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2022-08-14 12:32:58 PM  
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2022-08-14 2:51:25 PM  
Yeah, that's not a segment from one of those stupid prank/practical joke shows or anything.
 
TWX
2022-08-14 4:35:14 PM  
Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.
 
2022-08-14 4:38:17 PM  

TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.


That's a great idea for a story!
 
2022-08-14 4:38:38 PM  
For what it's worth, I lol'd!
 
2022-08-14 4:46:12 PM  
Basement Jaxx - Romeo ( Official Video ) Rooty
Youtube x2wUbgAAydY
 
2022-08-14 4:48:15 PM  
 
2022-08-14 4:51:43 PM  

TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.


I know... Let's make them 13 and 16 and have em bang... It will be a tale for the ages.
 
2022-08-14 4:57:35 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.

I know... Let's make them 13 and 16 and have em bang... It will be a tale for the ages.


You weren't meant to root for them.  They are supposed to be a cautionary tale that young people act like idiots.  Willie Shakes spelled that out explicitly at the very beginning of the play.  The problem is that we obsessively teach it to teen-agers, who's takeaway is that it's really edgy to die for Trooo Lub.  and then they never engage with the text again and always remember that the play is about how cool dying before high school is.  They play is literally "Don't let kids have agency or they will fark up things that are already pretty farky", not "Farkboy Summer is Best Summer"
 
2022-08-14 4:57:43 PM  
Protesters vs Police Prank - Throwback Thursday
Youtube B2F0scbeT0c
 
2022-08-14 5:02:53 PM  
Mean, mean stride?
 
2022-08-14 5:03:28 PM  

TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.


Oddly specific...
 
2022-08-14 5:06:33 PM  

TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.


What a tale of woe that would be
 
TWX
2022-08-14 5:06:35 PM  

phalamir: Fark_Guy_Rob: TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.

I know... Let's make them 13 and 16 and have em bang... It will be a tale for the ages.

You weren't meant to root for them.  They are supposed to be a cautionary tale that young people act like idiots.  Willie Shakes spelled that out explicitly at the very beginning of the play.  The problem is that we obsessively teach it to teen-agers, who's takeaway is that it's really edgy to die for Trooo Lub.  and then they never engage with the text again and always remember that the play is about how cool dying before high school is.  They play is literally "Don't let kids have agency or they will fark up things that are already pretty farky", not "Farkboy Summer is Best Summer"


I don't entirely agree with your take either TBH.  I see it as kids don't understand the differences out of naïvete and inexperience, and don't understand that the truly immature nature of their emotions or how the naïvete of those facilitating them with the best of intentions are themselves delusional and only making it worse.

But it further doesn't help that Shakespeare intentionally set up a Hatfields-and-McCoys level feud to ensure that none of the experienced adult generation would confer to solve anything either.
 
2022-08-14 5:07:24 PM  

TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.


I bet he didn't even stab her cousin to death
 
2022-08-14 5:08:57 PM  
There's at least 3 divorces in above conversation
 
2022-08-14 5:18:27 PM  

TWX: phalamir: Fark_Guy_Rob: TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.

I know... Let's make them 13 and 16 and have em bang... It will be a tale for the ages.

You weren't meant to root for them.  They are supposed to be a cautionary tale that young people act like idiots.  Willie Shakes spelled that out explicitly at the very beginning of the play.  The problem is that we obsessively teach it to teen-agers, who's takeaway is that it's really edgy to die for Trooo Lub.  and then they never engage with the text again and always remember that the play is about how cool dying before high school is.  They play is literally "Don't let kids have agency or they will fark up things that are already pretty farky", not "Farkboy Summer is Best Summer"

I don't entirely agree with your take either TBH.  I see it as kids don't understand the differences out of naïvete and inexperience, and don't understand that the truly immature nature of their emotions or how the naïvete of those facilitating them with the best of intentions are themselves delusional and only making it worse.

But it further doesn't help that Shakespeare intentionally set up a Hatfields-and-McCoys level feud to ensure that none of the experienced adult generation would confer to solve anything either.


Shakespeare wrote it as a black comedy.  It's like Mean Girls not something meant to be genuinely romantic.  All the teen characters act like idiots. They are an extreme stereotype about how teens believe that every love and every insult is the most important thing in the world. The problem is that schools teach that Shakespeare's plays are deep and meaningful and every line of dialogue is meant to be searched for meaning. Romeo and Juliette is one of Shakespeare's comedies, not one of his tragedies.
 
TWX
2022-08-14 5:28:33 PM  

Noah_Tall: TWX: phalamir: Fark_Guy_Rob: TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.

I know... Let's make them 13 and 16 and have em bang... It will be a tale for the ages.

