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posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 09:39 PM
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Originally posted by confreak
OK, it's funny, I just had to laugh, but what is the deep down reason for it being funny. Some might not even find it funny, so just want to discuss the reasoning.

I wouldn't laugh if that happened to me, but would understand why others would laugh because I'm laughing at this video. So the questions remains, why do I find it funny? But maybe it can help me out if I find out why others would find it funny, if they find it funny. And why wouldn't they find it funny?



Edit to Add:
And no, that's not me.
edit on 2-9-2011 by confreak because: (no reason given)


It's simple; Pain.

He didn't die, or almost die, he busted his chops, thus we shared in the lulz that the kicker initiated.




posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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When people get hurt minorly, it's often funny depending on the circumstance. In a prank like that, a minor injury is funny. I use the term minor injury, because you have no idea if he got hurt at all. It was probably a little painful, but he probably didn't break anything.

Psychopaths laugh at sick stuff, like someone breaking their neck.
Laughing at someone scraping their knee is perfectly normal. If you know they're going to be okay, it's fine to laugh.

In summary, it is funny so see people get hurt, as long as you know they will be alright.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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Well considering I'm now 39 and have already played College Soccer (on a scholarship) I would say your wrong!!



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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It all depends on whether it is accidental or not. And of course if someone got seriously hurt.
Obviously this was not an accident, it was purposely done and if the kid is fine then I guess it's okay to laugh.
I trip and fall all the time, and I end up laughing at myself, it's hilarious because I know I'm fine.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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Well, if your asking what about the scenario triggers laughter i think i have a pretty good explanation. This was told to me by my Philosophy teacher. We laugh at something because we realize something seemingly insignificant is brought to the surface and is now significant. We laugh at that gif because it looks as if hes going to land on the mattress as he expected to but while hes in the air the mattress is moved, it makes him look foolish and flawed and most of us have those moments but we don't pay too much attention to it. Say, if someone were to fall in a hallway, seconds before they put on a persona like they knew what they were doing, and all of us have that persona, and when the persona is broken we realize that we all don't know exactly what were doing or we wouldn't trip so you laugh at that. If that didn't make sense think of crying, we cry because something that we thought was significant and important turns out to be very insignificant in the overall and laughing is the reverse of that, do you get it?



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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Seriously, there's nothing wrong with this. All the nay-sayers just never had a REAL childhood. Probably spent their days as a child in some house in the city that never let them REALLY have FUN. Hey, I'll admit it, maybe my idea of fun may not be the same as the next. But to sit here and say that this is so woefully wrong is just short sighted. It's like saying you've never pulled a prank on someone. And it wasn't like he was jumping from 10+ feet above the ground and his pad was pulled from under him. If you have never jumped and landed face/belly first on the grass before, you might be a city dweller. If you've jumped and landed face/belly first on the grass, you might be a redneck!



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by Echo3Foxtrot
Seriously, there's nothing wrong with this. All the nay-sayers just never had a REAL childhood. Probably spent their days as a child in some house in the city that never let them REALLY have FUN. Hey, I'll admit it, maybe my idea of fun may not be the same as the next. But to sit here and say that this is so woefully wrong is just short sighted. It's like saying you've never pulled a prank on someone. And it wasn't like he was jumping from 10+ feet above the ground and his pad was pulled from under him. If you have never jumped and landed face/belly first on the grass before, you might be a city dweller. If you've jumped and landed face/belly first on the grass, you might be a redneck!



Very well stated


I'm no redneck and I was raised in the city and we did all kinds of crazy crap as kids and yes, rolling down a 20 foot hill in a grocery cart "whoo-hooing" all the way down was thrilling to say the least. After I landed about 4 feet away from the cart, I realized how crazy it was...noticed everyone laughing including myself and we all went back up for more
We did things like this because as kids it was fun to us. But we learned something, to maybe bring pillows the next time to stack near where we thought we would land. Once we realized our parents were not going to let any of us use pillows, we stuffed trash bags with leaves and used those as landing sites. So through experiences of all types there's a lesson to be learned.

