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Drive-behind movies

Make those long hours stuck behind caravans fun!
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Fed up with being trapped behind slow moving caravans (campers/winnebagos)? Well, with the advent of large panel TV's, how about requiring all caravans to hang one in their back window and play videos of movies.

With the time I've spent behind these abominations I could easily have watched an average feature film on many occasions. To be really friendly the owner could paint their mobile phone no. on the back of the 'van and you could dial-up to get them to show your favourite film.

Well it's better than staring at those nice floral print curtains for hours...suggestions for suitable videos?

TwoSheds, Jul 08 2002


       How about a driving safety awareness film? Bone..
yamahito, Jul 08 2002

       Just don't show the four-hour director's cut of the Big Blue, or the entire column of traffic behind you will fall asleep and crash in a bloody fireball. This also applies to Days of Heaven.
pottedstu, Jul 08 2002

       I can see myself ending up in Des Moines just because I was trying to catch the end of some film.
DrCurry, Jul 08 2002

       The Hitcher
thumbwax, Jul 08 2002

       Half-baked. On a trip home from vacation, I was stuck behind a van that had one of those in-car LCD panels for the kiddoes to watch. Through the rear window of their van, you could see they were watching the old Looney Tunes cartoon with Bugs Bunny as a matador. I found it to be rather entertaining.
polartomato, Jul 08 2002

       Back in my day, we made signs:
Show us your tits
thumbwax, Jul 09 2002

JakePatterson, Jul 09 2002

       The cockpit view from Luke's X-wing as it flies along the trench on the Death Star in ANH ......
8th of 7, Jul 09 2002

       My version: cars should have a movie projector installed in the grille, which would show the driver/passengers the movie projected on the back of that caravan. The sound and all the controls are in the car of those actually watching the movie. Added bonus: if you get cut off by a Mack truck, you just get a bigger, better screen for your movie.
hinkle, Jul 09 2002

       You could broadcast the audio over a short range FM radio transmitter.
mecotterill, Apr 01 2009

       Sounds cool, but surely there's some safety issues... if crashes are caused by mobile phone conversations, how are you gonna pay attention to the brake lights of the truck, or the road signs if you're engrossed in the middle of 'shallow hal' or whatever, let alone the reaction instinct in any chase scene!
Skrewloose, Apr 01 2009


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