What I strive for here is to introduce videos, images, and stories that have a lethally stupid element. I am constantly amazed by the sheer amount of stupidity extant in our society. That being said, not all of it can be lethal. Sometimes stupidity is just painful. I know that when I see some of these videos I cringe inwardly and I say to myself “Better you than me, thanks for the learning experience” or words to that effect. This is why I like compilation videos. We get to see lots of stupidity, feel superior about our own intelligence, and hopefully learn not to act like the people in the video. So, on with the show. I’ve posted some of the highlights with the full compiled video at the bottom. Be warned, the language gets explicit in a few places.
Motorcycles & Mopeds
I love motorcycles. I have ever since I was a kid. I even have my dream bike already picked out. I want a black Ducati Monster. However, I think that, much like guns, people don’t treat motorcycles properly. The first instance is found at the 23 second mark. I realize that professionals do stunts like this all the time and logically they must get into accidents like this fairly frequently. However, common sense would dictate that you perform your stunts where you won’t meet oncoming traffic.
Mopeds can be fun, but just like with motorcycles you need to be careful when driving them. You are much lighter and much less protected than cars, trucks, or even buses. The guy in this clip (11:56) is obviously having a bad day.
The last clip (17:34) in this section highlights the need to keep both wheels on the ground. Let’s just say a helmet would have been a great idea for this guy.
Cars & Trucks
What you are going to find in this post is that men are most often involved. I’m not saying that stupidity is exclusively a male trait. I just think that women limit their stupidity to that of the non-life threatening kind. In this clip (1:25) you will find a guy riding in the back of a pickup truck, always an enjoyable activity. However, this idiot elevates his ride to life threatening stupidity with a plastic lawn chair.
The next clip (1:55) treats to what happens when a man has more testosterone than brain cells and a fast car. What we have here are a wet road, two sports cars, and someone’s manhood at stake.
The next clip (5:12) features off-road action. There are at least two guys in a jeep having a great time until they try to land a jump. You can’t see what happens to the driver, but the passenger is ejected from the vehicle.
The next two clips (9:42 and 16:22) have quite a bit in common: motor vehicles and dangerous road conditions. In the first clip the drivers are going quite fast for whiteout conditions and can’t stop in time. The second clip shows what happens when you try to pass a semi on an icy road. Neither clip ends well for the drivers.
This is another toy that I think is great fun. I have spent quite a bit of time driving waverunners and want to add one to the inventory of my personal modes of transportation. However, the guy in the next clip (17:25) should have been told that there was an IQ restriction to driving them and he just didn’t make the grade. How can you hit bushes while driving a waverunner?
Stupid People Stunts
The next collection of clips are all about people being stupid. A few of the people in these clips have some mechanical help, but the burden of stupidity lies with the human.
In the first clip (4:39) a guy on stage does a Superman dive into the crowd. The crowd does the only sensible thing it can and parts like Moses parting the Red Sea.
I don’t think that this post would be complete without the following clip (9:35), a yoga ball flip. This is a very daring move, trying to execute a flip off a spherical object. It may not move the way you want it to. This guy buries half of it in the sand before his attempt to break his neck, and he hits hard.
I’m guessing that the guy in this next clip (9:38) was trying to jump the dead tree while on his skis. He could have been trying to miss it, but you decide.
I don’t know how you feel about Parkour. I have mixed feelings on the subject. Some of the people who do parkour are amazing and athletic, others are complete tools. At times parkour seems like such a hipster sport, to use the term loosely, and hipster are tools. Check out this brilliant specimen in this clip (9:52).
This next clip (10:46) features a genius getting his bike down from a roof. How and why the bike was up there in the first place I couldn’t say. I’m guessing that when this guy was little he dreamed of riding his bike off a roof and did it when he got older.
This next clip (11:26) demonstrates why you should always say no when your friend asks to use you for target practice.
If a video exists that can make you stupider just by watching it might be this video. I think that the guy in the clip (12:50) probably lost a few million brain cells as a result, brain cell he could ill afford to lose judging by the clip. Let’s just say it is far more effective, not to mention less painful, to stop a ceiling fan by switching it off. I think I laughed harder at this clip than any of the others.
Again we visit fun with guns. Guns kick. It is a fact of physics. Some guns kick harder than others, but you can’t escape the fact that guns kick. When firing a gun don’t be like the guy in this clip (13:26). Make sure you properly brace the gun before firing.
Here we are, the last of the highlight clips. This next clip (15:01) demonstrates a problem that some areas of the world deal with on a regular basis, people throwing themselves into traffic to injure themselves so they can sue the driver of the vehicle. I personally think that there has to be a better way to start a lawsuit. The guy in this clip throws himself under the rear wheels of a semi. Yes, you did read that correctly, a semi. Watch the clip if you are skeptical. He didn’t slip or stumble. He dove. Fortunately for him the driver noticed him and stopped in time, but this isn’t a long term survival strategy.
There are more funny, painful, and amazing clips on this video. I just picked several clips that caught my interest. There are clips that involve dirt bikes, skateboards, snowboards, snowmobiles, buses, cars, and more. I’m sure that you will have a good time with this video, just learn something while you are watching.