72 Hours with Empire

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As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s birthday, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Well, we’ve got an answer for you: this. This video is what makes America great. This video is why people get the Stars and Stripes tattooed on their ass. This video is why little boys salute the flag. This video is why the terrorists hate us. Sit back, crack open a cold can of beer-like beverage and revel in the gross indulgence of conspicuous consumption combined with testosterone-fueled (we’re guessing that’s one of the chemicals in Monster) mayhem. Never has it been more appropriate to say America, fuck yeah.

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  • RWerksman

    Somehow, I think I’ve seen all this stuff before…

    • Scott-jay

      Yeah, you got your front & rear pirouettes, axles, camel spin, camel toe, upright spins, and so-on.

  • nymoto

    party in my brain

  • http://www.pedalgents.com holdingfast

    the question of wtf remains tho.

  • http://twitter.com/metabomber Jesse

    Stunting triples and KMFDM? Sign me up.

  • dux [87 CBR600, 95 XR600R]

    I really liked this. The perfect antidote to the government mandated ‘training’ I had to participate in earlier this evening.

  • 10/10ths

    I’m waving the flag right along with this video until the end when all of a sudden, we get “Welcome to America–Compton Style!”

    WTF was THAT about?

    Did we need a bike jacking to end the film? Did they just not know how to end the video?

    Really?

    All they had to do was show the riders packing up and rejoining with their chicks in the places they all came from at the beginning of the film.

    It’s this punk-ass violence bit that ruins everything.

    Damn.

    • Peter88

      +1,000,000

    • JVictor75

      I agree.

      I don’t know, I guess the video was kinda fun in places.

      But I also think that having an aging Tiny Lister re-enact a movie role he had from 1995 is a little too … I guess cartoonish would be the word I would use.

      Is this the kind of mentality we want to represent our culture? Call me an old-fashioned prude, but I’d rather deal with boring/nice people riding Hondas and fake 1 percenters on shiny Harleys than thuglife gangbangers any day of the week. Even fake ones. Compton style can kiss my ass.

      Maybe that’s just me.

      Not to take anything away from the abilities of all involved, but I liked the drift video a hell of a lot more.

      This seemed like a poorly edited Jorian Ponomareff video. Cool tricks, but ultimately kinda boring, IMHO.

  • http://www.damiengaudet.blogspot.com damien

    Dancing part was the best. Hmmm…first time i’ve ever said that about something I’ve watched.

  • Steve

    I’m reminded of my sainted mother who could not believe in dinosaurs till she saw their bones being dug up. She cried. First time I saw these aliens in person (and the trials guys), I cried a little. Probly cause I’m 64 and can’t even fucking wheely.
    Steve.

  • Campisi

    Compton sounds genuinely unpleasant. I daresay I would like to avoid such a place.

  • http://vtbmwmov.org Eben

    It totally convinced me that I need to drink more energy drinks to improve my wheelies. Mishhun Accomplished. Go America!

  • http://twitter.com/tacotv69 Taco

    I can’t watch the video from my phone. Epic Fail

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    Epic. That’s some cool stuff!

  • http://bloodfalcons.blogspot.com motoguru

    No more circle wheelies. EVER.

  • Malcolm Richardson

    The whole last part with the motorcycle being stolen is a reference to the movie Friday. The same character/actor steals somebodies bicycle. Why they included it is beyond me. It was the only part of the video i didn’t understand.