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Love it. Especially the little dance when dude realizes he’s got the truck driver in on it lol
It was a haka to give himself the courage to face the splash head on.
“Yes, there’s three shirtless grown men in front of my house doing some sort of... satanic ritual while chanting at a rain puddle”
Seriously, find the stupid stuff in life that will bring you joy. It’s the best advice that I’ve been given about being a happier person.
I can spend all day simply shooting rubber bands at random targets. I'm 42 years old. I always carry a few spare rubber bands around my wrist. My favorite thing to do is to shoot them at the wall at an angle so that they bounce off, hit the ceiling, and then I catch the rebound off the ceiling. Repeat. The hard part is controlling myself while my students are taking a test. I don't want to distract them. But, I figure, getting a few shots in won't hurt.
Unfortunately, as most people age, that joy of youth fades. It's important to find something that can still make you happy. As a kid, I always enjoyed being unappreciated and treated like shit. I was lucky enough to find a job that still allows me this joy.
Wow, what a waste of a comment. Why even bother? Get back to work!
the real problem regarding this is finding age-similar people to do these things with. For example a 42 year old man jumping half-naked in the street's puddles by himself could lead to a police officer asking what's up, but if he's with his 2 buds, it'd still be strange but much less so.
Or you can have kids and then you can get away with anything. For example a 42 year old man jumping half-naked in the street's puddles with his six year old boy and his four year old girl looks like a great dad to anyone who sees him. Not strange at all.
I think the joy is sucked out of us...if we allow it. I try to keep it going, and I don't care what other people think. I just turned 60, so I officially have no f*cks to give for most things now.
I’m 26 and I’m realizing that I’m going to just grow up to be the crazy old eccentric lesbian lady with rainbow everything and weird outfits and my wife and I are going to have like 6 rescue dogs at any given time. My favorite thing is vegetable gardening and I’m always going to be the one with the weird yard in the neighborhood. I’m cool with all of this.
Jesus, please move next to us. All we have now is cookie cutter houses. Would love to have a few dogs running into our yard and whooping it up with us, and it is a good day spent shooting the breeze over a vegetable garden. We have great people all around us...but it's so 'all the same'.
So rubber-band-man. It's all fun and games until someone loses an eyeball.
But then the new fun game begins: Find the Eyeball
Oh god i used to waste so much time doing this with tiny rubber bands at work when i had nothing better to do. Loved seeing how far up i could get them to go before i lost site
I couldn’t stop laughing when my mum decided she unironically wants a seashell toilet seat. If seeing a tacky seashell toilet seat makes me smile then by god I’m getting one. Life is too short to not smile.
So. Good. This is one of the best LPTs.
I started playing Pokemon Go with my kids and then they dropped out but I'm still at it. It's a good way to get out and walk and meet new people. I am a PTO board member and have a super serious job so when I am at a raid, mom friends would pass by and say stuff like "Is PG still a thing?" "Isn't Pokemon just for kids?" I just say, I like playing it and they just say, "That's cool." I mean, if any friend makes fun of you for doing something that brings you joy and is not hurting anyone, then they are not really your friend. When I turned Level 40 (the highest in PG), I made a sign that looked like one of those high school athlete yard signs but mine had the pokestop blue 40 symbol and said, "A level 40 Pokemonmaster lives here". Haha. It proudly stood until the rains and snow of the Midwest came.
Build a bigger sign. A better sign. A laminated sign.
And congrats on PG, I fell out of it because I lived in an area with preious few places to go hunt/battle, but I do wish I'd kept it up until I got an Entei. I want me an Entei.
and makes you more attractive too. It's true that being physically good looking makes you more attractive, but being willing to get down and dirty and just have fun also plays a huge part in showing how confident you are. i know some people who are socially inept and try to stay away from these kinda things because they're afraid of being judged, nah in fact you'd get judged more for not wanting to be stupid and have fun.
Yeh but trust me i can’t get more judged than when I try dancing in front of people. They just awkwardly look away from me and try to ignore that I’m doin that
If 80’s movies have taught me anything, it’s that all you need is one person to start doing the dance with you, and it will catch on and everyone will start doing it, even the popular kids. Soon it will be a dance craze, and you’ll end up on tour, teaching it to celebrities.
And you know where people who invented a dance craze go now...Ellen.
That's because you're not a stripper, but insist on taking off your clothes when you dance anyway.
Doing it with the people you love brings you twice the joy.
I am Moana of Motunui. You will board my boat, sail across the sea, and restore the heart of Te Fiti.
What did the lochness monster ask you for?
