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Man makes video selling his car for Slayer tickets, and Slayer responds

Everyone knows the Ford Escort is the most metal of cars. 


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Oct 31, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 7:18 am CDT

Desperately need money to buy Slayer tickets? All you have to do is make a viral video.

At least that’s what Jake Klarkowski did earlier this week. Jumping on the very small bandwagon of people making fun of that Matthew McConaughey Lincoln commercial, Klarkowski put his own spin on the clip: He’s driving his shitty 1997 Ford Escort LX, which he’s trying to sell so he can see Slayer on Nov. 14, at the Forum in Los Angeles.

Klarkowski works for merit/andrew, a “full-service production and motion graphics company specializing in story-driven advertising and entertainment for all media platforms,” so lucky for him, he was able to make a polished video that quickly went viral.

And even luckier for him, Slayer’s singer and bassist Tom Araya made a response video, posted to the official Slayer page, in which he offers Klarkowski tickets so he doesn’t have to sell his hunk of junk.

That sound you hear is 1,000 Slayer fans running to make their own viral videos. (Or possibly 1,000 Slayer fans calling for Klarkowski’s head, if the comments section is any indication.) Still, I’m not sure what Klarkowski was thinking. Everyone knows a Ford Escort is the most metal of cars. 

H/T Uproxx | Screengrab via meritandrew/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 31, 2014, 3:12 pm CDT