You weren't meant to root for them.  They are supposed to be a cautionary tale that young people act like idiots.  Willie Shakes spelled that out explicitly at the very beginning of the play.  The problem is that we obsessively teach it to teen-agers, who's takeaway is that it's really edgy to die for Trooo Lub.  and then they never engage with the text again and always remember that the play is about how cool dying before high school is.  They play is literally "Don't let kids have agency or they will fark up things that are already pretty farky", not "Farkboy Summer is Best Summer"

I don't entirely agree with your take either TBH.  I see it as kids don't understand the differences out of naïvete and inexperience, and don't understand that the truly immature nature of their emotions or how the naïvete of those facilitating them with the best of intentions are themselves delusional and only making it worse.

But it further doesn't help that Shakespeare intentionally set up a Hatfields-and-McCoys level feud to ensure that none of the experienced adult generation would confer to solve anything either.

Shakespeare wrote it as a black comedy.  It's like Mean Girls not something meant to be genuinely romantic.  All the teen characters act like idiots. They are an extreme stereotype about how teens believe that every love and every insult is the most important thing in the world. The problem is that schools teach that Shakespeare's plays are deep and meaningful and every line of dialogue is meant to be searched for meaning. Romeo and Juliette is one of Shakespeare's comedies, not one of his tragedies.


Not saying that you're wrong but I've never heard it taught as a comedy, even a black comedy.
 
2022-08-14 5:29:16 PM  

blondambition: TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.

Oddly specific...


... It's the plot of Romeo and Juliet?
 
2022-08-14 5:42:55 PM  
Wow that wasn't staged at all
 
2022-08-14 5:44:28 PM  
I wanted to see double suicide.
 
2022-08-14 5:50:57 PM  
 
2022-08-14 6:04:16 PM  

GypsyJoker: Mean, mean stride?


Kind of in a Rush to get that posted, were we?
 
2022-08-14 6:10:38 PM  

TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.


Yeah.  That happened to me a few times.
 
2022-08-14 6:18:30 PM  

Noah_Tall: The problem is that schools teach that Shakespeare's plays are deep and meaningful and every line of dialogue is meant to be searched for meaning.


No.  The problem is that everyone just blatantly ignores

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.

Star-crossed means "against Destiny".  That's not even a character speaking, but the author directly.  He is saying their love is anathema to the very fabric of reality.  The play literally starts with "Everything these two idiots do is wrong by definition".  The pathos of the play is that they don't really set out to screw everything up, but keep blundering ahead blindly, and Fate just keeps sharpening her shears in the background.  You are explicitly told this is all wrong, but you still kinda want them to get out all right, because they are just sympathetic enough to root for.  So you get wrapped up in the forward momentum of it all, until they die and you go "Oh, yeah, they were never not going to end up this way".  The Scottish Play excepted, all Shakespeare's good tragedies have you holding out hope for the obviously pre-dead characters because he makes them just likeable enough to worm their way into your heart, and get you all hopeful before bringing the hammer down (the exception is much more "How much farkier can this jackhole get?  I wanna find out!")

The problem is that schools treat it as the Only Shakespeare Play Ever because the characters are teenagers and the students are teenagers, so like must cleave to like.  And then simply refuse to start out with "These kids are complete idiots, and their eventual failure is correct" because no one likes being told they are farkwits at 14.  Tragedies are not "poor baby done wrong".  They are "This person screwed up and did not analyze or course correct, so it is good they died; don't be them"  It is catharsis by proxy - I didn't make those choice, thank God.  Schools would be much better served using one of the adult-oriented tragedies so they could be more explicit about the "totally deserved the farking over" angle - hell, it isn't like kids don't already think adults are damned fools, so you aren't offending them in the least.  But as long as we expose teenagers to teenagers gone wild, their take will be "Cool!", not "I should really not let Charlie get to second base tonight"

And you really ought to analyze Shakespeare line by line - because most of the time, the line is more obscene than Lenny Bruce on a bender, you just aren't squinting hard enough
 
2022-08-14 6:18:56 PM  
Guess I am missing something here.
 
2022-08-14 6:28:25 PM  

phalamir: Schools would be much better served using one of the adult-oriented tragedies so they could be more explicit about the "totally deserved the farking over" angle - hell, it isn't like kids don't already think adults are damned fools, so you aren't offending them in the least.  But as long as we expose teenagers to teenagers gone wild, their take will be "Cool!", not "I should really not let Charlie get to second base tonight"


After we survived R&J freshman year, we did the Tempest in 10th grade, and that was incredibly refreshing.

