Smack In The Mouth.
July 12, 2007 10:04 PM   Subscribe

 
that was a well-deserved smack.
posted by quarter waters and a bag of chips at 10:10 PM on July 12, 2007


This is exactly the type of post I'd expect from a sock puppet. And what qwaaboc said.
posted by Sailormom at 10:17 PM on July 12, 2007


This is good. I'd always wondered about the story behind this clip and at one point had scoured the net and Nexis trying to figure out what it was.
posted by schmedeman at 10:20 PM on July 12, 2007


Can't wait to preserve a screencap from the very last frame of that video, where the lady pulls her hand away from her face and looks like she's about to cry.
posted by hermitosis at 10:20 PM on July 12, 2007


that was a well-deserved smack.

Seconded.

"Yeah, our relative may have killed your friends and severely brain damaged your loved one, but hey, she was smoking grass when it happened. Sleeping around, too."

THWACK indeed.
posted by Avenger at 10:25 PM on July 12, 2007


Avenger: It wasn't the family of the guy that caused the accident. That would be an understandable punch in the face. The spat was between the families to two people in the same car.
posted by indyz at 10:30 PM on July 12, 2007


I'm confused. Which one is the alien in disguise?
posted by davy at 10:31 PM on July 12, 2007


"Yeah, our relative may have killed your friends and severely brain damaged your loved one, but hey, she was smoking grass when it happened. Sleeping around, too."

I think the woman who got punched in the face was related to Dana Defeo, the lone survivor who ended up with severe brain damage. So it's more like "Yeah, our relative might still be alive, but, uh, yours slept around and smoke up!"

Which makes even less sense.
posted by chrominance at 10:31 PM on July 12, 2007


THWACK!
posted by hermitosis at 10:31 PM on July 12, 2007


I think the woman who got punched in the face was related to Dana Defeo, the lone survivor who ended up with severe brain damage. So it's more like "Yeah, our relative might still be alive, but, uh, yours slept around and smoke up!"

I think it's more like "This may have been prevented if your relative hadn't been driving stoned." Considering the result of the trial, the punch seems deserved.
posted by Espy Gillespie at 10:55 PM on July 12, 2007


Thank you for posting this! I saw this video a long while ago and wondered what was behind it - aside from a worthy whack for shit-talking.
posted by EatTheWeak at 10:58 PM on July 12, 2007


I'd also seen the video and wondered. Now I know, and hearing what was said, I'd have done the same thing.

There are some very scummy people on this earth.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 10:59 PM on July 12, 2007


Aw, that's a bummer. Ruins the clip for me to know it's full of death. I originally thought it was something happening in a high school, about kids getting in mild trouble for being stoned or out after curfew.
posted by fleetmouse at 11:01 PM on July 12, 2007


The thwackee has such an archetypal 'mean mom' haircut, I would have gotten punchy if she were offering me a newly hatched Easter chick. I'm relieved that she deserved it, as it kinda lets me off the hook, class-rage-wise.
posted by maryh at 11:06 PM on July 12, 2007 [3 favorites]


That was a good punch.
Their energies would have been better directed to giving the reckless driver the punishment he deserved.
posted by Iron Rat at 11:08 PM on July 12, 2007


It's just something about that finger-in-the-face action that calls for a clobbering. Jamming that sausage-link digit of hers under that poor girl's nose. I can picture her doing the same when the grocery store refuses her expired coupon.
posted by EatTheWeak at 11:12 PM on July 12, 2007


I love the grandma.
posted by Roman Graves at 11:13 PM on July 12, 2007 [8 favorites]


That's a super punch, don'tcha know. You betcha! Ah, hon, you got blood all over me now here.
posted by stavrogin at 11:17 PM on July 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


And so the truth of the Lady Puncher Saga is revealed. For the last 2 years i have watched this clip almost daily and reveled in the lulz it brought. I theorized what cause the event. I ran through conspiracy theory's of a second puncher. Tried to make out what the older women was saying. And now the mystery is solved and even though it has brought a sense of closure it also brings a sadness.
posted by Dreamghost at 11:19 PM on July 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if everyone had a little THC in their system.



Dude.


Wait......what?
posted by lazaruslong at 11:20 PM on July 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


The young girl in the clip seems to be enjoying the ordeal, in a "backstage at Jerry Springer" kind of way. Something is fishy about it.
posted by DefendBrooklyn at 11:21 PM on July 12, 2007


My only wish is that someone could've taught the puncher how to really throw a punch. She'd had a great set-up, squared off OK, stepped into it and had a decent shoulder snap.