That's just one way us city folks had fun...let your kids have fun people. They learn what not to do later on in life. It's not always about being bullied, made fun of or any of that non-sense...it's called Having Fun.

Sometimes fun hurts...no need to call the neighborhood psychiatrist

edit on 9/3/11 by ThePublicEnemyNo1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by gabby2011
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I will not apologize for caring about a kid who gets a cruel prank played on him.. and anyone who can say that I'm out of touch with reality and an overly concerned mother..can kiss my motherly you know what..

I will not back down on my position on this.. and those of you who want to make me out as some hyper vigilant bubble wrapping mother.. .. can go watch your kids get splatted on the ground for a good laugh.

I am shocked...at some of the responses on here... but mostly very very saddened..

Have a good day everyone..I'm done with this thread... (feeling pretty much done with humanity as well)

For those of you who do understand my position..I am grateful..and thank you for being humans with a bit of heart.


I understand your position, I just think it is self- righteous and self- validating. When I was younger I played for a youth football (soccer if you're american) side where a lot of the kids I played with did a 'Klinsmann' celebration (basically this in the video- a big jump and slide on your front) especially when it was wet and muddy- I realise that the fact the mat was pulled away is partly your concern but it is basically the same thing. Similiarly, would you ban young people from contact sports? The same risks (if not more) are there. If you do come back to this thread then I am genuinely interested in your response.

As I said I expected this "heartless" jibe, which again I feel is a way to validate yourself as a good parent. I'm not trying to be rude, this is just how I interpret what I feel is an overreaction to anonymous people on the internet.

I'm certainly not asking you to apologise or back down, but would quite like you to elaborate on why this is such a terrible thing rather than simply reactionary self- assurance. If it is about potential for injury then I would like you to consider the sport comparison- there is always potential for injury in every scenario, everywhere: it cannot be universally prevented or have all the risks removed. I would say messing about with water on a hot day with friends/ family is a fairly minimal risk as it goes.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 10:40 PM
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The root of humor is other peoples' misfortune. Period. Look it up.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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Theres nothing wrong with letting kids run amok outside, just teach them to look out for themselves and their friends. They are going to hurt themselves in sports and jumping bikes over dirt mounds and ramps etc. anyway so why give them another way for it to happen? The old saying "Dont do something to someone else you wouldn't want done to you" So if I was that older kid I would probably grab both of those young kids by the arm, start swinging around in circles and then let go of both of them and let them tumble through the grass. The point is, its okay to do this kind of thing once in a while, but then you get obsessed with pranking your friends all the time, and it just gets annoying.

I had a friend that was always doing this and he almost got his ass beat by my other friend. Just know your limits that's all, don't pull pranks that are exceedingly dangerous, like pushing someone backwards into a crowded 8 by 8 out of ground pool, stuff like that, where theres like a 50-50 chance of getting hurt. Anything less than 25% chance is usually okay in my book if its not serious injury. Like I said, kids are going to do stupid stuff on their own all the time, but don't encourage them to get laughs out of the expense of others, cause when they grow up they will bring that mentality with them and it doesn't work very well when you get into the upper levels in school, people don't always find it funny.



posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 11:04 PM
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Originally posted by axslinger
The root of humor is other peoples' misfortune. Period. Look it up.


...thats just one definition... there are others... for example - my grandchildren frequently do or say things to make me laugh and their humor has nothing to do with anyone's misfortune or anything even remotely dark...



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 01:13 AM
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Hey - I'm 40 - where did you play? Seriously. You played soccer your whole life and never fouled someone intentionally - bs. I mean, sorry. BS. That means you never made a professional foul? Even obstruction so your man couldn't get through to goal? Seriously - either you are fibbing or you never played - it's actually funny.

CJ



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 03:25 AM
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It's just funny to see people who are leaping somewhere under their own free will. Libs might see this and think the sky is falling until they realize this dude was not prodded or shot out of a cannon - damned if I didn't see HIS legs running to jump.

I also once leaped..,not onto an air mattress but onto a non-padded beer slide...I met the same demise for the same stupid behavior as this guy... plus I had broken ribs. Should have started an ATS thread about it.

