word “log in” as the link isn’t real obvious unless you happen to run your cursor over it. Other than that AWESOME.

    Martina’s expressions when she is being tortured are hysterical …

    You guys are really one of the highlights of my week … such a welcome refuge from the usual miasma of doom and anger that makes up most of the stuff on the Internet.

    3 years ago
  8. Hilarious video as always! Those cupcakes look amazing. *_*

    However, the site is now extremely slow and laggy. Scrolling on any page makes it even worse, and I know it’s not my browser. The site looks like it’s now tailored for tablets or phones, with the giant button on the bottom making it look like a mobile site. It makes me want to look for the regular main site. I don’t know what’s up with this layout but it looked far better before, and more importantly didn’t have constant latency when doing anything at all. Clicking, going to another page, reloading the page, waiting for a video to load and play, scrolling ( slowly ), even the comment window popping up – these all take way longer than they should and there’s an obvious 1-2 second delay for everything.

    3 years ago
    • I’m sorry to hear you’re having issues with the site. I think it was a server issue, though, rather than a site issue. We did a few changes to the way the server works. Supposedly, the site’s layout now is a lot faster than the other site, by all the benchmarks we did. The server was probably just having a hiccup. I hope it’s still not happening on your end, though :(

      3 years ago
      • Yeah, it’s still really difficult to go anywhere. It’s slow and the scrolling is still obviously laggy, so there’s really no change at all in 3 days. @[email protected] I live in Oregon, for reference. My internet connection is pretty great ( not the best, but for the US it’s good ). I don’t lag anywhere else.

        3 years ago
  9. Looks like a fun game. If you had two of them, I could see a war-game of sorts getting pretty crazy!

    3 years ago
  10. At first I thought something was wrong with my computer when the site wasn’t blue! I’m liking and getting used to the new look, but I’ll never forget the bright blue background :’)

    3 years ago
    • omg me too i was so confused at first but i like the new layout I’m starting to miss the blue background a lil bit (:(

      3 years ago
  11. I played this game, it’s so hard because of the slight head tilt it has once it’s on your noggin. I loved this video and all your guise’s videos!

    BTW Simon you’re looking more and more Dothraki Man Warrior-ish lol

    The website looks great!

    3 years ago
  12. I did happen to notice that there was one cup cake left so. Am sure Martina got one at some point. All though we all know how Simon can be.

    3 years ago
  13. Holy cats, this is a new layout! It’s definitely cool! It’s super, super huge on my screen, but I’m guessing it makes it easier to load on tablets and stuff, huh?

    Also, Simon should have had to do this with his left arm or something because he had a huge advantage over Martina xD

    3 years ago
  14. You guys. Where can I get those cupcakes? I MUST KNOW!!!

    3 years ago
  15. I felt to bad for Martina at the end especially when she was tricked of getting some cupcake. It seems like whenever there’s cupcakes involved as a prize Martina ends up losing.

    3 years ago
  16. LOL felt so bad for Martina and she had to watch you guys eat that cupcake. Don’t you worry Martina, you will have your revenge someday :D

    3 years ago
  17. Whoa! The new website design is awesome, I really love the look and feel of it!!

    And poor Martina. :'( You guys always come up with some really good punishments. I wish I had more games like this as a kid, but coming from a hippie family, we mostly played cooperative games where everyone won. I do remember one time playing The Game of Life with my sister, dad, and extremely competitive brother. I won’t name names, but the game ended with the board in two pieces and a spoke on the wheel was missing. We pretty much stuck inclusively to the cooperative games after that.

    3 years ago
    • I’m glad you like the new website! We’ve been working on it for a looooooong time!

      3 years ago
      • I’m pleasantly surprised with the Stephen Curry reference. Did you watch any/all of the NBA finals? I live in Charlotte, NC (Curry’s) hometown) didn’t realize how big of a player he was.

        3 years ago
        • Unfortunately, no, I haven’t. I’ve been so out of the loop. I can only watch highlights from time to time, but I used to be really into the NBA a few years ago. Now, not so much. Hopefully again, one day!

          3 years ago