However, her feet are too close together, she makes contact with fingers 3-4-5, doesn't get her weight moving forward along her hips and doesn't really drive through the punch. With a little better focus, we could've had a broken nose and a solid de-cleating with snot bubbles.

A+ for effort
C- for execution
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:41 PM on July 12, 2007 [5 favorites]


Sock it to me?
posted by mazola at 11:50 PM on July 12, 2007


Older than dirt. Still funny though.
posted by puke & cry at 11:54 PM on July 12, 2007


Yeah, the grandma really is the best part. Thanks for the context though. I too, had always wondered.
posted by patr1ck at 12:00 AM on July 13, 2007


That was most certainly a well-deserved punch in the face.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 12:00 AM on July 13, 2007


... er ... like quarter waters and a bag of chips said ...
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 12:03 AM on July 13, 2007


Oh man, I've been wondering off and on what the backstory was for at least two years. It's good to finally get some closure on the story.
posted by mathowie at 12:04 AM on July 13, 2007


huh, thanks for the correction there. I had a hard time following the names and whatnot.

And yeah, seriously, what is up with that haircut? she's asking to get punched in the gob with a 'do like that.
posted by Avenger at 12:15 AM on July 13, 2007




I've never agreed that words of any kind justify physical violence. I still don't think they do.

But what a fucking hosebag.
posted by dreamsign at 12:56 AM on July 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah she did seem obnoxious, did seem out of line....

But punching her in the face just seems ignorant. You think that lady really went home and said to herself "man I just got punched in the face I should be nicer to her." Probably not. Bet you it further escalated the animosity between the two.

Stuff like this always gives me the opposite reaction than laughter. I prefer to get my humor somewhere else than by watching two old women let out their negativities on eachother.
posted by Defenestrator at 1:20 AM on July 13, 2007


What I found odd was one of the names in the news story. Spooky, even.
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:26 AM on July 13, 2007


If you can haul off and unexpectedly punch someone full in the face and all that happens is the punchee holds her hand up to her mouth for a second, you need to rethink your whole approach to punch-throwing. I mean, I'm not exactly Hercules but I bet if I got to sucker punch someone in the jaw they'd hit the floor.

Any volunteers to test this theory?
posted by Justinian at 2:13 AM on July 13, 2007


Yeah, my first reaction to "Defeo" was "probably the voices were telling her to do it".

...punching her in the face just seems ignorant.

Agreed--what more likely time to make a 100% rational decision than right after your child has been killed and another person is trying to blame them for being high?
posted by DU at 4:39 AM on July 13, 2007


With a little better focus, we could've had a broken nose and a solid de-cleating with snot bubbles.

I watched it twice, and it looked to me like she connected right below the cheekbone. So I'm thinking cracked sinus on the receiving end (nasty), and some significant knuckle bruising on the hitter.

Also: That Snopes link was pretty un-necessary. In fact, this whole thing was pretty un-necessary. Why am I here, again?
posted by lodurr at 5:23 AM on July 13, 2007


I haven't seen this much contact since Buzz Aldrin played Bart Sibrel a little chin music. (I am by no means endorsing any escalations from heated words to actual maxillofacial demolition. I submit this link only as a related and noteworthy take-down. The moral is: Never mess with an astronaut -- they're fit, and they know physics!)
posted by SteelyDuran at 5:50 AM on July 13, 2007 [3 favorites]


Also: That Snopes link was pretty un-necessary. In fact, this whole thing was pretty un-necessary. Why am I here, again?
posted by lodurr


Because the voices in your head say so.
posted by The Deej at 5:54 AM on July 13, 2007


TWINKIE HOUSE!
posted by Dr-Baa at 6:21 AM on July 13, 2007


Pffft. You know, as humiliating as that was, it really didn't look damage-inducing. More like a fist-slap than an actual punch. With a punch, I want to see some head-snap action. But not bad for an old lady. And it accomplished what she wanted. That punchee shut the hell up, huh.
posted by The Deej at 6:25 AM on July 13, 2007


Any volunteers to test this theory?

Glad to.

*Sucker-punches Justinian.*
posted by A dead Quaker at 6:35 AM on July 13, 2007


Hey, considering it was probably the first time that lady had ever punched ANYBODY in the face, it was pretty good.

After having spent months working on my Ving Tsun punch, I have to say I got a vicarious thrill.
posted by hermitosis at 6:50 AM on July 13, 2007


Reminds me of this video where Buzz Aldrin punches a moon-landing hoax guy in the face.
posted by delmoi at 7:01 AM on July 13, 2007


Damnit delmoi, I was just about to post that.

