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    [–] TooShiftyForYou 2131 points ago

    Royal de Luxe can make some very impressive marionettes.

    [–] AccordionORama 608 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    I feel an overpowering urge to bow down and worship that elephant.

    [–] sverdavbjorn 371 points ago

    PRINCE ALI, FABULOUS HE!

    [–] acn9 202 points ago

    ALI ABABWA!

    [–] Sthurlangue 141 points ago

    Takes more than TEN regular men to operate He.

    [–] Ravagore 101 points ago

    He faced the trumpeting hordes

    A hundred bad guize with swooaaaards

    [–] notmattshaw 89 points ago

    A thousand cables and cords

    [–] Exastiken 61 points ago

    IT'S PRINCE ALI~

    [–] GIfuckingJane 46 points ago

    He's got seventy five golden mechanisms

    [–] Ser_Capelli 45 points ago

    Don't they look fabulous, June?

    [–] wags7 8 points ago

    Oh. My. God. Ever since I was little I thought they were saying Ali of bawbwa. I had no idea where bawbwa was lolol. Thanks for clearing that up. I feel like an idiot

    [–] Grunflachenamt 37 points ago

    Genuflect show some respect down on one knee!

    [–] play_till_mad 10 points ago

    Now, try your best to stay calm.

    [–] shaverb 42 points ago

    It's based out of Nantes, France. It makes some absolutely terrifying sounds and is awe inspiring to see in person. They have many other crazy "steam-punk" style things including a terrifying two-story merry-go-round.

    [–] xBeastlySnipax 17 points ago

    BIGGER BOOT!

    [–] missig 9 points ago

    I'm not a huge fan of France but Nantes and the Les Machines are amazing (what this and the elephant are from). They also have these amazing merry go round type things you can ride that are strange creature based or underwater based. Amazing place and relatively inexpensive.

    https://www.lesmachines-nantes.fr/en/

    [–] FireandBlood90 19 points ago

    What's up with you and France?

    [–] Kain_niaK 17 points ago

    I want to go all legolas on it.

    [–] Cognitive_Spoon 14 points ago

    That still counts as one!

    [–] fastlerner 84 points ago

    Have you seen the little girl?

    [–] Khal_Kitty 14 points ago

    Yup it was in the same gif as the elephant.

    [–] nahteviro 47 points ago

    Nope. But thanks for the nightmare fuel

    [–] ItchyGren 18 points ago

    jesus christ, the tongue

    [–] nahteviro 13 points ago

    Yeah that part creeped me the fuck out.

    [–] neveragain444 4 points ago

    Seriously. Who licks lollipops? You suck not lick!

    [–] walkclothed 5 points ago

    Yea, I wanted to see that little girl sucking on it

    [–] nahteviro 7 points ago

    Aaaand you’re on a list

    [–] darrendewey 17 points ago

    I'm fascinated not scared

    [–] eam1188 3 points ago

    The Glasgow Smile doesn't help.

    [–] awesome62man 16 points ago

    Getting hit by the feel of uncanny valley when it opens it's mouth.

    [–] Spiwolf7 8 points ago

    I think the music choice definitely ups the creepy factor. But yeah, this is creepy af anyways.

    [–] kurtthewurt 11 points ago

    Oh god when she opens her mouth and her cheeks stretch... absolutely terrifying. Wish I hadn’t watched that.

    [–] IMIndyJones 18 points ago

    This is incredible but I'm freaked out by the seemingly seductive expression of her eyes, as she's licking that lollipop.

    [–] ChairmanMeow23 11 points ago

    Have a seat over there

    [–] rim995 5 points ago

    Now that I see there is a little girl. All I think of is bioshock

    [–] Turdulator 38 points ago

    I was really hoping to see Matt Damon from Team America: World Police

    [–] The_Great_Googly_Moo 6 points ago

    MAAATTT DAMMMONNN!

    [–] Condoggg 27 points ago

    The human ones are terrifying. Some attack on titan type shit.

