Be sure to turn on the volume in the lower corner. It adds to the overall effect of the loop. I don’t think that this was faked. Her friend seemed legitimately scared for a moment.
Below the jump I have a couple of off topic funny videos. The first was sent by Sam L. and makes me smile.
I failed miserably trying to get my daughter onto a fish with a Barbie rod. I finally had to just teach her to cast a fly-rod and put her onto a fish in the way that I am accustomed to. Her reaction to her first fish, while excited was not quite this enthusiastic.
Seeing that video reminded me of a charity steelhead tournament my friend Toussaint participated in. He is interviewed in this article, which describes a “Barbie Pole” tournament for steelhead in Cleveland. I cut my teeth guiding for steelhead, and I can’t imagine trying to land such a powerful fish on such ridiculous tackle. It looks something like this: