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The Slap – Youtuber Uptomyknees‘ (screenwriter Max Landis) parody of Tatia Pilieva’s First Kiss video (which observed the diverse reactions of strangers invited to kiss within minutes of meeting).

Same idea, with a twist. To wit:

I gathered acquaintances, friends both casual and close, paired them randomly, put them in a void, and asked them to hit each other in the face. No one was pressured, and everyone was hit as hard as THEY asked to be hit.

UPDATE: A classy Max Landis gives the haters what they want.


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BACKSTORY: The lonely battle of the chatty yellow bench (Conor Pope, Irish Times) (excerpt only, requires subscription)

(Thanks Darren Cleary)


Talk O’clock: the ‘P2P alarm clock’ service where you get woken up by a stranger.

Hey. We’ve all been there.