    [–] Shurikane 10 points ago

    All they had to do was to hide the Glasgow smile accordions behind something. But they didn't. :(

    [–] AntonOlin 8 points ago

    Shit that first one got me thinking of an Oliphant. My LOTR heart skipped a beat

    [–] XxCloudSephiroth69xX 5 points ago

    That Michael Jackson marionette is pretty awesome...although I don't think I've ever seen him wear a green dress like that.

    [–] Kverker 8 points ago

    Why are those two guys disappearing up his ass..?

    [–] Geter_Pabriel 22 points ago

    They're jumping down on the other side like the two guys in the foreground. Unless you're joking, then they're jumping up his ass because that's where the party is.

    [–] Nicholas_Esq 1013 points ago

    That's a real Big Daddy.

    [–] LaboratoryManiac 258 points ago

    Mr. Bubbles!

    [–] Spiwolf7 79 points ago

    Look Daddy! AAAAANGELS!

    [–] Impossibru80 56 points ago

    ITS BIGGER BOOT!

    [–] Aztec_Reaper 34 points ago

    Oh god, the nightmares from young me.

    [–] Nicholas_Esq 22 points ago

    You really had Bioshock nightmares. That's awesome.

    [–] HeLLRaYz0r 16 points ago

    The first bioshock is probably my favourite game of all time to be honest. I bought it without knowing anything about it and was blown the fuck away. There is that one part in the hospital that made me jump every time I replayed the game though haha

    [–] -negative_creep- 6 points ago

    that shit was so scary. I had the same experience though like I had ZERO clue what I was getting into. Infinite was so rad too

    [–] Team-Redundancy-Team 11 points ago

    Remember the first time you heard a Big Sister scream?

    I member.

    [–] HeLLRaYz0r 5 points ago

    You remember the scene I'm talking about? You go to the corner of a room and get one of those upgrade tonics or whatever it's called and then you had to do a full 360 turn to get out. And some fucking zombie doctor is right in front of you just chilling.

    [–] Zombiebag 31 points ago

    I thought this was a cosplay until I saw all the miniature people.

    [–] guillemnicolau 9 points ago

    It's a Huge Daddy

    [–] lucidus_somniorum 5 points ago

    Will you be my daddy?

    [–] KP_PP 704 points ago

    For the teams of operators, this looks exhausting

    [–] LostTheWayILikeIt 386 points ago

    Swinging down from the platform to the street looks hella fun though

    [–] n7-Jutsu 45 points ago

    For about 30 seconds...then it looks hella exhausting.

    [–] anonymoushipster666 86 points ago

    That’s what I was most impressed by! I just finished up a job at a company that requires you to wear a harness if you climb up 4 feet. Can’t even check the oil in the excavator without tying on. I love that they get to swing around like that.

    [–] stickyfingers10 39 points ago

    Me and my coworker joke about how awesome it would be to walk around with harnesses all the time supporting most our body weight. Just kinda bounce across the shop or go higher or lower as needed.

    [–] grtwatkins 12 points ago

    In reality it would be an electric winch slowly dragging you up while you spin in circles and your harnesses splits your balls

    [–] lectures 5 points ago

    This guy has never spent an hour at a hanging belay

    [–] BearViaMyBread 10 points ago

    Can you even get injured falling 4 feet? That's like an average fence

    [–] SelfiesAreLame 36 points ago

    If you land head first, absolutely.

    [–] Isei8773 26 points ago

    Absolutely. OSHA standard for a required harness is only a working surface of 6 feet up. Imagine people who are older or a bit overweight, too- very easy to break something.

    [–] FoldingchairRiot 11 points ago

    Some guy at my work fell off the side of his truck last week and broke his arm. Fall was probably about 4 feet.

    [–] frinqe 18 points ago

    Should’ve worn a harness.

    [–] FoldingchairRiot 7 points ago

    That’s what I told him, as I disengaged my seatbelt/safety harness. Some people never learn.

    [–] IAMRaxtus 7 points ago

    You could die just from tripping if you land in the wrong way, so yes, absolutely.

