r/PublicFreakout Jun 19 '16

A man wastes several days trying to prove to internet strangers that he is strong, and believes that a stranger would fly to Ohio to fight him in a park. Non-Public

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

Oh, wow. This is a pretty good freakout, and even better if you dig into the context a bit. The video above is a glimpse into some kind of internet feud between the poster and the guy in the video (whom we'll call Rubber Lips, or RL). The origins are unclear, but Poster has uploaded several videos of RL executing feats of strength, including some very strange bent-over kettle bell twisty-press things. I am very leary of exercises that load the spine unevenly. Every video has multiple threatening comments from RL. For example, here is a bizarre and surreal rant in which he somehow manages to reference Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton:

"You are just a bitch, that's why you got called one. What is so embarrassing about me being strong as fuck? Hahaha you think being strong doesn't keep grown men alive, or do anything that would piss you off because you're a weak bitch? Yeah, you look stupid by not showing respect, because most guys aren't anything like that. You're just a shallow bitch like Donald Trump. Hillary is not even as big of a bitch as Donald. Trust me...because I never lied about ANYTING on any post, because grown men don't do that shit."

To anyone who has been around the Internet for a while, this is obviously reminiscent of the classic internet tough guy copypasta. But this is better. This is a real life Internet Tough Guy, ranting into his phone in a public place at an unseen stranger. What a weird and zeitgesity artifact this is. Do you think we could come up with a name for this subgenre of freakout? Real-life public responses to trolling? This is one of my favorite types of freakout because it just evokes so much pathos. Also, it is refreshing to watch any expression of pure, genuine emotion, especially when that emotion is blind seething rage. Saturated with TV and movies, our brains have become used to watching the imitation of emotions, so much so that it is strangely surprising and fascinating to watch the real thing. I am reminded of a similar video in which a very fat, short-haired woman rants about trolls from some video game, daring them to come fight her. She even demonstrates her bat-swinging abilities on a wooden post, and talks about the tae kwon do lessons she's taking. (If anyone can link that video, I'd appreciate it. I've been looking for it for a long time!)

For all the anger expressed in videos like these, they are truly desperate cries for human interaction. It's unlikely that a man so angered by the teasing of anonymous strangers has a firm sense of self, or network of loving and supportive relationships. (But who knows?) The impression that I get about RubberLips and TaeKwonDo are that they are very lonely and very angry. Their psychological projections are clear as day. RubberLips is weirdly and obsessively preoccupied with asserting his status as a "grown man." Such a case study. Top quality freakout. Thanks OP!

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

Is this the video you're looking for?

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

That's the one! So much pain in those eyes! Like watching Jesus on the cross, at the moment he took on a universe of suffering. Gaze upon it and weep for the world.

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u/schadenfreudemaster Jun 20 '16

I love how you psychoanalyzed these guys.

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

Class of 2016

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u/Needlecrash Jun 20 '16 edited Jun 20 '16

He? That's a female, filmed in West Virginia.

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u/[deleted] Jun 23 '16

Probably just forgot to put the s. He said that she was a female multiple times before.

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u/brillke Jun 20 '16

I thought it was a she?

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u/[deleted] Jun 23 '16

Its likely the he probably just forgot to put the s. He said that she was a female multiple times before that comment.

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u/WooPeedOnMyRug1 Jun 20 '16

Ya, he'd die one time for us, but never again.

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u/Versaiteis Jun 19 '16

"I bet you can't even breathe outside of your office"

Bitch you can't even breathe outside of your car!

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

This video is fake, that's actually comedian Patton Oswald.

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u/LOhateVE Jun 20 '16

I like how he/she rants about the other person being a fat motherfucker who can probably not breath outside of their office... they then proceed to take a break to catch their breath.

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u/[deleted] Jun 26 '16

yeah but that guy is a five, six hundred pound mother fucker. I mean at least the girl has some self control.

