Video: Hot For Tools Demos

A girl named Erica is hosting a new video podcast on YouTube that teaches home repairs like hanging a door, removing grout and using the Saw Stop. Erica wears low cut tops which reveal a pierced bellybutton and lower back tattoo. You may be surprised to hear the videos are sexually-suggestive:

“The only thing I like more than working with my hands is a guy who knows what he’s doing.”

“I measure 36″… from the floor to the doorknob.”
If the pin does not go in… lube may be required.

All of the videos end with a gag reel, which should help endear her to you.

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20 Responses to Video: Hot For Tools Demos

  1. nutbastard says:

    Sounds like a lot of the commenters were raised by single moms : \

    Sexy != Sexist

    Sexism is a practice of discrimination, hate, and control – not a quality, property or characteristic of an act performed by a consenting adult.

    Censoring or prohibiting videos like this is sexism – on the same note, demanding that women make videos like these against their will is also sexism.

    Now that we’ve got sexism properly defined, lets move on to sexy – sexy IS a quality, property or characteristic of an act performed by a consenting adult. However, unlike sexism, sexy is subjective – we all have widely varying preferences. Something is no more definably sexy than a particular food is definably tasty – I like artichokes, you like tomatoes.

  2. MCOBigBen says:

    I know the teaches of Peaches!

    Somewhat ironically, I need to hang a door soon. I can safely say that this video contained no actual information that will be in the slightest bit useful to me.

  3. ME says:

    “Sexism is still
    sexism even when it’s
    gadget related.”

    …who gives a shit?…if you don’t like it there’s plenty other crap on the net that you might find more enjoyable.

  4. Gloria says:

    “The only thing I like more than working with my hands is a guy who knows what he’s doing.”

    “*sigh*, again, just because it’s sexy doesn’t mean it’s sexist.”

    That qualified as … “sexy”? Oof.

  5. dculberson says:

    Too bad her voice isn’t as lovely as – and she isn’t as competent as – the narrator in this door hanging video:

    http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-hang-a-door

    Man, I love that narrator’s voice.

  6. Interior_League says:

    Sexism is still
    sexism even when it’s
    gadget related.

  7. feedingfashionistas says:

    Who is so dumb that this does something for them? An obviously unclued, barely-literate bimbo talking about “a man who knows what he’s doing” does nothing for me.

    Give me a nerdy girl with glasses and a dutch bike, who can’t stop talking about sous vide. Then we’ll talk.

  8. Anonymous says:

    JJASPER, I find your insistence that women must behave only in certain ways that you personally find acceptable to be sexist and insulting. Women’s behaviours are not required to meet your approval and women are not here to pander to your oppressive belief system. Please police your own behaviour and not mine. Thank you.

  9. Anonymous says:

    “Dutch bike?” Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

  10. artbot says:

    With all the cute/sexy, smart & verbally competent actresses out there who might jump at the chance to do a series like this, they chose *her*? Part of my definition of sexy is competence and confidence, neither of which this woman has.

    I’m not really a fan, but Keri from Mythbusters is sexier than this when she wears baggy coveralls.

  11. therevengor says:

    so 2006. how did this not exist already?

  12. jjasper says:

    *sigh*, again, just because it’s sexy doesn’t mean it’s sexist.

    True. Sexism would require it to be a woman acting all sill and provocative for men’s enjoyment. Which is what this was.

    Sexy without sexism would be something like Flaming Lotus Girls performance art – more about the actual art, engineering and craft and not about making breast size and lube jokes while explaining door hanging. The beauty is in the ass kicking awesomeness and real craft work, not in the prurient humor.

    Tank Girl, while a fun movie, is not a manual for feminists, of any wave.

  13. dculberson says:

    I like artichokes and tomatoes, you insensitive bastard!!! [whimpering]

  14. toolguyd says:

    As I mentioned elsewhere (http://tinyurl.com/lkxn28), the videos are not terrible, but some of them – such as the latest door hanging one, are severely lacking.

    The latest video should have been titled “Hey, Look Over Here, These are My Boobs” because that’s what is overly emphasized. The video sure doesn’t succeed at showing how to install a door.

    There’s definitely some hope, though since the video series is just starting out. After attracting as much attention as it is, maybe future videos will tone down a bit and maintain a more balanced boob-to -tool/how-to ratio.

  15. Anonymous says:

    @ feedingfashionistas
    Who is so dumb that this does something for them? An obviously unclued, barely-literate bimbo talking about “a man who knows what he’s doing” does nothing for me.

    Give me a nerdy girl with glasses and a dutch bike, who can’t stop talking about sous vide. Then we’ll talk.
    Although I can understand what you’re saying, i find it fascinating that some people have a one-dimensional view on preference. It’s ubiquitous. E.g. People that like classical music and can’t understand why people listen to pop. Or people that watch independent film and can’t see why people would pay to watch mainstream movies. I think it’s not intuitive that although our brains have evolved to process higher concepts, we have not lost the more basic primitive portions.
    Couldn’t one enjoy a dark satirical comedy and still laugh at fart jokes.

    This is a long way to say, you don’t have to be dumb to like bimbos

  16. wnm0 says:

    Come on this is daft look at how much damage she could cause herself wearing no protective clothing and eye protection, this is not sexy its stupid, if you want to teach people diy do it properly..

  17. overunger says:

    These vids have nothing on this classic :

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/450297/satisfaction_by_benny_benassi/

    Babes and power tools in a LaChappelle-esque video catolog.

  18. zuzu says:

    Sexism is still sexism even when it’s gadget related.

    *sigh*, again, just because it’s sexy doesn’t mean it’s sexist.

    Stop listening to those old university professors rehashing second-wave feminism. There was this whole third wave feminism and post-feminism that happened in the 1990s.

    For more cultural evidence of this, watch Tank Girl and listen to Le Tigre. thx, k, bye.

  19. Patrick Austin says:

    Ew. Ew. Ew. Ew. Ditzy and dumb are the least sexy attributes in the world.

    This reminds me so much of the hollow feeling I get whenever I happen across a Playboy magazine (a mercifully rare occurrence these days). It’s a girl looking blankly at the camera, only vaguely aware of what’s going on.

    I’m supposed to take pleasure in what, exactly? The idea that she’s dumb and presumably easily manipulated? That I could teach her a thing or two about tools? That I can do whatever I want with that vacant shell of a human? Ew. Ew. Ew. Ew.

    It _might_ not be sexist, exactly, but it’s REALLY FUCKING GROSS. I find this way, way more disrespectful than run-of-the-mill hardcore porn.

  20. towlemonkey says:

    @Zuzu #6

    Don’t forget Peaches!

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