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This made me laugh out loud.  Check out the "cool dude" controlling the speed boat with the sun shades.    Watch it back in slow motion,  its even better 

 

lol.   You can actually see the woman's shades fly off her head in slow motion    :lol:

 

 

 

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Ouch!! That looks like it would hurt their pride as well as their bodies.......

 

At first, when I saw them bracing against the wind, I was thinking of the people on the beach behind the planes at St. Maarten. Same result, people tumbling everywhere.....

 

Same root cause: lack of judgement.

 

Also: Speedboats don't have seatbelts? Huh.

 

"The driver of the boat, Marvin Carter, III of Memphis, TN suffered moderate injuries and a blow to his wallet as well.  He’s being cited for speeding and imprudent operation of the boat.   Five of the seven people on board were hospitalized, four of them with moderate injuries including broken bones."

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OK, if that video gave a good laugh, I recommend you subscribe to the YouTube channel "Failarmy". It's the only consistent source of people getting injured for doing stupid things on the tubes.

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I'll never understand why people find other people getting hurt funny. In my opinion, it's just in incredible bad taste, but to each their own....

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At first, when I saw them bracing against the wind, I was thinking of the people on the beach behind the planes at St. Maarten. Same result, people tumbling everywhere.....

 

Same root cause: lack of judgement.

 

Hey, don't say that, I have a morbid curiosity to do that one day :P I'm sure I'll regret it, but have a great time doing it

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Also: Speedboats don't have seatbelts? Huh.

 

Yes I would of thought that seat belts was a mandatory thing.

 

I'll never understand why people find other people getting hurt funny. In my opinion, it's just in incredible bad taste, but to each their own....

Nobody really got hurt, come on it was a little bit funny.

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I'll never understand why people find other people getting hurt funny. In my opinion, it's just in incredible bad taste, but to each their own....

 

I agree with you.  I mean normally I'm game for a laugh at motoring mishaps etc. where there isnt obvious injury, perhaps just a few bruises.. But this speedboat incident obviously caused injuries and trauma to most of the occupants since the G- forces were so violent (even in slo-mo its obvious).. 

 

Now watch again and imagine that it's your mother/sister/brother/kids in that boat. https://youtu.be/EYX1rIe3SaQ?t=13

 

Note how the young girl is groaning in pain and shock; ... and how the man in blue at the back of the boat puts his hand to his head then checks to see if there is blood on his hands...not to mention the 'cool dude' who obviously came off worse after that horrific faceplant.  

 

Still funny?  Then perhaps you haven't experienced a violent car crash where, even if your not seriously injured, you're totally numb with shock and pain for at least the next 24 hours. I hope it never happens to you.

 

BTW. No one was hurt during this incident....>>>

 

BTW.  I had to laugh at the poor owner of this limo when he asked the train driver why he didnt stop in time!! (he said to the train driver: 'Didn't you see me?').

 

 

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Still funny?  Then perhaps you haven't experienced a violent car crash where, even if your not seriously injured, you're totally numb with shock and pain for at least the next 24 hours. I hope it never happens to you.

 

 

Yes, because it didn't happen to me. Experiencing something you're self is very different to not at all. I've had horrible things happen, like everybody else, doesn't mean I won't laugh at something similar. You don't find it funny, fine, doesn't mean other people won't

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Not funny at all TBH. I ended scratching my head why the bloke who drives wasn't a bit more careful?

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You don't find it funny, fine, doesn't mean other people won't

 

I don't find the speedboat clip funny because I can empathise with those in the boat who obviously suffered, especially the teenage girl groaning in pain and distress.

 

Likewise, just because I don't live in a part of Africa that is affected by famine doesn't mean that I cant sympathise  with those families in Africa that have children dying from lack of food.  I obviously wouldn't expect anyone to ever find such a harrowing situation funny, especially on the grounds that it wasn't happening to them or their family personally.

 

At a deep level we are all connected,  its just a lack of empathy and compassion for our fellow human beings in traumatic situations that can make us appear separate. 

 

Also it can be an 'age thing' since children and teenagers often dont develop compassionate feelings for others since they are still maturing mentally and emotionally.  Mind you, some adults don't ever develop to the extent where they can feel compassion for strangers in painful situations and may instead find it humorous to see those people suffer obvious pain or shock.  But each to his own I guess.

