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2011-07-17 02:40:39 PM  
meh
 
2011-07-17 02:53:52 PM  
tf2wiki.net

"Yeah, I dare ya, rage quit! C'mon, make us both happy!"

/first thing I thought of
 
2011-07-17 02:53:53 PM  
Who the hell is James Chen, and why does the video guy sound like every idiot "narrating" in a POV porn video?
 
2011-07-17 02:56:25 PM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2011-07-17 02:56:47 PM  
That sucked.
 
2011-07-17 02:57:49 PM  
Wow, WTF? How did this make it to the Sports tab?

Okay, some background for all of the confused Farkers. James Chen is a professional videogame player turned commentator. He commentates matches in fighting games. Judging by the background music, they were currently playing Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and most likely he lost a match, so they provoked him into flipping the table.

If anything I would expect something like this to be under the Geek tab, but the sports tab? Really?

I guess flipping a table is as much exercise as most Street Fighter players get.
 
2011-07-17 02:57:59 PM  
+1 for the headline, -Several Hundred for the video.
 
2011-07-17 03:00:32 PM  
I clicked the video and was like WTF? Then I looked more closely at the headline and lol'ed.
 
2011-07-17 03:01:00 PM  
Oh and WNF stands for Wednesday Night Fights. It's a stream that's on Justin.tv / Twitch.tv (almost) every Wednesday featuring Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, etc players from California. Again, why subby decided this should be in the sports tab, I'll never know.
 
2011-07-17 03:01:26 PM  

degenerate-afro: Wow, WTF? How did this make it to the Sports tab?
If anything I would expect something like this to be under the Geek tab, but the sports tab? Really?.


Since poker is now considered a sport, all bets are off.
 
2011-07-17 03:02:59 PM  

Elvis Da King: Since poker WWE is now considered a sport, all bets are off.


ftfy
 
2011-07-17 03:03:59 PM  
That table was salty.
 
2011-07-17 03:05:47 PM  

ThisNameSux: Elvis Da King: Since poker WWE NASCAR is now considered a sport, all bets are off.


ftfY
 
2011-07-17 03:15:15 PM  
What is this I don't even
 
2011-07-17 03:16:33 PM  
I'm taking that Mr. Trollface for the next headline that requires it..
 
2011-07-17 03:21:11 PM  

innumerate: ThisNameSux: Elvis Da King: Since poker WWE NASCAR any sport is now considered a sport worthwhile, all bets are off.

FTFEveryone

 
2011-07-17 03:36:33 PM  
(╯°□°)╯彡 qɐʇ sʇɹods
 
2011-07-17 03:37:54 PM  
I will not be the first of my friends to like that.
 
2011-07-17 04:03:49 PM  
Just to add more to degenerate-afro's comments and some background info...

Wednesday Night Fights is a weekly fighting game tournament held in a hotel ballroom in LA.
Hosting & live streaming the events are made possible in part via donations from viewers. Usually donations of $10 or more are entered into a raffle for a prize each Wednesday.

As part of the live stream, whoever's at the computer overlays players' names on top of the game screen to aid in viewing. When they were setting up and testing the stream, the default names were the ascii characters of the kirby-thing flipping a table. As the evening progressed, the computer operator would occasionally switch the name of a player who just lost a match to the flipping table ascii as a joke. Later he switched to shots of explicit how-to-flip-a-table diagrams in between matches. The commentators spent some time joking about it whenever this happened.

Wednesday Night Fights encourages viewers to make tweets with the #WNF hash tag; interesting/funny ones would be shown on the stream. After a while people were egging on James Chen for over 2 hours to flip over a table live. Eventually some people tweeted that they would donate money (a couple promised $50 and another $75 canadian) to do it.

This video is the result.


tl;dr - guy flipped a table during a stream because people tweeted they would donate money if he did.
 
2011-07-17 04:20:49 PM  

Meatzilla: [s3.amazonaws.com image 420x340]


我也不懂
 
2011-07-17 04:22:46 PM  

degenerate-afro: Wow, WTF? How did this make it to the Sports tab?


posted to Video » on 17 Jul 2011 at 2:47 PM
 
2011-07-17 04:26:57 PM  
Serious inside baseball going on here I hope.
 
2011-07-17 04:53:43 PM  
Wat?
 
2011-07-17 05:10:25 PM  
What is this I don't even
 
2011-07-17 05:26:19 PM  
The headline is magnitudes better than the video. Well done, subby.
 
2011-07-17 05:59:53 PM  
Put it to Guile's theme and maybe I'll watch it.
 
2011-07-17 06:15:16 PM  
I'll bite; what does the headline mean?
 
2011-07-17 06:20:24 PM  
Whoever decided to make the audio play perfectly but the video pause about 5 seconds in needs to have a table flipped onto it and then removed from the human race.
 
2011-07-17 06:51:49 PM  
i13.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-17 06:51:54 PM  

slotz: I'll bite; what does the headline mean?


