Recently, my girlfriend exposed me to a kind of weird thing you can only find on the Internet — a site (Firebox.com) that offers to print a mask of any face you send them. Naturally, I decided to get a mask of my own face. That’s not a mask you can get anywhere else, and I’d be able to see how closely their work resembled the real thing.
Once the product I arrived, I realized this was going to be an unusual journey of self discovery I was going to have to undergo as soon as I put the mask on. You can see the results in the video here:
Hi, my name is Grant, and today we’re looking at Freak Masks. These are a weird thing that you can get for 40 bucks on Firebox.com, screen prints of any face that you like. So I got some prints of my own face so that I can fully experience the horror of the uncanny valley. This is basically a millennial narcissist’s wet dream or their worst nightmare. So let’s give it a shot and see what happens after that.
Overall I think Freak Masks are a great experience. Thanks for sticking with us. Have a great day.
Grant Pardee is a comedian originally from Ohio living in Los Angeles. He has performed at Bridgetown and SF Sketchfest, the Improv, Upright Citizens Brigade, and many other places, too. He contributes articles to VICE, and in 2013 the webseries he created, wrote and produced “Happy Place” was a finalist for the Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition at the New York Television Festival. Follow him on twitter @grantpa