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December 27, 2005 7:44 PM   Subscribe

Bored dork with truck, goofing around. Hilarity ensues. I know I shouldn't laugh, but after watching this over and over again, I still can't stop snickering. [jackass-style google video called "redneck surfing", 16 seconds long via Jalopnik]
posted by mathowie (101 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Hopefully he didn't get hurt jumping off, though it does look like he rolled onto his head pretty hard.

I'm still astounded someone would do so much damage goofing around. It appears that the fire hydrant that gets run over is headed towards the parked car as well. I would love to know how much this all cost.
posted by mathowie at 7:47 PM on December 27, 2005


You know, if you weren't you, this post would be removed, pronto.
posted by ParisParamus at 7:48 PM on December 27, 2005


This is not what I paid the five bucks for.
posted by localroger at 7:51 PM on December 27, 2005


Every once in a while I have to ask myself "are people genuinely that f*cking stupid?" and I have to recognize that yes, they are.
posted by clevershark at 7:52 PM on December 27, 2005


I'm assuming either stolen truck, more money than sense, or some really, really good bourbon.
posted by Jimbob at 7:54 PM on December 27, 2005


MeTa.

oh god, I just can't help myself
posted by kcm at 7:56 PM on December 27, 2005


this post was pre-approved by quonsar.
posted by quonsar at 7:59 PM on December 27, 2005


dumb.
posted by brandz at 8:01 PM on December 27, 2005


yeah, it's a single link to a video post, but my god, is it not the dumbest/funniest thing you've seen someone do? I did a lot of stupid, stupid things as a teenager, but nothing like this (and I've actually trashed a fire hydrant that cost me $2k while totalling my car at the same time -- ah to be 16 again).
posted by mathowie at 8:01 PM on December 27, 2005


Fark-style posts on Metafilter -- two great tastes that go great together.
posted by maxsparber at 8:02 PM on December 27, 2005


Along the same lines, my favorite kids doing stupid car tricks video of late. And yes, it IS amazing how well '88 Dodge Omnis navigate golf courses and 50% grades.
posted by kcm at 8:04 PM on December 27, 2005


So -- what did he tell the insurance company?
posted by ericb at 8:05 PM on December 27, 2005


When the camera goes back to the truck at the very end you can see the guy who fell off starting to stand up. That was worth a good chuckle, and more best of the web than a y2karl administration scandal of the week, not that I don't mind those either.
posted by furtive at 8:06 PM on December 27, 2005


Ha Ha?
posted by PantsOfSCIENCE at 8:06 PM on December 27, 2005


Q: What are the most common redneck last words?







A: "Hey, fellas, look whut I kin do!"
posted by Dr. Wu at 8:10 PM on December 27, 2005


It was shocking to see the fire hydrant fly away that fast. Like a little toy fire hydrant. I think it would have been better if a geyser of water had shot the truck up into the air, though.

For a bunch of rednecks, the tracking shot was pretty sophisticated.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 8:10 PM on December 27, 2005


my favorite kids doing stupid car tricks

two words - snow shovel
posted by pyramid termite at 8:13 PM on December 27, 2005


Q: What are the most common redneck last words?

I thought it was a tie between "Look ma, no hands!" and "Watch out son, that there gun's loaded!"
posted by clevershark at 8:14 PM on December 27, 2005


A more successful stunt.
posted by furtive at 8:15 PM on December 27, 2005


A more successful stunt.

Ok, now this post rules.
posted by knave at 8:20 PM on December 27, 2005


Gee, I wonder if alcohol was involved?
posted by HTuttle at 8:23 PM on December 27, 2005


I've done this, except my dad was driving and I just happened to fall out of the truck because the door latch didn't work very well.
posted by cellphone at 8:28 PM on December 27, 2005


Chock full of crash-y goodness.

The only thing missing is a blooper reel from Burt and Dom.
posted by beowulf573 at 8:29 PM on December 27, 2005


Executive privilege.
posted by rxrfrx at 8:30 PM on December 27, 2005


teh awesomeness.
posted by photoslob at 8:33 PM on December 27, 2005


Oh, and

but my god, is it not the dumbest/funniest thing you've seen someone do?

no, that would be "show them fire!"
posted by rxrfrx at 8:33 PM on December 27, 2005


You know, Jalopnik has a new one every day in their "Hoon of the Day" series (including the redneck surfer dude)...
posted by Tikirific at 8:34 PM on December 27, 2005


Yeah, I actually caught it at Jalopnik today.
posted by mathowie at 8:36 PM on December 27, 2005



posted by Armitage Shanks at 8:45 PM on December 27, 2005


Related question:

Why do vids on Google look horribly pixillated? Or is it just me?
posted by baltimore at 8:47 PM on December 27, 2005


They do make idiots.
posted by JWright at 8:47 PM on December 27, 2005


You know, I swear this video made the rounds three or so years ago, but it was WMV or Real, and bounced around from video site to video site. Part of me thinks it was on Metafilter but maybe I saw it on Fark instead.