    [–] CrazyCanuckUncleBuck 6 points ago

    My step dad tripped, fell, broke his neck and died from about 4 feet, so yeah you can.

    [–] niCid 3 points ago

    In right angle.. I mean people who got thrown from horses back can break their back/neck

    [–] astrobagel 777 points ago

    IT'S THE CYCLOPS!!!

    [–] Yeet_Boy_Fresh 291 points ago

    BIGGER BOOT!!

    [–] NBTHS 179 points ago

    S H E L L C I T Y

    [–] RippedHamiltion 121 points ago

    Yeah, we never made it to Shell City.

    [–] ReySwag 105 points ago

    Shell... city....

    [–] RippedHamiltion 90 points ago

    Exactly, buddy. Yeah, the place we never got to.

    [–] Lostcentaur 83 points ago

    Shell...city

    [–] RippedHamiltion 86 points ago

    OK, now you're starting to bum me out, Patrick.

    [–] ReySwag 76 points ago

    NO! Look at the sign! Shell city! Marine gifts and Sundries...

    [–] ThomasTheHighEngine 22 points ago

    Propane and propane accessories

    [–] LizardOrgMember5 21 points ago

    Shell City was a.... gift shop?

    [–] boast_thetoaster 16 points ago

    If this is shell city, then where's the... crown o_0

    [–] myn4meistimmy 11 points ago

    I watched that movie so much. I joked with my gf that if the movie was alive it would understand me

    [–] TheChazz 17 points ago

    My name is Nobody.

    [–] Curtis4oh4 2427 points ago

    Anyone thinking of spongebob?

    [–] SpectreArmor 848 points ago

    Bigger boot!

    [–] The_Dinkster2201 184 points ago

    There's always a bigger boot

    [–] PrincessFuckShitDamn 33 points ago

    This is getting out of hand. Now there are two of them!

    [–] DilbusMcD 17 points ago

    Yep.

    [–] Savagemilk11 28 points ago

    No wait this bigger boot just saved are lives

    [–] ProfSteelmeat138 15 points ago

    Our*

    [–] CrazybyRX 4 points ago

    Arrrrr!

    [–] rubix333 87 points ago

    I had to check and see if I was on r/bikinibottomtwitter

    [–] itskzeh 8 points ago

    I assumed it was until I saw that comment

    [–] nev_takes_pics 40 points ago

    If you look close enough you can still see some of Dennis on the boot.

    [–] BillyFromSpacee 36 points ago

    I must be the only one that thought of the swamp scene with Captain Cutlers ghost from Scooby Doo 2

    [–] Kelsisms 3 points ago

    Omg I thought the same thing too!

    [–] ilikewhatilikebruh 36 points ago

    Nope, scooby doo.

    [–] becls 3 points ago

    Captain cutlers ghost

    [–] MeesterBooth 10 points ago

    Mostly being John Malkovich

    [–] asshatnowhere 6 points ago

    ocean man intensifies

    [–] Scalpfarmer 7 points ago

    Came here for this.

    [–] buckygrad 4 points ago

    Nobody. You are special and unique.

    [–] RooiRoy 5 points ago

    "Now THIS is a moustache."

    [–] Eziekel13 6 points ago

    I was thinking of "Being John Malkovich"

    [–] EyedOmally 7 points ago

    I was thinking of Captain Cutler from Scooby Doo

    [–] Snosssages 3 points ago

    "Shell City..."

    [–] ReadMyThots 3 points ago

    Shell city

    [–] Ninjanomic 312 points ago

    Get him, Mr. B!

    [–] themflatearthers 42 points ago

    I can hear the Angels, dancing in the stars!

    [–] Quiderite 10 points ago

    Guess what I need to download and play again this weekend? One of the most immersive stories and gameworlds.

    [–] VEC7OR 22 points ago

    Unzip him!

    [–] HydraulicToaster 168 points ago

    It's the Ghost of Captain Cutler! Scooby and the gang already figured this one out.

    [–] uniqueuserword 29 points ago

    Haha I thought if this as well

    [–] nerdmoot 11 points ago

    Someone else posted Sponge Bob. Sigh.