God damn you lochness monster!
Just follow the warm current.
Maui can do anything but float!
Did this with friends 40 years ago. One driver pulled through the school lot to go through again. Fun times indeed.
A couple winters ago, we had a ton of rainfall here in California. Catastrophic flooding. The oroville dam failed and almost collapsed. I caught an uber home one night, and my driver was an old southern guy. He said "Man, when I was a boy back in missouri, when it flooded, I got my trunks on and went for a swim! I don't know what everybody's complaining about"
Missouri kid here, dude's tellin the truth!
You should never play in flood water. I was jealous of the neighborhood kids playing in the flood water growing up. My mom wouldn’t let me. “You don’t know what’s in that water!” She would say. Well, two of those kids got sick from it. One of them died a few years later due to health issues resulting from it and the other is on disability.
Yeah, there can be toxic crap in there (like sewer runoff), and flood waters can also move very swiftly, and pull you places you don't want to be. I do not recommend sending your kids out for floodwater swim time.
"It's a constant loop"
I really enjoy that this video looks like it was discretely taken from across the street, unknown to these fun-loving guys. Unlike a lot of the other videos I see here and elsewhere on social media (and still enjoy), they didn't plan all this and do it to have a video to send all or their friends or have a bit for their highlights reel of life for social media, to get responses from others, they are just having fun.
I enjoyed this aspect too. Maybe I'm a jaded, cynical ass but seeing people doing silly/fun stuff in front of a camera for others really just kills it for me as the sincerity of it comes into question. I have no doubt that you can still enjoy things whilst "performing" for social media, but these guys, without a doubt, are having a blast.
They just do it for views
These guys r doing it for fun that’s y its great
Well back in the day, if someone did something for attention, it would be for the audience of friends around them. It just so happens that nowadays the audience is a lot bigger because of social media. A lot of social media isn’t necessarily providing new impulses, but is taking certain human desires and taking it to the next level.
That's what i hate about snapchat and social media in general. Everyone thinks i do nothing with my life but i do, i just forget to record it.
Edit: screw you guys
I was driving after a rain, and two girls were on the sidewalk in bathing suits, waving at cars just like these guys.
I was only too happy to oblige.
Man makes women wet just by driving past them. Pickup artists hate him, find out why here!
Just six easy installments of 99999!
The only time you’ll make a girl wet.
Growing up my friend’s dad used to delight in speeding up and driving into the large rain puddles just to soak unsuspecting kids and adults. I thought it was messed up and cruel but if i asked him to stop they called me names and made fun of me. He died of alcoholism, so, it all evened out eventually.
Nice little bow you tied there at the end....
I was walking home from school when I was around 15 y/o and got splashed by 2 or 3 cars. I know they could have avoided it since the countless number of cars that passed me in the same spot had no problem not splashing me. I picked up a rock and then sure enough another car splashes me, I immediately chuck the rock out of rage with very little vision from being splashed, and it ends up shattering the rear window on the car. My eyes go wide and I see the car coming to a stop, so I hop the wall to my right into an apartment complex and just start booking it. Never felt so alive running through the rain, hopping numerous fences, and doing way more than was necessary trying to make sure not to be caught.
I hate Dads who do this kind of thing; Insulting everyone else for not being as obnoxious, impulsive and angry as them.
Dadsall people who do this kind of thing
This is why I love Reddit
When it would rain, my dad liked to get drunk and take us for car rides. He would roll the windows down and drive through huge puddles and around other cars to splash us. It was fun the first few times but sitting on soaked seats for the following week was not.
Going out to bars and shit with friends is fun and all, but there’s nothing better than finding something this stupid to be happy about with your bros
I'm 31 and work at a second-hand store, and I manage the area for parts or random plastic/wood/metal stuff. MY area also has some selves for baby stuff and travel/sports. Whenever I have to bring a scooter to the shelves I always ride it, never just carry it. Whenever there's a jump rope or a pgo stick I always jump on/with them for a bit. I'd put on the skates I have to bring but that would take too long. Same goes for when I help in the toy area. I'll play for a little bit with at least 1/4 of the items I put on the shelves.
My advice: Never lose your inner child. Life can be really boring otherwise.
Me and my friends did this, but the car's tyres aquaplaned and the driver crashed through a brick wall. Good times.
EDIT: I'm from the UK!
I've never heard the term "aquaplaned" before. We call it "hydroplaning" where I'm from. Neat!
I think it's a British thing, if the spelling of "tires" is any indication. It is pretty neat.
"Put his foot on the petrol and aquaplaned his lorry's bonnet into the conglomerated rock formation."
