Guy mounts coffee cup on car roof, tweets about peoples' reactions


GitEmSteveDave made a magnetic Starbucks paper cup to attach to the roof of his car.

He drives around and tweets peoples' reactions. Sample tweet: "13 honks, 3 points, 2 mimes, 3 StopLightTells, 1 flash, 1 wave, 2 laughs, 5 AlongSideRiders, 4 2xTakes, & 1 cute girl took my picture."

He shares how he made the cup on Instructables.

How to make a roof coffee cup.


    1. Some years ago Jackass set up a prank where a guy casually put a seemingly-occupied car seat on the roof of his car while he was doing something, then got in the car and started to drive off.

      People were chasing the car down the street. It was absolutely hilarious.

        1. Are you sure that you’re not just saying that because you’re an expectant father and the associated hormones have changed your preception of the humor behind babies in peril?

          I’m pretty sure I know you…

  1. You know on the Internet a headline sentence can be read completely in a different context and either reality could be true.

    I mean come on is it a far stretch of the Internet Imagination(tm) to think some guy would tweet about his sexual exploits with a coffee cup on a car rooftop?

    I need to get away from the tubes……..

  2. starbucks did this one christmas season two years ago. I ran up to the woman to tell her she forgot her coffee and she gave me a $25 starbuck gift card. It was quite cute.

  3. This isn’t a new concept. This was an award winning ad idea done by Starbucks a few years ago. Really, this person is just adding the idea of tweeting about it.

    Sorry, not impressed.

  4. I’ve found that the magnets are hardly necessary for this trick. I’ve gone miles and found my coffee still there.

  5. So in order for him to see if cell phone users were distracted or not he decided to do something which would distract most of the drivers around him. If someone does get into an accident while being distracted by his coffee cup will he take some of the responsibility?

  6. Lame. Grabbing attention at the cost of a small amount of the public’s good will and a small decreasing of safety on the roadways…. just so he can tweet about it.

    Not the kind of plea for attention that BB should reward, IMHO.

  7. Wow, he proved that people tried to communicate to him. Oh those dumb saps fell for it! Tee hee! For his next gag he’ll put a fake baby in a hot car by itself and film people’s reactions. It should be hilarious!

    By the way, I already did this with my leftovers container. People honked at me and I thought they were being pushy.

  8. did this years ago with a soda can and a suction cup… i’m talking like 15 years ago. hell, it wasn’t even an original idea of the guy who told it to me.

  9. listen, commenters, you are obviously not familiar with Mr. GitEmSteveDave. he’s out there. you can look inside his house RIGHT NOW by going to

    he’s apparently at his desk at the moment.

  10. Years ago, at a family reunion, my cousin drove up in a pickup truck on which he had bolted a thermos and lunchbox. When asked why he stated it was because he hated people tailgating him.

  11. Did we really need an Indestructible’s article on this? Put rare earth magnets in cup, put cup on roof. Really that’s all you need to do.

    The other stuff is just fine tuning.

  12. @#14 Yeah, anyone who has perused the Gawker/Lifehacker/Gizmodo comment threads is familiar with GitEmSteveDave. By Zeus, lets not encourage him with posts on BoingBoing.

  13. That’s pretty funny.

    Thinking more about it, though, the plurality of drivers who are already doing a pretty poor job of paying attention don’t need yet another thing to divert their attention away from the task of operating their vehicle safely. I could see some bozo in a Jeep picking up his cell phone to tell his wife about the guy driving around with a cup on top of his car.

  14. Did this a few years ago and the funny part was that even when I stuck it upside down to the side of my car, people still tried to warn me about my coffee falling.

    It stopped being fun when I almost ran over a guy who was running to save my coffee.

  15. A friend sent me this link, asking if it was me. See, I did something similar, except I’d made a magmount for my DSLR-like FinePix…

  16. There was a guy who drove a small compact car around Saginaw, Michigan in the late seventies who had a Tea Cup and saucer glued to the top of his car. Us kids would always delight in spotting him and ragging onn other who had been fooled. The car drove around for quite some time.

    If you were that guy out there, thanks.

  17. Actually, walking through Brookline, MA a couple of years ago, while crossing on the red light I walked over to the first car waiting to go and handed the lady inside her coffee cup — which was still perched on the roof of the car just above her head. She gave me the blankest, most surprised look I’ve ever seen. I’d watched her turn in from the end of the street, so the cup had made it at least a block by that point. I wished her a good day, and she did the same.

  18. Ha! People who see a stranger with a minor problem and try to help that person are such idiots! They deserve our scorn and derisive laughter!

    Jesus, folks. We’re trying to have a civilization here. This moron is just one more very small part of the problem.

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