Patterico's Pontifications

11/13/2020

A Little Help Here, Please

Filed under: General — Dana @ 12:06 pm



[guest post by Dana]

Yeah, so I’m going to need some help understanding what makes this so “hilarious”? Perhaps it’s a gender thing, but all I see are two idiots making complete fools of themselves in a public setting and a young woman has to clean up their mess. If anything, I’m irked at their thoughtlessness:

P.S. I kept replaying the video and fiddling with the sound on my device, trying to find the “hilarious” part…

P.P.S. Yes, I’m very aware of the fact that boys roughhouse and are basically on search-and-destroy missions during their growing-up years. I’ve survived raising sons. Often the roughhousing would become so loud that I would grab my book and a glass of wine, and head out to the car for some blissful peace and quiet. But. These are adult males at a place of business, acting like adolescents and not caring one bit about who their idiocy might impact. Shouldn’t this be embarrassing to them and their friends casually watching it unfold? What am I missing?

–Dana

25 Responses to “A Little Help Here, Please”

  1. Dumb.

    Dana (6995e0)

  2. I don’t get it either, but I may be having the same difficulty you are.

    Nic (896fdf)

  3. I couldn’t get any audio, so I have no context. It looks like the little man got the better of the bigger man who might have tapped out, but the little man wouldn’t relent, so one of the other males ended it – by picking up the victor as though he weighed nothing. Maybe that is the funny part.

    felipe (023cc9)

  4. There was no audio so perhaps I’m missing something. I didn’t see anything that was funny.

    Mattsky (55d339)

  5. I’m afraid it might be one of those “guys are childish and dumb” type of things. Sure, some are. Others are not. I’m glad they picked up after themselves, a little bit.

    Simon Jester (f420aa)

  6. felipe,

    There was no audio. That’s why I was even more puzzled by why it was considered “hilarious”.

    Dana (6995e0)

  7. FWIW, I’m male (although way too old for that), and see nothing that even trips “dumb but the sort of thing that gets a laugh”.

    It just seems like quotidian, everyday jerky behavior.

    john (cd2753)

  8. Its Brazil, it’s gone full MMA, and their current administration dont help.

    urbanleftbehind (8a935b)

  9. If we have to fight WWIII, we will kick butt. Because we’ll have guys like them at the front lines.

    Hoi Polloi (66077a)

  10. 9,

    Lol. That was a joke, right??

    Dana (6995e0)

  11. Lol. That was a joke, right??
    Dana (6995e0) — 11/13/2020 @ 3:03 pm

    Yes

    Hoi Polloi (66077a)

  12. I laughed.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  13. But why??

    Dana (6995e0)

  14. I don’t get it, either, Dana. The most I got out of watching it three times is that they may be the family that owns the place from the big guy gesturing to the people inside to come out and clean up the mess.

    nk (1d9030)

  15. OT, but this is…concerning:

    https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2020/11/outgoing-syria-envoy-admits-hiding-us-troop-numbers-praises-trumps-mideast-record/170012/

    I’ve never believed any of Trump’s bloviating about the “deep state,” but then I read this and I get second thoughts.

    Hoi Polloi (66077a)

  16. When I see things like this, I’m reminded that there are a LOT of stupid people in the world.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  17. Two-week shutdown in NM starting Monday. No more restaurant grab-ass!

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  18. This comes perilously close to doing something I religiously oppose — explaining a joke — but for you, Dana, I’ll risk eternal damnation. Two things:

    1. The spectators sitting by unperturbed, barely even seeming to notice, while their friends wail away at each other right in front of them, is amusing. If you’ve ever seen Archer, it’s very Archer-like.

    2. The idiots sitting back down like nothing had happened, jumping back into it, then hugging it out, all in a matter of seconds, was simian in its stupidity. If you’re the kind of person who finds chimps acting like humans entertaining… *raises hand*… that’s pretty funny.

    lurker (d8c5bc)

  19. OT but worth a notation.

    51 years ago this weekend [Saturday] NASA launch Apollo 12 with Pete Conrad, Al Bean and Dick Gordon aboard on America’s second mission to land men on the moon. Struck by lightning at launch, the crew managed a pinpoint lunar landing in the Ocean of Storms, a safe return to Earth and made a legend out of flight controller John Aaron.

    Half a century or so later, by coincidence, this weekend as well [likely Sunday,] if the weather holds, SpaceX, in conjunction w/NASA, will launch the first ‘operational’ Dragon spacecraft, ferrying a crew of four astronauts– three Americans and a Japanese– to the International Space Station for a six month stay. It will mark a milestone in low Earth orbit [LEO] commercial spaceflight operations for the United States — and for humankind. And it begins to fulfill one of the many rich prophecies made by Arthur C. Clarke 50 years ago.

    In the epilogue to a book released in the summer of 1970, titled, “First on the Moon: A Voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.,’ the prescient Clarke predicted multiple paths to the future, now in the process of fulfillment; the business and industrialization of LEO space being one of them, noting:

    ‘whenever new territory has become available to mankind, it has sooner or later been developed, colonized, or otherwise exploited; there are no exceptions to this rule, if a sufficiently long time scale is adopted. From discovery to full exploitation, however may take anything from a century to several hundred thousand years.’

    Half a century isn’t too shabby a start.

    “Flight, EECOM. Try SCE to Aux.” – John Aaron 11/14/1969

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  20. Could we get a wellness check on JVW?

    This story broke 12 hours ago, and still no post? Something’s definitely not right.

    California Governor Attended Birthday Party In Defiance Of State’s Rules Against Gatherings Involving Multiple Households

    Dave (1bb933)

  21. But why??

    I think lurker explained it pretty well.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  22. 1. The spectators sitting by unperturbed, barely even seeming to notice, while their friends wail away at each other right in front of them, is amusing. If you’ve ever seen Archer, it’s very Archer-like.

    2. The idiots sitting back down like nothing had happened, jumping back into it, then hugging it out, all in a matter of seconds, was simian in its stupidity. If you’re the kind of person who finds chimps acting like humans entertaining… *raises hand*… that’s pretty funny.

    Well thank you for risking eternal damnation and explaining this to me, lurker. And while I can see the amusement in the casual, even blase attitude of the onlookers, and the subsequent fight-hug-fight-hug routine, I’m stuck at a) the hijinks were at someone else’s place of business b) stop reinforcing stereotypes that men are dumb and Neanderthalic, c) STOP MAKING A MESS THAT SOME WOMAN WILL HAVE TO CLEAN UP!

    Dana (6995e0)

  23. You, Dana, are being rational. I, on the other hand, enjoy Ernest movies.

    lurker (d8c5bc)

  24. I can’t get this to start playing, but maybe my computer is overloaded. It didn’t play also on Friday. I just see a crescent, circling in the middle of a still picture. Maybe you have an nonembedded link?

    Sammy Finkelman (bda33a)

  25. Sammy, try this.

    lurker (d8c5bc)


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