They tried to kill him with a forklift! Ole!
March 14, 2005 6:36 PM   Subscribe

Best Job safety video ever! It seems that Sam Raimi is doing work safety videos now. FYI you don't need to know german.
posted by MrLint (23 comments total)
That took a long time to get funny. But, if I made safety videos, that's what they'd look like. Maybe I wouldn't do them in German, though.
posted by ColdChef at 6:48 PM on March 14, 2005

Easily the best interweb video EVAR!
posted by photoslob at 6:49 PM on March 14, 2005

That's a 7MB .wmv file, by the way, and probably not especially safe for work.

It does take a little while to get going, but, once it does, it had me laughing out loud. Can anyone confirm that this is actually a real safety video? It plays sort of like a parody of one.

The bit with the subjective sound of the guy wearing noise-reducing headphones is particularly inspired.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:55 PM on March 14, 2005

Sorry MrLint.
posted by tellurian at 7:07 PM on March 14, 2005

I'm sure its totally real. I had an advanced German tutor for a while and our textbook written for Germans was filled with exercises asking the student to make a sentence about "ein Bild der Stadt, die 1944 durch einen Bombenangriff zu 80% zerstoert worden ist." roughly translating to a picture of the city that was 80% destroyed in a bombing attack in 1944. Other classics included "Bei der Explosion wurden drei in der Naehe spielende Kinder von herumfligenden Steinen und Erdgebroken getroffen," which means roughly "Near the explosion, three children playing in the neighborhood were struck by rocks and chunks of earth thrown out. These people see this as normal. Remember, these are people who think Kafka's Metamorphosis is funny. Like really funny, not existential funny.
posted by Ironmouth at 7:15 PM on March 14, 2005

the benefits of a double-post:
-being reminded of a previous post you may have liked and forgotten about
-finally finding that crazy german video you meant to send to a coworker who fell off a three-legged stool and sprained their ankle
-the reminder that the internet is, in fact, finite...believe it or not.
posted by hautenegro at 7:26 PM on March 14, 2005

Have yet to watch the video, but I had to commend MrLint on the fine choice for title of this thread.

This is the song written for the train chase
This is the fight between Rocky and Ken!
They TRIIIIIED to kill him with a forklift!!

Oh, memories....
posted by Swervo at 7:29 PM on March 14, 2005

Isn't this a dodeca-post or something?
posted by josh at 7:42 PM on March 14, 2005

Remember, these are people who think Kafka's Metamorphosis is funny.

It's a story about a guy who transforms into a giant bug. How can that not be funny?
posted by euphorb at 8:14 PM on March 14, 2005

Is there anyone who hasn't seen this?
This thing is so old it almost predates the internets.
posted by berek at 8:16 PM on March 14, 2005

I'll be darned. I hadn't seen it before. It's too bad it wasn't originally a safety film, but cool that it's used as such since.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:34 PM on March 14, 2005

Unfortunately Dr. Wu and Ironmouth, it's not real.

"An homage to industrial safety educational films."
posted by Venadium at 8:35 PM on March 14, 2005

I'd never seen it. I suspected it was not real, but it's still pretty funny. Thanks for the laugh.
posted by Dr. Wu at 8:46 PM on March 14, 2005

I have never seen this. I found it funny. That cutter/knife snapping off in the guy's head though.... ewww.
posted by bdave at 9:17 PM on March 14, 2005

The actor at the end with the ear protection reminds me quite a lot of a greying version of The Hedgehog.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 12:59 AM on March 15, 2005

Ironmouth writes " I'm sure its totally real"

Shows what you know about Germans.
posted by salmacis at 1:19 AM on March 15, 2005


well damn, I donno how I missed it. Oh well as long as no one beats me down too much:)
posted by MrLint at 2:33 AM on March 15, 2005

I'm usually the type of person who's way behind the times, but even I saw this many many months ago.
posted by DieHipsterDie at 7:13 AM on March 15, 2005

Where on the website does it say it isn't real? And what exactly is or isn't real? If someone somewhere uses this as a training video, does it make it real?
posted by Sir Mildred Pierce at 7:34 AM on March 15, 2005

waaaaaay old. there should be a list of "funny videos already posted" cuz i'm sure someone new hosts it every day.
posted by mrgrimm at 8:05 AM on March 15, 2005

Oh that Klaus!
posted by picea at 8:31 AM on March 15, 2005

yeah, I've seen this just about a million times....but it's still a funny watch..
posted by nile_red at 8:43 AM on March 16, 2005

Well, I'd never seen it before and wish I hadn't today.
posted by spock at 6:33 AM on March 17, 2005

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