To be truly Finnish the only thing missing is air guitar.

2011 US & World Champions Flow Into Germany

NORDIC THUNDER (Justin Howard, pictured above) demonstrates how concentrating upon a task is one aspect of “flow.”

2011 US Champion NORDIC THUNDER (Justin Howard) has been asked to accompany 2010 World Champion DEVIL’S NIECE to take part in the 2011 Flow Aus Spielen convention in Wolfsburg March 8-11.

For those unfamiliar with the psychological concept of flow, here’s the wiki.  For those of you unfamiliar with the correlations between Flow and Air Guitar, I have pasted the first two paragraphs of the wiki below, with a blanket Mad Lib replacement of “flow” with “Air Guitar.” At their very core, the two concepts are clearly interchangeable.  Of course, “masturbation” fits in pretty damn well, too.

Air Guitar is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. Proposed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the positive psychology concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields.

According to Csíkszentmihályi, Air Guitar is completely focused motivation. It is a single-minded immersion and represents perhaps the ultimate in harnessing the emotions in the service of performing and learning. In Air Guitar, the emotions are not just contained and channeled, but positive, energized, and aligned with the task at hand. To be caught in the ennui of depression or the agitation of anxiety is to be barred from Air Guitar. The hallmark of Air Guitar is a feeling of spontaneous joy, even rapture, while performing a task although Air Guitar is also described as a deep focus on nothing but the activity – not even oneself or one’s emotions.

Hazmat Turbans and Led Undies: Fro Saves the World

2009 US National Finalist, THE FRO (Chris Harden), has declared war on war.  For peace, justice, and the Amairican way reign free in this new video written and produced by the only professional air guitarist with his own comic book.  This video features an all original FRO soundtrack and a guitar solo by 2008 World Champion HOT LIXX HULAHAN.  Other notables from this video are LT. FACEMELTER (San Diego), THE CRUSHER (SF), SHREDBOY R D (Los Angeles), STEPHEN COLBAIR (Seattle), TOMMY FRETLESS (DC), AirLeigh Legal (Clevelandtown) and G. Tso Money (Queens).

Check out The Fro’s DIY Fender Stratocaster skateboard here and his comic book here.

It, plus many other things, is coming.  Staple your fucking eyeballs to your glasses.

It, plus many other things, is coming.  Staple your fucking eyeballs to your glasses.

Shreddy Mercury to yuppie toddler in shopping cart: “Your mother should have swallowed you”

I stumbled upon this fun post by New York champ and U.S. runner-up SHREDDY MERCURY (Seth Leibowitz) on his Mister Mom support group’s blog.  All bullshit aside, as an erstwile au pair and hopeful stay-at-home dad myself (once Hot Lixx’s kid shoots out later this week), Shreddy sums up and cuts down some oft-overlooked stigma with aplomb.

I just chopped off her earlobe with my samurai sword …” [read more]