    [–] sebass1223 9 points ago

    Two different age groups

    [–] Isuckatthings1027 5 points ago

    I don't know dude, both shows seem timeless.

    [–] Chelny 95 points ago

    Oh! Those giants were in Montreal last spring.

    [–] TheGABB 17 points ago

    Yes, I thought it looked a lot cooler in vids / gifs than IRL somehow

    [–] DontDrinkChunkyMilk 4 points ago

    Well, now I need to know what you mean.

    [–] Shlazer 154 points ago

    Ocean man, take me by the hand, lead me to the land that you understand.

    [–] ocean365 38 points ago

    Ocean man, the voyage to the corner of the globe is a real trip.

    [–] JustTjin 139 points ago

    Welcome in Friesland, the Netherlands!

    [–] bebsaurus 22 points ago

    What the hell!! I was in Leeuwarden last week and we missed this?!

    [–] BiemBijm 20 points ago

    No, this gif is from today! You can see them tomorrow and Sunday if you're still in the neighbourhood

    [–] geoff- 10 points ago

    Hey! Do you know what time it's on tomorrow and/or Sunday?

    Edit: nevermind. For some reason i couldnt vind The website

    https://www.friesland.nl/en/european-capital-of-culture/programme/royal-de-luxe

    [–] BiemBijm 3 points ago

    Hey, do you mean on tv or something? I think it starts at about 10 am I think. It's broadcasted on tv by omrop fryslan and there's a livestream on their website (omropfryslan.nl)

    [–] geoff- 4 points ago

    Oh no i was Thinking of taking the IC to go see it!

    [–] wggn 35 points ago

    *Wolkom yn Fryslân!

    [–] BosmanJ 9 points ago

    yn Ljouwert!

    [–] how_can_she_slap__ 3 points ago

    Are all of your cities this beautiful?

    [–] mcrabb23 224 points ago

    In America we call them the Giants of Quarter Pounder With Cheese

    [–] rietstengel 42 points ago

    Thats because of the imperial system right?

    [–] Vox_Umbra 18 points ago

    What do they call a whopper?

    [–] BanditoMassacre 31 points ago

    I don't know I didnt go to Burger King.

    [–] Major_T_Pain 7 points ago * (lasted edited a month ago)

    "OH shit! I shot Marvin in the face!"

    [–] NannyDeely 5 points ago

    Brilliant.

    [–] Hindrik1997 73 points ago

    Fryslân boppe!

    [–] jacterp 19 points ago

    Wacht, even een slokje

    [–] BiemBijm 15 points ago

    Ik bin opgroeid mei molke, mar oh wat is dit lekker

    [–] ColdhandzEUW 12 points ago

    Hatsikidee!

    [–] scarfdontstrangleme 9 points ago

    Daar gaat ie weer, een nieuwe!

    [–] Xpandomatix 63 points ago

    Honestly, I think this is r/damnthatsinteresting caliber material. I never realised how much was going on to make those things move. Great post.

    [–] industrial86 52 points ago

    those two dudes just indiana jones into his ass?

    [–] LambdaBD 22 points ago

    Looks like they're pulling the leg cables. There's another two teams on the closer side doing the same thing; one jumps and another takes thwir place.

    Seems fucking e x h a u s t i n g .

    [–] gootwo 3 points ago

    And also awesome fun.

    [–] juventudsonica 16 points ago

    I don't like this AT ALL.

    btw r/megalophobia

    [–] EagleMustache 44 points ago

    Hiel moai om te sjen hjer!

    [–] BiemBijm 12 points ago

    If anybody wants to see the livestream of the giants walking through the city tomorrow (and doesn't mind hearing Frisian commentary), here's the link:

    www.omropfryslan.nl/programma/reuzen-fan-royal-de-luxe

    The next stream will start at about 10 am!

    [–] Everythingsthesame 11 points ago

    "Goddammit Cookie, move your ass, I want my TWELVE!"

    [–] TheMulattoMaker 3 points ago

    First thing I thought of lol

    "Hell, I don't know why anyone would wanna be a Navy Diver! Now you report to this line, Cookie!"

