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December 28, 2016 11:12 AM   Subscribe

 
Weird. That can't be good for y– oh, shit! zzzzzzzzzz
posted by heyho at 11:22 AM on December 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


I was definitely expecting tada / chimes.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:38 AM on December 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


it's staged though, right?
posted by numaner at 11:46 AM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


For real though is this guy ok?
posted by OverlappingElvis at 11:51 AM on December 28, 2016 [8 favorites]


If we go with it being real; it's almost like he can tell it's going to happen and is semi-casual about it. Is there any kind medical condition where negative G's would make you pass out?
posted by mayonnaises at 11:54 AM on December 28, 2016


Has he been smokin that Holy Shit?
posted by mannequito at 11:57 AM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


according to Wikipedia you can get G-LOC on a roller coaster but he seems to pass out first while it is still?
posted by griphus at 11:59 AM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


According to Wikipedia you can get G-LOC on a roller coaster but he seems to pass out first while it is still?

Fear does crazy things to people. I've been known to completely go lights-out at the mere touch of a needle to my arm. No penetration. Just touching the tip to the skin. People are messy, mental things.

I was totally fearful for the poor guy. A whole lot of damage can happen when you're being whipped-around like a rag doll.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:04 PM on December 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


Cataplexy, maybe?

Either way, I couldn't watch the whole video. Was there any evidence showing whether or not he was actually having a good time at the end?
posted by YAMWAK at 12:06 PM on December 28, 2016


People faint for all sorts of reasons. Some repeatedly. Sometimes even witnessing somebody faint can cause somebody to faint.

I am literally getting light headed writing about this. No joke.
posted by maxsparber at 12:17 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


It's not all that uncommon to pass out on scary rides. There's a video of a teenaged kid passing out twice on a slingshot, a ride that has no point whatsoever other than to be so fucking terrifying that you wish you had died before it ever entered your head to go on the thing rather than embarrassing yourself by actually dying of fright in public while being bounced around on large bungee cords six zillion feet above the ground.
posted by holborne at 12:19 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


This seems a little... cruel? Like, we're kinda laughing at someone's medical condition here?
posted by Dysk at 12:19 PM on December 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


Well...Some of us definitely weren't laughing.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:27 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


My not-a-doctor internet diagnosis: vasovagal syncope. Not a serious condition if so.
posted by tss at 12:28 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


So you're saying that goat will be dead in eight days.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:30 PM on December 28, 2016 [9 favorites]


I wasn't laughing at his condition, but the sheer incongruity of the Windows sounds during a rollercoaster ride.

Did I sell that hard enough?
posted by Samizdata at 12:32 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


I was laughing at his condition.
posted by naju at 12:38 PM on December 28, 2016 [27 favorites]


This just doesn't seem healthy. Like I wouldn't think getting anesthetized five times in three minutes would be either.
posted by Brocktoon at 12:47 PM on December 28, 2016


That's a vasovagal response if I've ever seen o-. oh shit, zzzzzzz
posted by humboldt32 at 12:50 PM on December 28, 2016 [8 favorites]


I wasn't laughing at his condition, but the sheer incongruity of the Windows sounds during a rollercoaster ride...

I was laughing at his condition...

I just stopped in to see what condition his condition was in.
posted by Atom Eyes at 1:00 PM on December 28, 2016 [62 favorites]


Fakey McFakepants
posted by Cosine at 1:12 PM on December 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is a metaphor for 2016.
posted by adept256 at 1:15 PM on December 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Atom Eyes just won the thread.
posted by Dysk at 1:26 PM on December 28, 2016


This guy is pretty obviously goofing around. Even if he weren't, odds would have been slim that this was footage of a man being forced to ride a roller coaster as some form of torture taking advantage of his vasovagal disorder. Let's all get a grip here.
posted by cmoj at 1:28 PM on December 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


Yeah this seems super fake given the comical exclamation before each incident and the relatively slow falls that don't look at all painful or awkward.
posted by bracems at 1:32 PM on December 28, 2016


OK we'll I guess we can file it under Bloom County's America's Funniest Home Video fails. Don't quit your day job.
posted by Brocktoon at 1:38 PM on December 28, 2016


This guy is pretty obviously goofing around. Even if he weren't, odds would have been slim that this was footage of a man being forced to ride a roller coaster as some form of torture taking advantage of his vasovagal disorder. Let's all get a grip here.

It's not like laughing at a dude voluntarily doing a thing in order to enjoy himself is always a-ok, even if it obviously isn't as bad as if it were a dude being forced to do a thing, or tortured.
posted by Dysk at 1:42 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


My point was that even if this were real, he'd still be doing this voluntarily for a laugh.
posted by cmoj at 1:56 PM on December 28, 2016


I don't think he'd be doing it at all. This is either horrible or lame.
posted by howfar at 1:59 PM on December 28, 2016


I forgot "or both".
posted by howfar at 1:59 PM on December 28, 2016


Yeah this seems super fake given the comical exclamation before each incident and the relatively slow falls that don't look at all painful or awkward.

I had a classmate who would pass out at the mere mention of blood. He would know he was passing out and swear and then keel over. During a health class where he got ambushed with unexpected talk about aids he said "Oh Fuuuuuck" really loud and then passed out face first into the lap of the guy sitting next to him in slow motion. It was not unlike what this guy is doing.
posted by srboisvert at 3:14 PM on December 28, 2016 [5 favorites]



I wasn't laughing at his condition, but the sheer incongruity of the Windows sounds during a rollercoaster ride...

I was laughing at his condition...

I just stopped in to see what condition his condition was in.
posted by Atom Eyes


Even his conditioning is conditioned.
posted by janey47 at 3:49 PM on December 28, 2016


This guy is pretty obviously goofing around.

That's not obvious to me with regards to the passing out.

Even if he weren't, odds would have been slim that this was footage of a man being forced to ride a roller coaster as some form of torture taking advantage of his vasovagal disorder.

Yah, given the presence of a video camera I'd say he knew what was coming and went anyway. Takes all kinds.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 4:58 PM on December 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


Went to search for specifics about g-loads on roller coasters, left with Euthanasia Coaster. Thanks again internet.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:44 PM on December 28, 2016 [4 favorites]


"I don't think he'd be doing it at all. This is either horrible or lame."

Tons of people pass out on rollercoasters. You can find lots of videos of that on YouTube or your can just Google for why people pass out on rollercoasters (seems like lower blood pressure if I've read it right). But the people seem to be enjoying themselves so I'm not sure how this is "horrible". However I do think that this guy is falling at least some of the blackouts since at one point his body means forward and yet he keeps his head upright.
posted by I-baLL at 4:17 AM on December 29, 2016


> I just stopped in to see what condition his condition was in.

Don't you mean dropp-

whoah drop

*faint*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:54 AM on December 29, 2016


If it's low blood pressure fainting, it can come in degrees, so the partial falling or keeping the head upright that happens doesn't shout "fake'" to me - it's pretty close to how I experience the partial blackouts I sometimes get.
posted by Dysk at 11:58 AM on December 29, 2016


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