Felicia Day with a Chainsaw! Plus, adorable baby animals! - The Flog, Ep 5


Uploaded by geekandsundry on Apr 30, 2012

Transcript:

[MUSIC PLAYING]
FELICIA DAY: Welcome to Mondays, everybody.
I'm Felicia Day, and this is The Flog.
In this week's segment, I use a chainsaw.
Oh yeah.
But first, I want to share my favorite things of
the week with you.
Have you ever had a panic attack in IKEA because you
thought you couldn't get out in time for an appointment,
and you went through an emergency exit, and the alarms
went off, and two security guys came?
Well, if you're not me, you might have actually bought
something from there.
And you might like a website called IKEA Hackers, where
people share the cool things that they've done with the
basic furniture.
I mean, look at this sweet gaming table that someone
named Kaxtos tricked out.
I mean, isn't that so super sweet?
It's almost sweet enough for me to go back to that place
and relive that nightmare from five years ago.
For the record, I was not overreacting.
I was totally late for my dentist appointment.
As you may know, I'm a big fan of Lord Darcy
from Pride and Prejudice.
He's in my Fictional 5.
So a new YouTube project from the awesome team of Hank Green
and Bernie Su caught my eye.
They're taking Pride and Prejudice and interpreting it
as a YouTube vlog show over the coming year as user
LizzieBennet.
There are two videos a week.
And I think it's just an awesome project.
And the girl's really cute, and she's a redhead.
So redhead power!
Whatever, just watch it.
Next is a website called ZooBorns.com.
Every single kind of baby animal is on the site, and you
can navigate to them, even babies you'd
never even heard about.
Like, what's a sifaka?
I don't know.
But there's a baby one.
See it?
[SCREAMING]
FELICIA DAY: So cute!
[GLASS BREAKING]
FELICIA DAY: Number 4--
anyone remember that game from a few years ago, Broken
Picture Telephone?
Well, that site went down, but a new one has taken its place
called Drawception.
It's basically an elaborate game of internet telephone,
where one person writes a phrase or draws a picture, and
then people take turns interpreting at will, only
having seen the previous frame.
As you can imagine, the first frame vastly
differs from the last.
For instance, I drew this picture in response to "Jelly
Beug with popcorn (?)," but it started off as Mad Men and
ended up as Bugs Bunny with a bag of popcorn.
Anyway, it's really fun, and I hope this indie game company
makes an app soon so a big company doesn't come in, copy
it, and make millions off of it.
Unspecific reference to unspecific big corporation.
Lastly, I went to PAX East a while back, and it was my
first trip to Boston, so I took pictures of some really
old gravestones.
Check it out.
That's some folksy skull art, huh?
What?
Don't imply I'm disrespectful.
If they didn't want people talking about their skull art,
they wouldn't have hired a carver in 1655,
would they have, huh?
Don't judge me!
Here's a segment.

I'm here at LA Ice Art, and I'm going to learn how to
carve ice with a chainsaw.
Yes!

I'm here with Rex Covington, who is the
owner of LA Ice Art.
And he's going to teach me how to carve ice.
So I guess we need to get some ice.
REX COVINGTON: Yeah.
Let's get some ice out here.
These are the tongs.
FELICIA DAY: Don't lock me in.
OK.
I'm getting a traction problem here.
Oh, it's 300 pounds, right?
REX COVINGTON: Yeah, that's all.
FELICIA DAY: So, you know, it's not easy.
This is a like a bad casual game.
You can't push, by the way.
REX COVINGTON: All right.
FELICIA DAY: This is very tiring already.
I mean, I'm not even kidding.
I'm out of breath.
I would like to do something iconic.
REX COVINGTON: Well, the first carving I
ever made was a swan.
FELICIA DAY: That's what I want to make.
REX COVINGTON: So what we'll probably do is start with this
tool right here, which is called an awl.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
That's going to take a long time.
REX COVINGTON: So what we'll do is we're going to scratch
it onto the surface.
And I'll demonstrate that for you, how's that?
FELICIA DAY: OK.
Oh, good.
So we can make our swans kiss.
REX COVINGTON: Yeah.
Actually, yeah.
We can put the swans together at the end.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah, that'd be fun.
REX COVINGTON: That's the neck and the head.
FELICIA DAY: Oh, the neck.
OK.
REX COVINGTON: Yeah, I'm doing it this way.
The body's going to be like here.
FELICIA DAY: Oh, cool.
Now I see it.
REX COVINGTON: We're just going to cut out the rough
shape first.
FELICIA DAY: Rough shape.
And then the detail work--
REX COVINGTON: And then later, we'll-- yeah.
We'll go back.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
This is his head.
We got a neck going on.
So it needs to arch up a lot, right?
REX COVINGTON: Over the-- all the way to the top.
FELICIA DAY: And then we got our base.
REX COVINGTON: See?
You're doing great.
FELICIA DAY: I'm going to name him Johnny.
Johnny Swan.
All right.
I put some eyelashes on her, because it's Johnny Swan, the
transvestite swan.
REX COVINGTON: Oh, OK.
Here's your chainsaw.
FELICIA DAY: Wait, what?
REX COVINGTON: It's just a chainsaw.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
REX COVINGTON: It won't hurt you.
What I'm going to do here is trace these lines with just
the tip of the chainsaw.
FELICIA DAY: [INAUDIBLE].
REX COVINGTON: And this way, I'll have lines.
And then later, we're going to cut it out.
FELICIA DAY: Gotcha.
REX COVINGTON: All right?
So.

