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December 5, 2005 9:42 AM   Subscribe

Precision Lawn Chair Marching Dads
posted by dios (28 comments total)

 
Okay, I give this a giant WTF?

Thanks!
posted by dobbs at 10:01 AM on December 5, 2005


Sigh. Wonderful. Does anybody else wonder why the two coasts look down at us here in the heartland?

Seriously, does anybody else want a bite of banality?
posted by John of Michigan at 10:17 AM on December 5, 2005


Pretty funny way to raise money for charity.
posted by caddis at 10:23 AM on December 5, 2005


I'm betting the pics and the website don't do their live marching any justice. Probably hilarious to see in person!
posted by BobFrapples at 10:23 AM on December 5, 2005


Lighten up, you two. I thought it was adorable for O.5 seconds, and that was better than nothing.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 10:24 AM on December 5, 2005


I like it.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 10:25 AM on December 5, 2005


So that's where my lawn chairs went!
posted by languagehat at 10:33 AM on December 5, 2005


Let's hope there's not too many more posts that need a tag of "americanflagboxers".
I did laugh however. dios, you weird bastard ;-)
posted by peacay at 10:48 AM on December 5, 2005


Takoma Park, Maryland has its own human-powered lawn mower brigade that marches each year at the 4th of July parade.
posted by terrapin at 10:50 AM on December 5, 2005


See also the Lawn Rangers and other wacky drill teams.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:51 AM on December 5, 2005


These guys were in this years Thanksgiving Parade on State Street in Chicago.

They were kinda funny.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 10:51 AM on December 5, 2005


bah, Silent Drill would have been more impressive instead of them calling out cadences and hoo-ahs all the time.
posted by smcniven at 11:12 AM on December 5, 2005


Here in Coeur d' Alene, we have the "Red Hot Mamas," a synchronized shopping cart drill team.


No, really.



Hearing them practice drills behind the local Target is a weird and kinda creepy experience.
posted by stenseng at 11:37 AM on December 5, 2005


So basically, if get a bunch of people to synchronize their movements with some random object, you can make money? That's why I love the United States.
posted by panoptican at 11:51 AM on December 5, 2005


Request for "wifebeater" tag, sir!
posted by Eideteker at 11:53 AM on December 5, 2005


Done.
posted by dios at 12:00 PM on December 5, 2005


Snort.
posted by Skygazer at 12:40 PM on December 5, 2005


Snicker.
posted by Skygazer at 12:42 PM on December 5, 2005


I would kill for video of this.
posted by oddman at 1:08 PM on December 5, 2005


It's on the website, I think. Here is another one, though it is on TV with a smaller line. And without the American flag boxers.

So do I get to pick the person you kill?
posted by dios at 1:11 PM on December 5, 2005


Sounds Like Dios should get to pick AS long AS its connected to lawn chairs (gotta keep with the theme)
posted by Elim at 1:30 PM on December 5, 2005


Once I've turned into a middle-class middle-aged 'Murka-lovin' chair tosser, feel free to kill me on sight.
posted by quite unimportant at 2:24 PM on December 5, 2005


That is a good question about wrapping your nuts in the American flag.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:08 PM on December 5, 2005


Dios, consider this a one time voucher to have the person of your choice killed. As a bonus, because you posted the FPP and the subsequent link to the video, you get to decide how said person will be meet their demise.

Legal Notice:
This offer not valid on planets with oxygen in the atmosphere.

posted by oddman at 4:25 PM on December 5, 2005


Once I've turned into a middle-class middle-aged 'Murka-lovin' chair tosser, feel free to kill me on sight.

Well, *this* America-mistrustin' pinko commie Canadian NDP type found it vaguely amusing. Feel free to pretend it's subversive pomo performance art pointing out the essential absurdity of "patriotic" signifiers and the increasing surface militarism of American culture in the yellow-flag-bumper-sticker era, contrasted with the soft, anti-spartan underbelly of consumerist reality.

That, or pretend they're rabbits with pancakes on their heads. Really, your call.
posted by arto at 5:02 PM on December 5, 2005


Thanks to the pioneering efforts of the Clan McGillicuddy, we in New Zealand are way ahead of you. (Warning, contains explicit gumboots), having had our local equivalent of this shtick since the early 90s.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 5:06 PM on December 5, 2005


For some reason this reminds me of Al Bundy's organization NO MA'AM.
posted by electroboy at 5:06 PM on December 5, 2005


This thread wouldn't be complete without an obligatory mention of the progenitor of all mock-parades, the pre-Rose Bowl Pasadena Doo-Dah Parade.
posted by Creosote at 6:39 PM on December 5, 2005


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