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I don't find the speedboat clip funny because I can empathise with those in the boat who obviously suffered, especially the teenage girl groaning in distress near the end..

 

Likewise, just because I don't live in a part of Africa that is affected by famine doesn't mean that I cant sympathise  with those families in Africa that have children dying from lack of food.  I obviously wouldn't expect anyone to ever find such a harrowing situation funny, but some individuals in the world might do.

 

At a deep level we are all connected,  its just a lack of empathy and compassion for our fellow human beings in traumatic situations that can make us appear separate. 

 

Also it can be an 'age thing' since children and teenagers often dont develop compassionate feelings for others since they are still maturing mentally and emotionally.  Mind you, some adults don't ever develop to the extent where they can feel compassion for strangers in painful situations and may instead find it humorous to see those people suffer obvious pain or shock.  But each to his own I guess.

 

I agree with you, but for me is easier: if you see a person getting hurt, in pain, or suffering, and you find it funny, that's because you are a horrible person, simple as that.

 

I think the people in this thread proclaiming this is the "funniest thing ever" should really stop and think about the kind of human being they are. 

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I wonder why the people in the boat posted the video of their crash on You Tube and/or Facebook?  I guess they wanted to show others their pain and suffering?  I can understand if you or I posted the video of a boat with several occupants crashing and we had no connections with the occupants but someone in the boat took the video and posted it on the Internet.  Now, what's so funny about that?  You would think Google would have taken it down by now.  I have a feeling the occupants were shaken up but evidently not for long as they had to put it on You Tube and I'm sure Facebook to show all their friends and relatives.  To me it looks like they suddenly hit a large wake in the water and the driver lost some control and had to pull back the lever.  They didn't hit anything or else the occupants would have been seen screaming or taking other defensive actions prior to the hit.  This video has been going around the e-mail circuits for a long time now.  Is it funny?  Not to me (particularly at the end) but watching everyone hanging on as the driver is speeding across the lake or river and watching sunglasses flying was interesting to say the least.  So this is the "fun" of speed boating... racing across the waters at the highest speed possible and watching the occupants hang on for their dear lives.  I really think it teaches a lesson to those who are boating to be careful especially when you have several occupants.  BTW, where's the Coast Guard?  Where are their life vests?  I thought that was mandatory for everyone riding on a boat.  My humble two-cents worth....

 

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I wonder why the people in the boat posted the video of their crash on You Tube and/or Facebook?

 

Maybe as a lesson to others never to drink and drive.

Or as proof of how traumatic their experience was.

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Is it funny? Not to me (particularly at the end) but watching everyone hanging on as the driver is speeding across the lake or river and watching sunglasses flying was interesting to say the least.

 

Fair point Jim.   So what Poppet and a few others probably found funny about this video were the surreal animated antics of g-forces at work on human bodies and sunglasses.  If the video had been edited not to show the obvious distress of the occupants then most people would have found the video amusing, perhaps even funny, but certainly not this end part.....

 

https://youtu.be/EYX1rIe3SaQ?t=22

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Eh. I don't even try anymore to account for what constitutes funny. Was jackass funny? Not to me, but it made millions and spawned tons of sequels. America's funniest home videos shows things like this all the time to great ratings, and those videos are submitted by the people involved in the full knowledge that they will be laughed at. Most exciting police chases and shows like it cater to the same morbid curiosity.

 

*Shrug*

 

People are interesting critters, and that's not going to change anytime soon.

 

If it was still medieval times, and there was television, I'm sure Europe's funniest Jousts would be a sure hit. Historically, you could also mention the gladiators in the coliseum, and the whole feed them to the lions, thing as exciting spectator viewing.

 

Hmmmm..... Come to think of it, we are actually pretty tame.........

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Hmmmm..... Come to think of it, we are actually pretty tame......

 

I dont think its 'tame' to see a young teenage girl of perhaps fourteen in obvious shock and pain being classed as 'funny'.  Its different with police chases etc as you mostly don't see people in actual pain, and if you did the majority of balanced adults probably wouldn't find the situation 'funny'.  

