Things that are funny when they happen to someone elseDoesn’t it totally suck when bad things happen to you? And yet sometimes those same misfortunes are exactly the things that are funny when they happen to someone else. Life’s weird, isn’t it? I don’t want to analyze the “why” of it too much, though. Because any time you analyze comedy, inevitably it kills whatever makes the thing so funny. So instead, I’ve just put together a list of these human calamities that will make you burst out laughing. Unless they happen to you. That would be tragic. They could happen to someone else, though, and you’d probably crack up. Schadenfreude is so real, you guys.
We’ve all seen it. Someone’s strutting along down the sidewalk like they own it, totally not paying attention to where they’re going. All of a sudden, a big tree root appears out of nowhere. Best case scenario, they’ll be able to turn their stumble into a kind of weird little skip-dance. But the more likely scenario is they bite the dust, just maybe getting their hands out in front of them in the nick of time. Better scraped palms than a busted nose, but even better to be the guy watching than the guy tripping in the first place.