Thursday, May 7, 2009

Best Thing I Never Knew About


I can't be the only one in the world who's never heard of "ghost riding".  And it has absolutely nothing to do with Nicolas Cage or any other comic book adaptations.  Apparently it's been a craze in the Bay Area for about three years now.  It has it's own Wikipedia page, a catchy song, and a music video, not to mention Youtube wannabe's galore...HOW DID I MISS THIS?!?!  All you have to do to ghost ride is follow the lyrics of said catchy song : "pull up hop out all in one motion dancin on the hood while the car's still rollin".  That's right, it's the evolution of the Chinese Fire Drill.  Only this time instead of switching cars, you leave the car in motion and dance next to, or on top of the car.  Normally I would frown upon something sounding remotely this dumb, but for some reason, I'm pretty ready to go find a parking lot and see how long I can do the running man beside my corolla.  If I'm more daring, I would try the Roger Rabbit, because you're going backwards as the car is going forwards, I think it would make for a more interesting dynamic.

Alright, so here's the links:




But as with most things that are essentially awesome, there's always a couple of fools who go and ruin it.  You should know that with A MOVING VEHICLE, there is going to be a danger of, oh say, getting run over, and should ghost ride at least a doors length away from the car if you can't make it to the hood all in one motion.  But as it stands,  here's an article that tells you how dangerous it is. 

With that being said, who's meeting me in some yet to be determined parking lot for a Ghost Riding Extravaganza ASAP!

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