Felicia Day Tries a Sport!


Uploaded by geekandsundry on Jul 23, 2012

Transcript:
[MUSIC]
FELICIA DAY: Back in the studio.
I hope you guys have enjoyed our off-site segments the last
couple of weeks.
Our next one will be in September for Dragon Con,
which is my personal favorite fan convention in the world.
Now it's time for Fave Five, which starts now.
Number one.
Fave Five will now be known as Top Three, which starts now.
Number one.
At our Geek and Sundry Comic-Con panel we announced a
ton of awesome stuff, including Written By A Kid
premiere, Pat Rothfuss will be hosting a Google+ hangout once
a month with awesome authors on writing.
Vaginal Fantasy hangout will be moving from my private
channel to Geek and Sundry so stay tuned for romance and
boozing, right here.
And last, but not least, Guild season six will
be here this fall.
And the script isn't written yet.
Oh my god.
I'm having a panic attack.
[NERVOUS LAUGHTER]
Interior, Codex's bedroom, day, no night, day.
Speaking of being really behind on a script, I found
this awesome website called writtenkitten.net.
It rewards you for being productive, writing-wise.
Every 100 words you write, you get a picture of a kitten.
So, say, Guild season five was 22,858 words, that means that
I get about 230 kittens.
[BLEEP]
that's a lot of kittens!
Codex cries into her web-cam.
Fade out.
Last item was linked to me by Lindsey who works here at Geek
and Sundry.
Zombies Run is an iPhone and Android app that turns running
into a real live game.
You start the app when you start running and then a
soundtrack plays telling you to avoid zombies, which
direction to go, items to collect.
The cool thing is when you get home you can hand out the
items, save your people, build your base up, et cetera.
I think it's a great idea, and it's wonderful training.
For when the real zombies come.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]
FELICIA DAY: Hey what about for the segment this week we
do something I'm really [BLEEP]
at?
Huh?
It's a sport, kind of.

I'm here at a Los Angeles tennis court, and I'm going to
learn how to yo-yo, or yo.
Is that the verb?
I don't know.
Let me ask this guy.
So this is Brian, and he is a yo-yo, I don't know,
professional?
BRIAN: Yeah.
FELICIA DAY: Yo-yo-ist?
BRIAN: Exactly.
A professional, yeah.
FELICIA DAY: Correct me if I'm wrong, but your yo-yo
pseudonym is Glass Eye.
BRIAN: That's correct.
FELICIA DAY: Well I didn't know that you could do
anything more with a yo-yo then go up and down, so that
is how newbie I am.
So literally anything you show me is going to be a
revelation.
You have a yo-yo carrier.
It's kind of like when you present a sword to someone.
Look at that.
This is custom foam right here.
It's amazing.
Guess I will pick a yo-yo.
I like this one.
BRIAN: Cool.
FELICIA DAY: Because it's green.
BRIAN:Go ahead and take it.
OK.
The first thing that I'm going to show you is how
to wind up the yo-yo.
Most beginners will try to wind the yo-yo and--
FELICIA DAY: That's what I would have done.
BRIAN: And it won't wind up.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah.
BRIAN: OK.
The reason is there's a ball bearing in there so the string
doesn't have anything to catch on, so it'll just keep going
in a circle.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah.
BRIAN: The first wrap, wrap it around your finger which is
holding the yo-yo.
FELICIA DAY: Yes.
BRIAN: OK.
FELICIA DAY: Clear.
BRIAN: And then start winding it in the gap.
Now after a few times around, you'll just
let go of that loop.
It doesn't get tangled.
FELICIA DAY: That does not seem instinctive.
It seems like it's going to get tangled Brian.
BRIAN: Now, on to the throw.
FELICIA DAY: Yeah.
BRIAN: Hold the yo-yo in your hand.
FELICIA DAY: Yes.
BRIAN: Make a muscle.
FELICIA DAY: Muscle.
Look.
BRIAN: Wow.
FELICIA DAY: [INAUDIBLE],
BRIAN: Wow.
So a muscle--
FELICIA DAY: Muscle.
BRIAN: And then what you want to do is make a muscle and
just throw it down hard.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
BRIAN: You want to throw it down nice and hard so you got
a lot of spin on the yo-yo.
FELICIA DAY: Look at that!
It's spinning.
BRIAN: And when it's spinning that hard, it'll come back.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
BRIAN: Throw it down--
FELICIA DAY: OK.
BRIAN: --out in front of you.
And let it sleep at the end of the string.
FELICIA DAY: Sleeping?
BRIAN: Mm-hmm.
FELICIA DAY: Is that an official term?
BRIAN: Yes, it is.
FELICIA DAY: Sleeping.
I don't want to hit you.
BRIAN: It's OK.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
BRIAN: There you go!
FELICIA DAY: It's sleeping!
BRIAN: Now give it a--
FELICIA DAY: Is it sleeping?
BRIAN: Yes, it is.
Try to give it a tug up.
FELICIA DAY: It's sleeping.
Brian I think it's just--
BRIAN: Next time throw it down harder.
FELICIA DAY: I'm not trying to be bad.