Google video seems prime to resurrect video memes from the internet graveyard.
posted by jazon at 8:50 PM on December 27, 2005


Best 15 second video yet. Darwin etc.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 8:51 PM on December 27, 2005


I can already picture a narration by John Walsh.

BTW, looks like the guy jumping off, while rolling out, had a really close call with the back left wheel of that truck.
posted by rolypolyman at 8:55 PM on December 27, 2005


bookmarked for the next time some hyper caffinated mefi jock jumps up my ass. "#1 did it"
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 8:57 PM on December 27, 2005


Last Redneck words:
"Hold my beer and watch this!!!"
posted by scottymac at 9:07 PM on December 27, 2005


this is so old (what jazon said).

i.e., google video is for dumbassses. (...the extra 's' is for 'dumbass')
posted by dorian at 9:08 PM on December 27, 2005


ah to be 16 again

Good way not to make it to 17.

My son's hs graduation was overshadowed by a junior who fell out of the back of a truck, hit his head and died a day or so earlier. He and his buddies had been goofing around...

Couple that with the fact I witnessed a 15 year old driving a stolen truck total a woman's mitsubishi right in front of me just last week...I can't laugh at this video.

Can someone enlighten me as to why young men think they are invincible idiots?
posted by konolia at 9:09 PM on December 27, 2005


self-selecting population. the vinceable idiots die off early.
posted by kcm at 9:10 PM on December 27, 2005


Can someone enlighten me as to why young men think they are invincible idiots?

it's the beer. oh and the penis.
posted by dorian at 9:11 PM on December 27, 2005


I love that moment of realization that he either has to jump right now and trash his car or risk his life trying to get back in and steer it. For a stupid guy, he made a smart move. Darwin reluctantly put away his scythe that day.
posted by skallas at 9:14 PM on December 27, 2005


mmmmm, darwin's scythe.
posted by dorian at 9:23 PM on December 27, 2005


Why do vids on Google look horribly pixillated?

I think they're upscaling low-res 320x240 movies to 640x480 or more.
posted by mathowie at 9:24 PM on December 27, 2005



Why do vids on Google look horribly pixillated?


Click the drop down arrow to the right of the controls and select "original size". I don't know why it defaults to that full version it always sucks.
posted by bitdamaged at 9:29 PM on December 27, 2005


Y'know, as I write this, metafark.com is available for registration. And if by the time you read this it isn't, it wasn't me.
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:29 PM on December 27, 2005


This is as old as the hills
posted by puke & cry at 9:30 PM on December 27, 2005 [1 favorite]


FarkMeFilter.
posted by kcm at 9:36 PM on December 27, 2005


is it not the dumbest/funniest thing you've seen someone do?

It was about 4 years ago when I first saw it ;)

In other words: oldie but goodie

[piles on mathowie]
posted by scarabic at 9:39 PM on December 27, 2005


Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the domain I wish I owned, peoplefallingover.com. Have fun, don't forget you have to get up early for work tomorrow.
posted by Charlie Bucket at 9:44 PM on December 27, 2005


I've actually heard of this before.

Dumb dumb dumb.
posted by bshort at 9:59 PM on December 27, 2005


You know, if you weren't you, this post would be removed, pronto.
posted by ParisParamus at 7:48 PM PST on December 27


Of course, Paris. But, as you well know, those who reach the pinnacle of power can throw all the rules out the window, and half the people will still kiss their ass.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:09 PM on December 27, 2005


Crappy video, crappy post. Matt, are you getting enough sleep lately? I'm trying to square this post with my mental pseudo-image of mathowie and it's just doing that square-peg-round-hole thing and I am left quite bewildered.
posted by beth at 10:12 PM on December 27, 2005


The cure for beth's bewilderment.
posted by mediareport at 10:17 PM on December 27, 2005


Mediareport, that was just wrong. My poor corneas!
posted by konolia at 10:20 PM on December 27, 2005


Bah. Now this is funny.
posted by homunculus at 10:26 PM on December 27, 2005


Thanks for your interest in Google Video.

Currently, the playback feature of Google Video isn't available in your country.

We hope to make this feature available more widely in the future, and we really appreciate your patience.


Anyone want to share?
posted by geekyguy at 10:34 PM on December 27, 2005


yeah but only half.
posted by dorian at 10:37 PM on December 27, 2005


Rome is burning!
posted by Mr T at 10:37 PM on December 27, 2005


and how.
posted by dorian at 10:38 PM on December 27, 2005


Is this a loyalty test?
posted by loquacious at 12:26 AM on December 28, 2005


Thanks for your interest in Google Video.

Currently, the playback feature of Google Video isn't available in your country.

We hope to make this feature available more widely in the future, and we really appreciate your patience.
Fuck that noise.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:05 AM on December 28, 2005


but my god, is it not the dumbest/funniest thing you've seen someone do?

No, it's not even close. The dumbest/funniest thing I've seen someone do is when the site administrator makes a total hypocrite of himself with a crappy FPP after deleting far better stuff because it's somehow not worthy.
posted by alumshubby at 4:51 AM on December 28, 2005


Oh, for pete's sake, people, it's his site, he can do what he wants. If someone complained about something I posted on my site, I'd tell them to go fuck themselves—yes, even if I didn't let other people post that kind of thing. If you want to get on his case, get on his case about tolerating self-linkers who don't get noticed right away. This was a funny little video, no worse than half the crap that gets posted here.
posted by languagehat at 5:18 AM on December 28, 2005


I knew what video he was talking about prior to looking at it, but I've always found it hilarious, so who cares.

It's certainly not worth bothering to comment about if all you're going to do is whine about the quality of posts... just skip over it and keep going!
posted by r3tr0 at 5:39 AM on December 28, 2005


I laughed so hard I peed in my pants. No, I mean I laughed so hard I peed in someone else's pants. I'll send you the video -- they seem to like that around here.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 5:47 AM on December 28, 2005


alumshubby, how long have you waited to say that?
posted by mcsweetie at 6:08 AM on December 28, 2005


Redneck rollercoaster
posted by jefbla at 6:24 AM on December 28, 2005


I believe that was political performance art for the red state crowd. The driver was George Bush and the truck is a metaphor for the United States. Bravo.
posted by any major dude at 6:26 AM on December 28, 2005


Anyone want to share?
I have a copy from a couple of years ago..
Here ya go (wmv)
posted by hypersloth at 6:27 AM on December 28, 2005


I get to agree with both ParisParamus and languagehat, in the same thread. How often will that occur? Yeah, it's a stupid Fark-worthy video and there are tons of them out there so we could fill the front page with such crap every day. We wouldn't want that, yet one here or there is OK. Since it is Matt's site, he gets to decide the here or there. It was funny, don't you think?
posted by caddis at 7:09 AM on December 28, 2005


Now if I was the administrator, I would post shit like this just to flush out the gadflies and naysayers....who would then be removed in a bloody, Stalinesque purge of the system.

But that's just me.
posted by solipse at 7:13 AM on December 28, 2005


I love that moment of realization that he either has to jump right now and trash his car or risk his life trying to get back in and steer it. For a stupid guy, he made a smart move.

I had the same thought. he's one smart asshole, I really thought he'd try to get back inside.
it really looks like he hit his head falling, but then, that's got to be a pretty tough cranium. I guess he's OK
posted by matteo at 7:24 AM on December 28, 2005


I believe that was political performance art for the red state crowd. The driver was George Bush and the truck is a metaphor for the United States. Bravo.

Interesting. Does that mean the fire hydrant is the rest of the planet?
posted by you just lost the game at 7:31 AM on December 28, 2005


The driver was George Bush and the truck is a metaphor for the United States. Bravo.

no, this is George Bush
posted by matteo at 7:32 AM on December 28, 2005


Goldarn you, AMD; I was gonna say the exact same thing!
The hydrant careening off is a metaphor for the public's trust... and where does this suburban street lead to?
Where does it end?
Where, America?
This is a stirring document that represents the schism in the USA. Frankly, I'm disapointed that Numero Uno has the temerity to post such a politically charged FPP and yet deny the need for PoliFilter.

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:29 AM on December 28, 2005


People who've actually lived in the south know that the most common last redneck words are what scottymac said, or "Hold my beer--I think I can make it."
posted by kimota at 8:33 AM on December 28, 2005


furtive: A more successful stunt

Nice, but try that without a ramp!!
posted by LordSludge at 8:35 AM on December 28, 2005


these might be funny! I'm in them. the internets!
posted by mcsweetie at 8:43 AM on December 28, 2005


Why do vids on Google look horribly pixillated? Or is it just me?

