Watch the video as hundreds cheer when the head turns into a giant fireball and falls from its perch with perfect timing from the band as it plays 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Meanwhile, in Clemson, Tiger fans held a funeral – casket and all – for Cocky the Gamecocks mascot before lighting him on fire. I haven’t seen video yet from last night but here’s one from last year to give you an idea.
Rescue of an injured fisherman: June 20, 2011. Click photo to see video.
Not only does the Coast Guard jump out of helicopters, swim in ice-cold waters and rescue you when you’ve sailed into a tropical storm — they make some sweet videos.
Coast Guard Sector Charleston has posted a handful of their rescues on to YouTube from this year alone. I’ve collected some of the best and posted them here for your daily dose of adrenaline, but first check out this well-produced video they shot showing a day in the life at the Charleston base:
Anyone who thinks romance is dead hasn’t been on YouTube lately.
After Ben Milak sent us this sweet YouTube video of him surprising longtime girlfriend Ashley Anderson with a marriage proposal last month, I quickly found two other Charleston marriage proposals that were equally touching. UPDATE: I just added a fourth, sent to me by Steve Murphy. See below.
Here’s Ben’s video. Warning: There is some strong language.
You are LaToria Butts, celebrating the huge accomplishment of graduating nursing school at Trident Tech, when your fiance’ Brandon White steps on to the stage and calls your name … and then he drops to one knee …
What happens next? Watch it unfold here on YouTube:
Post and Courier reporter Natalie Caula also reported today that Walton filed a similar complaint against a North Charleston police officer a year ago but the department determined the complaint to be unfounded.