Air Castle blowing down the beach
March 13, 2015 4:25 PM   Subscribe

Air Castle blowing down the beach. (SLYT, 1 min) "Do you want to see the most beautiful thing I've ever filmed?"
posted by Greg Nog (40 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
 
Pretty good, but if we're talking things-getting-blown-by-wind, my vote goes to Rose Bowl Dust Devil.

Without the cow, it would be nothing.
posted by paulcole at 4:28 PM on March 13, 2015 [33 favorites]


It's the choice of music that really makes this special.
posted by evilangela at 4:30 PM on March 13, 2015 [20 favorites]


While the Katamari score was appropriate, given the scale of the air castle compared to the people, I felt Pikmin was an appropriate comparsion.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:31 PM on March 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


It's the choice of music

(I agree, but did not want to spoil anything ahead of time)

Also, thank you for the link, paulcole! I would love if this whole thread became full of items flying through the air in terrifying ways!
posted by Greg Nog at 4:31 PM on March 13, 2015 [5 favorites]


I guess they had filled it up but then tied off the end? The ones I see all have the blower on continuously, so if they blew away, they'd immediately deflate.
posted by emjaybee at 4:34 PM on March 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


Without the cow, it would be nothing.

Obligatory.
posted by brundlefly at 4:42 PM on March 13, 2015


Can be dangerous, inflatable structures getting airborne. Sorry about the downer. It was actually a magical thing to be inside of, given safe conditions.
posted by glasseyes at 4:46 PM on March 13, 2015 [3 favorites]


People on the beach seem weirdly nonchalant about an enormous inflatable hell juggernaut tumbling inexorably towards them.
posted by selfnoise at 4:53 PM on March 13, 2015 [13 favorites]


I FEEL THE COSMOS!
posted by eyeballkid at 4:58 PM on March 13, 2015 [4 favorites]


The music made me guffaw.
posted by sarcasticah at 5:01 PM on March 13, 2015




wait, that's a flying wedge, how is it a castle
posted by angrycat at 5:08 PM on March 13, 2015 [2 favorites]


Oh, look at that. My head gestalted it into a bouncy castle, but it really is a bouncy waterslide wedge.
posted by nobody at 5:45 PM on March 13, 2015


this is the funniest shit i have ever seen
posted by growabrain at 5:56 PM on March 13, 2015


and this pikmin clip is weird
posted by growabrain at 5:58 PM on March 13, 2015


also there at the link - Crazy Guy Runs Into Outback Tornado To Take Selfie - WOW
posted by growabrain at 6:01 PM on March 13, 2015


Can be dangerous, inflatable structures getting airborne. Sorry about the downer.

Why would I post any video that didn't have at least the lurking possibility of mangling murder
posted by Greg Nog at 6:09 PM on March 13, 2015 [5 favorites]


also there at the link - Crazy Guy Runs Into Outback Tornado To Take Selfie yt - WOW

CGI, viral marketing.
posted by 256 at 6:13 PM on March 13, 2015 [4 favorites]


I've seen this twice before on the blue, still one of my favourite things on the internet.
posted by ACair at 6:18 PM on March 13, 2015


We thought today would be a good day for rolling. You should try not to bump into anything alive, but don’t worry about it too much. It won’t end the game or anything, so just relax and roll. Good luck, inchling Prince.
posted by onlyconnect at 6:34 PM on March 13, 2015 [7 favorites]


> It's the choice of music that really makes this special.

I agree. This is beautiful. My day is better now.
posted by ardgedee at 6:51 PM on March 13, 2015




Reminds me of Mr. and Mrs. Brainsample eating the blancmange that was winning wimbledon.
posted by not_on_display at 7:34 PM on March 13, 2015 [4 favorites]




My, Youtube is certainly full of things.
posted by Pope Guilty at 8:02 PM on March 13, 2015 [9 favorites]


More in keeping with the title
posted by tigrrrlily at 8:10 PM on March 13, 2015 [1 favorite]


humanfont, I am so angry at those two homunculi for dragging the poor dog along into their idiocy. So terribly angry.
posted by tigrrrlily at 8:20 PM on March 13, 2015 [6 favorites]


tigrrlily: I felt the same way (before reading your comment)... Partway through, I'm like, oh well, natural selection, Darwin award, etc, etc... Then I saw that dog, and I'm like THAT'S NOT COOL.

Leave your precious dog at home if you're going out to sea with a death wish.
posted by el io at 11:26 PM on March 13, 2015 [3 favorites]


Can be dangerous, inflatable structures getting airborne. Sorry about the downer.

I hope I never again encounter the phrase, "her rib cage detached from her spine." (From a second-degree link.)
posted by univac at 12:33 AM on March 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


wait, that's a flying wedge, how is it a castle

Have you never heard the old adage, "a person's waterslide is their castle?" I think it's from Shakespeare.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:34 AM on March 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


And people ask me why I always carry a knife. MURDEROUS JUMPING CASTLES!
posted by nestor_makhno at 3:06 AM on March 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


I guess we all dream about making this sort of impact on the world.
posted by WalkingAround at 4:08 AM on March 14, 2015


Okay, I guess I'm coming around to the whole "Best of the Web!" thing.
posted by yhbc at 5:35 AM on March 14, 2015


The Rose Bowl Dust Devil reminded me of days on the craft-show circuit.
There's a reason they're called E-Z Up's.
posted by MtDewd at 6:45 AM on March 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


Sometimes there's so much beauty on Metafilter, I feel like I can't take it.
posted by bondcliff at 8:29 AM on March 14, 2015 [4 favorites]


Noooo, too late! What are you doing! If anything scampers, roll it up before it runs off. We’ll report this to mother!
posted by onlyconnect at 10:24 AM on March 14, 2015 [2 favorites]


That little beach tent got REKT
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 11:38 AM on March 14, 2015 [1 favorite]


Needs more Yakety Sax...
posted by 1367 at 11:52 AM on March 14, 2015


I just got unnerved when things didn't stick to the bouncy castle

too much katamari makes gus something something
posted by gusandrews at 2:22 PM on March 14, 2015


That little beach tent got REKT

Yeah I didn't notice that part until my third viewing, and it is so satisfying watching two flimsy structures go one on one.
posted by Hicksu at 7:39 PM on March 14, 2015


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