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(YouTube) Video New amateur footage of tornado as it barrels through Washington, Illinois this afternoon. WARNING: The guy doing the filming is very, very, very, VERY religious   (youtube.com) divider line 56
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2013-11-17 06:10:13 PM  
God should smite him for filming in portrait.

God also would probably want him to take shelter so he could watch over people who don't have any.

Scary video.
 
2013-11-17 06:47:48 PM  
Scary stuff.
 
2013-11-17 07:27:12 PM  
 

Bob Falfa: Scary stuff.


The scary part is that the guy is an idiot, seeing that coming towards you and standing infront of window and not taking cover in a bathroom or under a bed or something. Also, Filming in portrait mode.

If you see a tornado often there's another one right behind it or off to the side.
 
2013-11-17 07:36:03 PM  
If saying Our Fathers and Hail Marys comforts him it doesn't bother me in the least. However, he's an idiot for standing in front of a window and tempting fate.
 
2013-11-17 07:47:17 PM  
doesn't this moron realize that it's dog's will that he wants a babbling idiot to stop polluting his sacred airwaves?
 
2013-11-17 07:54:29 PM  

Cewley: doesn't this moron realize that it's dog's will that he wants a babbling idiot to stop polluting his sacred airwaves?


The bounty hunter? I thought he was back in jail
 
2013-11-17 08:40:35 PM  
God dayum!
 
2013-11-17 09:20:29 PM  
I'm nowhere near this town, but that same storm was headed at me earlier. I considered panicking then noticed my cat was completely chill laying on the chair in front of the window and was oddly comforted by his animal instincts.

Tornadoes are skeery.
 
2013-11-17 09:48:51 PM  
Would be hilarious if it turned sharply towards him right when he started the lords prayer. I wonder if he'd keep going.
 
2013-11-17 09:51:51 PM  
I find it surprising that a lot of people pray to the jesus and ask him not to carry out his plans as if jesus made some sort of mistake and you have to convince him that he sent the tornado to the wrong area.

Shouldn't you be thanking jesus because he has a divine plan to kill you and/or your neighbors?
 
2013-11-17 09:52:02 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Would be hilarious if it turned sharply towards him right when he started the lords prayer. I wonder if he'd keep going.


"Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy fark! RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!"
 
2013-11-17 09:53:37 PM  
Yeah, i'm good.
 
2013-11-17 09:54:16 PM  
Great, now he's never going to shut up about how God saved him from the tornado instead of admitting that it was just the wonderful randomness of nature.
 
2013-11-17 09:59:08 PM  

BizarreMan: God should smite him for filming in portrait.

God also would probably want him to take shelter so he could watch over people who don't have any.

Scary video.


Aaand....we're done here. Someone get the lights on their way out please.

A special thanks also goes out to optikeye for more insightful but slightly delayed analysis.
 
2013-11-17 10:00:17 PM  

Shostie: J. Frank Parnell: Would be hilarious if it turned sharply towards him right when he started the lords prayer. I wonder if he'd keep going.

"Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy fark! RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!"


I was thinking more like "Our father who art in heaven...oh crap i think it heard the prayer".
 
2013-11-17 10:06:58 PM  
Sometimes, if pious men are to be believed, God's mercies are curiously selective. Toplady, the author of "Rock of Ages," moved from one vicarage to another; a week after the move, the vicarage he had formerly occupied burnt down, with great loss to the new vicar. Thereupon Toplady thanked God; but what the new vicar did is not known. Borrow, in his "Bible in Spain," records how without mishap he crossed a mountain pass infested by bandits. The next party to cross, however, were set upon, robbed, and some of them murdered; when Borrow heard of this, he, like Toplady, thanked God. - Bertrand Russell, An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish
 
2013-11-17 10:12:02 PM  
It worked! The Lord's Prayer and Hail Mary are excellent tornado repellent.

At least this time.
 
2013-11-17 10:18:25 PM  
Hail Mary full of grace.
By golly to the crawl space.
 
2013-11-17 10:51:08 PM  
I live there. I spent all day getting parts and things to get my generator running and the power kicks on just as it gets going. I live a mile from the devastation. It's like a war zone. People's lives are scattered across barren fields and stuck in the trees.

I'm pissed off at the jerks who came driving by just to look. They really snarled things up and made it hard for the ambulances to get through. An ambulance would go by every 5 minutes for hours. Rescue helicopters flew by regularly.

