The Late Movies: Jousting

Yesterday's backyard fun videos ended with some extreme ball jousting. This compelled me to seek out other joust videos, displaying equal or greater amounts of carnage. I was not disappointed.

We'll start with the Sir Lancelot/Medieval Times version we're all familiar with.

How does one get kicked out of Walmart? Electric wheelchair jousting is a good plan.

Some nice carnage in this shopping cart joust. But please, leave all carts in the store parking lot.

The carnage returns in mattress jousting. (Those are tomorrow's leaders, America!)

Office chair jousting. Can't you just imagine Andy and Dwight in that armor?

Bike jousting with the LA riot squad. Is it me, or could this be a series on the Spike network?

Toyota RAV4 jousting. You see...this is why the Japanese automakers are winning.

Broomstick jousting in Iraq.

And the jousting on two large, very flamboyant boats is more comical than cutthroat.

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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]


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