Monday, April 18, 2005

Mad Max: Beyond Blunderdome

A group of fans of the Mad Max movies were on their way to a marathon of the series, when they came up with a great idea. Why not re-create the classic battle at the end of Mad Max 2: Road Warrior, where the bad guys surrounded and tried to take down a moving oil tanker? So they got themselves some cars, a tanker truck, and some plastic machine guns and had themselves a time.

Great idea...except they forgot to warn the people who lived alongside the highway in San Antonio where the re-enactment took place. The police were flooded with calls that a "militia" was attacking an oil tanker. Eleven people were arrested - nine for obstruction of a highway, and two for possession of knives. Worst of all, the movie marathon was cancelled.

I know what you're thinking, and I'm thinking it, too; that was a really stupid thing to do, and man, that sounds awesome. I wish I had a video of that. One of the guys arrested said he couldn't understand why people couldn't figure out it was a prank. I guess the guy with the leather strap over his eyes and mouth, peacock feathers on his head, and pants with the butts cut out weren't enough clues for them.

We don't have the video (yet), but you can check out some homemade Mad Max costumes...I think they might have looked something like this.


Monkey Migraine said...

Dear Sir,

You'd have to be a complete loser to waste your time and money re-enacting scenes from a movie.

Star Wars Geeks and Lord of the Rings Geeks

Mauricem said...

HAHA. again greAT letter.
Man that does sound cool, but really silly. It just shows it never hurts to let the police know when your doing a publicity stunt.
"Obstruction of a highway"? What the heck kind of made-up law is that?
By the way, have you noticed that Gibson has lost his Austrailian accent? I was telling Devona that he's Australian and she looked at me like I was crazy.