Okay, I've watched this video like eight times, and I still have no idea how many times the team in white passes that basketball around.  Quite frankly, I don't think it's humanly possible to follow anything with that much grace and old timey globetrotter flavor. 

But, I'm gonna post the video anyway, and if one of you guys can see how many times they pass it, well...I'm not gonna give you anything (author's note: we're not made of money here at benjaminesch.com.  We're made of love) but I will be fully impressed with your observational skills.

Here's the video: 

Author's note:  I originally found this video over at the very cool Club Trillion. 


Have you watched the video yet? 

Well, go back and click on the youtube link then.  This next part of the blog is going to suck for you if you haven't watched the video. 

So...we've all seen the video, right? 

Awesome. 

Ha!  I knew it was thirteen passes from the beginning!  I just wanted you guys to get your mind blown by that bear!  I just totally tricked you guys.  I feel like Ashton Kutcher.  You know, just without the smug sense of entitlement or handsomeness or whatever. 

And as a side note, I completely lost my mind when I saw that bear moonwalk across the screen.  And it got me to thinking: are there any other awesome awareness videos out there? 

Well, there aren't.  Unfortunately, these things kinda lose a lot of their neat factor when you're expecting some crazy crap to wander into frame. 

But I found something during my search.  Something unbelievably creepy. 

Here it is.  Watch if you dare.


Okay, I'm just gonna say that the kid in the ninja turtle outfit was quite possibly the creepiest thing I have ever seen in my life.  WAY creepier than that chick who crawls out of the TV in "The Ring" or Kathy Bates nude scene in "About Schmidt" or anything else I can think of. 

As a matter of fact, I'm almost a hundred percent certain that I'm going to wake up screaming tonight from a ninja turtle kid themed nightmare. 

So, I guess my roommate has that to look forward to around 4AM.  Sorry, dude.
 

Ben's Roomate
2/11/2009 06:23:43 pm

Is this why Ben is screaming?

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Monica
2/12/2009 03:17:43 am

not having been able to view the videos as of yet, i hardly feel lief to comment, but the incorrect looking "1 comments" thingy makes me crazy.

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2/12/2009 05:37:55 am

I've seen the top video before. The district is closing my school down next year, so the principal used the video as a metaphor for how we, as a staff, should respond.

Suggested by staff members:

"If you let yourself get distracted, you might 'drop the ball.'

"Like the players, we need to stay focused on our jobs, no matter what else is happening."

Blah, blah blah.

My metaphor: When there's a gorilla in the room, maybe we should all put down the damn balls and ask what it's doing there. Or better yet, shoot it before it really does some damage.

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Paul Michael Murphy
2/12/2009 05:39:23 am

Or bear. Whatever.

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Dan
2/12/2009 06:17:25 am

I got hit by a car on my bike, flew off and consequently broke my thumb in half. It was a horrible experience. I felt subhuman, or even (0.5)sub-primate-like. But the guy did stop, I did get his insurance info and I did get a sweet settlement check out of it. Now I go around dating white rapper's mothers that somehow live in a trailer park near a metropolitan area.

Getting paid is a liberating feeling I hope to someday experience again, so I would appreciate it if you didn't expose the only bicycle awareness video to people that may one day run into me. There is nothing more gratifying than turning a painful experience into a profitable one. If anyone can attest to this, or at least jump on board because of inherent money grubbing, it would be Benjamin Esch.

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monica
2/12/2009 10:42:11 pm

ok.. thats like if a ninja turtle had sex with one of those troll dolls. that would be their offspring. creepy, Benjamin Esch.

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4/17/2011 01:24:44 pm

Thank you for the share, I am impressed that you posted this here!

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