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John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-05

Years later, I still wonder how three peop;e got together and decided it was a good idea to set one of them on fire.

snothouse - 2013-02-05


Blue - 2013-02-06

Have you ever met that guy? I'm just saying, the kind of guy that would be okay with doing this is most likely the kind of guy you'd kinda want to do this to.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-06

If there is anything that I know about this guy, it is that he is no longer the kind of person who is okay with doing this.

jangbones - 2013-02-05

well played

Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2013-02-05

Well done!

The Mothership - 2013-02-05

outstanding work sir. Needs POETV tag.

Xenocide - 2013-02-05

Needs some sort of special perma-link on the front page, perhaps off to the side.

Jet Bin Fever - 2013-02-05

Hell yes.

Twitch - 2013-02-05

Jolly good show.

badideasinaction - 2013-02-05

Stars well earned.

CJH - 2013-02-05

5 stars for john holmes, the roman polanski of poetv

FABIO - 2013-02-05

Boxxy would have to be 13 for that comparison to work.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-06

She'll be 21 in April, but why so literal?

Toenails - 2013-02-05

Oh great. Now EVERYBODY'S going to know about poetv now!

Xenocide - 2013-02-05

God made a farmer.

Father Avalanche - 2013-02-05

JHM, you done good, ole boy.

I feel a certain privilege being a part of this site. Nowhere else, in my internet travels, have I felt so much of a strange camaraderie between the users.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-05

Unlike Portal of Evil and poe-news, this isn't a mean place, and I think maybe it's gotten better since Bo-News drained off all the real sickos.

Cena_mark - 2013-02-05

Bravo zulu John Holmes Really Cool Dude... Bravo zulu!

Father Avalanche - 2013-02-06

i've been around at least since 08, either in lurker form or under my old handle (granted with a couple years hiatus while i lived deep in the mountains), and i never went to those sites, nor quite understood the drama that spilled over here. regardless, your video made me feel all nippley inside my tittychest.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-06

I'm happy that people like this, but I'm happier that they get this, that they understand that there's something very compassionate and sincere going on here. At the end, I'm not making fun of banana guy's suffering. I relate to him. Hard truths are hard.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-05

I'm really pleased with this. I kept cranking out Boxxy remixes because nothing else inspired me. I was teaching myself ways of editing with shell scripts, and at least it would be photogenic. I felt like if I just kept cranking out videos, I'd be ready when inspiration hit, and here, at last, is a little inspiration. It fell into my lap, and I was ready for it.

I love this because it takes an attempt at manipulation from a greedy cynical cult, and makes it more humane by making it more cynical. That's ironic in more than one direction. I don't know at what point I was doing it deliberately, but I started out just trying to be funny.

The message seems to be "Think for yourself, even though you're probably going to have terrible ideas." That guy set himself on fire, because he wanted to make a great video. It's a noble impulse,and one that I can relate to. He's like Icarus... only really really stupid.

I think it's cool that he kept on recording for youtube, through his cold shower and his trip to the hospital. Call it journalistic integrity, call it attention whoring, it saved the video, if not his skin.

If this wasn't my video, I'd post five stars here, and dedicate them to to CJH for his Roman Polanski reference, which I believe was a reference to my Boxxy thang. If you can be funny about it, I'll take the ribbing with a smile.

jangbones - 2013-02-05

jackoffs like you editing at home is why the God damn television industry got so competitive and I am bidding against twenty year old stoners for work

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-06

Well, to be fair, I'm using Linux software, so I'm mostly putting software developers out of work.

Father Avalanche - 2013-02-06

jangbones see: http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=111144, for further explanation.

jangbones - 2013-02-06

my award winning career stalled by Hannah Montana Linux

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-06

I'm a 55 year old youtuber. I'm an incredibly random person for you to be blaming for your problems. You should blame Steve Jobs, and the mothers of the 20 year old stoners, for having all that sex. Maybe you should also blame the Republican party and the corporate media for the fact that you don't have a union and you have to bid for work in a system that devalues experience. I'm sympathetic. My dad was a newspaperman, and if he wasn't retired he'd probably be ranting about bloggers.

jangbones - 2013-02-06

I'm only goofin on you...although the ubiquity of editing software has given me a lot of underpriced competition. But that's capitalism, right?

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-06

Well, it's technology. There are always new opportunities. You've probably seen an expansion of markets for your skills, no? I mean more TV stations, online venues, but the picture keeps changing.

I don't know how old you are, but riding the technology wave gets harder. I'm pretty good at the command line, but my cell phone baffles me.

themilkshark - 2013-02-06

You did awesome JHM. Great work, you've inspired a lazy ass.

love - 2013-02-05

bravo, sir.

Cena_mark - 2013-02-05

Bravo zulu!

chumbucket - 2013-02-05

I missed this one.

fluffy - 2013-02-05


Wonko the Sane - 2013-02-05

the circlejerk is complete

snothouse - 2013-02-05

Good to have you here!

Father Avalanche - 2013-02-06

armpit fart+my shits=0

James Woods - 2013-02-06

What is the point of you?

