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December 23, 2013 4:07 PM   Subscribe

T Rex is just waiting for the perfect time to pounce. (SLYT)
posted by aspo (10 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oooh. Clever. And it still works even after you know the trick.
I'm going to design a car and a house like this just to freak people out.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:26 PM on December 23, 2013 [3 favorites]


Yes- especially dangerous at Christmas.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:32 PM on December 23, 2013


T. Rex told me that Frosty is the real danger.
posted by mediocre at 4:36 PM on December 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well that was the damn freakiest thing I've ever seen in my life.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 4:49 PM on December 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


Previously, (2006).
posted by shoesfullofdust at 5:04 PM on December 23, 2013


Magnets?
posted by davebush at 5:26 PM on December 23, 2013


I'd seen this with a hollow face before, but that was really cute.
posted by benito.strauss at 5:33 PM on December 23, 2013


This is a good example of how the internet warps our cultural expectations. I thought EVERYONE had seen this and knew the hollowed out T-Rex face. The fact that it was posted on metafilter led me to

1) think that the video was 'fake' and that the T-Rex was actually going to do something else (jump at the camera or other)
2) Knowing that this was CGI, I was thinking that the face turning was 'too well done' for being the original illusion

In the end, the 'reveal' surprised me probably more than the first time I saw the video - even though I knew it… Man. I need to go to bed.
posted by Riton at 8:22 PM on December 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Riton: "In the end, the 'reveal' surprised me probably more than the first time I saw the video - even though I knew it… Man. I need to go to bed."

Yeah, please go to bed, Captain Buzzkill. (hee hee j/k)
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 9:35 PM on December 23, 2013


My schoolroom had a cinderblock wall with a ledge at the top. I had 28 of these guys in a row up there and one of my favorite things was watching the initial reaction people had to the illusion. I used them as a segue into a discussion on perception and bias that really most kids really took to.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 8:14 AM on December 24, 2013


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