All right?
FELICIA DAY: OK.
REX COVINGTON: That's what you want to do
in reverse on yours.
FELICIA DAY: Great.
Plus 20 to courage.
Oh, yes.

Yeah, OK.
REX COVINGTON: See?
That's easy.
FELICIA DAY: That's not so bad.
Yeah.
That looks good.
It's very Van Gogh to your Renoir.
REX COVINGTON: All right.
That's great.
You have the perfect start for your first swan.
FELICIA DAY: Great.
REX COVINGTON: OK, now we're going to cut it out.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
REX COVINGTON: Start with the outside pieces and just get
rid of those first.
FELICIA DAY: OK, gotcha.
REX COVINGTON: Now, we're going to stab it through and
just try to follow your lines.
FELICIA DAY: Stab it through, OK.
REX COVINGTON: And cut right now.
FELICIA DAY: Gotcha.
All the way.

REX COVINGTON: See?
All right.
Try not to like--
FELICIA DAY: Straight in--
REX COVINGTON: Go at an angle.
FELICIA DAY: Oh, angle it out.
Gotcha.
REX COVINGTON: Because it--
FELICIA DAY: I've cut cheese before.
REX COVINGTON: All right?
So--
FELICIA DAY: Oh, nice!
REX COVINGTON: That's kind of how that goes.
FELICIA DAY: That is very satisfying.

[MUSIC PLAYING]
[SCREAMS]
[MUSIC PLAYING]
FELICIA DAY: That's how you make snow, boys and girls,
with a chainsaw.

REX COVINGTON: OK.
FELICIA DAY: OK, good.
REX COVINGTON: Let's try the chisel, all right?
FELICIA DAY: OK, let's try chisel.
REX COVINGTON: Give your fingers a rest?
FELICIA DAY: Yeah, yeah, because it's hard.
REX COVINGTON: See, it cuts the ice really easily.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah.
REX COVINGTON: Yeah.
That's it.
You have to get used to it.
FELICIA DAY: You made it look easy.
[MUSIC PLAYING]
REX COVINGTON: It's just another chisel
that has a V to it.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
V-chisel.
That's why it's called a V.
REX COVINGTON: It's like a texture.
FELICIA DAY: Oh, OK.
REX COVINGTON: It's very simple.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah, yeah.
That's just a little texture.
REX COVINGTON: If you do it on the neck, you have to be real
careful, because you might actually break it off.
FELICIA DAY: I don't think I will.
I don't think Johnny Iguana Swanguin--
I think he's a smooth neck.
I mean, he is part iguana.
So if it looks like they're a little scaly, it's probably
good, right?
REX COVINGTON: All right.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
REX COVINGTON: So put these two together and
see how they look.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah, OK.
So thank you, Rex, for teaching me how to attempt to
ice sculpt.
And I think the love of Johnny Iguana Swanguin and your swan
will be forever etched in the internet's memory.
So what do we do with them now?

[CHEERING]
REX COVINGTON: Nice.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah!
Wrapping up this week's show is our Question of Note.
Steve asks, how do you deal with [BLEEP]
on YouTube and other places?
Good question, Steve.
How do I put this in a way that won't offend anyone?
Dear Steve, letting the comments of [BLEEP]
roll off my back is indeed challenging.
I just make myself concentrate on the positive comments and
not let myself get emotional with negative ones.
Because if I let myself go, I would hunt down the [BLEEP]
and [BLEEP]
and slice their [BLEEP]
[BLEEP]
off and stuff them up their [BLEEP]
[BLEEP].
Then these [BLEEP]
pieces of [BLEEP]
would be for mercy while they [BLEEP]
themselves.
Sincerely, Felicia Day.
OK, Steve.
Your letter is on its way.
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