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360-degree video panorama of the world's largest dodgeball game. (Best viewed in fullscreen.) How it was filmed. [Both links via Coudal]
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse (17 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
BOMBARDMENT!
posted by louche mustachio at 8:59 AM on February 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow. The photos in the How it was filmed link show that he was there holding onto the setup the whole time. I wonder how many times the poor guy got hit during the whole thing. Way to take one for the team!
posted by reformedjerk at 8:59 AM on February 10, 2011


Oh, Canada . . .
posted by smrtsch at 9:06 AM on February 10, 2011


This was a fantastic use of panoramic video, probably the best I've ever seen.
posted by fake at 10:19 AM on February 10, 2011


Gnarly!
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:36 AM on February 10, 2011


Holy shit, that was incredible! </facebooked>
posted by hincandenza at 11:00 AM on February 10, 2011


Best viewed with the room upside down.
posted by Xurando at 11:43 AM on February 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


BOMBARDMENT!

What he said.
posted by madajb at 11:56 AM on February 10, 2011


Fuckin' Chuck Norris...
posted by ostranenie at 12:34 PM on February 10, 2011


Can someone remind me of the rules of dodgeball? Is it just pound the crap out of each other, or are you supposed to exit the game if you're hit or what?
posted by maxwelton at 1:27 PM on February 10, 2011


I've got absolutely no idea how in the heck somebody is supposed to referee a dodgeball game with that many people. I suppose they were going with the honor system when it came to tagouts.
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:30 PM on February 10, 2011


I can imagine the honor system working for eliminating those hit with a ball, but you're also supposed to be eliminated if someone catches a ball you threw. There's no way in hell I'd be able to spot that as a player amongst so many other balls being thrown, especially if I was trying to keep my eye out for balls to dodge as well.
posted by ErWenn at 1:55 PM on February 10, 2011


Is that what the inside of the Butterdome looks like?
posted by Sys Rq at 2:06 PM on February 10, 2011


Hey, I was actually there, watching briefly (I had a class so I couldn't take part).
posted by selenized at 2:34 PM on February 10, 2011


I suppose they were going with the honor system when it came to tagouts.
Naturally—this is Canada we're talking about.
posted by spamguy at 3:26 PM on February 10, 2011


Sys Rq: Is that what the inside of the Butterdome looks like?

Indeed. And for the curious, this is what the outside of the Butterdome looks like.
posted by hangashore at 6:45 PM on February 10, 2011


Is this a regulation event, or simply an unruly (Canadian) crowd with balls? If one were to drop a couple thousand dodgeballs in NY Times Square and someone were to take a throw at someone else at random, would this be considered a candidate to break this record? Because if so, those in charge should get right on it.
posted by milkfish at 4:14 AM on February 11, 2011


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