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u/Hannibal_Khan Jun 19 '16 edited Jun 20 '16

this is amazing. The juggaloes in my town live in a trailer park as well. Such strange creatures and we still understand so little about them.

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

How can they afford it?

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u/here-to-jerk-off Jun 19 '16

wow, I thought those were just man boobs, but they are woman boobs.

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u/plutomutt Jun 19 '16

Sword or sheath??????

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u/steel-toad-boots Jun 19 '16

Uughhhhh that was hard to watch

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

Is she out of breath from just talking? LOL WTF?

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u/extracanadian Jun 20 '16

She is almost a perfect sphere.

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u/AKATheHeadbandThingy Jun 20 '16

oh damn that is so sad. if you ever get to the point that you are trying to intimidate people via video displays of your martial arts prowess uploaded to youtube, something has gone terribly wrong.

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u/sectorsight Jun 20 '16

The jack handle is no solid steel.

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u/mouserat31 Jun 20 '16

Wow that's good

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u/wishIknewwho Jun 20 '16

5 minutes well spent, somehow. ...incredible. This specific kind of freak out deserves its own sub.

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u/rabidmoon Jun 20 '16

Oh this video was even better. Thank you!

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u/Yo_Soy_Crunk Jun 20 '16

He looks like a chocolate M&M.

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u/zouppp Jun 20 '16

deep breath after every sentence, goddamn

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u/McSteezeMuffin Jun 23 '16

wait!! that sounds exactly the same woman from the duke nukem ventrilo harrassment!!

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u/mrhodesit Jun 20 '16

Saturated with TV and movies, our brains have become used to watching the imitation of emotions, so much so that it is strangely surprising and fascinating to watch the real thing.

Would it be OK, if I added this quote to the sidebar?

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

Wow, I would be honored!

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u/0b4m4 Jun 21 '16

It's a bad ass summary.

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u/mrhodesit Jun 21 '16

Real Talk.

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u/A_Naany_Mousse Jun 19 '16

For all the anger expressed in videos like these, they are truly desperate cries for human interaction. It's unlikely that a man so angered by the teasing of anonymous strangers has a firm sense of self, or network of loving and supportive relationships.

Man this is so accurate, and I was on the receiving end of this lately.

I made a pretty benign comment about guns on someone's fbook post in response to a guy I knew in middle school. Not even really disagreeing. In fact, I was trying to joke with him. Then this guy I haven't seen in 20 years rips into me calling me all kinds of names (bitch, pussy, faggot, etc) and is going on and on about how he's a tough guy because he owns guns and knows how to fight, and I'm a bitch because I don't (I mean he would have no idea if I do or not because I haven't seen him in 20 yrs). Thing is, he was an absolute terror back then, and it seems like he still is.

Very surreal and bizarre to be insulted based on someone's perceptions of your 13 yr old self when you're now in your 30s. Like he was literally questioning my character from some delusion he had about a fight he got into 20 yrs ago that I unfortunately witnessed.

Point is, it was a DESPERATE cry for human interaction. This guy will go on multi-paragraph facebook rants that presumably no one ever reads. He'll then make many multi paragraph comments on his own post, as well as flood the posts of others with conspiratorial rants. At first I was pretty pissed, but the more I think about it, the more sad I feel for that guy. He must really have several screws lose.

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u/rantan1618 Jun 19 '16

you deserve reddit gold or /r/bestof for this

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u/ennui_ Jun 20 '16

He/she's a fucking connoisseur of publicfreakout, love it.

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u/unseencs Jun 20 '16

Thankfully the guy didn't say a normal colored shirt, or some poor rando guy would have had an interesting afternoon. Only in ohio.

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

but Poster has uploaded several videos of RL executing feats of strength, including some very strange bent-over kettle bell twisty-press things

His technique is actually pretty solid but the guy clearly has issues.

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u/konajinx Jun 19 '16

According to him, he can hold those kettle bells up over his head all day long. Not just half a day, mind you.

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u/rantan1618 Jun 19 '16

impressive.

