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(Popular Science)   Scientists explain why "Ow My Balls" is destined to be America's funniest, most popular TV show. Bonus: supercut of 100 great nutshots in film   (popsci.com) divider line 41
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4800 clicks; posted to Geek » on 27 Jul 2013 at 3:25 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-27 03:28:35 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-27 03:37:57 PM  

WTF Indeed: [25.media.tumblr.com image 316x240]


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2013-07-27 03:42:35 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-07-27 03:49:09 PM  
It's not funny
It's painful by proxy. And overdone.
 
2013-07-27 03:53:59 PM  
pics.imcdb.org

Ah yes, the Denver Jockstrap.  One of the better moments in NG33.333
 
2013-07-27 03:54:30 PM  

phlegmmo: WTF Indeed: [25.media.tumblr.com image 316x240]


And with posts 1 and 2, we are done here.
 
2013-07-27 03:58:57 PM  
I'm interested by the bit that says slapstick is less funny when the audience empathizes with the character.  It makes me think of Charlie Chaplin.  He was very much slapstick, being a silent film star, but he always strove to have his audience empathize with his character.  Don't tell me you didn't shed any tears with The Kid.
 
2013-07-27 04:02:50 PM  
Watching the video, I realize that Mike Myers has a lot of groin attacks in his movies.

Also, I failed to see Los Locos.
 
2013-07-27 04:06:33 PM  
Even better
 
2013-07-27 04:10:03 PM  
 
2013-07-27 04:12:37 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Even better


I give up looking for the image.

/HE GOT HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A COCONUT!!!
 
2013-07-27 04:46:53 PM  

Smoking GNU: It's not funny
It's painful by proxy. And overdone.


Most times, I only laugh when it is someone being stupid* and hurting himself, but then I would laugh if he suffered any injury or pain; he deserves it.

When someone gets hit in the balls randomly, or by someone else's stupidity or cruelty, I don't find it funny.

People hurting themself because they are too stupid to live, yeah... that's freakin' hilarious.


/this includes pretty much every skateboarding and "Jackass"-style video
 
2013-07-27 04:49:04 PM  
i1.ytimg.com

Tada!
 
2013-07-27 04:51:08 PM  
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2013-07-27 05:01:46 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Smoking GNU: It's not funny
It's painful by proxy. And overdone.

Most times, I only laugh when it is someone being stupid* and hurting himself, but then I would laugh if he suffered any injury or pain; he deserves it.

When someone gets hit in the balls randomly, or by someone else's stupidity or cruelty, I don't find it funny.

People hurting themself because they are too stupid to live, yeah... that's freakin' hilarious.


/this includes pretty much every skateboarding and "Jackass"-style video


True. Self inflicted stupidity related injuries are always good
 
2013-07-27 05:18:42 PM  
I think Mike Myers took more of those hits than anyone else, lol
 
2013-07-27 05:26:59 PM  
schadenfreude German, fromSchaden damage +Freude joy

enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others
 
2013-07-27 06:07:45 PM  
Only until "Eat Bugs for Money" finally comes out
 
2013-07-27 06:12:53 PM  
I'll tell you what, after reading an article about the psychology behind humor, a video of 101 ball-shots from the movies is not at all funny.
 
2013-07-27 06:14:23 PM  

Fano: Watching the video, I realize that Mike Myers has a lot of groin attacks in his movies.

Also, I failed to see Los Locos.


I noticed that as well. Also, where the hell is Young Frankenstein?

/You dirty, rotten, yellow sonofaBIATCH
 
2013-07-27 06:15:41 PM  
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com

Truly the greatest night in the history of our sport
 
2013-07-27 06:18:32 PM  
 
2013-07-27 06:20:58 PM  
There are other kinds of humor besides physical humor.
 
2013-07-27 06:42:37 PM  
It's on Comedy Central as we speak
 
2013-07-27 07:35:34 PM  
Lots of cartoons, kids movies and Mike Myers.Did I miss Marselus Wallace shoot the redneck in the junk in Pulp Fiction?
 