 

But anyway, here's the low-down on the boat incident.  Note that five of the occupants were taken to hospital, one with a broken leg and broken wrist ...and the driver of the boat was charged with a 'seating violation'.(obviously because the girl was standing and not seated).

 

Also, the driver said he was doing around 70mph, but someone on-board reckoned it was more like 100mph. 

 

The footage was shot by a professional news cameraman who then uploaded it to Youtube etc.

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/watch-wild-ride-water-takes-tragic-turn-missouri-article-1.1153132

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Still funny?  Then perhaps you haven't experienced a violent car crash where, even if your not seriously injured, you're totally numb with shock and pain for at least the next 24 hours.

The clip is not a violent car crash,  no cars,  no violent's.

 

 

 


So what Poppet and a few others probably found funny

 

In fairness to me folks, I only posted this video to show the entire world the criminal speedboat under belly whilst exposing negligence of health and safety of water sports.  

 
Look at the end of the day, no body was really hurt,  everybody walked-ish away, bobs your uncle
 
Honestly if you watch it in slow motion and you'll see what i mean  :rolleyes:

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Its different with police chases etc as you mostly don't see people in actual pain, and if you did the majority of balanced adults probably wouldn't find the situation 'funny'. 

 

1) Nope You just get to see a car roll a billion times and somebody crawl out then fall on his face or get tackled, or a speeders car smacked in the side by a train or a tractor trailer...... (and maybe somebody crawls out.....) 

 

2) You must not watch much Youtube, Dailymotion and etc... Also, read the comments on this and other videos.

 

3) You must have never seen "Jackass the movie" and its numerous sequels.  :ph34r:

 

People are people. You may not find it amusing, and usually I don't either, but there are large numbers who certainly will. Nobody can stop that because human nature is pretty constant. It's like tilting at windmills.

 

I will cheer you on (kind of) if you try, though.

 

I think the only (small) issue here might be classifying it as "funny" where so many might strongly disagree. If Poppet had said "interesting" it would not have changed the video one bit, but people's outrage would likely not have been sparked.

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Look at the end of the day, no body was really hurt, everybody walked-ish away, bobs your uncle

 

There is an old saying:  "He (she) who tries to justify does not convince".

 

You say that nobody was 'really' hurt ..yet if you'd read the article that I posted a link to you'd know that the crash occurred at around 100mph and people were taken to hospital, one with broken bones. .so that person obviously didnt just "walk away" -but rather he would have been stretchered into an ambulance and laid up for months..

 

No you're right, it wasn't a car crash, but the powerful G-forces involved made it behave like one..and bones were broken and heads bashed.   But 'Bob's yer uncle'. Its all fun and games to some.

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1) Nope You just get to see a car roll a billion times and somebody crawl out then fall on his face or get tackled, or a speeders car smacked in the side by a train or a tractor trailer...... (and maybe somebody crawls out.....) 

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Sure. But I doubt that I'd find such situations 'funny'.  Instead I might put myself in the situation of the guy who 'fell on his face', for example.

 

2) You must not watch much Youtube, Dailymotion and etc... Also, read the comments on this and other videos.

 

Youtube yes...to which my previous comment applies.

 

3) You must have never seen "Jackass the movie" and its numerous sequels.  :ph34r:

 

Jackass was a film series produced for profit and performed by stunt-men who were fully insured and had emergency medical teams on standby....so it doesn't count.  If those guys got injured it was their own choice, an occupational hazard..although I may well have winced when an alligator snapped onto a part of their anatomy..not so much laughed.. :P

 

People are people. You may not find it amusing, and usually I don't either, but there are large numbers who certainly will. Nobody can stop that because human nature is pretty constant. It's like tilting at windmills.

 

Its like I said earlier: Some people might laugh at scenes of starving children in Africa, for whatever sick reason,

 

I will cheer you on (kind of) if you try, though.

 

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I think the only (small) issue here might be classifying it as "funny" where so many might strongly disagree. If Poppet had said "interesting" it would not have changed the video one bit, but people's outrage would likely not have been sparked.

 

I haven't seen any 'outrage', just personal opinions.  But yes, the headline didn't help.  When a member posts a video under the title: "The funniest thing I've  seen in a while" -,  I doubt if most people would then expect to see a video of a violent accident where people were moaning in shock and pain, and 5 people were later carted off to hospital, one with broken bones.  

