RAV4 Jousting
January 31, 2007 6:32 PM   Subscribe

Ghost ridin da whip + Society for Creative Anachronism + viral marketing = RAV4 Jousting. Warning: flash, opera
posted by gottabefunky (27 comments total)
posted by gottabefunky at 6:32 PM on January 31, 2007

I've done something similar on 4-wheelers and jet skis.
posted by Balisong at 6:45 PM on January 31, 2007

I just watched an advertisement!
posted by gwint at 6:47 PM on January 31, 2007

The UK: "we ghost ride on the opposite side" (and with knights on the bonnet)
posted by Frank Grimes at 6:50 PM on January 31, 2007

It's bad luck just seeing a thing like that!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:00 PM on January 31, 2007

Viral marketing makes you sick.
posted by furtive at 7:00 PM on January 31, 2007

Step 1: Recreate.
Step 2: Great pain
Step 3: Profit!
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:10 PM on January 31, 2007

Yeah, gwint, at least this advertisement didn't paralyze your city.
posted by mkb at 7:24 PM on January 31, 2007

What is it with you people purposely posting links to advertisements?
posted by BeerFilter at 7:28 PM on January 31, 2007

Does the RAV4 come in blue?
posted by Remy at 8:01 PM on January 31, 2007

Yes, it comes in either "Parsifal blue" or "Gawain puce." The latter is stunning, really.
posted by FormlessOne at 8:10 PM on January 31, 2007

Now, if I could get one with an An Tir paint job...
posted by FormlessOne at 8:11 PM on January 31, 2007

...that's not SCA, by the by. If nothing else, we'd use better armor, and jousting sticks that really hurt. :)
posted by Asim at 8:13 PM on January 31, 2007

I actually laughed out loud watching that. I have no desire to own a RAV4. I feel fine.
posted by betaray at 8:34 PM on January 31, 2007

It's not ghostriding if someone's driving.
posted by Eideteker at 11:27 PM on January 31, 2007

Well I thought it was great. Thanks for posting it.
posted by Who_Am_I at 3:25 AM on February 1, 2007

Yes, it's an ad, but it was really funny. I liked the colander helmet the one driver was wearing.

Wasn't there some B movie from the late 1970s or early 1980s about traveling motorcycle jousters?
posted by Forktine at 3:51 AM on February 1, 2007

Knightriders was the name of that movie. No time to IMDB it.
posted by bashos_frog at 4:08 AM on February 1, 2007

Oooo, yeah! Knightriders! And I agree, the SCA fighting marshalls'd never allow such out-of-period assery!
posted by cookie-k at 4:28 AM on February 1, 2007

I didn't find the video funny.

But I guess they still win because I already have a RAV4.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 6:43 AM on February 1, 2007

Every SCA member I know would start off by screaming "THAT'S NOT PERIOD!!!"
posted by elendil71 at 8:37 AM on February 1, 2007

hey, a lot of the greatest works of art were commissioned by monarchs, the church and rich idiots. i am all for corporations paying lots of money for stuff that is interesting or entertaining. and there is no way i am going to buy a rav4 because of a damn commercial, just like seeing Michaelangelo's pieta didn't make me give my life to jesus, but I am sure glad the church commissioned him to make it.
posted by crawfishpopsicle at 9:10 AM on February 1, 2007

Pieta !? = RAV4

posted by anotherpanacea at 9:40 AM on February 1, 2007

Does it come with those lever doohickies to work the pedals for when I break my spine? Good lord. Perhaps the UK doesn't have hooligans such as ours here in the United States who would see this and be inspired to greater reaches of hooliganism until such time as some guy plants a mace into some college freshman's noggin at fourty miles an hour and the Oh Noes, The Uproar. Even Jackass only took this sort of jackassery as fast as two BMX bikes would go.

Perhaps we're a worse nation for it...
posted by Ogre Lawless at 9:41 AM on February 1, 2007

anotherpanacea - yes, Pieta = RAV4. how can you not see that?!

i am just saying that even if a crappy company is footing the bill, cool stuff can come from it. i despise advertising, but if i see a cool ad i don't just dismiss it because it is an ad. sometimes really creative people are brought together to do really great work in the name of stupid consumer crap. but the ad can still be cool.
posted by crawfishpopsicle at 9:48 AM on February 1, 2007 [1 favorite]

I'm an SCA member (one of those damn authenticity policing laurels even) and I'm going to start off by cringing and wondering what the fallout is going to be like when the really bizzare guy who shows up two or three times a year convinces his even less bright fiends to try this.

You can't really tell a reporter, "Know who? Oh, yeah, that's the creepy guy who we always wished would go away...."
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 10:35 AM on February 1, 2007

anotherpanacea - yes, Pieta = RAV4. how can you not see that?!

You've got it all wrong. It's:

Pieta = Z4
posted by anotherpanacea at 3:58 PM on February 1, 2007

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