Falling Dude

Submitted by: 1CrazyURL 8 years ago

Superbly irritating but extremely watchable, this animation has a roughly drawn boy falling, and falling.
There are 93 comments:
Male 4
Honestly i am black and i understand what u mean by this but i think we should just show our maturity and ignore it even if it was intentional or not
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Male 471
If it were a racist portrayal of a white dude (sniveling, nasally voice, hunched over the steering wheel with hands at 10 and 2, totally unable to dance, awkwardly polite even when slighted, basically everything black comedians say about us), then yeah, it would be racist. Would people be complaining about it as much? Probably not. Which is racist in of itself.

But the main point it- it was taken from a very racist caricature of black people from back in the day. I`m not saying that the poster deserves to be shot or anything because of it, all I was doing was explaining HOW it was racist. I`m not offended by it, I was just saying why it is offensive in general.

Also, I kind of wish it were longer, cause the beat`s pretty catchy.

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Male 21
this is like... 5 years old...
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Female 254
lolz
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Male 799
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

lol this is old but still hilarious

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Male 335
@ esopillar - The argument still stands. What if it were a white guy? It doesn`t necessarily have to be a white guy falling down a mountain, but what if it were a "racist" portrayal of a white guy?

It`s really not as racist as people think. Everyone`s just been brainwashed to find racism in everything that has to do with a racial minority.

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Female 1,002
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
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Male 471
Also, I don`t really care that it`s racist, honestly. I was just explaining why it`s racist, for the people getting all hateful about "WHY`S IT GOT TO BE ABOUT RACE?"

Honestly, this site confuses me. It can be ignorantly liberal sometimes, like with that girl with the 69 shirt (SHE CAN DO WHAT SHE WANTS! STOP BEING SUCH A PRUDE! 1ST AMENDMENT!!), then switches to conservative when issues of being fair to the races comes up. It`s like many of the people can`t decide what they believe, so they arbitrarily choose to be on the wrong side of the argument.

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Male 471
Mjustin-
To quote wikipedia, just cause it`s convenient- "A straw man argument is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent`s position". The racism argument was that the representation of the dude is racist, not the fact that it`s a black guy falling down a mountain. They switched the argument to the fact that the guy was falling down the mountain. Sounds like a strawman to me.

Also, something that vaguely looks like a swastika unintendedly doesn`t equate to nazism- but an actual swastika, used as a swastika, does.

Again, it has nothing to do with the guy falling down. If it were a guy with dark skin, in a suit or jersey, falling down, most people wouldn`t say it`s racist (there are still the people jumping to claim racism at anything, but I`ll agree they are idiots). But if there were a flash with that same blackface character, with black skin and big red lips, just sitting around, it would still be racist. It`s the character, not the action.

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Male 4,680
The `boy` reminded me of the "FIRING MA LAZER" face.
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Male 335
First of all, @ esopillar - That`s not a straw man argument. It`s actually a perfectly valid question, as racism toward white people seems to be getting increasingly acceptable in recent years. Why should it matter if it looks like something that was meant to be racist? Does that mean if something I make looks vaguely like a swastika even though it was unintended, then I`m a Nazi? It just goes to show how people actually LOOK for racism in anything that uses a color other than white. Just don`t actively search out racism, and then you`ll only find it in things that are actually racist.

Second of all, it`s a neat little flash. Why do people get so offended at anything that might have to do with race anyway? What makes race so different from everything else? And please, no one give me that bullpoo about how race so and so was oppressed x number of years ago. EVERY race has faced oppression; get over it.

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Female 859
LOL
that was funny!
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Female 3
I agree Ginngerale. But also, I don`t know why everyone`s first thought jumped to a black guy falling down a mountain. To me, he`s not a black guy, he`s a burnt gingerbread cookie.

Have happy thoughts, people.

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Male 2
Ah, why the need to bother with exclamations of racism in a simple animation? Red complements black is contrasted wonderfully by white; can`t colors be chosen for purely aesthetic reasons anymore?
And that is a great beat in the background.
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Male 132
expected screamer
but what i got was a lot more confusing and entrancing O_o
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Female 582
eureka! ive found love :D
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Female 526
Call me racist.
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Female 526
I do believe that can be classified as a guilty pleasure. i totally lol`d
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Male 72
fuc*ing retarded
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Female 81
O_o that was really scary...but still oddly entertaining *watches again*
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Male 22
this is still funny, although quite old.
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Male 30
fawsome (f`n awesome)
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Male 135
rrrrRI`M A FIRIN` MAH LAZAAAAGGHHHH!!!! sorry it just reminded me of that:P
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Male 34
I don`t think this is racist at all, just found it weird that the guy/thing looked like a blackface.
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Female 855
"But it`s all about the class of 09!" How freakin immature can you get? Wha-hooo! I`m in school!
-big deal.
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Female 233
ClassOf10
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
17 Posts Saturday, June 07, 2008 11:26:27 AM
"lol..not offensive to me. All stick men just so happen to be black also!
I don`t see anyone complaining about those!
Just think of this as a fat-stick man.
Retards."