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u/D4nnyp3ligr0 Jun 20 '16

That overhead squat was pretty impressive tbf.

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u/cannonfunk Jun 24 '16

the guy clearly has issues.

Like running out of meth or roids or both.

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u/Thaumas Jun 20 '16

Wow, you seem very passionate on this subject.

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16 Gold

I do dearly love a public freakout. This has been my very favorite subreddit for quite some time. Watching all these kooky freakouts has been quite the study in human nature, and I feel quite prepared for the inevitable day in which I will be involved in a freakout, whether as a participant, documentarian, or spectator. This is what I have learned: be calm and quiet, listen before you speak, and (in the words of Steven R. Covey): seek first to understand, and then to be understood. Even if we don't seek out freakouts, they will seek us out. The world is increasingly populated, and we can't seem to agree on much. Compassion must reign above all.

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u/mouserat31 Jun 20 '16

Great write up

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

yeah that's sweet and all but maybe this is all just a load of bullshit for internet notoriety.

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u/RichardBachman Jun 20 '16

Did you notice RL was commenting on all the videos?

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u/Fafore Jun 20 '16

What a beautiful post. Great break down.

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u/ofsinope Jun 21 '16

Do you think we could come up with a name for this subgenre of freakout? Real-life public responses to trolling?

How about "Chrischanning"?

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u/NorthBlizzard Jun 20 '16

Lol What? Hillary is a much bigger bitch than Donald. It's common sense.

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16 edited Nov 18 '16

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u/karadan100 Jun 20 '16

At least she has intellect and experience. Trump is literally an idiot. Clinton is definitely the lesser of two evils.

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

"Bitch, I'd stick my dick up your ass." ...alright

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u/BurrritoPrincess Jun 19 '16

"Bitch, I would take you out for dinner and kiss you in front of your parents"

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u/tcpip4lyfe Jun 20 '16

Bitch I would watch netflix with you until we were comfortable enough with each other to spoon on the couch.

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u/XCrazedxPyroX Jun 19 '16

Anytime bitch!

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u/RBeck Jun 19 '16

So he's trying to arrange gay sex on the internet, who'd a thunk?

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u/mike45010 Jun 19 '16

And he keeps calling the guy a 14 year old...

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u/c3tn Jun 19 '16

Haha, wow. So basically this guy got trolled on a YouTube comment and is now freaking out in the park. 10/10 public freakout

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u/Zoltrahn Jun 19 '16

Is it still public if no one else is around, or did everyone else get weirded out by the guy shit talking his phone and leave?

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u/CreamyHampers Jun 20 '16

The fact that you and I and countless others have seen it shows that its pretty public.

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u/thrillhou5e Jun 19 '16

whenever cops give me the choice between jail or jail not. i always go with jail not. no question.

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

To jail or not to jail--that is the question: Whether tis nobler in the park to suffer the kettle bells of outrageous fortune.

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u/TheyCallHimPaul Jun 20 '16

To jail or not to jail-that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the park to suffer

The kettlebells of outrageous fortune,

Or to take arms against a sea of trolls,

And, by opposing, end them. To die, to sleep-

No more-and by a sleep to say we end

The Donald Trumps and the thousand Hillaries

That weakness is heir to-'tis a pussy

Devoutly to be on YouTube. To write, to comment-

To comment, perchance to anger. Aye, there's the lmao,

For in that comment section what trolls may come,

When we have shuffled off this internet,

Must give us keks. There's the weakling

That makes calamity of so long trollhood.

For who would bear the 106lbs and bendy workouts,

Th' YouTuber's wrong, the Rubber Lipped Man's contumely,

The pangs of "Where you ats", the law’s delay,

The insolence of parks, in Ohio, memorial and otherwise

That patient merit of the vertical video,

When he himself might his lips make]

With a bare video camera? Who would challenge him,

To grunt and sweat under a park sign,

But that the dread of somebody not knowing his strength,

The undiscovered will from oh Sire Rubberlips

No commenter returns, puzzles the Rubberlips

And makes him rather bear those ills he has

Than fly to others that not know of his muscles?

Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,

And thus the native hue of resolution

Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of yellings,

And "Bitches" of great pitch and moment,

With this regard their asses turn awry,

And lose the name of action.-Soft you pussies,

The fair Ophelia.-Rubberlips, in thy YouTubes

Bitch, I'd stick my dick up your ass

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

Brilliant

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

"To comment, perchance to anger. Aye, there's the lmao"

LOL

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u/jckiker Jun 20 '16

Welp...

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u/mouserat31 Jun 20 '16

Dude...Fuckin A

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

your pentomic antimatter is only half-charged.

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u/p1l2a3n4e5t Jun 19 '16

I cant believe I watched that whole thing but it was worth it to hear him say he took a shortcut to get to the park lol.

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u/bjoz Jun 19 '16

Anytime anyone asks how long itll take me to arrive i should say "taking a shortcut BITCH dont worry im gonna be ther"

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u/Evangeliowned Jun 19 '16

I can't believe he actually fell for the "Meet me afterschool ill fly out to you dont worry" prank.

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u/FarSightXR-20 Jun 20 '16 edited Jun 20 '16

My dad told me one time someone from his worked phoned him up and started swearing at him and challenged him to a fight. He didn't know who it was, but based on what they were saying it was someone from work. My dad said, 'ok, i'll be waiting for you outside of my house.'

No one ever showed up. That was a long time ago, but he only told me that it happened quite recently. Obviously that was a different scenario, but it still reminded me of it. My dad is not a violent person at all, but he doesn't fuck around either. He was so strong back in the day. Then there's me. I don't workout at all. I've tried doing pushups, lifting weights. But after about a week in, my wrists and elbows start getting screwed up.

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u/anduin1 Jun 20 '16

that goes away after another 2-3 weeks of weightlifting, its your muscles starting to grow in places they didn't exist before and your body adapting.

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u/FarSightXR-20 Jun 20 '16

You'd think so, but they're just really screwed up. I think it's more nerve issues. They start getting numb and tingly and pain. I would get this electric sensation when i went down for a pushup and i could see something physically move in my elbow when i went down.

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u/mrmnder Jun 21 '16

That does sound like a nerve issue, but it's probably easily fixable. You might want to go to a sports physician who can recommend exercises and stretches that can alleviate the problem.

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u/SoyUnPasivo Jun 19 '16

looks like his teeth are fighting at least.

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u/underwriter Jun 20 '16

He got summer teeth.

Summer here, summer there.

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u/MoonMonsoon Jun 21 '16

Please tell me that joke is the origin for the title of Wilco's 1999 album Summerteeth.

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u/Pritch08 Jun 19 '16

I'm from Ohio and this is not surprising to see from people in Whitehall. It's best to stay away from that area altogether.

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u/dgoode9 Jun 19 '16

As soon as I saw it was Whitehall, I said to myself "well, this all makes sense now." Lol

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u/Knerk Jun 19 '16

"I know where you are!" quick cut "Where the fuck are you?!" I could not hold it together when that happened.

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u/GAY-O-METER Jun 20 '16

Someone feed that damn cat

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u/the_deepest_south Jun 20 '16

Nothing says roughneck motherfucker like the constant backdrop of a mewling cat.

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u/RagnarRipper Jun 20 '16

That was kinda disgusting to watch. His teeth and lips and all.... yuck!

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u/hafetysazard Jun 20 '16

Why does everyguy with that face a retard? I know two people with that same tight-eyed puffy lip look and they are both completely fucked up.

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

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u/hafetysazard Jun 20 '16

Now I feel bad.

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u/mynameisalso Jun 19 '16

It's not right to make fun of people with his condition.

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16 edited Nov 18 '16

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

Where is this guys' Youtube channel? Is there more delicious gems like this one?

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u/arnoldwhat Jun 19 '16

The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is strong with this one.