Louis Armstrong - 2013-02-06

Shut up!

glasseye - 2013-02-06


That guy - 2013-02-06

The circlejerk is complete!!!!!

jreid - 2013-02-05

So many happy memories.

FABIO - 2013-02-05

Is that banana fire guy in the hospital at the end? I've never seen that part.

retrocious - 2013-02-05

I think that's gasoline slip & slide guy?

This video brought a little tear of happiness to my eye

Binro the Heretic - 2013-02-05

I think that's banana fire guy. I seem to recall Slip 'n' Slide guy ending his video by taking a shower.

Excellent video, JHM.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-06

Neither had I, before yesterday. The "special edition" was posted a few months after the less complete version.


The original Banana Fire was one of my first encounters with POETV, and with youtube, and it still stands out against countless "FAIL" videos, because, after all, he didn't really "fail", so much as succeed in a very dumb thing. He had decided to set himself on fire, and that is what he did.

I wonder if he's managed to reproduce.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-06

Do I want to know who sliop and slide guy is?

FABIO - 2013-02-06

Slip n Slide guy might still be around here.

He went down a flaming Slip n Slide and came off the human torch compared to banana guy's minor flaming shot accident.

Adham Nu'man - 2013-02-06

TMNT FTW! http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=24235

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-06

Wait a minute! These guys are setting themselves on fire, and they're not even putting on a ridiculous costume? What are they, Republicans? What is the point of THAT?

As a symbol of glorious stupidity, the banana fire guy reigns supreme, not only because of the costume, but even more so because of the sense of individual initiative. All of his so-called "friends" took the easy way out, and chose NOT to set themselves on fire. But this guy was thinking for himself.

I hope he's okay. I worry about him having children, but I sure don't worry about him setting himself on fire again!

Adham Nu'man - 2013-02-06

These men have an ethical imperative not to have children.

If there is one God-given mission in life for them, it is not to have children.

If they have children, they ought to be set on fire.

PlushJake - 2013-02-05

Way to go, dudes!

Jet Bin Fever - 2013-02-05

*high five*

gambol - 2013-02-09

acknowledging the Tremors reference

Jet Bin Fever - 2013-02-05

Brought a tear to my eye.

Koda Maja - 2013-02-05

Alright, fine.

Take 'em.

Jet Bin Fever - 2013-02-06

JHM, can I suggest adding a "dare to think for yourself" tag to link it to the original ad? I think it would be fitting.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-06

Thanks for the excellent suggestion. I should also try to get it link to the banana fire video.

Bort - 2013-02-06

You win.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2013-02-06

I'm late to the party, but yeah, here.

Senator_Unger - 2013-02-06


Caminante Nocturno - 2013-02-06

I've already forgotten what this was advertising.

TheSupafly - 2013-02-06

Well shit, now my existence as a poetv user seems inadequate and irrelevant.

kamlem - 2013-02-06

Your Cardsettes Video Greeting Card is on it's way.

SexualBasalt - 2013-02-06

You know, I've lurked PoE sites since I was about 12 years old. The PoE network of sites probably had a big part in forming my sense of humor during my teen years. I laughed my ass of at Seanbaby and that Bad Candy website. I remember that marching kid and the bunny from PoE Red. I'm 27 now and have a kid on the way so I guess I'm feeling especially nostalgic for my childhood seeing as how I will be taking part in the childhood of another. I guess what I'm getting at is that I love you guys.

themilkshark - 2013-02-06

Eww way to make everything weird. I'm gonna go puke.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-11

I feel honored to have been a part of this disgusting moment.

Suedeo - 2013-02-06

Motherfucker / Vainglorious 2016

StanleyPain - 2013-02-06

This warms to the cockles of my heart. And I'm not even sure where those are.

DerangedGoblin - 2013-02-06

I've been here a damn long time and all (relative to the length of my life anyway), mostly lurking. I love you guys!

Triggerbaby - 2013-02-06

Well done sir.

Enjoy - 2013-02-06

Would anyone be up for a POETV Ad contest? Everyone produce a video and upload it?

themilkshark - 2013-02-06

I already feel like I have to. Too fun of a project to pass up.

jangbones - 2013-02-08

already begun

takewithfood - 2013-02-06

This is what happens when they send a poet.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-06

Okay, after watching this clip for maybe the hundredth time, I just noticed the funniest part of the whole thing. The banana guy's friend who is pouring the rubbing alcohol all over him is wearing gloves.

I guess that was a good idea. I mean, why take unnecessary risks?

Louis Armstrong - 2013-02-06

He dared think for himself.

Mister Yuck - 2013-02-07


Teased Vagina - 2013-02-07

Fucking horseshit

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2013-02-07

That's sort of nonspecific. Would you like to elaborate?

PartyThyme - 2013-02-07

Horsing fuckshit

themilkshark - 2013-02-12

Oh, hey there hater.

dowstroyer666 - 2013-02-10

Fucking Feetballz

Louddetective - 2013-07-25

I've been coming to this site, mostly lurking, for... shit, eight years? Nine? How long has it been around, anyway?

My point is, there is no other place on the internet that I've kept coming to for so long. The web would be a colder, darker place without it, and I hope it never leaves.

This is a wonderful video.

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