Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 27, 2008 3:04 PM   Subscribe

Historic Photos of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
posted by vronsky (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This Thanksgiving parade can go down in history as the day that rickrolling was beaten and is now over.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 3:09 PM on November 27, 2008

Rick Astley personally rick-rolled the Macy's parade this year. How freakin' sweet is that?
posted by five fresh fish at 4:38 PM on November 27, 2008

Yeah, stick a fork in it, this meme is done.
posted by nightchrome at 4:44 PM on November 27, 2008

The most epic rickrolling in the history of mankind.
posted by schroedinger at 5:18 PM on November 27, 2008

Man, the internet is lame. Some really cool photos of old time Macy's parade, and all the wankers here can talk about is Rick Astley.

Cool find, vronsky. It's interesting seeing the history of the floating figures in the parade. Thanks!
posted by Eekacat at 5:48 PM on November 27, 2008

I preferred to talk about Rick Astley because I was trying to get the creepy photos out of my head. I appreciate the historical insight, but Jesus those floats creep me out.
posted by schroedinger at 6:21 PM on November 27, 2008

I missed the actual parade, but watched a decent 'History Of...' on the Hitler and UFO channel.

I appreciate the parade rickroll. I really do.
posted by defenestration at 6:45 PM on November 27, 2008

That rickroll was hilarious. (Yeah, what, nothing is cool once people know about it? Suck it, haters.)
posted by danb at 7:09 PM on November 27, 2008

I love the internet. TV for once did something purely fun and totally unexpected amidst its commercial-as-entertainment, but on the internet that's every day.
posted by Tehanu at 7:11 PM on November 27, 2008 [2 favorites]

Even more interesting to me than the evolving styles and the evolving fidelity (and colour hue preference) of photographic equipment was the evolving architectural style over the years.

Interesting history - I wonder who initially came up with the idea and/or carried it out?
posted by porpoise at 7:12 PM on November 27, 2008

Can somebody tell me if they still fly the Underdog balloon? I haven't seen the parade in years.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 9:24 PM on November 27, 2008

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