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u/Droidaphone Jun 19 '16

Yeah, I legitimately think this guy is mentally challenged in some way...

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

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u/Tang_Fan Jun 19 '16

He has the strength...

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u/saucylove Jun 19 '16

More sad than entertaining. This dude clearly is sorta retarded

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16 edited Nov 18 '16

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u/mikesfriendboner Jun 20 '16

youtube is dominated by sorta retarded

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u/saucylove Jun 19 '16

you're over estimating the amount of intelligence it takes to use a phone camera and/or YouTube

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u/LetsJerkCircular Jun 20 '16

Can confirm. I have recorded and uploaded videos on YouTube while very drunk. (Thank god they email you a confirmation)

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u/cannonfunk Jun 24 '16

This dude clearly is sorta retarded

I'd say sorta strung out on meth or roids, but you're correct too.

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u/quasio Jun 19 '16

those piss stains in the basement....ive seen these types.

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u/FarSightXR-20 Jun 20 '16

Probably his parents' basement. I'm sure he went and had mom's spaghetti after his knees became weak and his arms became heavy.

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u/M_R_Big Jun 19 '16

These are the people who should be flagged as potential threat to others and should be on watch...

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u/FarSightXR-20 Jun 20 '16

But he's white.

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u/M_R_Big Jun 20 '16

Shit, I forgot his privileges!

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u/FarSightXR-20 Jun 20 '16

Don't worry. The law never will.

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u/Vivalyrian Jun 20 '16

Too cringe to finish. Dude wobbles down to a squat while holding the bell above his head:
"I can just sit like this with it... Aaaall da...[gets up]...aay, uhnh moan"

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

This guy doesn't have shit on Dan Quinn. r/danquinn

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u/mesablue Jun 19 '16

Holy crap. Just went down that rabbit hole.

It never ends.....

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

Listen uh homie, you think you can get in the ring with a lion like me? NY migga you aint got shit playa, real talk, um. Fred Rivas.

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

Fifty gold stars. This is unbelievable.

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

Poor guy, sounds like he may have some issue or below average IQ.

He should get help

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u/rabidmoon Jun 20 '16

Yeah, I'm thinking he's probably a bit developmentally disabled. Obviously he can drive a car so he's not too bad. Or maybe he's on the spectrum. Whatever he is - I bet he was bullied a lot in school because of it and that's why we have this raving lunatic who wants to prove how strong he is to the Internet today. May be why he works out in the first place too.

Pretty sad. But fuck it, I laughed. I needed that laugh too.

I am actually worried he's going to drop that 100 lb ball on his head and really get hurt bad though. I thought he was close to dropping it in the video, twisting like that with it hanging over the top of his head. The way he stood up and said "haven't cracked my head open yet" with pride made me think he had already done it once before, but got lucky.

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u/cannonfunk Jun 24 '16

The way he stood up and said "haven't cracked my head open yet" with pride made me think he had already done it once before, but got lucky.

That was the exact thought that went through my head too. Something in his voice instantly gave it away.

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u/eleyte93 Jun 20 '16

Ahahahaha the next suggested video killed me

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u/biggest_decision Jun 20 '16

Uhh wtf youtube?

NSFW

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

Youtube suggests videos based on what you watched, is there something you're not telling us

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u/biggest_decision Jun 20 '16

Pretty sure it's suggesting it because the title of the linked video in the op is "proving your manhood".

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u/rabidmoon Jun 20 '16

I was ready to feel sorry for this guy because of how stupid he sounds in the beginning. But when he drove to the park with the flu, I died. And it just kept getting funnier from there. "I know where you are! Where the fuck are you, you motherfucker!" Imagine seeing this guy ranting and raving into his phone In a field in the middle of the park. Did he spend his whole day doing that? Dude needs to get a grip!

On a less funny note, I hope he isn't married. I imagine any little thing his spouse inadvertently says or does that "threatens his manhood" causes him to rant and rave and scream and cuss for fucking hours. They'd have to walk on egg shells all the time. He is just painfully insecure.

