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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Awful + Funny = Awfully Funny?

posted by on September 18 at 16:53 PM

Elijah Brubaker just put this up on his blog. It’s video of a largish man being suspended from hooks pierced into his back at a tattoo convention in Miami. Things go terribly wrong—not for the weak of heart or stomach. Skip to 2:18 if you’re impatient.

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Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 18, 2008 5:09 PM

"Largish"? Dude was fat. And that clip was hilarious. Thanks!

Posted by burgin99 | September 18, 2008 5:10 PM

"I need a backiotemy!"

Posted by Brian | September 18, 2008 5:12 PM

that totally happened to me one time

Posted by adrian! | September 18, 2008 5:14 PM

No fucking way. Take that shit down. Are you going to post hilarious snuff movies next?

Posted by elenchos | September 18, 2008 5:15 PM

apparently the guy only suffered a broken leg while the organizers blamed the whole debacle on "an equipment malfunction."

ace reporting, constant.

Posted by gin? yes, please. | September 18, 2008 5:23 PM

Gheezuz is it any wonder Bush won the white house? America is full of idiots.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | September 18, 2008 5:44 PM

okay, that was totally gross! so basically the hooks ripped his flesh off?!?

Posted by Kristin Bell | September 18, 2008 6:01 PM

why the fuck did you post this? i used to think you were cool.

Posted by ak47 | September 18, 2008 6:38 PM

That's gross. Poor guy. He's an idiot, but idiots need protection too.

Posted by gk | September 18, 2008 7:31 PM

No. No no no no no. I am not even clicking on that link.


Posted by Reverse Polarity | September 18, 2008 10:07 PM

haha. It was too dark of a video to get grossed out- but the THUD was pretty hilarious!

Posted by CattyMaran | September 18, 2008 10:21 PM

Aw, guys... I know I've laughed at some pretty terrible stuff on the internet, but I don't find this funny at all. That's probably because I read about it on ModBlog last month (see ).

Here's a bit of info from the article: "Jimmy [Pinango] was admitted to the ICU the day after surgery. Marrow from the broken bone had gotten into his blood, and caused a clot in his lungs. They dissolved the clot, and treated him for the marrow in his blood. [Ed. note: To clarify, in the accident, Jimmy only sustained a broken leg. His admission into ICU was from complications from the broken leg, not as a direct result of the fall itself.]"

"Now at the end of week two [...] Jimmy has been awake and is doing much better. He is out of the ICU and will hopefully be on his way home soon."

Posted by Mudpuppy | September 18, 2008 11:08 PM

What the fuck is wrong with the human race? What's next? Some guy tearing the flesh off his chest so you can see his beating heart?

Posted by robot2501 | September 19, 2008 12:22 AM

@5—"You little old decorum and decency ladies should try some Metamucil for that."

Posted by cricket | September 19, 2008 9:10 AM

Am I the only one annoyed at the cameraman for putting his fat finger over the mic for half the video?

Plus: gross, dude.

Posted by sorryroger | September 19, 2008 9:25 AM

You're doing it wrong!
I hate it when someone doesn't quite Darwin them self out of the gene pool.

Posted by K X One | September 19, 2008 9:51 AM

Ah... Darwin at work.

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | September 19, 2008 9:54 AM

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