Rex Velvet, self-proclaimed archenemy of Seattle real-life superhero Phoenix Jones, has made a new, totally awesome video calling out Jones while driving a DeLorean and dropping bottles of flammable booze and generally just being totally awesome (as previously mentioned). The most mind-blowing part for me might be Rex’s ridiculously phenomenal mustache ring. Rex, I beg of you — make ring replicas available for sale! Let me bask in your malevolent glory while helping fund your criminal empire! It’s win-win! For everybody except Phoenix Jones, I guess. But that’s like another win for you! (Via FilmDrunk)
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