Dinosuit Sighting at 2021 Elementary School Pep Rally
This is my second appearance at an elementary school pep rally – I’m trying to find the video from the first one a few years back.
The event below is a pep rally for a jogathon fundraiser, and the flamingos and a tiger are lined up for a race across the blacktop. The audience includes grades kindergarten through 6th. The two flamingo-riders had been working the crowd for about ten minutes previous to the clip, “building a relationship” with the audience, as my wife puts it. That explains the screams of horror as the dinosaur feasts on flamingo flesh.
It was literally 100 degrees outside, and the dinosuit inflation fan fell out mid chase. I nearly collided with a basketball hoop pole.
David Eargle is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Leeds School of Business. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include human-computer interaction and information security. He has coauthored several articles in these areas using neurophysiological and other methodologies in outlets such as the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, the European Journal of Information Systems, the International Conference on Information Systems, and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences), along with the Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). More about the author →