Suck it up if you are the guyorgirl leaping...laugh if you are the guyorgirl watching. Pretty sure this dude lived. Chill tf out!



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 08:51 AM
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I understand your position, I just think it is self- righteous and self- validating. When I was younger I played for a youth football (soccer if you're american) side where a lot of the kids I played with did a 'Klinsmann' celebration (basically this in the video- a big jump and slide on your front) especially when it was wet and muddy- I realise that the fact the mat was pulled away is partly your concern but it is basically the same thing. Similiarly, would you ban young people from contact sports? The same risks (if not more) are there. If you do come back to this thread then I am genuinely interested in your response. As I said I expected this "heartless" jibe, which again I feel is a way to validate yourself as a good parent. I'm not trying to be rude, this is just how I interpret what I feel is an overreaction to anonymous people on the internet.


Once again you are mistaken, in what my concern is. I realize kids will play around...and I realize kids get hurt in sports...and that is all part of the game. The child in the video was intentionally trying to hurt.. and that is supposed to be funny? It isn't to me.

As far as me trying to make this out like I'm some great parent..that is not true either. I made many mistakes parenting..and often wish I could go back and start over.. I was far from some perfect parent..but despite my mistakes..my kids turned out to be pretty decent human beings.... and I really can't see either of them pulling this prank .

I just would like to know ..where a kid kicking out a mattress from someone air born, who is expecting to land on it, has anything to do with kids getting hurt in sports. My reason for not thinking this was funny was because of the malicious intent behind it... if you can't get that..then its no use trying to explain myself over and over. This is NOT the same as a kid falling off a bike while hes trying to do stunts..it not some kid falling out of a tree..and it is NOT some random sports injury....CAN YOU UNDERSTAND the DIFFERENCE ?



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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Yes, I can understand it. My point was is it actual concern for injury or a reaction that you feel you are 'supposed' to be having. Do you think that thin mat is significantly better than wet grass to land on? Do you know this kid? You don't seem to have any reaction about the safety of that boy, you've just commented on how malicious and cruel the girl is. 'Malicious' is quite a statement- far more likely it was a stupid spur of the moment thing than literal 'malicious intent' or fore-planned. This is why I considered what you said to be reactionary.

So, again, is landing on wet grass significantly more dangerous than a wet mat? Or is it all about supposed 'intent' of the girl?



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by ColoradoJens
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Hey - I'm 40 - where did you play? Seriously. You played soccer your whole life and never fouled someone intentionally - bs. I mean, sorry. BS. That means you never made a professional foul? Even obstruction so your man couldn't get through to goal? Seriously - either you are fibbing or you never played - it's actually funny.

CJ


No I have never intentionally took someone out. That's my point. Sure I have thrown down a screen or two. I played for UMBC here in Maryland. Have I intentionally tried hurt someone no! Why is that so hard to believe? Have I been hurt and hurt someone sure I have. Soccer can be a rough sport, sometimes as rough is American Football. But have I went out of my way and targeted someone. No I just don't play that way. Even as a keeper I have never intentionally thrown out an elbow or tried to lift a knee under someones chin. Have I had someone run into my knee when I try and punch a ball out. Yup it's happened. The knee is out there for protection purposes only not as a weapon. I have hurt people and been hurt but never intentionally. Have I been in a brawl during a game yup. Now that, that was intentional.



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by axslinger
The root of humor is other peoples' misfortune. Period. Look it up.


If this is true...what does it say about humanity.. ?



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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So, again, is landing on wet grass significantly more dangerous than a wet mat? Or is it all about supposed 'intent' of the girl?


Supposed intent? whether she did it on a dare, so it could be filmed..or whether she did it last minute impulse.. it was malicious... and intended to hurt someone.




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posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 11:05 AM
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Originally posted by Grey Magic

Epic, and please no one post the family guy video, it won't surpass the post above me.


OK, but what about this one?



posted on Sep, 4 2011 @ 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by gabby2011
reply to post by Wyn Hawks
 




you're welcome..anytime.. by the way..didn't watch the video..but is that you doing a face plant into the tree?


Why it's a picture of dear Mama on her way home from bingo night..
The children tampered with her headlights..The little scamps.



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