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Funny, I just realized that it reminds me of a time about 7-8 years ago when my brother and I were at Sea World with our kids. Skipping a bit of backstory, this cow clocked by brother in the face with a pair of sneakers (her kid's, not hers). My brother responded by putting her in a headlock and slamming her against the wall. I then got into it verbally with her friend/girlfriend (my impression was the latter, but I had no way of knowing for sure) before the Sea World cops eventually came along and escorted them from the park.

My daughter, who was probably about 6 at the time, loves that story. My sister-in-law, not so much.
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Just watched it again. Classic!

my mouse just hovers at the ready at the 1 minute mark
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I'm getting interviewed by this phd student tonight on gentrification in NYC.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Funny, I just realized that it reminds me of a time about 7-8 years ago when my brother and I were at Sea World with our kids. Skipping a bit of backstory, this cow clocked by brother in the face with a pair of sneakers (her kid's, not hers). My brother responded by putting her in a headlock and slamming her against the wall. I then got into it verbally with her friend/girlfriend (my impression was the latter, but I had no way of knowing for sure) before the Sea World cops eventually came along and escorted them from the park.

My daughter, who was probably about 6 at the time, loves that story. My sister-in-law, not so much.

Backstory def needed......
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Backstory def needed......

So we're at Sea World in San Diego. Lawyerkid is probably six, and my oldest niece is a year younger than that.
(Edit: they may have been a bit younger - more like five and four. But definitely no older than six and five.)

They have an ice skating rink set up for the kids. Because this is California and none of the kids can skate for shit (plus the ice is crappy because it's obviously manufactured ice and while it it's not the middle of summer it's San Diego), so half of them are basically just going around the outer edge of the rink, going hand-over-hand on the railing as they go.

There's one little kid (maybe 7 or 8) who you can see wants to go faster than the prevailing traffic. But he also can't skate for shit and is attached to the railing, so when there's another kid in front of him, rather than skating around he just starts butting into them from behind and more or less pushes them out of the way. I see this coming from a ways away, and he starts doing it to my niece - repeatedly knocking into her to attempt to push past her. I can see she's scared of falling, and uncomfortable. So as they pass in front of me (I'm standing by the railing) I take him gently by the shoulder, separate him from my niece, and say, "You know, if you want to get past all you have to do is ask, and I'm sure she'd be happy to let you." Then I take my niece's hand and lift up her arm so the little shit can skate under our arms (still hugging the railing) and on his way. I'm standing there feeling good about the sensitive, Cosby-like manner in which I've handled the situation (I did everything but give the little f**** a lollipop), when this obnoxious cow comes charging over, screaming at me about how you never touch another person's child, and she could press charges for harassment (I love it when ignorant fucks start lecturing me about the law, which is one of the only things in life I sort of know something about), blah blah. I try explaining calmly that her kid was pushing and literally leaning on my niece (clearly a reflection on your shitty parenting, you moron), and so I simply lifted him off her and sent him on his way, but she's completely wrapped up in her little rant, and I don't give enough of a shit about her opinion to engage with her. But at some point she says something about how it should never happen again. At this point my brother -- who is quiet and easy-going 95% of the time but has a knack for picking exactly the most inflammatory moment for stepping out of that role -- says, "If he doesn't push my daughter again, there won't be a problem. If he does, I'll be doing exactly what my brother just did, whether you like it or not!"

She happens to be carrying her kid's Converse All Stars (high-tops, for what it's worth), because the kids leave their shoes with us when they put the skates on. She wheels, and with a full wind-up smacks my brother in the face with the shoes. He puts her in a headlock, shoves her against the wall, and pins her there while shouting for somebody to call park security.

At about that point her maybe-girlfriend walks up and starts in on me (she's slightly less crazy and out of control than the first one) about how "You don't get in someone's space, you don't get in their bubble!" I pointed out, "I didn't get in anyone's bubble. I haven't moved from this spot. She and her bubble came all the way from the other side of the rink to get in my face." Then we got a couple of fat-assed middle aged dudes who'd clearly never spoken to women other than their wives and great aunts in their lives trying to prove their chivalry by scolding me (from the other side of a fence, natch) "You never hit a woman! You never touch a woman!" (I didn't bother to point out the irony of the second statement coming from them.) Dealt with those yahoos, and then the Sea World cops finally arrived. A couple of other parents came over and told the "cops" that the boy had been pushing other kids, that I'd been very gentle with him, and that the mom had initiated the violence with my brother. They ended up escorting those folks out of the park and letting us go on our way.

Other than my daughter and niece having to see it and being scared (my daughter now, to the extent she remembers, thinks the story about her uncle getting smacked with shoes is hilarious), it was actually kind of funny -- even at the time -- because this woman's behavior was so wacky and out of line that it was hard to take seriously. And seeing my little brother throw down with her after getting smacked with a pair of sneakers (but not seriously hurt) was a bonus. He and I agreed that it was a good thing that my sister-in-law was off in another part of the park with my younger niece, because she wouldn't have found it nearly as funny as we did . . . But it's one of my favorite family vacation memories.
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has anybody watched the slap only once? I can't see how that's possible.



also, just noticed: when the Slap of Justice is delivered, her purse goes flying to the dirty train car ground. Yuusssss.

