The .Gif Friday Post No. 672 – Tossing Rice, Pendulum Boy & A Pitbull Ups the Ante

[Found here, here and here. The top one is Alyssa of
Fried Rice Art. Cool video here.]

Klaus-Günter Jacobi’s Contribution To The World

If socialism is such a great economic system, why have so many people died trying to escape it?

Risking imprisonment, torture and death, Klaus-Günter Jacobi modified a BMW Isetta to help his friend escape the oppression of East Germany in 1963. Nine others were able to escape using the same method.

[Escaping East Berlin in a 1961 BMW Isetta [via]. Short vid here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.377 – Break Dance Bear Classic, Morticia & Gomez Dance Hard & Buster Keaton Escapes From Himself.

Break Dancing Bear
Dance Hard 24
Buster Keaton Escapes

Yeah, that be some classic retro stuff from top down.
[Found here, here and in here.]

Hot Air Blown [Updated with Link to story]

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I don’t know the story behind it, but that’s some scary stuff. Besides the balloon snag, that tower wasn’t engineered to handle a bigass inflated windsock trying to pull it down.

[Found here.]

UPDATE: Apparently the accident dates to October 2004 during a hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque NM. After the collision, the veteran pilot grabbed the tower to stop the gondola from swinging, and he and two boys (ages 10 and 14) climbed down 600 feet as news helicopters buffeted the tower before being called off. Here’s the balloon in better health:

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[Full Story here; h/t Guy Fleegman via Twitter.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.190 – Turtle WIN, Muttering Egg, Monkey WIN

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.173 – SnowCat, JuJitsu Rabbit, 1968 Rubberkids

[Found here, here and here.]

The. Gif Friday Post No.165 – Gawk Hawk, Chew Ewe, Kid Vid

[Found here, here and here.]

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