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23 April 2009

The Jiffy Lube wind puppet

My car was due for an oil change, so yesterday Pat and I took it to Jiffy Lube over on Platte and Union. They had one of these giant, wind machine-driven puppets jerking to and fro front of the place. Every time Pat and I see one of these, we crack up laughing. They're just so funny! Flopping up and down violently, arms flailing, a crazed smile painted on. Hilarious! I had to get a picture, then we took it a step further by getting a few seconds of video (I'll see if I can post it here). It just cracks me up every time.

We asked the guy whether or not it helps business and he said no. In fact, one of these crazy wind puppets cost $4,000 and it's apparently worthless for getting customers in the door!

[ETA: Okay, here's the video. Excuse the brief maniacal laughter, that's me -- I sound a little weird for sure!]


Clytie said...

Those things sure are hysterical! Cute video too.

Lois said...

That's a lot of money for a wind puppet! I love the video!