Oh the British, they slay me.
the conglomerated rock formation.
ah yes my favourite British phrase. You cant go two minutes without hearing someone say this.
It's among the more common colloquialisms, mate.
Aquaplaning here in the UK, don't know where OP is from though, might be one of those things that is the same across Canada / UK / Australia.
Canadian here. We spell it tires and say hydroplaning. Might be one of those things that got lost by proximity to the US.
It's ok Canada, you don't have to be afraid. You are part of the North America club, sorry.
May be different in different parts of Canada (it's a really big place) but in my part of Canada we generally use hydroplaning, I have heard people say aquaplaning but very rarely in comparison to hydroplaning.
even more annoying here in Romania: “acvaplanare”. We like to go full Latin on a lot of our shit.
My American friends acted the same way when I called it Aquaplaning instead of Hydroplaning. I mean, I didn't realize you guys were so passionate about using Ancient Greek rather than Latin!
WHAT. I’m gonna need deets, my dude.
Edit: I mean like - what happened after? Was the driver okay? Were you and your friends okay? Etc etc.
All the people in here talking about parasites mustve had either the most traumatic or boring childhoods ever. I can’t decide which is which
As I age, the more I recognize the importance of capturing as many childlike moments of joy, such as this. We get so caught up in the going-ons of life, the complications of technology, and working to be 'grown-up'. But there is a basic and pure joy of doing things like splashing in a puddle with friends. I am jealous of this moment shared between these young men.
I have 2 boys. They've helped me remember to not be too grown up. I did this exact thing with my 6yo before it got cold. We had a few good neighbors light us up good. The senior citizens center bus driver had a huge grin on his face and really hit the gas. Good times.
I was lamenting how there are no more kids in my life anymore - I never married or had kids but was always the "uncle" to my friend's kids and my sister's. I miss the kids, as they are adults now, but still try and enjoy life - yesterday I joined a group of young kids who were balancing along the wall next to the boardwalk and got a lot of strange looks from adults and I just kept saying why should the kids have all the fun??. Find fun where you can and stay young at heart!
When I was a child, my mom, her sister, my cousin and I were visiting a relative who lived in the country. The house was secluded. My cousin and I were in grade school, our moms were early 40s. It started to rain. My mom and aunt, who were usually very “proper,” stripped down to their undies and ran around outside in the rain and laughed and laughed. My mom and auntie are both gone now, but I love remembering that moment and their joy.
I would have looped around and drove in the puddle again for these guys. How fun!
So I've been friends with a group of guys since middle school. We're in our thirties now and they still act like this. My husband is always asking why I'm still friends with these "losers".. Um hello?? Do you see how much fun they're always having?!
Sounds like you married a douchebag.
Forget the puddle, that Truffle Shuffle toward the end did it for me.
What's better than this? Guys being dudes
As a mom...my first thought was "I hope they take a nice hot shower after and dont catch a cold!" Man have I aged...LOL
See kids, THIS is how to build up resistances to the little things in life that have people running to doctor while having a blast doing it!
Don’t they know what’s in that water?
Two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen, duh
that's tap water. what about bottled water?
Oh bottled water? That’s 66.6% hydrogen, 33.3% oxygen.
Probably a bunch of oil, metals, toxins, and bacteria. Where I’m from in CA they don’t recommend swimming in the ocean for a few days after rain because of all the toxins in the water that can make you sick.
I did my masters thesis on how to protect sensitive areas to this type of rain drainage. You really don’t want to get splashed by a car unless you like toxic metals.
A pickup truck used to do this at my high school at lunchtime when we were outside. Everyone was on the lookout for him until he hydroplaned into a tree. He got out unharmed except for his ego. Half a school of teenagers laughing at your totaled pos will crush you, lol
Glad they're enjoying themselves, but this is gross. A car splashed me on my way to school and I happened to have my mouth open a little. One of the worst tastes I've ever experienced.
Especially from a truck that frequents the landfill.
Okay, this is most definitely in Hawaii. Gotta be Oahu, cause no 1-800-got-junk on the outer islands. Thing is, the rain there isn't very cold. This is just fun. Now, Honolulu, the water would be too filthy to do this, but farther out, yeah, go for it.
Sorry but I can't stop thinking about all the shit that must have that water
I’m 53 and every time i go grocery shopping and have loaded up my cart with a weeks worth of groceries, I’ll make it a point of riding the cart like a pedal scooter. Sometimes I even get pushed by my wife, who finds it hilarious how many looks I get from people who observe me.
