This video is a metaphor for how I view the trials and tribulations of life. Sometimes when that ride is sling shooting you all over the place, you grab on for dear life and scream to God for mercy. And then laugh when it’s all over.
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I do understand our fearless admin’s comment about this being a metaphor for life but overall, I have to say….
Meh! I guess I’m a curmudgeon. I know they are called thrill rides for a reason and sometimes it is fun to be scared. To be hones though, I’ve never really liked them and I don’t understand why it is considered funny to show videos of people, especially kids, in terror. America’s Funniest Home Videos will occasionally show stuff like this (one in particular showed a man who had gone up in a plane to attempt skydiving but became terrified in the last minutes and freaked out.) I just don’t understand why it is considered funny.
One last thing, this clip doesn’t show anyone laughing in the end, was it cut off?
I don’t get it, either.
I do get the kind of humor you may get from it if the person in question is a bragger or just a very unpleasant person, but a random terrified kid or someone who gets tricked onto a ride they would never ride voluntarily? I feel nothing but sorry for them.
If you watch closely you can see the girls appear to lose consciousness. This video has been a hot topic on fb and other sites….some finding it funny and others horrified that people find a physical reaction like this to a stressful situation funny when occurring to children. As a mother I barely allow my boys to ride the Scrambler at the fair. No way would they be allowed on this…and they look to be the same age as the girls.
I’m am laughing so hard right now, thank you!!! 🙂
Reminds me of the time where my family went to an amusement park, and my (God forgive me for saying so) very bratty nephew announces he has never ridden the “swinging Viking ship” before, and he is going to sit alllllll the way at the end to prove what a tough kid he is.
My son’s, who did that ONCE, tried to talk him out of it, as its pretty scary AND we had literally just finished lunch.
My kids will ride any roller coaster and love it, but won’t get on the Viking ship ever again.
After a few fun jabs at my boys, which then turned into my sister turning to me and saying, “Wow. Didn’t figure son A and son B to be such wimps!!!”, she herself tells her son, “well….apparently your cousins are fraidy cats….I WILL go on with you!!! Let show these LOSERS how to have fun!!!”
They pick the end seat, which makes you feel as if you are going head over heals with no belts, just a bar over your lap.
In amused silence, my kids, my parents and I watch them hop aboard and off they go!!!
As the speed and the height of the swinging pendulum increases quickly, my nephew and sisters faces go from “this isn’t so bad!” to…..”OH. MY. GOD…….stop it…stop it….stop this ride….NOW!!!”
The operator took pity, (he had heard our conversation about us being losers for not riding) with a smirk and slowed the machine down…..but not before my nephew gifted the lady and young man in the seat in front of them with the ENTIRE contents of his stomach….foot long sub and nice, orange cheetos.
The young man managed to dodge most of it, the lady next to him….not so much.
I hope you were able to restrain yourselves from pointing and laughing at them. I might have asked, “Had fun?”
@Cat: My folks and I could barely contain our laughter, and no, it was NOT nice to laugh, but my sister and her son were so quick to judge us for not going on the ride.
My oldest son said to his cousin, “Who’s the LOSER now?!?”
Our middle daughter would NOT get on one of the rides at Hershey Park, a low-intensity roller coaster, until I offered to sit with her, and she could hang on to me. She had both arms wrapped around my neck in a death grip, until we went around the first loop. She sat up and looked around. “Is that it?” And when the ride ended, she ran around to the front and got on again. and again. And again.