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Stuntman Injured After Stunt Goes Wrong On Live TV

Hits: 22271 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Misc. | Added by: CrakrJak
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ROK9
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1838 Posts
Monday, December 13, 2010 10:10:23 PM
lame is bloked

number43
Male, 70 & Over, Asia
 765 Posts
Thursday, December 09, 2010 11:23:52 PM
CrakrJak, you weren't commenting on peoples pension for endangering themselves. You were talking about people craving WATCHING someone in danger. And Houdini went to great extent to make his illusions appear dangerous.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16909 Posts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 4:21:44 PM
number43: After reading several 'Magic' books on Houdini's stunts, When I was a kid, He was in little danger most of the time. Even modern magicians Like Blaine and Angel won't perform a stunt if there is even a 1% chance of them dieing.

BunnyNaku
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 5245 Posts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 12:41:41 PM
blocked :P

meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:40:48 AM
Gone like a bald mans hair.

420foy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 676 Posts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:39:02 AM
BLOCKED!?!??!

number43
Male, 70 & Over, Asia
 765 Posts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:30:49 AM
CrakrJak, the increased audience is just the effect of globalization. People came from all over the country to see Houdini nearly kill himself for entertainment. What's the difference? It's completely acceptable to condemn the behavior, but saying that it's a degredation in society is entirely off base. If anything I believe US society is becoming more cautious. We have air-bags everywhere, helmets on everyone, parents never let their kids leave their side...

DamienLike
Male, 13-17, Europe
 710 Posts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:24:11 AM
Removed.
*sigh*

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13246 Posts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 8:46:02 AM
Gee who would've thought that could happen.. oh ya everyone which is why they're watching it.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16909 Posts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 7:13:24 AM
almightybob1: I fear that we are reverting back to those things like gladiatorial fights. Sure men have performed stunts of bravery, Likely since the beginning, But now it's done with nationwide and international audiences.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 3:41:48 AM
Poor guy. I mean obviously he knew what he was getting himself into and knew the risks, but it's still a terrible shame, that's possibly the worst outcome that could have resulted.

5Cats - if anything, I would say the current generation is LESS jaded to pain and suffering. Certainly in the western world, we are far less used to it. As you say, things like gladiatorial fights to the death, public executions through hanging or beheading or burning at the stake were all far more gory than anything we experience in daily life now.

geppo
Male, 18-29, Europe
 52 Posts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 1:13:41 AM
by the way for non german speaking lads - the AUDI was driven by his father.

damn, that must be some bad feeling of guilt.

doctors reported that he has a low chance of not being paralyzed after this accident. radio stations here in austria are broadcasting this regularly.

number43
Male, 70 & Over, Asia
 765 Posts
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 12:57:11 AM
5Cats,
"@CrackrJak - Yeah, I mentioned that in a sad way. It's terrible that "the masses" have become so jaded to pain, suffering and death (I blame Hollywood!) that TV needs this kind of thing just to make money, eh? Some things just don't change, even if they should! "

What the hell are you talking about? People were walking on the wings of planes, and throwing themselves off Niagra Falls in barrels long before TV. You're in your 40's, don't you remember watching Evil Kenevil? Mankind has always tried to push their limits, it's what keeps us from becoming extinct (not jumping cars...i'm talking about a broader sense). The Romans watched the gladiators, the Spanish watched bullfighters. A desire for excitement and danger is nothing new or obscene. There is nothing inhuman about wanting to vicariously jump a car or walk a tight rope.

Ozmose
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 441 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 11:13:28 PM
Das Auto

Kimrn89
Male, 18-29, Europe
 67 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 10:14:35 PM
@paddy215:
Better hope now. The news says the driver is his father.

paddy215
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1669 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 10:04:10 PM
Bet the stuntman was danging the drivers wife.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24459 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:25:57 PM
Actually @GHudston, I think the same way. If you take a chance and fail, well, that's what you get! If you put your money on #7 and lose, too bad. If you say "I can jump over a speeding car" and fail, it could be fatal!
Thus I personally do not attempt anything I see in a "fail" video! Call me crazy (and many have!) but risking one's life for money seems pointless to me...

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24459 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:23:04 PM
@trusty - I think he was trying to jump over it and land on his feet. This is a fairly common 'stunt' which isn't supposed to be all that dangerous...

@CrackrJak - Yeah, I mentioned that in a sad way. It's terrible that "the masses" have become so jaded to pain, suffering and death (I blame Hollywood!) that TV needs this kind of thing just to make money, eh? Some things just don't change, even if they should!
@inaria - read the comments, I think he's far from "ok" eh? But yeah, I DO hope he gets better!

GHudston
Male, 18-29, Europe
 184 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:10:53 PM
I must sound like a horrible person for thinking this and believe me when I say that I would never wish this on anyone; but I just cannot bring myself to express any pity greater than "He shouldn't have tried to jump over a moving car in the first place".

It's not like he was a pedestrian; struck unawares by an out of control vehicle. He knew the risks and he decided to go ahead and do it anyway. I hope that he does make some sort of miracle recovery and that, if he does, he stops trying to kill himself for television.

FUFtheKlown
Male, 18-29, Western US
 137 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:09:49 PM
Hah. At first I thought the 'O' sign was a zero

TrustyMadman
Male, 18-29, Canada
 140 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 8:51:40 PM
What the hell was he trying to do? Jump over the car or into it?

inaria
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1521 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 8:50:23 PM
:/ Hope he's okay.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16909 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 8:39:06 PM
5Cats: "Blood and circuses, entertaining the masses since ancient Rome"

Just what I was thinking, I didn't submit this to be grim, It was submitted to illustrate just how far overboard TV shows have now gone to get ratings.

On a side note, I invite people to pray for him.

Syris
Male, 13-17, Western US
 226 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 7:40:37 PM
btw, his dad was driving.

IRockYeah
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2526 Posts
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:46:08 PM
So much for Vorsprung Durch Technik

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