After the initial test footage, the producers decided that Jason Momoa would need to go on a more intensive exercise regime before he could play Aquaman.
I wish I could not give fuck and be happy like them...
One time my neighbor did this to me when I was walking home from school on a rainy day. It wasn't for fun (on my part) and I was like 13 and he was a grown ass man.
When I did this , all I got was fuck you asshole.
This is SO WHOLESOME.
i need the guy in the middle's number, he seems to be fun to hang around with around a good pint of beer
Until the truck hydroplanes and bowls through 3 dudes while they cheer
idk why reddit keeps sorting by new but it’s pissing me off.
I thought it was just me, but same here.
Aah nothing like a fresh splash of sewage. A nutritious mix of dog shit and human feces all over yourself.
Happiness isn’t waiting for the sun to shine, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
I love seeing people be perfectly happy in a moment and these guys are genuinely having a great time! This is great!
This is so adorable
Everyone likes playing in muddy puddles.
Haha I love how the truck driver was also game. But something tells me he was going to splash them regardless, lol.
I once laid in the street gutters after a huge rain in San Antonio. It was so much fun until a displaced colony of fire ants washed over me.
Maui and his friends look so happy!
Do they really wait for a car to come? Hahahahha lol.
With my luck the car will hydro plane me into a tree
This is what I want people to mean when they say "boys will be boys"
Is that Maui the Demi God in the middle ?
The man in the blue shorts is my whole hype.
That's fucking awesome, really hope they don't swallow any of that water tho haha.
It's a win win, douche drivers get to splash someone, and some dudes get who want splashed get splashed. Everyone is happy!
Totally did this with my cousin in the leading bands of a hurricane. Got one car to go flying by then in full reverse to go by again
6 year old me in window: “look mom, nature...”
I hope those friends saw this video, this would be something I’d want to look back at from time to time.
This is awesome. The shock jock radio show in my hometown had a segment call 'Puddle Patrol'. They would send one of their male minions down to this big road side puddle in a bikini, and tell everyone to go a drive by and spray him. Got shut down when people were going 20+ over the speed limit, then one guy hydroplaned almost hitting the radio guy.
This is beautiful
Just trying to have fun on a rainy day
I’ve done this as a kid! Now that I see it though it probably wasn’t my best life choice.
'What can I say except you're welcome'
The middle guy so happy it warms my heart
I can imagine a universe where three dudes are pointing to a puddle in excitement and convincing a truck driver to hit it, only to realize the puddle hid a 6 inch deep pothole that destroys the trucks front end. The dudes running off laughing and high fiving.
Doctor: The results just came in. I'm afraid you're infected with brain-eating amoeba.
Guys from video: But how!?
Its the reposts in life. Reposted over and over.
Getting splashed by water is alright, but being that close to a garbage truck at that speed would be scary as fuck
Later they got sewer AIDS
This is so cute, I need friends like this in my life
Some of the best days of childhood were spent getting soaked in the rain
I'd be driving circles around the block because I love doing rooster tails
Honestly, this is a great life goal. Im happy they are happy
Man the guy in the blue shorts doing that little shimmy and the end gives me so much joy
Just the smile I needed today!
Isn't this how you get ring worms
This is adorable, I love everything about it
Just guys bein dudes
Immune system check in progress.
I don't think I've ever been as happy as the guy in the middle for even a second
The little chicken dance at the end got me
Here strengthening my immune system
This is the sort of thing I would have seen as a kid and would have said “that’s who I’m going to be when I grow up” then when I actually grow up if I was to see this happen I would probably get mad at these guys initially for being idiots, then as my night went on I’d think about it and realize they are happy and I’m cranky about nothing. Realizing I grew up to be someone that young me wouldn’t like, a real Christopher Robin or Hook situation. Ah well, back to being a cynical asshole.
When I was about 6 my siblings and I would get in or bathing suits and play in the rain. My mother would even join us some days. A very lovely memories
Big dude looks like imaqtpie
Ah yes, I to have started drinking at 8:00am
dang! they get pissed off when we do that around where i live.
I want these dudes to be my best friends
Rule 32# Enjoy the little things.
motor oil and brake dust water... mmmmm
Lol I still do dumbass shit like this with my friends.
Is this a college town? Are these guys wasted? If so, good on them.
Nice to see Imaqtpie having actual fun!
I was waiting for another truck to come along!
Oh man I used to love doing this on my way home from school. My mom would be so pissed wondering if I had rolled around in a puddle!
all I'm thinking about is how toxic that water is, but maybe thats just bc I live in LA...