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The single most awesome fan video made while I've been in the hospital!!!

Hey folks, Harry here...  

Ok, so I just got emailed this...  done with the combined ridiculously silly talents of Brian Behm, Paul Gandersman & D Campbell MacKinlay (aka Cartuna) - I suppose this is an inspirational video to help me through REHAB - instead, it makes me painfully afraid that if I exercise a bunch and get Stallone's physique, that my head with my megamind will be abnormally gigantic atop it.   

Seriously - this is extremely funny and very touching.   That said, I will say...  when I do get walking, and god willing running, I'll most definitely make the pilgrimage to "THE STEPS" because honestly - everyday before Rehab I do listen to the Rocky music & Basil Poledouris' CONAN music.   

SO...  here's the video:

  

HARRY from Brian Behm on Vimeo.


  

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  • Jan. 30, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Post 0

    by HEADGEEK

    A hilariously absurd fan video regarding my current situation! MUST WATCH!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    Hope Sly saw this!

    by brocknroll

    Sly would laugh his ass off if he saw this! Show it to him, Harry! Good stuff! Get well soon!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Now....

    by Madmacks

    ...thats some funny shit!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    That's SO AWESOME!

    by heyscot

    GET WELL SOON HARRY!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    fantastic

    by smallerdemon

    No one in the history of forever has ever received a better "Get Well" card in their life.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Amazing.

    by Shermdawg

    Nice to see Carl Weathers didn't hold out for more cash for the use of his footage this time. Great work guys!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Good God!

    by yubnubrocks

    But, I don't see you chasing chickens? what the fuck?

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Harry, when you come to Philly let me know

    by AndTheRest

    Hi Harry, First off, get well soon, we're all pulling for you. When you do get to Philly, my wife and I would be happy to show you around... including "the steps" and the rocky statue. In fact, my wife lived in Austin for about 5 or 6 years (1999 to 2004) so I'm sure you'd have plenty to talk about. Anyway, just know that you have friends up here in the city of brotherly love and we wish you well in your recovery. Good luck with everything.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Wow.

    by ShogunMaster

    You mean those weren't really cuts of you in that montage? The effect is seemless. Glad to see everyone is sending you love and hoping for an great recovery man. Eye of the Tiger..

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Good Luck--be the Biggest Loser!

    by dead youngling

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Please don't ever post the Harry Reems vid

    by tphile2

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    What about John Williams soundtracks? like Raiders

    by tphile2

    or 7th Voyage of Sinbad title score those are real motivators that will get your blood pumping.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST

    That head...

    by MagicJesus

    it's like an orange on a toothpick...it's got it's own gravitational field. HEED!!!!!!!PANTS!!!!!NOW!!!!!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    To Quote Galadriel:

    by rsdrum

    This task was appointed to you, Harry of Austin, and if you do not find a way, no one will. Seriously, you have the whole world of geeks backing you up on this, man. We're all hoping to see you become the best version of yourself that's ever been. You can do it. Work, fight, believe!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    I think my new favorite Talkbacker name is MagicJesus

    by HEADGEEK

    seriously

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    AWESOME

    by Unlabled

    That was great! Get well Harry.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    MagicJesus the Barbarian

    by HansBubi

    I also approve of that talkback handle.

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:01 p.m. CST

    To The Geek champion..

    by Yourbigpalal83

    Dear Harry from the heart, get well and good luck bro. Being close to 500 pounds, i know what its like to not be able to move, and while i still got full sensations in my leg, it fears me that one day i too might not be able to use them as u have. Get well soon bro. If you manage to do this, then you give REAL hope to all of those out there like us that can do things like this, not that bullshit hope that reality tv shows like heavy give us where if you just go to this camp or that.. Get well soon bro. Got a legion of geeks across the world cheering you on!

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

  • Jan. 30, 2011, 11:38 p.m. CST

    LOL Cont.

    by Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    Sorry for the double post. Hit the return button too quick. But anyways, that was a KICKASS piece of work. Very inspiring and very funny. Best of luck Harry. WE'RE ROOTING FOR YOU!!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Just stop with the Post 0 crap

    by RaptorJesus

    That's all I ask. And get well.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Very good

    by dvdhound79

    ...but no pressure.... PRESSURE! PRESSURE!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Hey now that's...

    by ufoclub1977

    art.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:23 a.m. CST

    POST 0 IS THE NEW FIRST

    by batman713

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST

    That freakin' rocks!

