Man learns life lesson: Don't remove sweatshirt while on a treadmill


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/19/man-learns-life-lesson-dont.html


#2

Graceful, it was not.


#3

He nailed the landing :smiley:


#4

No pain no gain.


#5

I feel a certain dance coming on…


#6

I pulled this same move a few years ago, except my treadmill was up against a wall and lacked an emergency shutoff. So I fell and was pinned against the back wall with a shirt over my head while the treadmill continued to whir under me gradually sanding, sanding, sanding my skin to a glossy finish. I had a graphic, terrifying vision of what the medical examiner would face the next morning before regaining my bearings and rolling off the belt.


#7

Good grief, just wear the goddam safety cord people. While taking off your sweater while running on a treadmill is inadvisable, I’ve seen other people bail spectacularly doing less.

Also, this is an opportunity to link to a fantastic video:


#8

:heart_eyes: Thanks for posting that–I had only seen a brief clip of that before. That really is super!
Some of that gliding makes me wish I hadn’t sold my ice skates.


#9

Us Bills fans just can’t catch a break…


#10

I’ve been getting in to OK GO by way of their videos
Some really fun effects and ideas.

White Knuckles - fun and goofy, lots of puppers!
The Writing’s On the Wall - listen and watch this one for some clever camera work (2:40-2:50)
This Too Shall Pass - nice marching band ya got there…
The One Moment - lots of math in this one (see making of)
I’m Not Through - somethings wrong with my green screen, I think?
Obsession - man that is a lot of printers!
Upside Down & Inside Out - zero G and I feel fine (glorious)
Needing/Getting - making music with a car and a whole lot of junk
I Won`t Let You Down - fun synchronized everything


#11

Thanks! I’ll check out more of them. :smiley:


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