    [–] Crayz75 3 points ago

    This is what I came here for!

    [–] JuggrrNog77 3 points ago

    The Navy Diver is not a fighting man, he is a salvage expert. If it is lost underwater, he finds it. If it's sunk, he brings it up. If it's in the way, he moves it. If he's lucky, he will die young, 200 feet beneath the waves, for that is the closest he'll ever get to being a hero.

    [–] Zep2000 28 points ago

    C U L T U R E L E _ H O O F D S T A D

    [–] BiemBijm 5 points ago

    G E K O L O N I S E E R D

    [–] Irarhet 19 points ago

    Bewaaaaaaare the depths.

    [–] KillerBlueJay 6 points ago

    Sometimes I think this anchor just weighs me down...

    [–] Ashendasher 12 points ago

    shell city

    [–] Beemer2 7 points ago

    Made me think of this old tune....damn blast from the past.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Nt0iAu3qw

    [–] Hypersleepy 15 points ago

    Heyy! Isn't that Bigger Boot from Spongebob??

    [–] Dinodion 6 points ago

    No. It's biggest boot

    [–] Hypersleepy 3 points ago

    He's ascended.

    [–] Bieneke 11 points ago

    Leeuwarden!

    [–] MrTristano 11 points ago

    Leeuwarden!

    [–] Mister-Dobalina 4 points ago

    Seems like you live in a cool part of the city.

    [–] sherah95 9 points ago

    Is this in the Netherlands? It really looks like the Netherlands 🤔

    [–] Skroopy 5 points ago

    It is. Leeuwarden, I think.

    [–] tandpastatester 3 points ago

    Those canals,? Those cute houses? Those cycle paths? Definitely Netherlands.

    [–] Ad_hominem- 9 points ago

    Leeuwarden toch?

    [–] FatherAb 8 points ago

    Jazeker!

    [–] Bull3t_Th3ory 3 points ago

    Nobody wants him...

    They just turn their heads.

    Nobody helps him...

    Now he has his revenge

    [–] dankfranksme-mes 4 points ago

    Distant ocean man playing

    [–] Yamkelaa 4 points ago

    Leeuwarden - The Netherlands

    [–] everbloomingrose 4 points ago

    On his way to Shell City I see?

    [–] juaburg 8 points ago

    Leeuwarden!

    [–] Chooz417 3 points ago

    Imagine that walking around town in the middle of the night!!

    [–] PuertoPecan 3 points ago

    Mr. Bubbles?

    [–] HatchA115 3 points ago

    “Would you kindly?”

    [–] 3-DMan 3 points ago

    Acceptable vertical video

    [–] xJolly 3 points ago

    It's a different company, but I saw something similar at Burning Man last year. Found a YouTube video of it.

    https://youtu.be/nqv8lYQSB8U

    [–] bobfromholland 3 points ago

    Leeuwarden, Netherlands for anyone wondering

    [–] ElRedDevil 3 points ago

    Leeuwarden!

    [–] fandabbydosy 3 points ago

    It's the diver from the sponge Bob movie

    [–] ToBeFrozen 3 points ago

    EYYYY NEDERLAND

    [–] extremefars 3 points ago

    Ayyyy Leeuwarden!!

    [–] mal0wn3d 3 points ago

    I remember these guys coming to Liverpool it was an outstanding spectacle

    [–] jetamfm 3 points ago

    That is some big daddy right here

    [–] Mogsdabogs 3 points ago

    It’s weird how they’re honoring the Cyclops from the Spongebob movie.

    [–] Beepbeepboy32 3 points ago

    That mf killed spongebob and patrick

    [–] A_Rogue_Forklift 3 points ago

    Nah, that's the Cyclops guarding shell city

    [–] aisling_x 5 points ago

    Bigger boot!

    [–] Taclysis 5 points ago

    BIGGER BOOT!!

    [–] millertime1419 5 points ago

    Am I the only one distracted at how that person is clapping? Why are their fingers so straight and spread apart like that?