2013-07-27 09:39:27 PM  
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2013-07-27 09:46:15 PM  
Go 'way! BATIN'!!
 
2013-07-27 10:04:25 PM  
The only thing that's generally less funny than a nutshot is a fart gag. Even in slapstick (and I do not mean to lump all slapstick in with this, some of it really is great), it's the lowest of the low. If someone prefers that sort of "humor" it's probably a sign that they're still emotionally a prepubescent child and will have nothing interesting to say.
 
2013-07-27 11:07:13 PM  
Schwarzenegger gets hit in the nuts so many times in Total Recall that he should be a permanent falsetto
 
2013-07-27 11:19:31 PM  
Monkey steals the peach.jpg
 
2013-07-28 12:31:55 AM  
Because it's got what plants crave?
www.pages.drexel.edu
 
2013-07-28 12:34:21 AM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: The only thing that's generally less funny than a nutshot is a fart gag. Even in slapstick (and I do not mean to lump all slapstick in with this, some of it really is great), it's the lowest of the low. If someone prefers that sort of "humor" it's probably a sign that they're still emotionally a prepubescent child and will have nothing interesting to say.


I'm pretty sure you just insulted 97% of all Farkers everywhere.
 
2013-07-28 12:52:32 AM  
What about the Oscar Award winning feature film, Ass?
 
2013-07-28 03:39:25 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Trauma to the groin, boys, trauma to the groin
Nothing's quite as funny as a trauma to the groin
There is no wit more pretty, there is no joke divine
Or limerick delicious as a trauma to the groin

/The Genius Of Heywood Banks
//i like how in the last verse it somehow changes to "trauma to the boys"



Scrotal safety is no laughing matter.

"Get the facts"
 
2013-07-28 04:21:19 AM  
What movie has the scene with the guy stomping out the groin that's on fire?
 
2013-07-28 04:33:25 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: [i.imgur.com image 650x403]
[i.imgur.com image 350x219]

Truly the greatest night in the history of our sport


What's worst-ah, for the balls-ah...is best-ah for this business-ah!
 
2013-07-28 05:11:53 AM  
Actually, getting kicked in the balls is less funny than getting kicked in the twat. Since seeing someone with one ball, say Lance Armstrong or Hitler, getting groined is twice as funny as is watching someone with two balls getting narded--it follows that someone with NO  balls getting their coochie rung would be even funnier.
 
2013-07-28 07:34:23 AM  

Queensowntalia: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: The only thing that's generally less funny than a nutshot is a fart gag. Even in slapstick (and I do not mean to lump all slapstick in with this, some of it really is great), it's the lowest of the low. If someone prefers that sort of "humor" it's probably a sign that they're still emotionally a prepubescent child and will have nothing interesting to say.

I'm pretty sure you just insulted 97% of all Farkers everywhere.


No way, farts are way more funny than nutshots, especially coont farts.
 
2013-07-28 07:50:57 AM  

sat1va: What movie has the scene with the guy stomping out the groin that's on fire?


It was "Baby's Day Out" which is Home Alone, with a baby, basically.

But that whole sequence is painful to watch.  From how it catches on fire, to how it gets put out.

What was the Ron Jeremy movie??
 
2013-07-28 10:20:16 AM  
Wow. 31 posts... That took a WHILE!
 
2013-07-28 01:30:13 PM  

BonesJackson: Pants full of macaroni!!: Trauma to the groin, boys, trauma to the groin
Nothing's quite as funny as a trauma to the groin
There is no wit more pretty, there is no joke divine
Or limerick delicious as a trauma to the groin

/The Genius Of Heywood Banks
//i like how in the last verse it somehow changes to "trauma to the boys"


Scrotal safety is no laughing matter.

"Get the facts"


Indeed, the last verse states that "a trauma's much more funny when your own groin's not involved."
 
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