Social distancing has forced us to get creative when it comes to things we didn’t think twice about before COVID-19 hit. The way we stay entertained has changed, restaurants have had to completely rethink the way they serve food, even work looks extremely different for many of us. In a video that recently hit the front page of Reddit, one man used his frisbee skills to share a socially-distanced meal with his neighbors across the street.
OK, so the video in question actually appeared on YouTube in 2014, but it looks like something straight out of this year’s pandemic madness. The man in the video is named Tetsuya Kikuchi, and since 2002, he’s been a valued member of the PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association). All of this sounds extremely fake so far, but stay tuned – it’s about to get weirder.
Not only does this man make a living throwing around a frisbee, but in the recently resurfaced video, he manages an absurd feat – after several attempts that were conveniently cut to make this look easy, Kikuchi tosses a pizza (or a pizza-looking frisbee. Honestly, we’re impressed either way) 20 freaking meters through an open window and into a microwave in another apartment.
This disc pro had to account for wind, trajectory, the tiny space, any sort of bounce that may occur, but the crazy son of a deep-dish did it. Roughly 65 feet from his hand to the microwave and not a drop of cheese was lost. Of course, Kikuchi is a seasoned professional. Sadly, this mode of pizza transfer isn’t necessarily feasible for most of us.
However, COVID has made food delivery more prominent than ever. Perhaps it’s worth the training to have Domino’s delivery drivers add a bit of flair to their otherwise cut and dried routines, and I’d happily sacrifice a bit of cheese in exchange for the entertainment. It may just be a pie-in-the-sky dream for now, but in ten years when this is the default method, remember that you heard it here first.
With all the bizarreness of this video, the complete lack of explanation as to why someone decided this was a good idea, I only have one question: for the love of all that is cheesy, why the heck would anyone microwave a pizza?