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Monday, January 08, 2007

Culture: Ghost Riding

The phenomenon of Ghost Riders (not to be confused with Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze) is not so "new", but CNN reported on it this weekend so I guess it's official!

For the uninitiated, Ghost Riding is the practice of jumping out of your 'whip' (translation: automobile), while in motion, and doing a little celebratory shimmy next to said moving car, and then jumping back in before calamity ensues. The key factor is the videotapping of the act and posting on our dearest friend YouTube.

Like so...


And so...


Of course...calamities do seem be ensuing...

Oh YouTube, we so love you!

3 comments:

salina said...

There's a music video that is all about ghost riding with nearly 100,000 hits on youtube. It's sourced back to Thraster Magazine.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ddnKdPhQNBA

Anonymous said...

my ghost riding dream would be to see micheal jackson moonwalking beside a car going in reverse with spinner rims going forward.

-chris

rodrigo said...

That's happening in Brazil too. There's another one recently made in Sao Paulo... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9zA0MxMm6s