I think I've watched it ten times. I really wish her dumbass friends got slapped too.
post #7747 of 11479

Not sure if this has been posted yet. 

 

http://gothamist.com/2014/11/07/dmv_liao_killed_tickets.php

 

Infuriating 

post #7748 of 11479
So my first time watching the video. So many great things going on. First, 8 ball's slap game is LEGIT. Doesn't cock his arm back, doesn't just take a little jab at her. Arm up, elbow bent at 90 degree angle and comes down on her face flush. That is someone that has commanded respect from his slaps. Second, the white knight that goes at it with him, not sure if he is a friend of the girls or not. But nice 2 man fisticuff action there. Then the two dudes that tried calming everyone down instead of running away, nice to see there are still some people who care. Lastly, the hype men/camera dudes. Just amazing work by those guys. Their commentary when she got slapped was so on point and there was so much joy in their voices. Terrific performances all around, I wish they would turn this into a off broadway production.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

So my first time watching the video. So many great things going on. First, 8 ball's slap game is LEGIT. Doesn't cock his arm back, doesn't just take a little jab at her. Arm up, elbow bent at 90 degree angle and comes down on her face flush. That is someone that has commanded respect from his slaps. Second, the white knight that goes at it with him, not sure if he is a friend of the girls or not. But nice 2 man fisticuff action there. Then the two dudes that tried calming everyone down instead of running away, nice to see there are still some people who care. Lastly, the hype men/camera dudes. Just amazing work by those guys. Their commentary when she got slapped was so on point and there was so much joy in their voices. Terrific performances all around, I wish they would turn this into a off broadway production.


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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

So my first time watching the video. So many great things going on. First, 8 ball's slap game is LEGIT. Doesn't cock his arm back, doesn't just take a little jab at her. Arm up, elbow bent at 90 degree angle and comes down on her face flush. That is someone that has commanded respect from his slaps. Second, the white knight that goes at it with him, not sure if he is a friend of the girls or not. But nice 2 man fisticuff action there. Then the two dudes that tried calming everyone down instead of running away, nice to see there are still some people who care. Lastly, the hype men/camera dudes. Just amazing work by those guys. Their commentary when she got slapped was so on point and there was so much joy in their voices. Terrific performances all around, I wish they would turn this into a off broadway production.

the play-by-play guys really do add a lot to it all. Job well done.

The shoes play a critical role too. They turned from assault weapons to ping pong balls right as the slap was delivered. The fact that one went in one direction and one went in the opposite direction pretty much shows how legit the slap was.

I actually respect that 8 Ball used the slap. A punch is hard and direct, and while a slap can be less damaging, the full-throttle slap from 8 Ball just added a layer of insult. "The slap heard around the world".

My wife watched it at work yesterday without the sound. I promptly fixed this.
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Yes, if 8 ball had full on punched her, I would not have had any sympathy for him as given the size difference, he would have knocked her unconcious and broken some of her facial bones. The slap on the other hand, was right on point. You can tell she has never been touched by a man before and has no respect for male boundaries, as she acts like she has cart blanche to slap the phone out of he guys hands, hit and insult 8 ball. Then dat slap comes in and rocks her world, she didn't know whether to shit or go blind. And 8 ball, he is on his toes. That guy comes at him and he is all ready, exchanging punches on the quick.

The friend of the camera guy, he's like, "there is a felony assault happening behind me, let me get in on this video!!!" and then the camera guy is like "Yo, I'm the one that is recording all this, look at me!"

Everytime you watch this video, you get something new out of it.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

Everytime you watch this video, you get something new out of it.

 

It is akin to Kubrick's 2001.   There will be wikipedia pages in years offering various viewpoints and interpretations on it.  

post #7754 of 11479
the girl got bitch slapped hard but actually regained her balance and held on to the pole to keep herself up so quickly. she's scrappy.
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It is akin to Kubrick's 2001.   There will be wikipedia pages in years offering various viewpoints and interpretations on it.  

so the girl was loud/brash/boastful/aggressive (kind of like how native NYC'ers are about their city), and she got supremely bitchslapped (as to what happens in NYC when you can't back up your shit), but she took her hit, actually bounced back within a impressively short amount of time, and kept right on fighting.


this video kind of symbolizes to how NYC dealt with hurricane Sandy (or insert other mass calamities if you wish).
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

This thread has basically evolved into a NY is awesome thread with every-so-often complaints about the MTA, or hobos on the trains, or Manton and Booth complaining about the weather.

with that, this thread has also become a general hang-out for all things NY with a good sized SF audience watching on (we see you, TC Houston).

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