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:04 a.m. CST

    make it so harry!

    by billyhitchcock1

    looking forward to seeing you in a video on the steps.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Awesome!

    by Smack_Teddy

    Did you know, your a champion in their/duh-nu-nu...

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:57 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Hehe, that was very fun and nicely put together by those guys. Aint it cool when someone goes that extra mile to do something nice like that.<p> And remember "Defeat does not exist in this dojo!"<p> ps. Neither does high calorie high fat food. Do not give in to the dark side. Witness the power of your armed and fully-operational wang.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:54 a.m. CST

    nice roto/tracking/comping...

    by justmyluck

    ...and utterly disturbing. Carl Weathers definitely had the better bod.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Loved it, Harry!

    by Cheif Brody

    The little details, like Rock's shirt changed to say "Win Harry Win"!...and the "First!" banner on yer back as you are running with the kids. <p> Get well soon! And, btw, the nurses request that you stop "crapping thunder".

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:01 a.m. CST

    So good

    by Fixthe Fernback

    That shits Talkback proof. Get well soon, Harry.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Weird, I had a dream

    by hippolyta

    about you last night. Paul was in it, too. I went to visit you in Austin and you looked like you did in around 2001 at BNAT2, but even thinner. I'm really happy for the future you have ahead of you!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 5:58 a.m. CST

    That is cool, you sexy tom-boy bean-pole, you!

    by Uncle Stan

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:48 a.m. CST

    harry knowles...

    by emeraldboy

    is angry kid....

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:53 a.m. CST

    I Keep thinking of the goddamn Burger King!

    by Papa CaveDweller

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Well done

    by cripeman

    good luck Harry.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    by brijazz

    How 'bout a weight-loss montage? It would be followed by a montage of Harry staying happy, healthy and hospital-free :)

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Harry

    by Jeff

    As an avid film nerd and a physical therapist, gotta wish you all the best. I don't always agree with you, but I'm damn glad things are looking up for you. Now, I better think of something rude to say before I'm accused of being gay for your balls.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:38 a.m. CST

    That...

    by Two

    ...was freaking awesome. Best wishes on your rocky rehab, Harry!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Even manage to get the right head proportion too!

    by K-Gin

    Seriously, that made me smile. You should film some of your rehab stuff Harry, so when you do get to the walking and running bit, you can have your own real montage....and you will get there!!! Nothing is better than walking with a nice cool breeze. Good luck to you sir.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 8:52 a.m. CST

    I did a year in rehab

    by JRKerr

    tore my leg in half and needed acl, lcl, and meniscus repair work. there are a hundred things I can say about a year's worth of physical rehabilitation but the most important thing to do is be honest about what hurts and how it affects your ability to sleep. if you can't sleep then you can't heal: those rascal doctors prescribe you codeine/caffeine with wild abandon and then you can't sleep or heal. this video is funny and I approve, so hopefully you do keep eyes on the prize of being all better and don't get bogged down by worries that you'll seem like a puss the one day that you admit that something hurts.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Hilarious

    by xenazhaan

    That was damn funny! Good luck Harry, get better soon dude!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Oh man, that Stallone mouth at :56! Bwahahahahahahahaha!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    That Stallone mouth on Harry's mug telling him to "push it" sent me into convulsions of laughter. Oh, that feels good. Must watch over & over.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    GREAT. THAT JUST RUINED ROCKY FOR ME FOREVER.

    by BringingSexyBack

    Just joshing. 'Twas awesome!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    during the montage

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Harry isn't in the mirror's reflection; it's still the reflection of Stallone. That is just lazy editing in my book.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Keep Rocking It My Man...

    by Tcal

    Wishing you a speedy recovery from Zurich!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    That is funny and really very sweet.

