Not Particularly Convincing Attempt at Viral Video Sees Granny Smashing Windshield
Sometimes, when one surfs the Internet long enough, they might stumble upon a picture or a video of a candid moment or an unexpected occurrence that strikes them as funny. They might then share said picture or video with their friends, who then share it with their friends, and so on and so on. The result is what kids refer to these days as “going viral.”
Sometimes, in an effort to “go viral,” someone will attempt to stage something that might be perceived as candid or unexpected in the hopes that it will dupe a lot of people into sharing it with their friends. For an example of this, please see the video above.
Automotive News: Toyota Will Sponsor Upcoming 2016 Olympic Games
The video, shared this afternoon CarScoops, hits all the right notes for “viral sensation”: it’s got an “old woman” appealing to everyone who’s ever wanted vengeance for losing a parking space to some impatient jerk, just the right amount of windshield smashing, and a pair of Toyota Prii.
However, it’s pretty obviously what folks in the wrestling business call a “work.” Your first clue would be the inexplicable decision to completely ignore four open parking spots. The second would be the exceptional camera quality (have you ever actually seen footage from a CCTV) and the fact that it’s focused in tight on a couple of parking spaces in particular.
Of course, the most glaring question would be this: what old woman do you know who drives around with a baseball bat in their backseat?
Well, it was a good try. Not quite viral, but a good try nonetheless. Back to the drawing board!
More Viral Videos: Toyota’s Super Bowl Commercials to Feature Muppets, Terry Crews
- Tim ShultsContributor
Tim Shults is the President of the Shults Auto Group. In his spare time he likes to play golf and spend time with his four daughters. Shults Auto Group is the largest auto group in the Southern tier. With over 400 employees, Shults Auto Group has 11 different dealerships carrying 15 different makes and 2 strictly used car stores, Shults Toyota, Ed Shults Chevrolet Cadillac, Shults Chevrolet of Westfield, Edmond Chevrolet Buick GMC, Ed Shults Ford Lincoln of Jamestown, Kia of Jamestown, Ed Shults Subaru of Warren, Shults Hyundai, Ed Shults Chrysler Dodge Jeep of Warren, Shults Resale, Shults Resale Olean, and Shults Nissan.