Monday, January 10, 2011

march of the penguins

[music: #157, "come on" by green river ordinance. not really relevant to the post but whatevs. also, the video below doesn't have any sound, so music away.]

[but if it had sound, it'd be a gagging noise. that's all.]

okay so my older sister used to tell me about the awful couples in high school who demonstrated a form of transportation known as the dreaded couple walk.

waddle, if you will.

you know you've seen it: guy behind, girl in front, couldn't-let-go-long-enough-to-get-from-point-A-to-point-B.

it's like a vertical spoonfest. in public. in transit. mostly through school hallways and/or walkways of ghetto malls (*cough*fiesta*cough).

anyway. i thought this trend died with the 90s and/or the evolution of the human brain. but tempe marketplace the other night taught me otherwise.

behold:

video


what? you can't tell there's two people involved in that walk? that, my friends, is the crux of the problem.

p.s.
yeah i totally filmed these people with my cell phone. it's like those people who film natural disasters and get to put their footage on the news. hey ABC 15 ... i have ... something ...

4 comments:

Kristin Call said...

bwahahaha I love this.

The Ballard Family said...

Hahaha, YAY! The walk returns! Seriously, though, I feel like that walk ruled the highschool halls and the malls back in my day. I didn't understand then and I don't understand now...but I LOVE that you took video of it in action. Yesss.
(The verification word I got is 'floopin.' I wish I could bring myself to do your job and define it. But I can't. So,you should.)

Laura! said...

Haha didn't we see some people waddling like this on our way back from something the other night?? It's everywhere! Oh, and fyi, it has evolved. In the high school hallways, it's more common to see people facing each other, hugging, the girl walking backwards. It looks just as ridiculous, I can assure you.

Dad said...

I really appreciate you kids clearing up what for me has been a disturbing matter for a while now. All of this time I thought that these sightings were of ONE person with multi-limb issues. Now that I know that it is two people I guess I feel a little better...yet no less disturbed.