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Funny Fail Video

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:21 pm

I used to watch a show called “Dinosaurs” set on the ancient continent of Pangaea. They had a takeoff on “America’s Funniest Home Videos” called “Pangaea’s Funniest Home Injuries.” So: this is America’s Funniest Home Injuries.

This is an old video, but I saw it for the first time tonight. If you are able not to laugh at these people’s misfortune, you’re a better person than I am.

23 Responses to “Funny Fail Video”

  1. this is a good record of how things were like before we got a new pope

    happyfeet (323d6f)

  2. In retrospect, not the least bit ashamed of being a life-long chickensh*t.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  3. This certainly falls in the fail department;

    narciso (3fec35)

  4. That is like watching Ridiculousness without the commercials.

    JD (b63a52)

  5. I quit about 1/6 throughnasnitmwas making me anxious.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  6. Looks like the politicians screwing up America.
    Liberals are disease ridden.

    mg (31009b)

  7. That show “Dinosaurs” that Patterico was referring to—isn’t that still playing on C-SPAN ?!

    Elephant Stone (ffae36)

  8. This is off-topic, although it’s sort of on-topic because I think it’s an epic fail.

    Does this post by Ann Althouse seem sarcastic?

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  9. It’s especially strange since the day before Althouse posted that she didn’t think Dr. Carson could have written his speech at the National Prayer breakfast. Really?

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  10. so she’s saying food stamp sent susan rice out to lie on the tv cause he was embarrassed about how he let everybody get slaughtered

    is my takeaway

    I don’t think food stamp gets embarrassed though he’s pretty shameless

    I think her sarcasm comment confuzzles the issue – I think she for reals was doing a non-sarcastic occam’s razor type analysis in the post

    happyfeet (323d6f)

  11. her black people thing is weird though

    and this idea that presidents deserve respect after what they done on our poor little country sitting huddled and shivering on the side of the road wrapped in nothing but a rape blanket is profoundly silly

    happyfeet (323d6f)

  12. Thanks, hf. That’s what I thought, too. The subsequent sarcasm claim confused me and now I don’t know what she meant.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  13. And I think she’s completely wrong about Carson. He’s written books and given speeches saying the same things he said at the National Prayer Breakfadt. Those are his words.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  14. carson is awesome

    I can understand complaints about rubio gushings

    but mr. dr. carson is a fresh exciting new and important voice and he didn’t really say anything that in the very recent past couldn’t be associated with a center-right democrat

    happyfeet (323d6f)

  15. Ben Carson read a speech. It was a good speech — though, as noted above, it was not appropriate for the occasion — but it was a written speech.

    what does she think food stamp does exactly when he gets up to hear his sweet self talk?

    happyfeet (323d6f)

  16. OUCH! I can’t stand to watch these things. I think a lot of this daredevil stuff is the result of our totally dumbed-down and unchallenging K-12, and now collegiate, experience. For example, gymnastics is difficult, challenging, and dangerous, but there is a progression in the development of the skills that somewhat lessens the risk. In the old days, before unionized teachers, they actually taught elementary gymnastics skills at the middle school level. Those who competed in gymnastics were, and continue to be, required to show competence in these fundamental skills before going on to the more dangerous things, and this created a path to higher level skills in high school. And even the fundamental skills could involve a lot of pain if done incorrectly, so you got the idea that falling (say from the parallel bars) was not a good thing. Gymnastics is no longer taught as a element in PE, and very few kids participate in high school competition. In fact, PE is often an hour of wandering around with very little supervision and no stressful goals, the key constraint being to keep the physical output at a low enough level so that no one breaks a sweat. At the same time cheerleading has gone from looking cute and wiggling to extremely hazardous aerial stunts that for many programs are undertaken with very little prior preparation, and skateboarding has become a rage for the boys who can’t deal with team sports, and they show little concern or even knowledge of the extreme risks they take. I think there is a principle at work here. Kids will do a lot dumb dangerous things as they are driven to learn by doing, and the more we make their educational environment “safe”, the more they will seek excitement and thrills in a non-supervised setting. Our current arrangement minimizes our institutional risk, but it probably maximizes the individual’s risk.

    bobathome (c0c2b5)

  17. It’s amazing how many people don’t seem to grasp the concept of gravity.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  18. I am somewhat amused by them but all too often I cringe with sympathy, even though they usually brought it on themselves by being stupid. Because I do see that they’re often trying (some are admittedly foolish) to get good enough to instead be on one of THESE videos.

    Or this one, too.

    I mean, think about it — how many pratfalls and “OW!”s did it take to get to be able to do these things…? Yes, in some cases it’s one trial out of a hundred that really succeeded, but still…

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Burlesque Entertainer (98ae1f)

  19. What I always want to know is; why do any of these people think that what they were attempting was a good idea?

    C. S. P. Schofield (fdfc57)

  20. I love it. Taking risks, getting outside the cocoon. Time for being grown up later.

    Richard Aubrey (a79e47)

  21. I love it. Taking risks, getting outside the cocoon. Time for being grown up later.

    Exactly. Some of it is, admittedly, brain-dead stupid — like one where someone sets up a crappy ramp of plywood across two chairs and thinks it’s stable enough to run a bicycle up and jump it off.

    But the only way to get any good at some of this stuff is to risk injuries.

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Burlesque Entertainer (98ae1f)

  22. I am glad youtuber wasn’t around when I was growing up.

    JD (b63a52)

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