FEATURED: Epic Sax’s Guy

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Epic Sax Guy is a viral video originating from the song “Run Away” as performed by the Moldovan dance/pop trio Sun Stroke Project. This video features saxophonist Sergei Stepanov and his eccentric instrumental and dance on stage at a performance representing Moldova at Eurovision 2010.  Run Away” is a song performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in May 2010 in Oslo, Norway. The song won the final of the O melodie pentru Europa 2010, that took place on 6 March. It gained the maximum number of points from both the juries and the televotes.  In the contest, it was performed first on the night of the first semi-final, preceding Russia’s Lost and Forgotten and passed to the final.

After the contest, “Run Away” would also become the subject of a major internet meme surrounding the saxophone solos performed by saxophonist Sergey Stepanov, who in a phenomenon similar to Rickroll and Trololo, was dubbed the “Epic Sax Guy” in videos on YouTube, despite a rule prohibiting musical instruments being played on stage

The Man himself

To most people, the man you are about to see is Sergey Stepanov,  To the internet, he’s Epic Sax Guy.  Epic Sax Guy has gone around YouTube for a quite some time now.  Saxroll is  an infinite loop of the same handful of notes, combined with Epic Sax Guy’s Super funny pelvic thrusts.

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The Moldova Foundation has recognized the fame of Epic Sax Guy over multiple blog posts.  Epic Sax Guy fever started in Europe, creating a new Moldovan phenomenon. Fan pages and groups on Facebook gathered over 10 000 members in less than a week. The fever hit YouTube where his loop has 45, 50 and even 190 thousand views. There even are sites where the melody is played over and over again. The page managed to get over 83 thousand hits.  The Moldova Foundation has also gone as far as posting a mini FAQ about Stepanov including facts such as his ping-pong hobby and dentophobia.

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Frontview’s Retarded Karate

Retarded karate:

What is retarded karate Anyways?  One answer could be fighting, this settles conflict between two parties with different viewpoints. One of the greatest human gift’s is the ability for us to be different, but don’t you think it’s also one of our greatest flaws?  Welcome to Retarded Karate!

It seems the human psyche is programmed to be different.  This is why authority, parents, and other adult figures often tell us to “be different”.  Retarded Karate not only helps people understand that real fighting is stupid but allows the involvement of play, in order to create a higher awareness of the real dangers or consequences of physical combat.  Real fighting is very dangerous, most of the time people can shrug off battle wounds.  Other times it leaves a lasting physical mark.  Yet we still choose conflict over peaceful resolution in order to settle one’s viewpoint.  For years, psychologists and sociologists have been asking “why is this?”  This also involves animals.  Even if they may be of the same type of animal, different species will still scrap it out in order to dominate one another.

It is perfectly natural to have a human sense of “Pride”. Naturally we can’t always be correct, so in some cases differences arise between two parties. Retarded Karate allows people to learn “Play fighting”, which is an essential part of the learning process.  Most animals growing up using play fighting to mimic essential values of survival.  Play Fighting or Retarded Karate with humans seems to mock this step and allows people to view fighting in a different light.   The ability to withstand insults and attacks, a type of conditioning that Retarded Karate can offer.  Arguments can sometimes lead into fights, or can evolve into full scale nuclear war.  Why not practice and mimic nature’s intention of war through Retarded Karate!

Holy Crap Karate

Holy Crap Karate

Retarded Karate owes its beginnings due to the popularity of martial arts, both in mass media and reality.  A large number of disreputable, fraudulent, or misguided teachers and schools have arisen, approximately over the last 40 years.  Commonly referred to as a “McDojo” or a “Black Belt Mill,” these schools are commonly headed by martial artists of dubious skills.  Welcome to beginning of Retarded Karate!