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This Man Films Himself Sitting On The Ground Smiling For Four Hours Straight On A Very Regular Basis


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#1 darreichungsform

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:15 PM

The topic title could be the name of a Venetian Snares track but as it looks this man really exists and his name is Benjamin Bennett.

 

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What do you think is the reaction this guy tries to get?


Edited by darreichungsform, 23 June 2018 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:27 PM

I'm certain I saw this on here ages ago

famously there's a vid where he was mugged during his performance no?

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:38 PM

Does he have a different shirt in every video?

He seems like a normal performance artist type but then the story about the burglar kicking the door in and him continuing to sit there the whole time makes him seem crazy.

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 06:31 PM

tbh the weirdest part to me is that he keeps smiling throughout
like i'm sure there's a demographic of people who meditate for four hours a day because you could realistically work up to that even with a day job etc. But maintaining a fixed facial expression for that long sounds tuff

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 06:33 PM

yeah he reasoned that in his interview but it definitely is a tough training for facial muscles



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Posted 23 June 2018 - 06:38 PM

It scares off burglars though.

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 07:12 PM

tbh i'm actually really curious what sort of lasting mental effects maintaining a practice like this would create. i had a period a few years back where i was meditating three hours per day (not all in one go tho) & i do remember reality starting to take on more of a dreamlike feel.

doesn't even seem like a bad time investment considering how much time i (and most ppl probably) sink into social media etc

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 08:27 PM

I wish I could see the look on that burglar's face. Probably the stuff of nightmares.



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

I wish I could see the look on that burglar's face. Probably the stuff of nightmares.


All they were looking for was a laptop or TV and instead they found a real world horror film that will haunt them forever.

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:58 AM

I wanna know how people have the bandwidth to upload something like that. Uploading just a two minute video takes like half an hour - a four hour HD file would take me like a month of solid uploading.

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:28 PM

I guess they don't have fiber-optic broadband where you're at?

Edited by Gocab, 25 June 2018 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2018 - 01:18 PM

nice vintage jazz friend



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 04:58 PM

In high school yearbook as “Most Feared”.

Thinks about committing atrocities, just smiles instead.

Will bake you warm cookies(when done smiling)

Once decapitated an entire flock of flamingoes with a Boy Scout knife, felt unexplainable remorse, but smiled for 4 hours.

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 05:18 PM

I heard the cops came in to question him on the break in and asked him to freeze. He did it for four hours.