Friday, December 10, 2010

Vid Of The Day: People Falling On Ice

Never gets old. Ever. And the running commentary is beautiful.


16 comments:

  1. Always funny! I was very relieved to see this was filmed in Great Britain and not Tennessee. Somewhere out there is footage of me taking a ginormous spill in front of a coffee shop. I keep waiting for it to show up on YouTube or LOTD. Eeeek!

    The pop-up ad for a diabetic foot at 50% off was a bit disturbing, though.

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  2. Bah. Made me watch an ad for "The Other Guys" THEN told me the video wasn't available. Hate that.

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  3. "the 5 second rule" HA!

    I feel for these folks. I've taken my share of falls on ice. After a few of them, you learn to keep ice melt on hand for the driveway at home. Having it on hand at home wouldn't have helped on a street corner like this, though. :-)

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  4. "The corner of doom." Sounds about right.

    When I was in 7th grade I slipped on the ice on the playground and landed square on my tailbone. The pain was excruciating. The teacher had all the kids put their hats and gloves in a trash bag and had me sit on it. That did not at all scar my childhood.

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  5. Ooof! Nice collection of spills.

    I've had a damaged tailbone before, too. Not from ice, though. For a year or more after the injury, it hurt to get up. Sitting down, not a big deal, but I had to get up slowly while drawing breath through clenched teeth.

    If I lived there, I would feel compelled to run out there with icemelt.

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  6. Lefty said...
    If I lived there, I would feel compelled to run out there with icemelt.


    If I lived there, I would feel compelled to run out there with a lawn-chair and a good video camera.

    But then again I've always known there was something intrinsically wrong with me...

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  7. I actually feel bad for them. I've taken a spill on ice and got badly hurt. If I were the people in the window, I'd warn them or post a sign or something, not just watch people get hurt.

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  8. I would just watch people get hurt and laugh.

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  9. I don't care who you are, watching people fall down is funny. Exhibit A: "America's Funniest Home Videos" just signed its 21st season.

    Y'all bring the lawn chairs and camera, I'll bring the hooch.

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  10. I wonder where that was? And if it was recent. Great Britain doesn't get snow like that very often, but in the last two weeks they have.

    My Uni had snow like that from October to April. You got so used to seeing people wipe out it just lost its appeal!

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  11. One of the funniest things I have ever seen is people who insist upon continuing to ride their bikes through snow and ice. Some of the most spectacular wipe-outs I have ever seen occurred while I was going to Michigan State. Just suck it up and buy a bus pass in the winter, kids.

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  12. RGR maybe that's why I rewind the parts in "Home Alone" where the crooks slip and slide on the ice so much.

    Well that and the part where Daniel Stern gets a tarantula on his face. No matter how many times I watch it, that gets me every time.

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  13. Heidi, you will see them riding here in the chucking down schnee, completely wrapped up in foul weather gear, doggedly pushing through inches of it. You can't tell a German not to do something, even if it means biking in wretched weather. When I see such things, all I can think is, "It's Germany, Yorkie...this is what they do."

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  14. SiressYorkie said...
    When I see such things, all I can think is, "It's Germany, Yorkie...this is what they do."


    That, and funny dances in tight leather shorts.

    Oktoberfest is a real hoot, get pissed drunk and watch a bunch of alte männer dancing. Nearly wet myself laughing the first time I saw that in person.

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  15. I must be a bad person - that cheered me up immensely!

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