Where In the World Is Matt Harding? Follow Matt Dancing Around the World, Free Video Clip
Matt Harding is a video game designer and deadpan comic. He made a video of himself dancing around the world in 7 continents. He doesn't dance so well, but nobody seems to mind. He quit his job designing the game Destroy All Humans, because he didn't want to spend two years of his life writing a game about killing everyone. Here's what he says about himself, speaking in the third person.
Matt is a 30-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames. He achieved this goal pretty early and enjoyed it for a while, but eventually realized there might be other stuff he was missing out on. In February of 2003, he quit his job in Brisbane, Australia and used the money he'd saved to wander around the planet until it ran out.[...}
A few months into his trip, a travel buddy gave Matt the idea of dancing everywhere he went and recording it on his camera. This turned out to be a very good idea. Now Matt is quasi-famous as "That guy who dances on the internet. No, not that guy. The other one. No, not him either. I'll send you the link. It's funny."
The response to the first video brought Matt to the attention of the nice people at Stride long-lasting gum. They asked Matt if he'd be interested in taking another trip around the world to make a new video. Matt asked if they'd be paying for it. They said yes. Matt thought this sounded like another very good idea.
At the end of 2005, Matt left on a 6 month trip through 39 countries on all 7 continents. In that time, he danced a great deal.
Matt was a very poor student and never went to college. When he got older, he was pleased to discover that no one actually cares. Matt doesn't want to imply that college is bad or anything. He's just saying is all. [sic] There's other ways to fill your head.
Matt currently lives in Seattle, Washington, where he still works in videogames from time to time as a writer and designer. Matt recognizes that this is not the worst job in the world, but he prefers traveling.
Matt is left-handed. Matt is very good with figures and wishes people asked him to multiply things more often.
Matt has never lost a staring contest.
I wish you much success in life.
I hope you have a very happy day.