Feel Good Friday – Towel Surfing Flash Mob

by admin on January 14, 2011

It’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere so a beach flash mob seems to be the perfect antidote to winter cabin fever.   Although you may need some brain bleach after viewing that itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, orange Speed-o the lead guy is wearing.

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lkb January 14, 2011 at 5:28 am

Okay, now THAT’s a flash mob I can appreciate. People go to the beach to chill-lax. No one’s trying to get anywhere. No one’s trying to eat their quick lunch or run their necessary errands on a tight schedule. No one’s trying to hear or make an important phone call, only to be impeded by an unexpected (to them, anyway) ruckus.
Thanks for posting this one.

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Julie A. January 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

So funny! He is going to get a sunburn LOL. The kids look like they are having a great time too.

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Mojo January 14, 2011 at 9:16 am

I love it! And I reckon the guy at 0:51 makes up for the lead’s speedos!

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Kristy January 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

I love these. :) Good for the guy for having enough confidence to wear that!

I so want to be part of a flash mob, but due to severe crowd phobias that will never happen. I will just amuse myself with watching them on the net.

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Exitzero January 14, 2011 at 9:32 am

Why would an etiquette site make fun of how someone looks?

He looks just fine to me.

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admin January 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

Note that I referred to the Speed-O bathing suit. Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, or Sean Connery (in his younger, studly days) could have worn that Speed-o and I still would have flinched at the site of it.

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Just Laura January 14, 2011 at 11:00 am

Agree with Admin. No matter how attractive the man, I still don’t want to see his upper thigh.
Great video!

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vTenebrae January 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

I read something once about Speed-os that gave me a new.. appreciation (I guess) of them. An older gentleman said “I wear them because they make ME feel sexy”. So kudos to people brave enough to wear them. I find them scary, like Dame… it’s just the teeny-tiny suit, not the body :D

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admin January 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

I lifeguarded throughout college and after seeing one too many Speedo type wardrobe malfunctions, I developed a well honed aversion to them.

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Elizabeth January 14, 2011 at 11:54 am

Best flash mob ever. I agree with the admin about speed-os. I giggle when I see anyone wearing them. But back to the awesome flash mob. Everyone just looked so happy, even the kids. And it was nice that not everyone had a dancer’s body.

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Chocobo January 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I find speedos hilarious. Love this joyful flash mob! Although it’s interesting that it looks like most of the participants are well-toned… but maybe those are just the ones they chose to feature.

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Kimbubbley January 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I have an absolutely delicious, hunkalicious friend who prefers the “boy short” type of Speedo. He is super yummy to look at, but even that slightly larger version of the Speedo takes me up short and makes me giggle. And he refuses to wear anything but, sooo…off to the pool we go!

This was AWESOME!! Thank you!!

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Susan T-O January 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm

One of the best Feel-Good Fridays ever! Thank you so much. I really enjoyed this one a lot.

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Kylie January 15, 2011 at 5:56 am

Great feelgood flash mob. As an Aussie I am pretty used to seeing blokes in what we sometimes call “budgie-smugglers” and I don’t turn a hair at it. However, I can understand why Speedos – an all Australian swimsuit style – are little of a shocker for others. Regarding the admin comment about wardrobe malfunctions with Speedos – never seen one. However I have see one too many bikini mishaps on women, so give me the budgie-smugglers any day.

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Alice January 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I love this! Flash mobs make me SO happy. I’m determined to see one one day.

As for it not delaying folks to work and whatnot, I think that’s the point and why I enjoy them. We get so focused on our own schedules and mundane daily tasks, it’s fantastic to stop and remember to be silly and fun for a few minutes.

Once on my way home from work (horrendous commute involving subways and buses), with my head down and my heavy bag, I stopped and heard gorgeous string music. When I looked up, I saw three teenagers with violins and a cello playing, their mom watching/advising them. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen/heard – not just the music, but the family involvement and how proud their mom looked. There are tons of subway musicians, but this one stood out in a way I can’t really place my finger on. I think I stayed for about 10 or 15 minutes, not a huge amount of time, but just enough to change my cranky attitude. I’m so thankful I got to stop and experience it! I still think about it to this day.

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PrincessSimmi January 17, 2011 at 3:36 am

*Squee* Awesome!

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Cooler Becky January 17, 2011 at 3:55 am

I was supposed to be a part of this, but I got too busy with work et al and ended up having to drop out.

;_;

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Jillybean January 17, 2011 at 11:03 am

Count me among those who don’t get (or find the attraction of) the speedo. I mean, I would never make fun of someone wearing one. I think anyone who can strut their stuff with confidence on a beach should rock on!

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A January 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I think I’ve found my calling…

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lkb January 18, 2011 at 11:28 am

@Alice: I do understand what you’re saying. Yes, we need to stop and smell the roses, but I’d prefer to have some say as to when and how that is. Other flash mobs seen here and elsewhere often take place in crowded facilities, where there is little if any room to maneuver around the performance if someone REALLY needed to get by. I’m just saying, what if this was a really, really, really bad time to be caught up in a flash mob. (For example, someone who was receiving “the call” about someone’s passing, or who HAD to make that train to get to work or else… etc. ) I think you get my point.
Also, it’s inflicting a certain style of performance on people who may not necessarily like it. I liken it to passing a car that has all the window open with the boom box “going up to 11″ (Spinal Tap reference). If it’s rude for the passing motorist, why isn’t it rude for the flash mob?
Again, in this post at the beach I don’t have a problem with it.
I do not object to this flash mob but I wanted to clarify what I meant.

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enjoli January 22, 2011 at 3:28 am

I’ve seen this video so many times now. I love it. It is always guaranteed to make my day better. I’m glad you founf it and appreciate the feelgood factor too.

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