 

But like I said earlier. You also have to take age into account, since many teenagers haven't yet developed empathy for others' pain and suffering,  and some adults never will.

 

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Jackass was a film series produced for profit and performed by stunt-men who were fully insured and had emergency medical teams on standby....so it doesn't count.  If those guys got injured it was their own choice, an occupational hazard..although I may well have winced when an alligator snapped onto a part of their anatomy..not so much laughed..

 

Not so sure about that...... (off topic) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackass_(TV_series)

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There is an old saying:  "He (she) who tries to justify does not convince".

 

You say that nobody was 'really' hurt ..yet if you'd read the article that I posted a link to you'd know that the crash occurred at around 100mph and people were taken to hospital, one with broken bones. .so that person obviously didnt just "walk away" -but rather he would have been stretchered into an ambulance and laid up for months

Actually, it was the cameraman who was hurt the worst.

 

In an odd twist of irony, the only comment on that article you linked to also found it "funny..."

 

Go figure. To be honest, until the end I did see some humor in the situation, but the nearly tragic ending squashed that feeling quickly.

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I think the people in this thread proclaiming this is the "funniest thing ever" should really stop and think about the kind of human being they are. 

 

Why? Lets take Frankie Boyle for example. Very popular Scottish comedian. My Dad thinks his comedy is disgusting and not funny, I however think it's hilarious. Same as Jimmy Carr. I find it funny, I think it's brilliant. Others don't. But you think that says something about me? If you think that what someone laughs at says a lot of about them as a person then I think that's an ill-judged comment. 

 

I hate Amazon. Hate them. Not bought anything from them for many years as they don't pay any where near as much tax in England as they should. I've never ever been in Starbucks, apart from it being terrible coffee, they really eff over coffee farmers and again have huge tax systems to avoid paying tax in the UK. I worked fort a major advertising company, in IT so not technically being an advertiser, but still worked for them. It killed me to the core. I was a facilitator to our company putting out adverts for companies I hated. I had to get out. My moral compass was badly out of shape, I didn't like what I was doing, even though all I was doing was networking offices across Europe together, but it really rotted my "soul". But I think Jimmy Carr making sometimes quite horrendous jokes funny.

 

It say people find things funny laughing at people means they are bad or horrible human beings is, at best, an immature statement. What one person finds funny, another will hate. It means very little other then that

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Not so sure about that.

 

Take my word for it. Jackass was a TV and movie series produced for profit and fronted by an insured stunt-performer..

 

Quote...

 

"Philip John Clapp Jr., known by his stage name Johnny Knoxville (born March 11, 1971), is an American stunt performer, comedian, actor, screenwriter and film producer. He is best known as a co-creator and star of the MTV reality stunt show Jackass.

 

Quote...

 

"And while he's still doing stunts and pulling public pranks — like a blue-collar "Borat," only with better insurance — Knoxville also hopes his new, partly scripted movie, "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," opening Friday ..."

 

It say people find things funny laughing at people means they are bad or horrible human beings is, at best, an immature statement. What one person finds funny, another will hate. It means very little other then that

 

But where do you draw the line when laughing at videos showing people suffering?  Do you find it funny for example watching film-clips of bald headed skeleton children in Auschwitz awaiting the gas chamber?  No, probably not. But if you did we'd obviously be justified in thinking that you had a cruel and uncaring streak in your character.  This is an extreme example I know, but it depends where we draw the line..

 

Now lets say for example that a close member of your family (parent or sibling) fell in the street outside your house and broke an arm very badly, and lets say local teenagers were standing around taking videos of the event and howling with laughter at your relatives suffering.   Would you join in the fun and laughter? or would you feel sympathy for your relative and disdain for those laughing at their suffering?  Remember that it wasn't you who broke an arm, yet like any balanced person you'd naturally empathise with your family member's suffering.  Likewise, its possible to feel sympathy for strangers (who are after all, members of your world family).

 

Yes I would of thought that seat belts was a mandatory thing.

 

Think about what would happen if the boat rolled over, as it almost did, and all the occupants were buckled in.

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