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Favorite Footage Of The Week

Just like living in Los Angeles…

7 Responses to “Favorite Footage Of The Week”

  1. leahnz says:

    Aw I hope they’re ok, and if they were on their way to slaughter I hope they ran like hell and escaped…(but they’re cows so who am i kidding)

  2. anghus says:

    Didn’t you just have a carjacking with three fatalities?

  3. Captain Celluloid says:

    Bored are we, David?

  4. cadavra says:

    A very moo-ving video.

  5. David Poland says:

    A bit, Captain… but I also have this weird feeling like the shot is being recreated in World War Z. Cows R cool.

  6. Bulldog68 says:

    It’s called Extreme Tipping.

  7. The Pope says:

    Good reaction from the driver. No “What the…” Just a gasp… and then a controlled deceleration, followed by an almost imperceptible gear shift into reverse.

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