I believe its kirby flipping over a table, or maybe just some other ascii thing
 
2011-07-17 07:23:44 PM  
Subby lied. I didn't see Jigglypuff at all in the video.
 
2011-07-17 07:30:36 PM  

PWNtheCCP: 我也不懂


我知道你不知道
 
2011-07-17 08:00:17 PM  
Guess I am not nerdy or geeky enough. I don't get it or the headline.
Back to killing babies in a foreign country.
 
2011-07-17 08:00:45 PM  
WWF was, is and will continue to be scripted and fake.
 
2011-07-17 08:21:52 PM  
You took 39 seconds of my life and I want them back.
 
2011-07-17 08:49:44 PM  

clutchcargo2002: Guess I am not nerdy or geeky enough. I don't get it or the headline.
Back to killing babies in a foreign country.


In America, when you get angry, you beat wife,

In Japan when you get angry, you flip tea table. What a country!
 
2011-07-17 09:58:35 PM  

TiggaBob: Just to add more to degenerate-afro's comments and some background info...

Wednesday Night Fights is a weekly fighting game tournament held in a hotel ballroom in LA.
Hosting & live streaming the events are made possible in part via donations from viewers. Usually donations of $10 or more are entered into a raffle for a prize each Wednesday.

As part of the live stream, whoever's at the computer overlays players' names on top of the game screen to aid in viewing. When they were setting up and testing the stream, the default names were the ascii characters of the kirby-thing flipping a table. As the evening progressed, the computer operator would occasionally switch the name of a player who just lost a match to the flipping table ascii as a joke. Later he switched to shots of explicit how-to-flip-a-table diagrams in between matches. The commentators spent some time joking about it whenever this happened.

Wednesday Night Fights encourages viewers to make tweets with the #WNF hash tag; interesting/funny ones would be shown on the stream. After a while people were egging on James Chen for over 2 hours to flip over a table live. Eventually some people tweeted that they would donate money (a couple promised $50 and another $75 canadian) to do it.

This video is the result.


tl;dr - guy flipped a table during a stream because people tweeted they would donate money if he did.


Well, uh, I guess thanks for clearing that up. I genuinely wish I still didn't know any of that. So there were, what, five, maybe six people that would have gotten this joke? Thanks, Fark!
 
2011-07-17 10:03:19 PM  
I saw that emoticon in a previous thread somewhere. I guess someone else saw it and decided, "I have to put this in a headline" so he found a video to match it.
 
2011-07-17 10:50:31 PM  
OK but I still don't get the headline.

Won't someone please explain it?
 
dwg
2011-07-17 10:57:03 PM  
the headline is the best part... reminds me of Rejected for some reason.
 
2011-07-17 11:27:40 PM  

Thunderboy: [i13.photobucket.com image 500x352]


I'm not sure if I would write off pro StarCraft players (as shown in your image) They make some serious money.

A pro Street Fighter player makes around $200~$500 per tournament and $2000 or so for a major tournament. Their biggest tournament, Evo, pays out around $20,000 in prize money.. A pro StarCraft player makes around $2000 for a normal tournament. $10,000 for a major tournament and the World Cyber Games is around $500,000. StarCraft tournaments are broadcast on TV in Korea and other parts of Asia and they work off of contracts when setting up a tournament. Street Fighter tournaments are streamed online and get some highlights on G4 TV and they work off of donations from people who watch the streams.

Don't get me wrong, I like the Street Fighter community, but StarCraft players are on a different level.
 
2011-07-17 11:45:35 PM  
OK just wanted to clear up the ascii thing. Even one of the commentators had to have it explained to him, and he complained it was not obvious to the typical viewer.

(╯°□°)╯彡 ┻━┻

(╯°□°)╯ = a... kirby-like (new window) creature. it's easiest to first recognize the face - the box is the mouth and the 2 small circles are the eyes.
╯ - these are the arms. they are raised up in the air as if it had just flipped a table. imagine the lower left of the stroke as where the arm would attach the body, and the upper right of the stroke to be the hands.
the parentheses are the outline of the body.

another example using similar methodology:
(9 -_-)--o
this can be interpreted as a similar creature with boxing gloves throwing a left jab. the "9" is its right arm, curled up in defensive position and the "--o" is its left arm in an extended punch position. the parentheses outline the edge of its kirby-like body.

the 彡 symbol represents motion lines; in this case, that of the table flying away. the image to the kirby picture linked above uses lines in a similar fashion.
(the ︵ symbol is used instead in the video to imply an inversion motion)

┻━┻ = inverted table.

hope this helps.
 
2011-07-18 12:22:04 AM  

TiggaBob: OK just wanted to clear up the ascii thing. Even one of the commentators had to have it explained to him, and he complained it was not obvious to the typical viewer.