Oh, no.
Once I get it down, it's going to be like trick city.
I'll have my own nickname.
BRIAN: Uh huh.
FELICIA DAY: OK.
The F-bomb.
BRIAN: The F-bomb?
Right.
FELICIA DAY: Is that good?
BRIAN: It's an excellent name.
FELICIA DAY: It's not as good as your Glass Eye.
That's disgusting.
I should not talk and wind.

Almost.
Why is it still leaning Brian?
I'm not very coordinated.
I think it's hell.
I should've started as a child.
BRIAN: That's pretty good.
Give it a tug up.
FELICIA DAY: Ah!
BRIAN: There it is!
FELICIA DAY: Sorry.
All right.
BRIAN: You did it.
FELICIA DAY: Yes!
BRIAN: Well you know what, let's work on something else.
I'll show you how to do an around-the-world.
FELICIA DAY: Oh, OK.
BRIAN: You're going to--
almost like you're doing like a softball pitch or something.
FELICIA DAY: I've never thrown a ball, Brian.
BRIAN: OK.
You're in Diablo and you're going to shoot some type of--
FELICIA DAY: OK.
BRIAN: --circular object at your enemy.
FELICIA DAY: There's an arcane orb.
BRIAN: Yeah.
There you go.
FELICIA DAY: I got it.
BRIAN: Swing it forward, let it go in a big
circle and tug it back.
Tug it back.
FELICIA DAY: I have a very strong reflex toward things--
BRIAN: It was close.
FELICIA DAY: --coming toward my face.
The arcane orb did not hit the scalazan.
How many years have you been doing yo-yo?
BRIAN: Close to 11 now.
FELICIA DAY: See?
10 minutes, right here.
BRIAN: There you go.
That's good.
Now pull it back.
Wait.
Yeah.
Pull it back up.
Do it!
Do it!
Do it!
FELICIA DAY: That's not helping.
I'm sorry Brian.
BRIAN: No.
It's OK.
FELICIA DAY: I feel like I am disappointing you.
If I was drunk would this be easier?
OK.
Around-the-world is going to happen.

I keep going around.
[PANTING]
Hut!
BRIAN: There it is!
FELICIA DAY: Ooh!
Yes!
What!
What!
I can't catch it!
Yes!
Yes!
Booya!
Punt!
Whatever football people do.
Spike!
Right?
Do they spike?
BRIAN: Yeah, they spike.
FELICIA DAY: Spike!
That's enough for today.
Thank you so much.
BRIAN: You're welcome.
FELICIA DAY: For teaching me the very basics of everything,
and I will continue to yo.
BRIAN: Yo for it.
FELICIA DAY: Is that a yo-yo phrase?
BRIAN: It's a real corny yo-yo phrase from the '90s.
FELICIA DAY: Yo for it.
Is that trademarked?
BRIAN: No.
[MUSIC PLAYING]
FELICIA DAY: If you want to bid on that yo-yo I used,
we're going to auction it off for charity, because I don't
want it anymore.
So look at the description for the link.
And our question of note this week is from Faded Skies who
asks, if you could have dinner with three video game
characters, who would they be and why?
Got this one.
Dear Faded Skies, my dinner party would be Bane from Mass
Effect, because if I could bring him into reality and
love him with all my heart, that would happen.
Samus from Metroid, because she's a kick-ass character,
and I feel like she can drink me under the table and
probably participate in a mean game of charades after dinner.
And lastly, that chick from Cooking Mama, because however
dorky she is, I don't want to be the one to make dinner.
Sincerely, Felicia Day.
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Bye.
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