Egyptian hypnotism and other illegal moves of incredible beauty

There are so many beautiful things about this video. I just love the announcer screaming, “He’s using hypnosis! How is this legal?” It really brightened up my day. I probably wouldn’t have posted it, though, if not for the appearance of a young man named Greg Excellent at the 1:31 mark. His contribution just put the whole thing over the top. He reminds me of a young Chris Elliott. I’ll go one step further. It’s as though Chris Elliott and Andy Kaufman had a love child that grew up unaware of that fact, not knowing his destiny. Every move he makes is perfect.

[note: I stole this video from Jeremy Wheeler, who had posted it to Facebook. In my defense, I believe he stole it from someone else.]

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11 Comments

  1. Knox
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    We need to airlift these guys into Egypt ASAP to serve as Anderson Cooper’s security detail. He’s a national treasure and he must be protected.

  2. elviscostello
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    As I watched it, I felt funny and found myself breakdancing…Strange, I’ve never done that before…

  3. Eel
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    If I could slide on my chest like that, I would do it all the time. You’d never see me walking.

  4. Delmore
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    When Greg Excellent starts his strip tease, I misunderstood the announcer to say “I haven’t seen a rack like that since Mia Hamm.”
    That would have revealed a strange fascination with Mia Hamm on the part of the announcer. I guess since I misunderstood, it is my fixation with Mia. I accept that.
    Should I seek help or just get out my old cardboard box and join in the fun?
    By the way, that was a pretty good worm by the hypnotised team.

  5. Robert
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Wouldn’t it be terrible if terrorists targeted these sorts of events. There is no greater symbol of American pride and dominance over the world. If terrorists are reading this blog I hope they don’t get the idea to lock tens of thousands of these greatest of Americans in an arena and then poison gas it. That would constitute a devastating blow to the western world. I am not sure we could ever recover from it, especially if it were to happen over and over…maybe weekly.

  6. Karlos
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    The weird thing is that this is CZW and not Chikara. Unexpected!

    “When Greg Excellent starts his strip tease, I misunderstood the announcer to say ‘I haven’t seen a rack like that since Mia Hamm.'”

    Mia Yim:
    http://womensprowrestling.blogspot.com/2010/03/mia-yim.html

  7. Ms. Pacman's Lover
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Robert, you smary son of a bitch. I hope someone punches you in the face repeatedly, while stomping their foot, as all around chant, “USA! USA! USA! USA!”

  8. Ms. Pacman's Lover
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Chikara is coming back to Michigan soon! If you get the chance, go! What a great show!

  9. Edward
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Thank you, Karlos. I’m watching Ms. Yim right now and enjoying it very much.

    When the come to Michigan, where do they wrestle? Is this a Joe Louis Arena kind of thing, or an Ypsi High School kind of thing? I can’t get a sense for how big this league is.

  10. Ms. Pacman's Lover
    Posted February 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    The last time they came, I think it was at the Taylor Trade Center…so somewhere in the middle, I guess : )

  11. Posted February 8, 2011 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Those guys are the the Osirian Portal, performing here in last year’s Squared Circle Review at Theatre Bizarre:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBRY0PQpfiQ&hd=1

    We played the first night of that show. I highly recommend; it’s a twisted parody of pro-wrestling with bands, flame acts, burlesque dancers, and really weird wrestlers such as these guys, and Pogo the one-legged boy to name a few.

    Coming back to Detroit in April 2011 — the Squared Circle Review! We’re headlining on the second night. You should come, it’s a hell of a good time.

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