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Cloaked
12-14-2005, 04:28 PM
Read the caption above the ad. Neat...

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/flash/honda-ad.html

east tx skier
12-14-2005, 04:51 PM
I love that commercial. In fact, I'll go out on a limb and say "best commercial ever." 256 takes or something. Only one cut to change camera angle. Can you imagine the number of times it almost worked. What a nail-biting job that must have been. Great choice of music, too.

I love my Honda!

/edit. Whoops. 606 takes.

Check this out. http://www.tabloidcolumn.com/honda-accord-cog.html

Diesel
12-14-2005, 05:09 PM
Take a look at the tire and fulcrum section it does not look right. The tires defy gravity and continue to roll up hill even after contact with each other. Definitely something fishy going on there...........

Kevin 89MC
12-14-2005, 05:14 PM
Take a look at the tire and fulcrum section it does not look right. The tires defy gravity and continue to roll up hill even after contact with each other. Definitely something fishy going on there...........
I wondered about that as well. I thought the tires seemed to go up that ramp rather easily, and after the last one stops, it rolls a bit uphill right before the camera pans away . . .
Pretty cool otherwise.

east tx skier
12-14-2005, 05:14 PM
The tires are loaded up top side with ball bearings from the accord if I remember correctly. But I remember that being my first question when I saw it, too. How'd they get the tires to roll uphill? Whatever they put in them, they are weighted so that just a little nudge will cause each tire to roll 1/2 its circumference give or take.

Diesel
12-14-2005, 05:48 PM
That's what I thought could be going on. An invisible/subconscious fulcrum inside the wheel/tire on top of the readily visible/conscious fulcrum..................way deep!! Absolutely genius.........

east tx skier
12-14-2005, 06:01 PM
Check this out.

http://viral.lycos.co.uk/attachments/1677/Cog_Missing.wmv

Diesel
12-14-2005, 06:29 PM
Check this out.

http://viral.lycos.co.uk/attachments/1677/Cog_Missing.wmv

That's great!! :D

Cloaked
12-14-2005, 06:34 PM
..... But I remember that being my first question when I saw it, too. How'd they get the tires to roll uphill? Inertia...I like it.. I too was not aware that the tires were weighted but now that makes perfectly good sense.

east tx skier
12-14-2005, 06:35 PM
I gotcha, but at the time, I wasn't aware that the tires were weighted.

/the more you know ...

Leroy
12-14-2005, 08:04 PM
If only it wasn't a station wagon at the end.