(╯°□°)╯彡 ┻━┻

(╯°□°)╯ = a... kirby-like (new window) creature. it's easiest to first recognize the face - the box is the mouth and the 2 small circles are the eyes.
╯ - these are the arms. they are raised up in the air as if it had just flipped a table. imagine the lower left of the stroke as where the arm would attach the body, and the upper right of the stroke to be the hands.
the parentheses are the outline of the body.

another example using similar methodology:
(9 -_-)--o
this can be interpreted as a similar creature with boxing gloves throwing a left jab. the "9" is its right arm, curled up in defensive position and the "--o" is its left arm in an extended punch position. the parentheses outline the edge of its kirby-like body.

the 彡 symbol represents motion lines; in this case, that of the table flying away. the image to the kirby picture linked above uses lines in a similar fashion.
(the ︵ symbol is used instead in the video to imply an inversion motion)

┻━┻ = inverted table.

hope this helps.


I'm sure that by the time you finish your 10 page explanation about why it's supposed to be funny, I'll be rolling in the aisles. Can't wait to read more.
 
2011-07-18 12:54:27 AM  

Begoggle: I'm sure that by the time you finish your 10 page explanation about why it's supposed to be funny, I'll be rolling in the aisles. Can't wait to read more.


I would work on that but I have to get back to filming more footage of grass growing. I'm hoping to get a sitcom deal out of it. Thanks for your confidence though.
 
2011-07-18 05:02:57 AM  

degenerate-afro: Okay, some background for all of the confused Farkers. James Chen is a professional videogame player turned commentator. He commentates matches in fighting games. Judging by the background music, they were currently playing Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and most likely he lost a match, so they provoked him into flipping the table..



I am continually amazed.
 
2011-07-18 08:06:53 AM  
Repeat.
Jesus did it first.
 
2011-07-18 08:07:42 AM  

degenerate-afro: Wow, WTF? How did this make it to the Sports tab?

Okay, some background for all of the confused Farkers. James Chen is a professional videogame player turned commentator. He commentates matches in fighting games. Judging by the background music, they were currently playing Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and most likely he lost a match, so they provoked him into flipping the table.

If anything I would expect something like this to be under the Geek tab, but the sports tab? Really?

I guess flipping a table is as much exercise as most Street Fighter players get.


He wasn't angry about anything, and I doubt he'd just lost a match. Looks to me like the commentators were doing some sort of chat thing, he playfully posted the table flip ascii, and then his buddies goaded him into to actually doing it.
 
2011-07-18 08:25:20 AM  

Begoggle: TiggaBob: OK just wanted to clear up the ascii thing. Even one of the commentators had to have it explained to him, and he complained it was not obvious to the typical viewer.

(╯°□°)╯彡 ┻━┻

(╯°□°)╯ = a... kirby-like (new window) creature. it's easiest to first recognize the face - the box is the mouth and the 2 small circles are the eyes.
╯ - these are the arms. they are raised up in the air as if it had just flipped a table. imagine the lower left of the stroke as where the arm would attach the body, and the upper right of the stroke to be the hands.
the parentheses are the outline of the body.

another example using similar methodology:
(9 -_-)--o
this can be interpreted as a similar creature with boxing gloves throwing a left jab. the "9" is its right arm, curled up in defensive position and the "--o" is its left arm in an extended punch position. the parentheses outline the edge of its kirby-like body.

the 彡 symbol represents motion lines; in this case, that of the table flying away. the image to the kirby picture linked above uses lines in a similar fashion.
(the ︵ symbol is used instead in the video to imply an inversion motion)

┻━┻ = inverted table.

hope this helps.

I'm sure that by the time you finish your 10 page explanation about why it's supposed to be funny, I'll be rolling in the aisles. Can't wait to read more.


Table flipping comes out of Japan. Basically, it's a humorous visual shorthand for expressing an absurd level of anger, made funnier by the juxtaposition of the act's extreme rudeness (in Japan, the table flipped is almost always the dinner table covered with food) with the typical mild-mannered nature of the Japanese, an irony pretty common in their comedy. It's also usually seen as a sudden and surprising violent expression of dominance; either because the flipper is usually very mild-mannered, or the object of his rage is something unimportant, or both. So imagine the typical bespectacled, balding, hen-pecking Japanese salary man, sitting with his family as his wife berates him, his son ignores him, and his daughter natters on about boys and gadgets, then someone says something that he finds extremely surprising or insulting and he snaps, rising from the floor with an all-mighty "NNNNAAAANNNIIIII!!!", flinging the table spinning through the air and showering the room with food while his family sits by in stunned, jaw-dropped silence.

So basically, it's funny because it's absurd, it's ironic, and it's angry; the three things humans find most humorous.
 
2011-07-18 09:50:28 AM  

Heron: Table flipping comes out of Japan.


I remember there was a video game from Japan involving table flipping. The game controller was actually a small rotating table. On a large screen there were animated characters who reacted to you. It was very strange.
 
2011-07-18 10:10:45 AM  
(╯`□`)╯彡┻━┻

Fixed.
 
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