Mark Frauenfelder at 8:42 am Fri, Oct 31, 2008
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As one you YouTuber put it: "Any simple task in Japan requires the effort of tens of aging men dressed in fluorescent jackets and hard hats." (Via Arbroath)
This drill seems rather well thought out except for a few tiny details, these creatures weigh upwards of 3,000 lbs., can charge in excess of 35 mph, and with adequate footing can turn on a dime. Think for a moment about how long it takes for your 3,000 lb. car to come to a stop from 35 mph.
Another vote for Best Musical Score in an Escaped Rhino Drill short film, quite dramatic.
Drill, baby, drill!
Rhinos don’t see so well, so another scenario should be added to the drill — rhino falls in love (or hate) and stalks minivan, thinking it another rhino.
This is why I no longer frequent American zoos. We are so under prepared for this type of emergency. Thank God this has been posted as an instructional video.
“Rhino Confusion” netting-check
Rhino-grade resistant poles-check
Action/Adventure score paused and ready to go-check
Mackenzie, they’re ALL heroes. Even the rhino.
It does feel like their model of this scenario had a people-positive bias.
If your rhino response team has a limited budget, be sure to choose the tranquilizer dart gun. The badminton nets, the fluorescent windbreakers, and bamboo sticks are nice to have but trust me; you’re not going to want that gun.
aww…his little ear fell off. beautiful, thank you
The music does it all.
How do you get volunteered to wear the rhino suit and get a dart gun fired at your head, I wonder? I’d rather take a month’s manure duty, I think
This is totally fake. If you look closely, you can see that the rhino’s eyes aren’t real. I’m in the fake rhino business – it’s a tell tale sign.
Nice music. Needs more benny hill.
Those three words – “escaped rhino drill” – are the funniest I’ve read all week…!
I totally love how they’ve repurposed the badminton net for rhino capture too. Nice!
I had no idea that an old volleyball net could act as an effective barrier against ravaging rhinoceros?
“Any simple task in Japan requires the effort of tens of aging men”.
Sure, in the US a single small guy is enough to stop a charging rhino ;)
Why, why, why did you have to coin Rhinolarp? You do know Rule 34 of the internet, right?
No they be stealin’ my bukkit!
nexto!: escaped rhino drill-team!
Only if you have guys with long sticks behind the net to gently redirect the two tons of panicked wild animal.
I give this film a 6.
I agree that this film seemed fake in nature. For instance, there was no manure trail after the Rhino. Also, there didn’t seem to be any clear hero of the film. Also, women seemed to play little or no role in the piece.
But, the cinematography was ok.
this needs yakkety sax.
FAKE1!! TOTAL PHOTOSHOP. THE SHADOWS ARE 90 PERCENT WRONG, AND ITS JSUT LIKE THE ESCAPED RHINNO SEEN FROM NEVER BACK DOWN
Is this like LARP for zoo keepers?
/coined it, note time and date
I wonder how much protection a hardhat would offer if a rhinoceros stepped on your noggin. I always thought those things were only meant to protect the wearer from objects falling overhead, but the Japanese do not appear to hold such a narrow view.
A REAL RHINO WOULD JUST FLY OVER THEIR HEADS
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