Faked for so many reasons, but funny still. And YES! Somebody MUST put this on the Brian's curse thread!! ha ha
Is it fake? If it is (not saying you're wrong though), then I've been FOOLED forever!
It's funny and cool, but in my book highly, highly unlikely to be unscripted happenstance. It's similar in setup (an ostensible reason for camera on site, funny reason for trigger, stunned/embarrased 'victim') to at least one other airbag video that was designed to be a viral marketing campain for IKEA initally, but has now circulated widely outside of that context. Airbags explode extremely violently in a visible dust storm of white powdered lubricant (which granted might not be visible in a video of this resolution and focus), and deflate within microseconds. They don't generally explode such that the 'victim' finds himself hugging it when it's all over. And that's one big airbag. Big enough to really hurt somebody exploding at 200+ mph. Airbags are triggered electronically via multiple sensors working complex algorithms that have nothing to do with pounding a dash board or a steering wheel, and an accidental deployment in a parked vehicle is going to be extraordinarily rare. Rarer still when it explodes just as Bo Rhap does!
Of course I don't know for sure. Just my sense of it. :)
If you have drumming in your very pulse, the flow of rhythm in your life is ceaseless, a constant kind of conceptual practicing. (Sitting at a red light, turn indicators set the tempo for an improvised cadenza on the steering wheel.) On the physical side, after forty-four years of playing the instrument, the language of drumming is wired deep in my brain and muscle fibers.