And you really ought to analyze Shakespeare line by line

As if we don't ruin literature for kids by over-analyzing to death already.  A high school English course could ruin Pratchett.
 
2022-08-14 6:35:31 PM  

KC Dutchman: For what it's worth, I lol'd!


Me too!
 
2022-08-14 7:13:38 PM  
It's a cruel thing to do to a random stranger, but if this was a woman known for playing head games, it's good revenge.
 
2022-08-14 7:26:27 PM  
Ha,ha, ha. The girl got deflowered.

Pocket Ninja: Yeah, that's not a segment from one of those stupid prank/practical joke shows or anything.


Yeah. But which stupid scripted prank show?

The earliest copy I find is
https://www.reddit.com/r/Unexpected/comments/o2niv9/a_flower_for_the_lovely_lady/
Jun 18, 2021

Someone there says  "Original for those who want it: https://youtu.be/_VPqeFK3jcY"
but that link is dead and I can't tell if it is the true source or just another copy.

A search on "_VPqeFK3jcY" does show some other pages crediting that source with no mention of what the source is.

Much later on YouTube there is the uncredited
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIZ24jd4E4c
🔥Giving strangers fake ROSE prank! 😆 #shorts
16,416,674 views Jan 13, 2022 🔥Giving strangers fake ROSE prank! 😆 #shorts
Fark user imageLaugh 4 Life


That is at a stupid pranks site and their videos have a similar look to the one in question. Maybe they did make it and  just re-uploaded the video.

It is better than most of the stuff on their channel.

🔥 EPIC BALL PUMP PRANK 😲 Shocking Moments 🔥
Youtube UFL80TGR0gQ

🔥 EPIC BALL PUMP PRANK 😲 Shocking Moments 🔥
15,352,683 views Premiered Sep 16, 2020 # BALL
 
2022-08-14 8:39:28 PM  
Ah I found the full video from which TFA comes from. Newsflare has it so the tweet may get deleted.
Newsflare says it comes from YouTubers in Georgia (in the Caucasus) and it looks like they are Laugh 4 Life

4:24 long. Half a dozen different take back scenes
https://www.newsflare.com/video/435425/georgian-youtubers-prank-public-by-pretending-to-hand-them-flowers
Georgian YouTubers prank public by pretending to hand them flowers
Filmed on Wednesday 16th June 2021
These YouTubers in Georgia managed to fool the unsuspecting public by pretending to gift strangers a rose.

The prank starts with one of the group handing a rose to a stranger, they would then think it's a kind-hearted gesture.

The prankster would then take it back once they've tied their shoelaces.



And here is a video of a woman putting an eggplant in her shorts and speaking Georgian.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Laugh4Official/status/1525117687415857152
🍆 Eggplant Prank 😂 Priceless Reaction 😂

In looking at a bunch of their videos, those big city Georgian youths seem pretty damn Westernized. Except for their fondness for fart jokes and similar rudeness. I guess they are late to acting transgressive.
 
2022-08-14 8:58:30 PM  
Welcome to teh internets, subby. BTW, would you like me to send you the recipe for Famous Amos' chocolate chip cookies.  It's top secret, but I think I can trust you with it.

Lou Reed - Romeo Had Juliette - New York Album + Index
Youtube 0_8-Fm1vfw0
 
2022-08-14 9:07:02 PM  

TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.


That's me and every time I hit Vegas man
 
2022-08-14 9:13:03 PM  
HairBolus:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/UFL80TGR0gQ?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=7]
🔥 EPIC BALL PUMP PRANK 😲 Shocking Moments 🔥
15,352,683 views Premiered Sep 16, 2020 # BALL


I recently attended a symphony concert where my seat was positioned just perfectly to see a viola player's bow arm going up and down beyond the conductor's slightly spread legs.  I wished I had a smartphone to capture this for others to appreciate.  I had to look away to keep from chuckling -- Bruckner would not have appreciated that.
 
2022-08-14 9:24:52 PM  

TWX: Not saying that you're wrong


you probably should

but I've never heard it taught as a comedy, even a black comedy.

agreed.  the plays are separated to comedies, tragedies, tragicomedies, histories, and you could argue them til the ice caps melt and drown us all.  but there's no widely accepted view that R&J falls into the comedies.
 
2022-08-14 9:29:11 PM  

NoGods: TWX: Hey.  At least he didn't entirely confuse basic lust-at-first-sight with some kind of deep love, marry the gal after only a couple of days, and then end up dead in a suicide-pact.

That's a great idea for a story!


Still a better love story than Twilight.
 