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Excellent work. And yeah, I kept thinking "Burger King" King, too, in a good way. Continued success, HK.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    That is awesome!!!!!

    by bubcus

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    When you start running...

    by THE WALLACE

    Just a pointer... running in cons will fuck up you knees... just a pointer...

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Thats the sweetest thing I've ever seen

    by teflonbilly

    Best wishes for a fast and better-than-ever recovery. Flying high now! Teflon Billy

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    That was GREAT!

    by toxictodd

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Nauseating. Watched it to make myself annoyed.

    by Hooded Justice

    This and Harry's determination to turn AICN from a forum about movies to a "ME! ME! ME!" self-indulgent love-in is completely turning me off the site.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    agree with the wallace re the converse shoes

    by Mel Garga

    I'm a big fan of the asics cumulus gel. And remember, jogging is pronounced with a sof 'J' as in yogging.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 1:42 p.m. CST

    1:02-1:03 looks really believable

    by alienindisguise

    The lighting matches up really well. Cool stuff!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    That's awesome. Missed opportunity.

    by Nick

    Apollo Creed should have been a cameo of Moriarty.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Asics Gel Kayanos are my personal fave...

    by SK229

    they're expensive, but I've had problems with pretty much any other sneaker, ESPECIALLY Nikes. Bought the last three versions and recently bought the 16's again just cause it would have taken a week to get the 17's... it being right after the holidays, I needed to do some serious running asap. But yeah, can't stress enough to pay attention to the aches and pains (besides what's considered 'normal') and to find the right running/workout shoe. Good luck!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Talkback proof is right

    by the_rising

    How the hell does someone bash that? It's just too much fun to watch and yeah, I LOL'd more than once.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Aint it cool? Yes, yes it was!

    by kravmaguffin

    I had to close my office door for that Harry, I laughed out loud and the girl across from me gave me the evil eye. Good luck from Chicago! When you get well you can do the Sears Tower (Willis Tower) run! Clubber, what's your prediction for the fight? Prediction? Pain.

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Still say you're the secret lovechild of Burl Ives!

    by Jeff Myers

    But the video rocked! Get well soon big fellah! :)

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Just Plain Funny

    by spacebatman

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Aw.

    by blackwood

    That was sweet.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Jesus Harry, were you ignored as a child?

    by Bruda5000

    Can we get a direct Twitter feed so I can hear about every damn thing you do from sun-up to sun-down? Dream come true. Get back to non-objectively pushing your studio friends's shit on us please. Missing your selling out. Much more interesting than someone wasting hours of their time pasting your roaming gnome mug on Rocky. God wills it!

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 2:06 a.m. CST

    "First" is "Post Zer0's" Bitch

    by TheJudger

    It First's whenever it's told. That was a very touching and funny video. Right up there with Weta's H&P Collectable Line. Love the "First" sign taped on the back as the kids take chase.

  • Feb. 1, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    ricarleite3

    by HEADGEEK

    The specific surgery that was required to fix me was only invented 4 years ago. Before that it was only done in Europe, with iffy results. I've been in hospitals with other issues between the initial impact, when I was uninsured and living in the poverty line. Contrary to popular belief, running this site does not give you untold fortunes. It is a living, but when one is responsible for 3 households of family, one makes sacrifices, mine was my health - for a large part of my life. I could live a good life in a wheelchair. I don't regret a moment of it. It gave me a perspective on life that is one that I feel a great many people would learn a great deal from. It is incredibly humbling, and that was something that I most definitely needed. Also, my condition was complicated, I was thinking for years it was weight related, after I broke my left leg and couldn't afford to properly rehab it - and I allowed both legs to go weak, due to just being distracted by an incredibly filled life. This surgery was basically perfected around the time I was married. For the past year and a half I've been fully aware that something was wrong in my spine. Fear that it was something that could not be corrected kept me from getting it checked out. I was actually shocked when my family doctor never had me MRI'd. I mean, seriously. I didn't know just how precarious my situation was, until literally almost too late. That said, every professional doctor has been extremely complementary to how I handled it, and have out right admitted that had I come in 7 years ago when I became a wheelchair guy, they would have seen the problem, tried to help, but would've most likely botched it. Leaving me a paraplegic. That I somehow walked the tightrope - and successfully survived the ordeal, unlike so many other people with my injury - is apparently pretty amazing. That being said - I was extremely well educated about spinal care and rehab - as I've read pretty much all available material in multiple languages online. And due to my successful self treatment, they're now studying me, because in 25 years of Neurology, I was the most mobile and active paraplegic in the Western World. Or so I've been told. I was doing some pretty far out experimental things that kept my legs working, as well as they were. Otherwise, they should've stopped working 8 years ago they tell me. Same with my penis and other bodily functions. At least that's what the Neuro-specialists have been telling me. But maybe they're all conspiring to make me a TV MOVIE OF THE WEEK.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Spinal procedure?

