Hilarious internet videos are a dime-a-dozen. Sketch comedy, kids saying the darnedest things, and people stupidly thinking they can eat Carolina Reaper peppers will never not be funny.
But in the massive pool of people trying to be funny on the internet, there is a special brand of comedy that anyone with a body can appreciate: Physical comedy. When people get hurt just enough to make it funny but not so much that it actually matters, that is internet gold. And within that genre, the obstacle course video is one of my favorites. Just look at these padded instruments of doom go to work:
And while kids not really understanding how to protect themselves is amusing on some level, there’s something extra special about watching an adult fail in such extraordinary fashion. And this week, the internet gave us that video in its final form:
I don’t know if this is intentional or not. It wouldn’t be the first time a hilarious internet video was actually a contrived setup meant to grab our clicks. But even if this is “fake,” that guy is still getting battered around by the world’s largest sideways egg beaters for our amusement. And for that, I will forever be grateful.