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il fiore bel - 2013-12-22

"I swear the glass wasn't that thick during practice! ...ow ...oh god..."

EvilHomer - 2013-12-22

So did he get the record?

BHWW - 2013-12-22

So, someone has set a record for jumping through ten panes of glass previously?

EvilHomer - 2013-12-22

Probably not. A lot of these records are just bullshit nobody's done before. According to the announcers, this guy has set three records already, but nobody sets three records doing anything truly significant. Habitual record setters typically find really obscure crap to do, in fields with little or no competition: Fastest time through five panes of glass has been set? I'll do ten panes of glass! Or five panes while I'm set on fire! Or fuck it, I'll eat three dozen bratwurst while unicycling through Portland! Most records are little more than vanity projects, but Guinness doesn't mind, because it's all just photo ops for them.

EvilHomer - 2013-12-22

Oh, huh, the first thing the announcers say is that no one has ever done this before. There's that, too.

Vaidency - 2013-12-22

I'm not sure how the show isn't legally liable for encouraging people to attempt something stupid, dangerous and unproven, but the result is pretty funny.

Grandmaster Funk - 2013-12-22

I don't understand how no one thought to go hire some physics grad student for 500 bucks to tell them what an idiotic idea this was. Then again, I guess if it wasn't immediately evident to them without science, finding a scientist wasn't going to occur to them either.

SolRo - 2013-12-22

Honestly the setup looks too complex, well-built but dangerously designed for someone that dumb to make it themselves.

Given the outcome, it's not too much of a stretch to think he had no idea about the strength of the glass used or had a chance to do a test run.

He got a good assload of pain for his stupid (and likely some for the rest of his life) so the studio/company behind the show should cover his medical bills for their part in the outcome.

Grandmaster Funk - 2013-12-22

Yeah, it is really quite sad. I went looking for more info on the guy.

First of all, it's yet another creepy misapplication of the 'white people' tag. This guy and his world record buddies are a bunch of douchey but apparently good-natured Latino and black dudes.

SolRo captures much of what is so unsettling about it. It was a professionally designed deathtrap for a quick laugh. Reality TV became dystopian bloodsports so gradually we barely noticed it.

Killer Joe - 2013-12-22

Dude's name don't sound so white to me.

Old_Zircon - 2013-12-22

I heard "Jesus Hava Nagila"

baleen - 2013-12-22

This incident broke his neck. Guinness is trying to raise 0,000 to cover his medical bills. They've only raised ,000 so far.

SolRo - 2013-12-22

Not sure he would have faired much better if he went through. His speed and angle looked like he would have ended up neck/chest/gut first on broken glass bottom of window.

Cena_mark - 2013-12-22

That makes the audience's laughter even funnier.

Potter - 2013-12-22

So not interested in donating... Guy dug his own hole and he can live with it now. 5 stars for hilarity.

Oscar Wildcat - 2013-12-22

If I could possible _take_ money from the pot I would. Can't keep getting in the way of Darwin; we'll never reach the ubermench at this rate.

kennydra - 2013-12-22

My tag suggestions are to link it with this


That guy - 2013-12-23

I was hoping that would be this


NancyDrewFan123 - 2013-12-22

I wish I could give this 6 stars.

Cena_mark - 2013-12-22

I remember looking through a Guinness World Record book when I was 10 and thought it would be super cool to set a record. Anyone who grows up still thinking its a worthy endeavor is an idiot.

EvilHomer - 2013-12-22

What about the record for bouncing a ball on your head? That record's still up for grabs... thanks a lot, Pinkie Pie.

DavidBowiesLuckyTennisBall - 2013-12-22

I've got a couple of old books from the early 80's and they are all genuine records. I flicked through one from 2012 and it seems like any idiot can get in by doing something wacky. It's less a catalogue of the extraordinary and more like a brochure for the world's most populous circus.

gravelstudios - 2013-12-22

As far as I'm concerned, Guinness book of World Records stopped being relevant when they took out the fat twins who rode around on mopeds in cowboy hats.

THA SUGAH RAIN - 2013-12-22

Is there a world record for euphoniums?

BorrowedSolution - 2013-12-22

While it's not exactly clear if he thought this would work, it certainly looks paneful.

il fiore bel - 2013-12-22

Shutter your mouth!

SolRo - 2013-12-22

No need to lose your temper

Meerkat - 2013-12-22

This is clearly one of the more leaden pun threads.

Old_Zircon - 2013-12-22

I think it's downright smashing, myself.

BorrowedSolution - 2013-12-22

Don't be rude; Meerkat. I'm feeling a little fragile today.

Architeuthis Tux - 2013-12-22

I'm pretty sure he was framed.

oddeye - 2013-12-22

BorrowedSolution, your emotions are so transparent.

EvilHomer - 2013-12-22

OK guys, enough. These pun threads were fun for awhile, but now they're just a pain in the neck.

BorrowedSolution - 2013-12-22

Side-show geekery has a bit of a glass ceiling.

That guy - 2013-12-22

EvilHomer, if you keep trying to break their spirits, you can rest a shard that their eyes will glaze over and they'll get defenestrative.

memedumpster - 2013-12-22

No point throwing a mazel tov cocktail at us, EvilHomer.

BorrowedSolution - 2013-12-22

I find Homer's intolerance to be fulgur-ami-rite?

Spaceman Africa - 2013-12-22


EvilHomer - 2013-12-22

You guys are really going to pile up on me? OK, fine, I guess I dove head-first into that one.

BorrowedSolution - 2013-12-22

I guess we did get a little ballistic.

StanleyPain - 2013-12-22

I can see through all of you, you're just trying to shatter what little illumination there is left on POETV.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2017-12-22


DavidBowiesLuckyTennisBall - 2013-12-22

Dude you ok? seems the most obvious tag

RockBolt - 2013-12-22

Should have worn a pickelhaube instead of a stahlhelm

memedumpster - 2013-12-22

I was actually down for seeing this happen. I was surprised to see that the glass was off the ground, for no reason, and wasn't movie glass, for no reason. I wanted a nice panning shot of an uber-Bladerunner moment.

BorrowedSolution - 2013-12-22

No reason? No reason? You saw what happened, didn't you? That was perfect.

dairyqueenlatifah - 2017-12-22


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