Jason Eisner isn’t a man, he’s a god… a god of all things radical, tubular, and righteous. If the video above doesn’t drive home that point, nothing will. Nunchuks II: Find Yourself is the epitome of being a strange kid… a bunch of friends playing ninja, dangerously fooling around with samurai swords, nunchuks, guitars, and fireworks as a bitchin’ Carpenteresque synth score sets the mood. Can you say “living the dream?” Heck, halfway through there’s even an 80’s style montage set to Journey… how can you beat that?!
Eisener’s style captures exactly what it felt like to be a kid growing up in the era that brought us Toxic Avenger, G.I. Joe, and Sho Kosugi flicks. This is, for a lot of us watching, our childhood summed up in four minutes. Or in my case, how I spent last weekend.