It's just you that's horribly pixelated; the rest of us are hi-def.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:17 AM on December 28, 2005


Oh, for pete's sake, people, it's his site, he can do what he wants.

And unless he wants to delete our comments or otherwise censure us, we can call him on it when we feel like it. And if you have a problem with that, then you have a problem.
posted by alumshubby at 9:22 AM on December 28, 2005


Asinine
Stupid
And, oh yeah, probably
Florida
posted by ZenMasterThis at 9:22 AM on December 28, 2005


Yah Google video is bringing back a bunch of old stuff. Me and one of my coworkers spend the better part of an hour each day IMing Google vid links to each other, only I get the pleasure of saying `yah, i saw that on metafilter 2 years ago.`
posted by daHIFI at 9:31 AM on December 28, 2005


All these complainers obviously need the treatment.
posted by roboto at 9:47 AM on December 28, 2005


Mr Roboto, I salute you sir. That may be the strangest non-pr0n I've seen on the internet in quite some time.
posted by haqspan at 10:01 AM on December 28, 2005


"The studio is in a panic!"
posted by ericb at 10:13 AM on December 28, 2005


oh my Mr Roboto wins, thats the only video I hadn't seen before.. and hands down the weirdest! Can anyone top that?
posted by dabitch at 12:49 PM on December 28, 2005


a) That's the only video you haven't seen before? Of all these, it is certainly the most widely circulated.

b) Though all of you were close, in fact the correct punchline to the question "What were the redneck's last words?" is, "Hey Bubba -- watch this!"
posted by ChasFile at 1:09 PM on December 28, 2005


Hmmmm. That worked out well. Now what was the MeTa callout about? One link posts? Can anyone say "mushroom"? How about "bowling ball mortar"?

"That's really dumb!"
"Yeah, but I laughed my ass off."
posted by warbaby at 1:19 PM on December 28, 2005


That sucks...
posted by konolia at 1:31 PM on December 28, 2005


Hours after the bizarre death last December of the City of Phoenix's chief financial officer, city officials blamed a brain parasite contracted in Mexico for his bizarre demise.

Now, nine months of extensive testing have eliminated the possibility that such a parasite caused Kevin Keogh, 55, to crawl out the window of his moving Mercedes-Benz SL 500 and onto its roof before jumping off the passenger side and hitting a tree, the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner tells me.
-- Phoenix New Times
posted by dhartung at 1:40 PM on December 28, 2005


Fuck it, Dude. Let's go bowling.
posted by warbaby at 1:48 PM on December 28, 2005


roboto - are there other videos of Human Whack-A-Mole out there?
posted by TeamBilly at 2:53 PM on December 28, 2005


That sucks...

That video paused @ 00:58 doesn't however.
posted by milnak at 3:57 PM on December 28, 2005


That video paused @ 00:58 doesn't however.

No, matteo, THAT's bush.
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 7:39 PM on December 28, 2005


This FPP explains much of what's heretofore been puzzling about the administration of Metafilter.
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 7:46 PM on December 28, 2005


dammit I wish you had given me some sort of warning with that recursive Hasselhoff link. My 6yo daughter is sitting next to me and I naively clicked on it. It's not exactly pornographic, just uh.... .... ... I didn't want her to see that. That'll teach me to click on stuff.
posted by beth at 8:58 PM on December 28, 2005


dammit I wish you had given me some sort of warning with that recursive Hasselhoff link.

Oops, sorry, beth. It was kind of an in-joke; Matt posted that link back in January.

uh.... .... ...

Yes, exactly. :) And while I sympathize with your protectiveness towards your daughter, I don't think you should count on being handed "NSF6YO" warnings on non-porno links. Probably best to not surf MeFi with your daughter at your side, what with all the elephant piss and such around lately.
posted by mediareport at 10:32 PM on December 28, 2005


this post so explains why mefi has been sucking more donkey balls with each passing day.
posted by 3.2.3 at 11:29 PM on December 28, 2005


You mean by bringing all the snarky crying babies out of the woodwork to post?
posted by phearlez at 12:56 PM on December 29, 2005


MetaFilter: "the vinceable idiots die off early"
posted by Mitheral at 11:08 PM on December 29, 2005


yep ChasFile , what can I say - I miss out. :(
by the way dhartung a totally topped it with that bizarre news story...
posted by dabitch at 2:49 AM on December 30, 2005


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