Theropod. Ninja. Champion.
June 14, 2016 8:31 PM   Subscribe

Direct from the Cretaceous, weighing in at approximately five tons, the tyrant of Larimidia, competing to be the one, the only, American Ninja Warrior, it's TTTTTTTTTTTTTT REX!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (15 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I saw this on Facebook and one of the commenters wrote "You can tell it isn't a real T-Rex because of its arms." I have no idea if they are joking or being serious, but I want to believe.
posted by Literaryhero at 9:13 PM on June 14, 2016 [9 favorites]

Who needs TV?
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:14 PM on June 14, 2016

When I saw this recently, I was having the worst day. It put a huge grin on my face the whole time, and I actually felt much better for having watched it. It is so ridiculous looking, and yet somehow it seems to depict a triumph of the human/dinosaur spirit at the same time. You know it's a person in a suit, so you are impressed that this is happening. And at the same time, you are thinking "good for you, dinosaur, with your little t-rex arms."
posted by SpacemanStix at 9:16 PM on June 14, 2016 [10 favorites]

The guy does a whole youtube channel emblazoned Dinosaur Parkour. Seriously. Check it out.
posted by Nanukthedog at 9:30 PM on June 14, 2016 [2 favorites]

Oh god, that Jurassic Parkour video, Nanukthedog, ahahahahahahaha
posted by Literaryhero at 9:40 PM on June 14, 2016 [2 favorites]

T-Rex making friends at Venice Beach
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 10:17 PM on June 14, 2016 [2 favorites]

I never realized before how badly I needed a T. rex suit.
posted by KathrynT at 11:00 PM on June 14, 2016

Every time I see something like this I feel like I, too, need a dinosaur costume for mundane things like mowing the lawn or visiting an ATM.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:46 PM on June 14, 2016 [2 favorites]

So I was going to get my little (30 year old) brother that costume for Christmas, because he felt the same as you two, and I am a really excellent sister. It was super-back ordered. I got him something else for Christmas but left the order in, since they said it would be six months and that would be around his birthday and I knew it would be perfect.

I figured the company would send an e-mail when it shipped so I could alert him to expect a surprise but it did not, and it shipped months earlier than than it was supposed to. So, in March I come back from a run and look at my phone and all his 4 siblings and assorted spouses had gotten a group video text from brother with the best Trex dance ever filmed in any suburban living room ever included, followed by a string of question marks. When I am having a bad day I still look back on the confused/delighted conversation that ensued and feel better about my family and the world. I love that he thought ANY ONE OF US could have done it and that all my siblings just yes-anded him until I eventually confessed. His (lovely) wife and cat may never forgive me.

In conclusion: $75 well-spent. Highly recommended. Buy one for a friend while you are at it.
posted by charmedimsure at 12:11 AM on June 15, 2016 [31 favorites]

I honestly, earnestly believe that these T-Rex outfits are by far the best thing to come out of that last Jurassic Park movie.
posted by WaylandSmith at 12:20 AM on June 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

I knew he was gunna fall as soon as arm reach became a factor. Curse those tiny TRex arms!
posted by greenhornet at 2:37 AM on June 15, 2016

I really miss MXC. It was funny. This "American Ninja" thing is crap, and is not funny, or even entertaining.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:05 AM on June 15, 2016

I really miss MXC. It was funny. This "American Ninja" thing is crap, and is not funny, or even entertaining.

MXC was vaguely racist. ANW isn't meant to be funny most of the time - it's all about the positivity of cheering on every competitor - but it is very entertaining.
posted by mightygodking at 5:46 AM on June 15, 2016 [3 favorites]

Oh I had no idea I needed this. But I did! Thank you!
posted by Dressed to Kill at 6:13 AM on June 15, 2016

Je Sui Meathead
posted by univac at 7:56 AM on June 15, 2016

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