It's been bad.
 
2013-11-17 10:56:35 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: It worked! The Lord's Prayer and Hail Mary are excellent tornado repellent.

At least this time.


If the tornado had got him then he would have been sucked up to heaven, so I guess it was a no-lose action.
 
2013-11-17 10:59:54 PM  
perhaps he was masturbating. it would explain a lot.
 
2013-11-17 11:07:10 PM  
when I read the headline, I thought it was just going to be the filmer saying "Jesus!" or "Jesus Christ!" a lot.
I was wrong.

0:20 in..... yeah.... aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnd mute.
 
2013-11-17 11:19:11 PM  
To quote one of the commenters on YouTube, "Christian here, and I feel like I'm the only one in this whole comments section that's willing to admit that I am one. If he had been praying to "Allah" to keep him safe, I still wouldn't mind. If he had been spewing profanity, nobody here would care. Instead he does something that makes him feel better and that he believes will help keep him safe, and you all hate him for it. Just grow up"
 
2013-11-17 11:20:48 PM  
Wow how wonderful of God to save him from the tornado that God unleashed on that town.
 
2013-11-17 11:24:10 PM  

cgraves67: I live there. I spent all day getting parts and things to get my generator running and the power kicks on just as it gets going. I live a mile from the devastation. It's like a war zone. People's lives are scattered across barren fields and stuck in the trees.

I'm pissed off at the jerks who came driving by just to look. They really snarled things up and made it hard for the ambulances to get through. An ambulance would go by every 5 minutes for hours. Rescue helicopters flew by regularly.

It's been bad.


Glad you're ok. Will keep you and yours in my thoughts tonight.
 
2013-11-17 11:29:49 PM  

jaytkay: Wow how wonderful of God to save him from the tornado that God unleashed on that town.


Similar when the sole survivor out of hundreds says they thank god for saving them. What does that say about everyone else who died?
 
2013-11-17 11:30:50 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: If saying Our Fathers and Hail Marys comforts him it doesn't bother me in the least. However, he's an idiot for standing in front of a window and tempting fate.


This.

Also, the idiot part, maybe he lives in a house without a basement and was in a bathroom or something? Although it's still stupid to be filming, the tornado was far enough away that he could hop in a tub. Unless another one plopped down on top of his house.
 
2013-11-17 11:33:58 PM  
It worked! He lived! GOD DID THAT!!!
 
2013-11-17 11:42:06 PM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: when I read the headline, I thought it was just going to be the filmer saying "Jesus!" or "Jesus Christ!" a lot.
I was wrong.

0:20 in..... yeah.... aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnd mute.


You're offended by Our Fathers? He's just reciting rote prayers, not preaching. It's a meditation technique.

I'm actually kind of impressed that he was meditating while filming a freaking tornado. Doesn't say much for his intelligence, but it does say a lot about his self-control.
 
2013-11-17 11:45:49 PM  
Here is my tornado repellant rock.

On sale on my ebay store starting at .01 with 1$ shipping.
 
2013-11-17 11:52:05 PM  

DuudeStanky: I find it surprising that a lot of people pray to the jesus and ask him not to carry out his plans as if jesus made some sort of mistake and you have to convince him that he sent the tornado to the wrong area.

Shouldn't you be thanking jesus because he has a divine plan to kill you and/or your neighbors?


He did.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
 
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2013-11-17 11:54:33 PM  

optikeye: seeing that coming towards you and standing infront of window and not taking cover


it's going by him, not coming at him, and he's safe, he's wishing it away.
 
2013-11-17 11:57:15 PM  

Canton: I'm actually kind of impressed that he was meditating while filming a freaking tornado. Doesn't say much for his intelligence, but it does say a lot about his self-control.


No, that's not self control that's delusional thinking.
Self control would be "Okay, lets get to safer place in the home while these things are taking out houses around us" Thinking  it's possible to pray or meditate in front of FARKEN WINDOW IN A TORNADO, like you're a 70 Lvl  Mage in World Of WarCraft casting a protection spell is delusional.
 
2013-11-18 12:09:39 AM  
This happened very near to where i live. Our power was out for half the day, and from what i understand, Washington is pretty much hammered into the ground. I consider myself lucky that all we had was high winds and an inconvenient power outage. I hope they can rebuild soon, and that not too many lives were lost. That looked like a solid f4 or 5.
 
