• Nov 28, 2007

As annoying as speed bumps can be, sometimes they're a necessary evil that can help keep speeds down in areas with high pedestrian traffic. Some would even like to install the bone-jarring rim benders on side streets to keep young folk from driving with reckless abandon in residential areas. A Deutsch-speaking, Volvo-hating CGI specialist decided to put his imagination to the test by coming up with a commercial with the "perfect" speed bump. The special effects look about as real as the tooth fairy, but it's kinda funny anyway. We have no idea what these European YouTube stars are saying, but we're guessing it has something to do with hating young kids who drive too fast. Hit the jump to view the 1:09 video in its entirety, and if you speak German, please tell us why they keep showing us video of their flowers.

[Source: Gizmodo]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      that screenshot ruined the fun for me.
      gave it away too early.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Translation:
      "Hey, Gisela, come here quickly! People are coming! And take a look at this! Hang on a second. So, now they won't drive through anymore."

      "Gisela! Not at the flowers! Come here!"
      So she's filming the flowers because she's a woman.
      And then, the tagline is, "Do you have a better do-it-yourself idea?" If so, they will give you €5000 to make it.
      It's a commercial for what I can only assume is the German equivalent of Home Depot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That Video is gone, but you can get it straight from the source now @ http://www.toom-baumarkt.de/wowaktionen.html
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes, Toom is a "home cheapot" type of store. Looks like a commercial and not a youtube attempt.
      • 7 Years Ago
      AlfaMike is correct, it's a pure caricature of (what is regarded as) a typical provincial german with his (probably) suppressed wife. What he says, and how he says it, is in the same vein. Real amateurs, thus the shaky camera, and the wife is more interested in the flowers. We loved it, it's super.
      • 7 Years Ago
      haha... i love wacky germans.