Hipster Sounds Turn Your Office Into A Coffee Shop
Unusual Stuff

Man Rides His Camel To The Sundance Film Festival

Posted 1/23/2013 7:00 am by
The beautiful Egyptian theater in Park City, Utah.

The beautiful Egyptian theater in Park City, Utah.

When it comes to the Sundance Film Festival, getting in is probably bigger than winning something while you’re there.  If you get into the festival, then you can sell your movie, make back what you spent making it, and maybe even kick start a career.  Director Jason Andreozzi knows just how important Sundance is, so when his documentary about Egypt during the Arab Spring was turned down for the festival, he made his way out to the Park City, Utah, film festival to get some attention by any means necessary.  Hence the brilliant idea he had.  Jason Andreozzi crashed Sundance while riding a camel through the streets of Park City.

Of course, riding a camel through the streets is a great way to get noticed, especially if you want to get noticed by the police.  In this case, Park City PD cited Andreozzi for obstructing traffic and told him to get off the street.  They also warned him about handing out his fliers promoting his movie.  Still, if he wanted attention, this is a great way to do it.  As for the camel, he says he chose the animal because it is so easily identified with Egypt and the Middle East.

“I don’t know how he would get a camel to northern Utah,” said a random woman at the Sundance PR office.  “That’s the most interesting part about it.”

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Share this post, or Subscribe:

More Stuff Worth Checking Out »

Unusual Stuff

Salaried Employees Now Eligible For Overtime

Posted 5/18/2016 6:12 pm by

For years, there wasn’t much benefit to being a salaried employee, aside from the obvious:  you get more control over your hours, maybe a different retirement system, some degree of prestige, the occasional free pizza, and so on.  However, one of the places where salaried employees didn’t see any extra benefits was overtime.  Most salaried […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

The TSA Is Collapsing As We Speak

Posted 5/16/2016 9:20 pm by

It seems that no one can escape the Transportation Security Administration’s wrath.  Well, not wrath so much as sloth and incompetence.  Long lines at major airports are nothing new; even leaving the local airport on my last flight meant some pretty significant waiting in lines, though nothing like what happened at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. On […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Instagram Changes Its Logo, Freaking Out Everyone

Posted 5/11/2016 7:40 pm by

I noticed something strange on my phone today.  I don’t always pay attention to the apps and games that are on my phone, but when I noticed one particular change, it jumped right out at me.  The icon for Instagram had changed.  A drastic change, if I’m honest.  Gone is the clean icon in the […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Budweiser Becomes America (The Beer)

Posted 5/10/2016 5:16 pm by

Beer isn’t an American invention, but there’s a particular style of beer that’s become associated with America, and that’s cheap, bad-tasting, watery beer.  Sure, America is also the micro-brew king, but our macro-brews are pretty distinctive and instantly recognizable.  In that mindset, there’s no better beer to be America’s beer than Budweiser.  Budweiser is one […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Trump Supporter Refuses To Tow Bernie Backer

Posted 5/05/2016 6:39 pm by

This year’s political circus is one of the nastiest I can remember in recent memory.  For all the flack Obama took in both his terms, it wasn’t nearly as bad as what the current nominees are going through.  Whether you support Hillary Clinton, are down with Donald Trump, feel the Bern with Bernie Sanders, or […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Woman Sues Starbucks Over Iced Coffee

Posted 5/02/2016 1:03 pm by

When my dad would order drinks at a restaurant, he’d specify:  no ice.  It didn’t really matter if there were free refills or not; my dad wanted a cold drink but not an iced drink because, as he always said, ice was just a way for them to give you less drink and charge you […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Vans Hits Sales Highs After “Damn Daniel” Video

Posted 4/30/2016 11:48 am by

In February, everyone was talking about Daniel, specifically, the viral video dubbed Damn Daniel by its fans.  Teenager Joshua Holz put together a video of him talking to his friend Daniel Lara about his shoes, typically solid-white Vans sneakers, and with every repetition of “Damn, Daniel!” the video got hotter and hotter.  It also had […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Obama Wants “Smart Guns”

Posted 4/29/2016 9:55 pm by

In January, after another mass shooting incident, President Obama addressed the nation and stated, “If we can set it up so you can’t unlock your phone unless you’ve got the right fingerprint, why can’t we do the same thing for our guns?”  As it turns out, that wasn’t just a pipe dream, but a glimpse […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Husky Cheerleaders Accused Of Racism, Sexism

Posted 4/28/2016 7:50 pm by

Cheerleaders are part of sports at pretty much every level, barring some professional teams.  From Pop Warner football and the little girls on the sidelines to the high-level cheer and dance teams that put on incredible routines at the college level, cheerleaders go hand-in-pom pom with sports.  However, cheerleading as an institution can be somewhat […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Teenage Basketball Star Actually 29 Years Old

Posted 4/27/2016 5:49 pm by

Jonathan Nicola has everything you’d want in a high school basketball player.  He’s not Kobe Bryant, but he’s got some very good qualities.  He’s 6’9, athletic, and seems to be a relatively good student, since he’s able to maintain grades good enough to play sports at Catholic Central  High School in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  Plus […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

The White House Fence Won’t Hide You From Cops

Posted 4/26/2016 8:24 pm by

When you’re running from the police, there are a lot of good places to hide.  There’s under the bed; a classic hiding space that’s still pretty good, it’d probably be the first place anyone would look, so perhaps that’s not the best idea.  There are other good hiding places, like closets, basements, the trunks of […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

Astronaut Sets New Record In Space Marathon

Posted 4/25/2016 6:09 pm by

Every year, there’s at least one marathon that passes in front of my house.  It’s always kind of fun to roll out of bed, go out onto my front lawn, and just watch all the runners go by.  I cheer and I clap and I talk to the runners, and they talk back, and everyone […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

The Teamsters Are Setting Up An Uber Association

Posted 4/22/2016 7:50 pm by

There’s pretty much no way to stop Uber.  It’s completely changed the game as far as paying someone to drive you around is concerned, and there’s no going back to the old way.  Now it looks like Uber drivers are going legitimate.  The Teamsters are setting up an association for Uber drivers.  There’s already one […]

Read »
Unusual Stuff

The Legendary Prince Is Dead At 57

Posted 4/21/2016 7:41 pm by

This has been a terrible year for music.  So many incredible artists have passed away in such a short span.  In a few months we’ve lost hard rock legend Lemmy, androgynous icon David Bowie, and now another celebrity is added to the roles of the late and lamented.  Prince, the purple legend, the musical wonder, […]

Read »