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u/Lb3pHj Jun 19 '16

TAKE MY FERKIN VIDEO DOWN YA PUNK MUTHER FERKERS! BRB GOTTA GO RUIN MY SPINE WITH SOME KETTLE BALL LIFFZ!

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u/GoodLunchHaveFries Jun 19 '16

I think ive got a cold...

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

Someone send this guy a bag o' snickers.

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u/THE_BANANA_SHOW Jun 20 '16

Holy shit that might be one of the best trolls I've seen recently.

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u/[deleted] Jun 20 '16

Lmfao

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u/FlickrPaul Jun 20 '16

Almost seems too perfect.

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u/Bostonbuckeye Jun 20 '16

I'm not at all surprised this guy is from Whitehall. It's one of the worse neighborhoods in Columbus.

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u/Covert8645 Jun 20 '16

What the fuck is wrong with the cat?

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u/rabidmoon Jun 20 '16

He's probably hungry or thirsty but his owner is just tuning out his cries because he's insane.

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u/scabbycunts Jun 20 '16

I hope kitty got fed.

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u/judgedennes Jun 20 '16

I like that kitty.

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u/daleok Jun 19 '16

Someone needs to get out of their basement more and back on their meds.

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u/manwith4names Jun 19 '16

Both parties have some serious psychological issues they need to sort out

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u/hiphoptomato Jun 19 '16

God this was fantastic.

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16

Amazing

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u/SexWithTedCruz Jun 20 '16

This will likely end up on some cringe comps as well.

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u/Evantharp Jun 20 '16

Legend has it that he's still at the park waiting.

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u/FarSightXR-20 Jun 20 '16

Says he's smart, but he's still recording vertically.

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u/Pleasant_Jim Jun 20 '16

It's for guys like this that I created /r/umblr

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u/huntingwhale Jun 20 '16

"I'll show you weak bitch"

While some cat meows nonstop in the background.

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u/Millenia0 Jun 21 '16

He looks pretty young to not know how the internet works.

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u/LR_Scapegoat Jun 21 '16

he needs to feed his fucking cat

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u/BeeBeeBuckley Jun 22 '16

This is gold!! Somebody should convince him to fly to another city.

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u/asdfasdf123456789 Jun 22 '16

its totally worth reading the war that started it all in the youtube comments. as of 11 hours ago, he is still arguing with people.

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u/zawri Jun 22 '16

"Jail or jail not, motherfucker."

Couldn't have asked for better phrasing.

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u/AnonymousPrincess_ Jun 25 '16

Sad part is I'm from Ohio, as soon as he said Whitehall I lost it. Literally the trashiest part of Columbus. Bahahaha this is why I moved out of that place!

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u/professionalautist Jul 17 '16

Those youtube comments are radioactive

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u/julianilu Jun 19 '16

4:36: "I know where you are" 4:39: "Now where the fuck are you?!"

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u/konajinx Jun 19 '16 edited Jun 19 '16

The comments that led to that video are great. Why don't any of these goofballs ever learn the difference between "your" and "you're"? Seriously. It makes me wanna Hulk out. Come fight me, bitch.

Edit: Also the LOL diarrhea tough guy has is infectious. lawl.

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16 edited Nov 18 '16

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u/konajinx Jun 19 '16

Oh, why don't you pick? I have a head cold and sunburn and don't wanna think too much. I'll be doing some burpees to limber up.

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u/[deleted] Jun 19 '16 edited Nov 18 '16

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u/konajinx Jun 19 '16

Is that far from me? You know what? I'm just gonna puss out and go lay down. This congestion is weakening my shit all around. Can you at least bring me some Noxzema for my sunburn?

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u/dgoode9 Jun 19 '16

As long as it's no longer than 10 minutes away from the airport.

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u/narwhal_of_death Jun 20 '16

Hell yeah! Masculinity is a prison!