And yeah. Buzz hits pretty hard for a 70 year old.
posted by Grimgrin at 7:49 AM on July 13, 2007


So, I am watching the video and I says to myself, I says, "Hey, that looks like the courthouse that I work at..." Then I read the article, and sure as shit-- It is! I wish I could say that is the hardest punch I have seen take place in that hallway of Justice.
posted by psylosyren at 8:07 AM on July 13, 2007


Next, the woman should punch the asshat that put that video on the internet.
posted by Mister_A at 8:36 AM on July 13, 2007


The moon-landing hoax guy has to be crazy ... to think he could call Buzz a coward and a liar... and not expect a head snapping blow to the face.
posted by RMD at 9:32 AM on July 13, 2007


Whoo! It's my hometown! Stuff like that makes me miss it even more.
posted by bayliss at 10:06 AM on July 13, 2007


Yeah, the Buzz Aldrin punch was much better, and more satisfying. The two women, well, it's such a tragic situation that it makes enjoying the punch difficult once you know the context.

Though I think the puncher's reaction is actually perfectly reasonable--they'd just come from a trial where the man responsible for the death of two young people was convicted, and this other woman is talking shit about her kid--who was a victim, and died as a result. I'd hit her in the fucking face, too.

This punch, though, is guilt-free enjoyable.
posted by LooseFilter at 10:28 AM on July 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


(And, since I'm now spending my morning watching people get punched, for those who wanted some through-following--here is some follow through.)
posted by LooseFilter at 10:43 AM on July 13, 2007


(OK, last one: holy shit, watch out for this guy's left jab)
posted by LooseFilter at 10:50 AM on July 13, 2007


Holy shit is right, LooseFilter. You'd think that after knocking out like 7 guys everyone else would be like "Ok, so, uh, maybe we should just let him go."
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:45 AM on July 13, 2007


I have always preferred the open hand strike, or "bitch slap".
posted by quin at 12:23 PM on July 13, 2007


It's at times like this that I realize that, if I ever got into a dust-up with a bunch of Turkish guys, I would get my fucking ass kicked.
posted by nanojath at 12:27 PM on July 13, 2007


Saw this just last week - my meme-catching is on the fritz, I guess. All she had to do was keep her fist flat and follow through properly and she'd probably have knocked out a couple of teeth. So close to a good, solid punch.

As for one of the other links - who the HELL is Jay Kay?
posted by jennaratrix at 12:40 PM on July 13, 2007


Never mind, I got it. I had no idea Jay Kay = Jamiroquai. Learn something new every day.

Now if only I could forget it ...
posted by jennaratrix at 12:45 PM on July 13, 2007


The Deej: Because the voices in your head say so.

That's not what they told me! Er -- I mean -- no they didn't!


posted by lodurr at 12:49 PM on July 13, 2007


Quin : That 2nd link was hardcore. It looked like an arm twitch. One of the scariest things in the world must be a one-hit knockout like that. Hope I stay fast enough to avoid those.
posted by revmitcz at 1:09 PM on July 13, 2007


This "this is what happens when teens drive drunk/stoned" article says that Defeo was a "rider", not the driver. And the case study says that it was Batson's car.

When you combine that information with the grandma saying "gutter trash" (hard to hear the "g", but I somehow doubt her saying "utter trash") and the punchee saying "Terry had THC", you get an overall "We're better than you, and since you're worse than us, our relative (Defeo) was obviously unwillingly placed into a situation where drugs and adultery may have taken place, which is what your kind of people do, so it can't have been our relative's fault." It's the kind of class rivalry that country music thrives on ("I've got friends in low places", etc.).

For me the best part has always been the military precision with which the daughter of the puncher -- who had provoked things by sticking herself into the women being interviewed, then stepped back for her mom -- swings her head away and follows her mom out the door.

Like it, you know, wasn't the first time ....
posted by dhartung at 1:23 PM on July 13, 2007


Man, there's a lot of school fight videos on Youtube. Now when you get your ass kicked, all your classmates can watch it the next day...
posted by anthill at 4:04 PM on July 13, 2007


more
posted by anthill at 4:08 PM on July 13, 2007


(OK, last one: holy shit, watch out for this guy's left jab)

So that's what Fox News in Turkey looks like.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 7:01 PM on July 13, 2007


When you combine that information with the grandma saying "gutter trash" (hard to hear the "g", but I somehow doubt her saying "utter trash")

The puncher actually says it.
posted by daninnj at 11:50 PM on July 14, 2007


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