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Old 02-02-06, 11:31 AM
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Have you seen this? It really bothers me that this is someone's idea of humor.
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Old 02-02-06, 11:52 AM
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But were they riding in the door zone? HH would say they doored themselves.
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Old 02-02-06, 03:20 PM
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Oh man, it made me so angry in Waynes World, when that girl endo'ed over the hood of the car!
It really bothers me that that was someones idea of humour.

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Does this seriously bother you?

Like, seriously?

I'm all for cycling safety, but watching someone get doored is hilarious. Especially in a comedy.
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I'm still pissed that Team Cinzano stuck a pump in Dave's front wheel

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Old 02-02-06, 05:07 PM
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Mel Brooks said, "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open manhole and die."

In other words, humor is subjective.

When Curly gets an anvil dropped on his head in a Three Stooges short, we laugh because we know it isn't real. Curly didn't get hurt. It's slapstick.

When someone gets hit with an anvil in real life, it hurts. It kills them. Nobody laughs. Well, maybe a few extreme sadists laugh, but they are sick people.

When the girl in Wayne's World goes over the hood of the car, or when Inspector Clouseau gets doored, most people laugh. They know that the actors didn't get hurt. It's slapstick.

Some cyclists don't see the humor in these situations because, frankly, we're too close to it. It could happen to us and it would hurt if it did.

Except for a very few extreme sadists and road raging morons, no one laughs when these things happen in real life and real people get hurt.
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It's called HUMOR.

You can find it at your local Toys 'R Us. Heck, I think even WalMart has it now. Go check it out...
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Old 02-02-06, 05:20 PM
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I agree, your REALLY offended by this? someone needs to get a since of humor.
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Old 02-02-06, 05:27 PM
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I was always deeply offended when the roadrunner was able to go right through the painted on tunnel while Wil-E-Coyote would smack right into it.

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A since of humor? Is this how long someone has gone without laughing?
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I in some ways side with teh original poster. There seems to me to be far too much of this kind of 'humor' where there is NOTHING besides someone getting 'hurt'.

But only somewhat. If I remember the wayns world bit there was more, if just face and clothes. If it has something more, be it the bad guy gets his just deserts or it is just one more thing for the clutzy hero (yea so until I see the new version of the Pink Panther I will assume it works in that film) or it is set up well or even if it is just so absurd that you can not take it seriously, then it is likely funny.


On the other hand if the poster finds it not funny just because it is cycling and finds the same thing funny if it is not cycling I have to disagree. The same rules apply. In fact I would say it is perhaps a bit more funny to me when things like this involve things I actually do. It is good to laugh at yourself.
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Originally Posted by Markio
Does this seriously bother you?

Like, seriously?

I'm all for cycling safety, but watching someone get doored is hilarious. Especially in a comedy.

Have you seen the commercial?

Maybe in the context of the movie it's funnier, but in the commercial it's not funny to me because, unlike you, I don't think a cyclist getting doored has any inherent comedic value. Sorry if that makes me uptight.
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A cyclist getting doored in a commercial or a movie might be good for us, because it would graphically illustrate why we should avoid the door zone. Great training for motorists and for nonvehicular cyclists.
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Originally Posted by marqueemoon
Have you seen the commercial?

Maybe in the context of the movie it's funnier, but in the commercial it's not funny to me because, unlike you, I don't think a cyclist getting doored has any inherent comedic value. Sorry if that makes me uptight.
OK, it's not funny to you. I believe you. But it's no big deal and not worthy of outrage.

Almost all humor is making fun of somebody. Cyclists are not exempt from a turn in the barrel.
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Originally Posted by supcom
all humor is making fun of somebody. Cyclists are not exempt from a turn in the barrel.
I agree with you completely there, and like John E pointed out, there could be some value in this image in reminding us how unpleasant the real thing is. I hope the stunt rider was paid well for his services
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Originally Posted by marqueemoon
I agree with you completely there, and like John E pointed out, there could be some value in this image in reminding us how unpleasant the real thing is. I hope the stunt rider was paid well for his services
While I tend to agree with you and John E... somehow in the back of my mind I suspect that this will encourage certain juvenile types to try to duplicate the situation from the motorist's perspective... a'la "Jackass" and other stupid human tricks.
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Did he, at least, aim for the person getting out of the car?
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When I saw the commercial the person getting doored was on the right side of the car. Unless it was a one-way street they were riding on the sidewalk anyways. That's just what I caught from the comercial. Also dude falls down stairs and through a floor. If it bugs you that much just watch the movie and hope that the good inspector gets hurt, because I believe him getting hurt is the premise of the movie.
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I agree, it is funny. When someone in a film falls down a flight of stairs, do you get angry over that? We all walk. Do the people from "Walking" magazine write letters when someone on film walks into a glass door? I dont think so, lighten up a bit and have a laugh.
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Originally Posted by velonomad
I'm still pissed that Team Cinzano stuck a pump in Dave's front wheel


that was a nasty spill...
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Originally Posted by marqueemoon
Sorry if that makes me uptight.
It does, though. Reminds me of another thread...
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Old 02-02-06, 11:02 PM
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Ha ha, from the other thread, probably ILTB's finest post-
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No need to identify yourself when complaining about the DD ad in these emails.

It will be obvious to the recipients that the writer is a clueless, oversensitive yokel without a sense of humor who apparantly reviews commercial/advertisement for "insensitivity" to every dang fool on the block.

Either that or a trial lawyer dreaming up a new business scheme.
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Did you see the part where the guy strapped to the hospital gurney rolls down a flight of stairs, through a window, and flies into the Seine River? That just chaps my hide. It's an insult to French hospital patients and their heroic caregivers.
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Did you see the part where the guy strapped to the hospital gurney rolls down a flight of stairs, through a window, and flies into the Seine River? That just chaps my hide. It's an insult to French hospital patients and their heroic caregivers.
You left out hospital gurneys, you insensitive clod.
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