“Gentlemen: How well do you know your happy sack?”
If that’s not enough of an opening line to get any viewer’s attention, I’m not sure what is (maybe also calling testicles “manberries” and “smooth criminals”). In this one-minute clip, our favorite funny-guy superhero Deadpool brings awareness to the important of guys checking their situations for testicular cancer — and it’s an important must-watch.
Ryan Reynolds, who portrays Deadpool, posted the video on Facebook to spread the message, with a caption almost as funny as the video itself: “Touch yourself tonight. #deadpool”
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The video was created by a U.K.-based charity called Ballboys (fantastic), whose mission is, according to their website, to “[raise] awareness and [educate] the population (not just the guys) on the facts, figures and issues of testicular cancer.” They also point out that “testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged 15-49 years old, but it is one of the most curable cancers if detected early.”
Between jokes, Reynolds (who nonchalantly rolls a billiards ball around in his hand for the entire duration of the video) takes viewers through the procedure for checking themselves for testicular cancer. “Don’t get too excited, though – you’re on a mission here,” he says before adding that, if viewers find anything out of the ordinary, talk to their doctor since “The alternative is not an option.”
This isn’t the first time Reynolds has used his superhero swagger for support of a good cause. Last year, he met with Deadpool-loving fans to make some Make-A-Wish Foundation dreams come true. They got to take home cool gear, and one even got a walk-on role in the film!
We deeply respect and appreciate the fact that a star as big as Reynolds is using his film-promo powers for this kind of good – which is totally what an IRL superhero would do. Bravo, Ryan Reynolds and Ballboys. We’ll be sending this to all our closest testicle-laden loved ones. And, as one of the slogans on the front page of Ballboys’ website says, we’ll be encouraging them to “Show your pair you care.”
(Images via Facebook)