2013-11-18 12:21:39 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: If saying Our Fathers and Hail Marys comforts him it doesn't bother me in the least. However, he's an idiot for standing in front of a window and tempting fate.


On the other hand, if saying Our Fathers and Hail Marys makes the guy feel invincible, it makes unnecessary work for the rescuers.
 
2013-11-18 12:55:28 AM  
Didn't appear that the praying stopped it worth a flying fark... in fact, it appeared to royally piss it off and make it bigger (sort of like a $2 hooker goin` to town on sumfin sumfin)

/So... can we blame this guy for the mess?
 
2013-11-18 01:08:47 AM  
Oh, Great Spaghetti Monster, lord and saviour, forgive us for our sins, and help us pasta time safely.

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2013-11-18 01:13:57 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWWy6GHQWFQ

This guy is much more religious.

(nsfw language)
 
2013-11-18 01:42:47 AM  
That video never gets old.
 
2013-11-18 03:14:02 AM  

optikeye: Bob Falfa: Scary stuff.

The scary part is that the guy is an idiot, seeing that coming towards you and standing infront of window and not taking cover in a bathroom or under a bed or something. Also, Filming in portrait mode.

If you see a tornado often there's another one right behind it or off to the side.


bathroom or bed won't make a damned bit of difference
 
2013-11-18 03:16:00 AM  

Repo Man: Sometimes, if pious men are to be believed, God's mercies are curiously selective. Toplady, the author of "Rock of Ages," moved from one vicarage to another; a week after the move, the vicarage he had formerly occupied burnt down, with great loss to the new vicar. Thereupon Toplady thanked God; but what the new vicar did is not known. Borrow, in his "Bible in Spain," records how without mishap he crossed a mountain pass infested by bandits. The next party to cross, however, were set upon, robbed, and some of them murdered; when Borrow heard of this, he, like Toplady, thanked God. - Bertrand Russell, An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish


Nice to see you've figured out how "global warming" belief works.
 
2013-11-18 04:16:16 AM  
The video device he was using: science.  The weather monitoring and prediction systems that provide tracking and early warning: science.  The idea that, in the event of a tornado you should seek shelter in as low and as strong a place as you can find: science.  What was this guy doing? babble babble babble in front of the window.
 
2013-11-18 04:56:27 AM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: when I read the headline, I thought it was just going to be the filmer saying "Jesus!" or "Jesus Christ!" a lot.
I was wrong.

0:20 in..... yeah.... aaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnd mute.


Me too, sounded like he was just doing a rosary.
 
2013-11-18 07:06:08 AM  
I can kinda understand this guy's reaction.  Last time I saw a twister up close I couldn't help but think:
Bless the maker and all his water. bless the coming and going off him, may his passing cleanse the world.

/geek
 
2013-11-18 07:26:51 AM  
If I'm Mary, I'm thinking, always they mention me second.
 
2013-11-18 07:52:10 AM  

optikeye: Bob Falfa: Scary stuff.

The scary part is that the guy is an idiot, seeing that coming towards you and standing infront of window and not taking cover in a bathroom or under a bed or something. Also, Filming in portrait mode.

If you see a tornado often there's another one right behind it or off to the side.


Yes, when you keep your eye on that tornado thinking you have it and then that's when your house flies apart not from the front but from the sides and the two torandos you didn't even know where there , clever tornados.
 
2013-11-18 07:58:07 AM  

Kibbler: If I'm Mary, I'm thinking, always they mention me second.


stop stereotyping Jewish mothers!
 
2013-11-18 11:20:02 AM  

optikeye: Also, Filming in portrait mode.


This.  You need to hold your iPhone sideways, like a gangsta holds his 9mm.

It also explains what the round thing was in the still pic we had in the thread yesterday.  It was indeed a flying trampoline.
 
2013-11-18 11:32:34 AM  
prayer shouldn't be a replacement for brains.

if you want to be saved, move the fark away from the window you moran!
 
2013-11-18 11:41:22 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: jaytkay: Wow how wonderful of God to save him from the tornado that God unleashed on that town.

Similar when the sole survivor out of hundreds says they thank god for saving them. What does that say about everyone else who died?


Well if the survivor cursed god for trying to kill him, that would just cause god to try again harder, so I think you have to choose your words carefully in those situations.
 
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