2022-08-14 9:35:03 PM  
also, this is beautiful.
and it was used in the soundtrack of da movie

Romeo & Juliet (1996) - Stina Nordenstam - Little Star
Youtube _JNb93N3-ek
 
2022-08-14 10:05:15 PM  

phalamir: Noah_Tall: The problem is that schools teach that Shakespeare's plays are deep and meaningful and every line of dialogue is meant to be searched for meaning.

No.  The problem is that everyone just blatantly ignores

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.

Star-crossed means "against Destiny".  That's not even a character speaking, but the author directly.  He is saying their love is anathema to the very fabric of reality.  The play literally starts with "Everything these two idiots do is wrong by definition".  The pathos of the play is that they don't really set out to screw everything up, but keep blundering ahead blindly, and Fate just keeps sharpening her shears in the background.  You are explicitly told this is all wrong, but you still kinda want them to get out all right, because they are just sympathetic enough to root for.  So you get wrapped up in the forward momentum of it all, until they die and you go "Oh, yeah, they were never not going to end up this way".  The Scottish Play excepted, all Shakespeare's good tragedies have you holding out hope for the obviously pre-dead characters because he makes them just likeable enough to worm their way into your heart, and get you all hopeful before bringing the hammer down (the exception is much more "How much farkier can this jackhole get?  I wanna find out!")

The problem is that schools treat it as the Only Shakespeare Play Ever because the characters are teenagers and the students are teenagers, so like must cleave to like.  And then simply refuse to start out with "These kids are complete idiots, and their eventual failure is correct" because no one likes being told they are farkwits at 14.  Tragedies are not "poor baby done wrong".  They are "This person screwed up and did not analyze or course correct, so it is good they died; don't be them"  It is catharsis by proxy - I didn't make those choice, thank God.  Schools would be much better served using one of the adult-oriented tragedies so they could be more explicit about the "totally deserved the farking over" angle - hell, it isn't like kids don't already think adults are damned fools, so you aren't offending them in the least.  But as long as we expose teenagers to teenagers gone wild, their take will be "Cool!", not "I should really not let Charlie get to second base tonight"

And you really ought to analyze Shakespeare line by line - because most of the time, the line is more obscene than Lenny Bruce on a bender, you just aren't squinting hard enough


I was told there would be no math English Lit
 
2022-08-14 10:50:09 PM  
Some you win, and Dimsum you lose.
 
TWX
2022-08-14 11:40:50 PM  

phalamir: Star-crossed means "against Destiny". That's not even a character speaking, but the author directly. He is saying their love is anathema to the very fabric of reality.


Unfortunately most people do not understand this definition.  Probably because star-crossed and starry-eyed have just enough in common that the modern audience look ont the star-part as good, and completely ignores the rest.

I've seen a couple of professional productions from acting companies that claim to be Shakespeare-oriented, whose narrator presents the term with enough levity that it seems almost positive.  This may be a failure of the company in the presentations I've seen, but I suspect that it's a common one, and it further doesn't help when unfashionable and slightly obscure language prevents teenagers reading it aloud in English class from understanding what they're actually covering.
 
TWX
2022-08-14 11:46:47 PM  

Lady J: TWX: Not saying that you're wrong

you probably should

but I've never heard it taught as a comedy, even a black comedy.

agreed.  the plays are separated to comedies, tragedies, tragicomedies, histories, and you could argue them til the ice caps melt and drown us all.  but there's no widely accepted view that R&J falls into the comedies.


I wonder if the person I was responding to understands that many writers add humorous scenes to serious works, because the audience can only take so much dour for so long, and the higher the audience is lifted before the tragedy, the greater their fall when it strikes.

Calling Romeo and Juliet a comedy is just as bad as calling Empire Strikes Back a comedy.  There are certainly comedic elements here and there, like the problems with the Millennium Falcon achieving hyperdrive and the emotional reaction out of whomever is trying to captain it when they occur, the troubles that 3CPO has physically, the moments of slapstick on Dagobah, but those are little incidentals to a much bleaker situation, enough to reduce the tension a bit.
 
2022-08-15 1:59:11 AM  

phalamir: Noah_Tall: The problem is that schools teach that Shakespeare's plays are deep and meaningful and every line of dialogue is meant to be searched for meaning.

No.  The problem is that everyone just blatantly ignores

From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.

Star-crossed means "against Destiny".  That's not even a character speaking, but the author directly.  He is saying their love is anathema to the very fabric of reality...


He's just saying that fate has a bad time in store for them, not that them farking will involve an accident with a time machine and a contraceptive. The fabric of reality is fairly resilient to horny teenagers being themselves.
 
2022-08-15 2:20:27 AM  
This...this isn't even funny. Is this what 'the kids' are now calling Extreme LOL?

My god, somebody should call their mothers and tell them that they are abusing the term 'comedy'
 
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