JJ Vincent know this is a funny video, but the question is, what makes it funny?
We’ve been to the gym. We’ve seen the guys there who seem to be interested in everything except working out, or that seem oblivious to the fact that there are other people in the world. Their behavior is the equivalent of a neon arrow over their heads, screaming, “Look at me! Look! I’m here!” Here, Dude Perfect breaks them down. More after the jump.
If you’re like a bazillion other people, you watched this, laughed, maybe showed it to someone else, because you know these people. You’ve probably ridiculed them, sworn about them under your breath (I’ll admit I have), moved away from them if you could, left the gym and picked up the phone – or your social media – and shared your pain with..anyone.
Maybe it’s because they’re doing everything “right” and everything “wrong” at the same time, either not knowing or not caring, and this pushes against what’s commonly allowed in public spaces. “What’s he trying to prove? He shouldn’t even be here! Ok dude, we know you’re hot, get over yourself.” We often ridicule that which is foreign or irregular.
And yet these guys are being the “manliest of men“. They are putting themselves in the spotlight, taking control of a space, commanding attention (probably not consciously), compelling you to watch them.
Unfortunately, they’re forgetting one of the widely held tenets of being a good man: don’t make things crappy for others.