Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What the young people are doing at intersections these days

Picture this:
A car stops at a red light. All the passengers then proceed to get out and run circles around the car, laughing and chasing one another. Then, when the light turns green, they all stop, get back in the car, and drive on as if nothing had happened.

I vaguely recall hearing about this phenomenon a long time ago, but never actually saw it happen until today.

I was driving home after picking up a pizza for dinner, and gazed in wonderment as the aforementioned spectacle happened before my very eyes.

I forget what it's called.... it has a name, doesn't it?

And wasn't it in some commercial for something or other a few years ago?

Can anyone remember?
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12 comments:

Chris @ Maugeritaville said...

Assuming you're asking a serious question, it's called a Chinese Fire Drill.

Assuming this was a joke, I don't get it.

Janna said...

Chris: Really? Huh. Ok, then. Chinese Fire Drill it is.
Any chance you can remember which commercial it was in? Was it a Mentos commercial, maybe...?...?

VE said...

It was probably a liquids commercial and everyone just has to pee really bad...

Me-Me King said...

Yep, Chris is correct - it's the Chinese Fire Drill. I never participated, I was afraid of being left behind.

Da Old Man said...

Chinese Fire Drill has been around for a long time. I don't remember it being in any commercial, but those Mentos commercials always had wacky stuff going on.

Morgiana Le Fey said...

haha what's even better, is one time outside of the college i saw asian people do a chinese fire drill...and i laughed so hard the snorting commenced with a vengeance =D

whall said...

There's a guy named Mr Shiny at http://shinystakeout.com. He has a pet iguana named Phaed, who allegedly is willing to do *anything* you ask it.

Clean your car. Drink bad milk. Vote democratic. Anything.

Once, he was asked to coordinate a bunch of wackos to run around their car at a red light.

Once again, Shiny's Phaed Will.

Janna said...

VE: I wonder what THOSE auditions would have been like...

MeMeKing: I'd be afraid too!

DaOldMan: I wonder if it's on YouTube... Heaven knows they have all kinds of other junk on there...

Morgian: Hee!

Whall: Oooooohhhhh. Groan. Wow. :o ....(Heh:)

Anonymous said...

What's weird is I've never seen Chinese people do it, only stupid white kids. go figure

Janna said...

Anon: That's exactly what these seemed to be, too!

Travis said...

We never thought we were stupid when we did it in high school. Just silly.

I've heard it called a Chinese fire drill, but we just called it a fire drill.

As to the commercial, I saw a family do it in a car commercial but I don't recall the make or model.

Janna said...

Travis: Aww, how cute! You did that in high school? Hee!