    by thethedew

    Harry, what is the procedure called?

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 1:13 a.m. CST

    good, but change one thing

    by BigBudget

    glad to hear you are healthy, but please change that animation at the top of the page.

  • Man...I saw the original "ROCKY" at the theater, back in the day. And I remember how the crowd stood up from there seats, cheering like it was a live sporting event while the boxing was taking place. Never in my life have I experienced anything (else) like that. And even in this Harry-version, with his face plastered over Stallone's, I STILL get those goosebumps. I don't blame you one bit for listening to that music, Harry, to help motivate you. What an incredible moment in movie history, that was. Harry or Sly, either way, it is still very effective. GREAT way to send a "GET WELL" greeting. Best of luck to you, Harry. --Just be sure to look both ways before you cross the street, as that is something you don't want to re-learn THE HARD WAY. And I don't think you would want a tv drama, of your life, to show your struggle to walk again and then suddenly just end with.....hit by a car, roll credits. LOL

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 8:34 a.m. CST

    (typo) I remember how the crowd stood up in THEIR seats.

    by JDanielP

    Can we edit ourselves, these days? If only.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Good Luck Harry

    by Max Welz

    Keep working hard.. YOU CAN DO IT!

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    That was a great video Harry.

    by Juggernaut125

    And the 'First' attached to your back like a 'Kick Me' sign was my favourite part too. Next time you talk to Cartuna, tell him to get in touch with Brian and/or Kevin from High School.

  • Feb. 5, 2011, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Get Well Soon, Harry!

    by MGCAustin

    I wish you a speedy return to full health. Been reading your site since 1995 or probably before that, if it existed!!! I reckon there should be a movie about your life. If they can put something together on bloomin' Mark Zuckerburg and make it interesting, a film about you would be 1000 times as fun to watch. There could be tons of cameo's by real life actors, or just actors playing them i guess. Everyone from RR to Stallone. Yeah that was a great video. It's a testament to the affection we have for you that folks will go through that amount of trouble to make it. You deserve it.

  • Feb. 6, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Motivational music

    by johnny_alpha

    Surely a song from Revenge of the Nerds would be more appropriate? 'You've got to put one foot in front of the other foot, the other foot down, down, down'. Get well soon, Ginge.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 7:29 a.m. CST

    funny for the first minute

    by SlickyVonBoner

    and then it got old.

  • ...I just simply do not trust the man. I refuse to watch.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST

    We can rebuild him. Make him a better geek.

    by Orionsangels

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Someone do phantom menace and replace all

    by UltraTron

    the characters. Years ago I woulda said Jar Jar. All would be good

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Looks like a running Dreamcicle.

    by Stalkeye

    here's to a speedy recovery Gingervitus.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    The greatest and most frightening video ever!!!

    by doomonyou1999

    I love it.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    THAT was pure awesomeness.

    by ttomato

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 6:47 a.m. CST

    WOW

    by bert

    Harry you mad bastard! I love the video. Keep smilin. I came back from a stroke at the age of 35, it takes work....lots of work, but it is worth it in the end. You are in my thoughts.

  • Feb. 10, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    get better!

    by taff

    That is incredible! Thank you for sharing it with us. Get better, Harry, for yourself and your, lovely, delightful wife.

  • Feb. 11, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Get well Harry!

    by ProfGriffin

    Keep fighting the good fight! I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers my friend. My best to you always and your lovely wife. Sincerely, Prof. Griffin