LMAO!!! But it`s all about the class of 09! nevermind...

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Female 1,231
I didn`t notice it was racist until someone told me. >.>

Seriously, think "guy falling down a mountain" rather than "black guy falling down a mountain."

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Male 3,296
haha that was entertaining
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Female 855
esopillar34-
I`d like to see them myself!
I initially thought that the character looked like a burned-up gingerbread man, but as you know, people would complain that I was picking on gingerbread men.
***you forgot a chinese guy holding a skinned cat over a pot of boiling water.***
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Male 559
esopillar34:
"It`s the equivalent of having a Jewish man, wearing a yarmulke, with a HUGE nose and curly sideburns, holding a bag of money. Or a hispanic character with a dirty moustache, smell lines, and falling asleep halfway down the mountain because he`s too lazy."

you don`t know how much imagining that made my day. thank you, good sir.

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Male 471
For those of you using lame strawman arguments and saying "WHAT IF IT WUZ A WITE GUY FALLING", that`s not the issue. It`s not the fact that a black character is falling down, it`s the usage of the character itself. It`s the "Shoop da Woop" face from 4chan, which, as previously mentioned, is a blackface version of some DBZ character. And, since it was made on 4chan, it wasn`t accidental- it was intentionally made like that specifically to be racist.

So yeah, the character itself is racist, whether the flash creator realized it when using it or not. It`s the equivalent of having a Jewish man, wearing a yarmulke, with a HUGE nose and curly sideburns, holding a bag of money. Or a hispanic character with a dirty moustache, smell lines, and falling asleep halfway down the mountain because he`s too lazy.

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Male 54
repost from a WHILE ago... but its still hilarious everytime and... i couldnt find it cause i didnt remember what it was called however, now i can put it in my favorites :D
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Male 548
sooooo oolllldddd
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Male 101
Just good fun. Enjoy it and complain somewhere else.
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Male 101
lol..not offensive to me. All stick men just so happen to be black also!
I don`t see anyone complaining about those!
Just think of this as a fat-stick man.
Retards.
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Male 1,289
ahahahaa!
entertainment at its best!
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Female 855
Ya notice he`s black? that`s racist!
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Female 231
Yep, here it is:

"Falling Gingerbread Man"

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Female 649
bah, everyone is so ... trying to be politically correct..

if it was a blue guy, someone would`ve been like "OMG that`s racisism! why isn`t it an ORANGE guy?!" x_x give me a break, this video was just meant to be entertaining. and that it was

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Female 231
._o
Wasn`t there another one of these?
Marked as, like, falling gingerbread man?

But whatever, it`s still hilarious.

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Female 341
critisizing people who you think are ractist is just another form of prejudice... just thought i`d put that out there...
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Female 102
Slipstream57

If it was a white guy faling down a mountain, you`d have no problem with it.

However one white person would eventually say its racist. Because I suppose everything that is either black or white is portraying racism.

So would you feel more comfortable if it were a white man? I think it would cross the line of safe if the creature exploded or something weird like that. He`s not emitting a blood-curdling scream, he`s yelling like a weirdo. People keep tryin to bring back racism. Why is that?

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Female 173
Annoying... yet I have to keep rewatching o.o
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Female 309
That was annoying.
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Male 105
That was awsome!!!
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Female 731
The dude creeped me out...I don;t know why.
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Male 213
If you think that this is racist, then you probably also see the 2 fingered salute at the end. It`s just something someone threw together...
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Female 44
Even if it was a white dude falling, I`d be laughing my ass off anyway. :P

You seeing this as something racist tells more about you than the maker of this flash.

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Male 464
The person who made this is blatantly racist.
Ever heard of the Minstrel show?

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Female 464
Very nice beat <33
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Female 924
I actually thought this dude looks like a gingerbread man.
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Male 498
Wtf why did i watch this 10 times???!!?
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Male 498
*GASPS* Black man falling RACIST :P
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Male 11
guy rulez!!! :D
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Male 773
Slipstream57

i suppose you also find mr.hanky racist

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Female 744
Ozmins: I agree
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Female 2,144
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Male 3,301
All I can say is...

...Ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz ootz...

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Male 722
Awesome.
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Male 7
It`s times like these when I want to empty out a theatre and turn it into a disco.

Just picture that shii looped over and over for 9 hours, and a bunch of drugged up kids dancing to it.

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Male 152
Suddenly... Old!

This has been on the net for over four years.

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Male 5
To those of you who think it`s just because it`s a black drawing, that`s not it. This is an exact representation of old-fashioned "blackface" costumes that are generally considered pretty offensive. I suppose some people might not know about it, but...

Honestly tell me you don`t see a problem here. and let me tell you, anyone who knows anything will tell you this is terribly offensive.

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Female 657
Ok, for the record, I don`t want to be lumped into the "offended by racism" bunch. I see how it COULD be offensive to SOME people but seeing as I`m not black and am not that "decent" a human being, I am not offended. <_<
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Male 369
its a gollywog
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Male 229
BRILLIANT!! I love it!
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Male 132
While I often find it fun to partake in the merrits of making gods out of things that really aren`t that great, I just thought I`d take a minute to state what I really think about this, for once.

While the animation was very marginally entertaining, and while the person who animated it was probably very proud, and while the music is somewhere slightly better than average, and while I can appreciate the work that had to be done, I just thought I`d say...

I have no idea why this stuff gets on IAB. I am all for having games and animations on here, but why this? There is alot more well-animated, funner, and generally better stuff out there. The same goes for most of the games that come onto IAB. I don`t see why they choose this sort of thing to put on the site. Maybe I`m missing something, and I don`t mean to just complain, but I felt like making my thoughts known.

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Male 107
if i think its lame, and i end up watching it again does that mean i`m lame too? cause if i am...i`m very disappointed
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Female 102
SlipStream wtf?
Racism?!
Thats like saying if you toss a black pebble in a river it means you`re tossing a black man into a river.

C`mon, seriously? I think coloring it black was easier than putting just an outline. Besides, it`s not like he exploded at the end of the mountain. He was just upside down, making a "what ever" face. 0.o

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Male 649
that was effing great
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Female 147
offense*

Also, since when is IAB politically correct?

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Female 147
Screw Rickrolling, let`s roll this!

And you guys are being brainwashed by the media to catch racism and offensive everywhere. THat Jesus lightswitch could have (and did) offend a lot of people, too, but we still all laughed our asses off.

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Male 534
Lol, I need to take E to this song.

For those of you making racist comments, how is it a racist portrayal? Other than the color of the drawing. Got it. But that doesn`t exactly hold.

Would it have been better if it was a white drawing falling down? Is reverse racism more acceptable?

In any case, this made me lol...

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Male 34
Pretty interesting but...

...why is the kid a blackface? >_>

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Male 5
Yeah so... this should probably be taken down. I honestly don`t know how it ended up here or how a mod didn`t catch this, but it seems like it could be pretty offensive.
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Female 657
I got that, Slip. If anyone`s read Beloved by Toni Morrison, it`s like the statue of the black boy with his mouth open that the family that gave Baby Suggs her house had and kept change in the kitchen. o_o noone knows what I`m talking about...
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Male 679
You mean failing dude.
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Male 5
shoop da woop was originally cell from DBZ in blackface... it literally IS a racist portrayal of a black man.

Your argument really didn`t help any.

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Male 2,216
Slipstream... nah, think of it as the shoop da woop character.
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Male 5
has anyone noticed that this appears to be an extremely racist portrayal of a black man falling down a mountain?

I watched it for 2 seconds and immediately closed it because I was so offended.

Nobody else got that?

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Male 384
That poo scared me, the noise.
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Male 5,970
hahahahah, *goes back to watching*
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Male 210
it`s so stupid... but somehow so entertaining... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!


100th post!

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Male 194
Dude this is awesome i love it thanks for my birthday gift person I`m not going to scroll up o check your name.
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Female 1,212
Oh god that was lame.
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Female 493
At first I was like "laaaame"

And then I watched it again.

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Male 39
This is incredibly lame.

*watches again*

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Female 15,763
I think I`m stupider now.
More stupider.

Yup, looks like it.

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Female 523
thats too good.
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Male 5
Very good beat.
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Male 1,109
...i think i just came.
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Male 1,109
...such a good beat...
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Male 1,109
...cant stop watching...
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Male 264
Link: Falling Dude [Rate Link] - Superbly irritating but extremely watchable, this animation has a roughly drawn boy falling, and falling.
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