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Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:06 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBr-TkGSIkA

Summary: 'Robotic man' street performer is doing his thing, interacting with tourists or whoever. A man, obviously drunk or stoned, starts interfering and doing annoying things, culminating with the insertion of a wet finger into the performer's ear. Performer then punches man in the face.

Now, I deplore violence, but I can understand how bloody irritating this would be. So, do you think he deserved it? He certainly might think twice about doing something so stupid in future.
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Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:12 pm

Tough to say. The guy is doing his job and trying to make a decent living. He definitely does not deserve a jerk like that ruining his day (and I don´t think he appears drunk) At the same time, he needs to get a thicker skin. I´m sure street performers get that type of jerks among the public quite often. I think it comes with the territory. I would have stopped my act and warned the guy. Then, if he continues at it, sure, break his jaw.

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Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:25 pm

Probably not but i still laughed.
 
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Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:26 pm

Interesting. Here in the US, the drunk appears to be guilty of battery. Now, the question is; is battery a cause for self-defense or an affirmative defense for assault?

Legal bull aside...if someone stuck a saliva-wettened finger in my ear, that person would get hit by me.

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Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:26 pm

I absolutely think the guy deserved to be smashed.  

The guy was being an absolute rude punk to him.
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:51 am

The asshole deserved it. The best part was he never saw it coming. Good for the street performer for sticking up for himself.   
 
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:26 am

The guy completely deserved it. Not even a question.

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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:43 am

I'm with the robot man!
That punk got what he deserved.
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:05 am

He completely deserved this. Also, it looks more like a slap than a punch.
 
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:59 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 9):
Also, it looks more like a slap than a punch.

His fist was closed, it was a punch  
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:09 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 9):
Also, it looks more like a slap than a punch.

Actually I thought it sounded like he got a pretty solid connect to the face. In reality, a good solid punch still doesn't sound anything much like it does in the movies.
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:28 pm

It was definitely justified! If I was that bloke i probably would've done more than that to be honest. I can't imagine how much crap he has to put up with from knobs like this bloke.
 
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:45 pm

Quoting baldwin471 (Reply 12):
I can't imagine how much crap he has to put up with from knobs like this bloke.

Oh yeah, they must take a lot of stick - kind of like the guys dressed up in giant animal suits or whatever at theme parks who have kids stamping on the feet all day long. On the other hand, you must know that you're likely to have to suffer an amount of that when you take the choice to go and perform random things in the street like that.
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:02 pm

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 13):
Oh yeah, they must take a lot of stick - kind of like the guys dressed up in giant animal suits or whatever at theme parks who have kids stamping on the feet all day long. On the other hand, you must know that you're likely to have to suffer an amount of that when you take the choice to go and perform random things in the street like that.

Fair point. But even still, no-one should have to put up with that, let alone at work!
 
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:24 pm

Quoting baldwin471 (Reply 14):
But even still, no-one should have to put up with that, let alone at work!

Absolutely, I've no problem with that. It's just that obviously one has to go into these things with one's eyes open, and it would be pretty naive to expect every single person you encounter in the middle of the street to react exactly as you'd like. Nonetheless, I completely agree that the provocateur's behaviour in this instance was completely out of order.
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:51 pm

Speaking of people getting what they have coming to them...on this one I give you my "closed fist guarantee":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyFwUY5ecOI
 
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:56 pm

The jerk absolutely got what he deserved. Good for you, Robot Man !
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:04 am

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 17):
Good for you, Robot Man !

Extra credit for staying in character...
 
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:12 am

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 16):
Speaking of people getting what they have coming to them...on this one I give you my "closed fist guarantee":

Wow. He certainly got his comeuppence there. Unbelievable how some idiots like him think they have the right to just go around assaulting people at random.

On another note though, while it was necessary to stop him, you have to be very careful indeed hitting someone with such force that they go out cold. Too many times we have heard instances of people being killed by a single punch, and while it may be relatively rare for that to happen, it would potentially ruin your life to kill someone in such an unintended manner.

I guess a more ideal solution there would be to restrain him and get him locked up, though that of course is much harder than just walloping him.
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:21 am

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 10):
His fist was closed, it was a punch

Whatever.. he still deserved it 
 
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:41 am

The guy deserved it, if not a second punch.

What an ass.
 
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:24 am

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 18):
On another note though, while it was necessary to stop him, you have to be very careful indeed hitting someone with such force that they go out cold. Too many times we have heard instances of people being killed by a single punch, and while it may be relatively rare for that to happen, it would potentially ruin your life to kill someone in such an unintended manner.

Absolutely - risky move! But man he teed off like Tiger Woods LOL.
 
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Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:44 am

Whoops! The video the OP linked to has been removed.
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:13 am

+1 for the 'had it coming' team.
Be an a$$hole, suffer the consequences... Also known as karma.

Not only he got punched in the face, he is now a world famous idiot. I'm guessing that's not how he wanted his 15 minutes of fame.
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:41 pm

Lucky for him he didn't use that "pistol"! Some folks just don't get it, never mess with a guy carrying a gun.  
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Quoting type-rated (Reply 22):
Whoops! The video the OP linked to has been removed.

Here's the original video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-l2zl85PHs



Quoting francoflier (Reply 23):
+1 for the 'had it coming' team.
Be an a$$hole, suffer the consequences... Also known as karma.

Not only he got punched in the face, he is now a world famous idiot. I'm guessing that's not how he wanted his 15 minutes of fame.

   Indeed a world famous idiot, I saw the video on a recent Jay Leno episode.
 
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:14 pm

And the moral of this story?

"Don't mess with the Aussies"
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RE: Street Performer Punches Guy In Face

Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:04 pm

Judging by the tat's on the offenders arm, I would say he has a serious lack of judgement going for him. I think he even looked like an idiot! I just wished the performer had smacked him even harder. Yes, he was asking for it.
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