Weezer Make One For The Books
Weezer debuted its video for the slightly catchy, too-long-by-halfish “Troublemaker” last night, and like the YouTube-happy clip for “Pork & Beans,” it too has a gimmick: It’s tried to cram as many attempts to break Guinness-sponsored world records into its three minutes and change. (Well, at least they’re going for a kind of recognition that’s a little less ephemeral.) Some of the “records” broken were sort of cheesy–like the literally dairy-enhanced The Biggest Weezer Logo Made of Nachos–while others were a bit dubious (World’s Smallest Drum Kit Played In A Video, a futile attempt that must have given Pat Wilson some crazy neckache). The full list of certified records after the jump.
• Largest Air Guitar Ensemble: 233 people.
• Largest Game of Dodgeball: 100 people. Wait, really? Only 100 people? Come on, you guys, we can beat this no sweat. Surely that Williamsburg league already has, too.
• Longest Guitar Hero: World Tour Marathon: 10:12:54. To be broken in some kid’s basement on Oct. 27, 2008, 10 hours and 13 minutes after he gets home from Best Buy, the box of the brand-new game dampening under his sweaty hands.
• Most People in a Custard Pie Fight: 120. But how did the custard taste?
• Most People Riding on a Skateboard: 22. A cute idea, but I’m sad they didn’t do the YouTube callback by inviting Tillman The Skateboarding Bulldog along.
• Most Egregious Product-Placement Shot Of That New Nokia Phone That’s In Every Single Video These Days: And it doesn’t even have Comes WIth Music capabilities!
Also, I know that this has nothing to do with any sort of stout-sponsored lists of people making fools of themselves, but since when was Rivers Cuomo rocking the “middle-aged frontman of a Blink 182 band” look?
Troublemaker [Yahoo! Music]