Monday, August 3, 2009

GI Joe waved to me!

Another "Only in LA" moment...

On Sunday, HH and I were relaxing at the Santa Monica beach ( a little chilly but a beach is a beach and you have to appreciate its presence so close to you) when a helicopter swooped by very low and close to the water.

Cops? Nope.

News crew? Nope.

Coast Guard? Nope.

It was an advertisement for the new "GI Joe" movie which is coming out soon! The helicopter swung past once and then away and we said, Huh, that was kind of boring. And I was a tad ticked at the huge carbon footprint the movie studio was making by burning those fossil fuels just for an ad.

But then, about half an hour later, the copter came back and this time, a rope was lowered and a guy climbed down about halfway. Verrrrrry slowllllly, it flew close to the water and we could see the guy waving to everyone on the beach and in the water. It was, to say the least, very odd. I mean, he was far enough away that we couldn't really see who he was or what he was wearing, only that he was waving an arm.

Here it is in video form:

I gotta say, I'm not crazy about the small planes that fly banners over the beaches just to advertise junk but this was at least a little more clever. If you're gonna waste resources, then it might as well be funny or innovative, right?