41 Hours Alone

This video gets unsettling fast. It’s fairly self-explanatory, a security video of a man being trapped in an elevator for 41 hours. It does not, however explain why the elevator got stuck in the first place, or why it took that long to get him out. The article that goes with it doesn’t either.

After being thoroughly defiled by comments of the idiotic, blooper-loving community of YouTube, some genuine thought came through in the shape of crude commentary such as “I would have shit myself if it was me”. I’m sure what this person meant to say is that this man takes it fairly well. It’s not very hard to go batshit crazy after almost 2 days of isolation.

A friend of mine said “The moral is, don’t smoke”. The moral is this: it takes strength of character to overcome any difficult situation and not fall into despair and depression. So let’s all have it, because we all need it from time to time.

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14 Responses to “41 Hours Alone”


  1. 1 olgaolgaolga April 24, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    holy crap that’s amazing. he passed out like 5 times lol. amazing. i would have shat myself

  2. 2 Teengle not feeling like siging in April 27, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    y would the door keep opening and closing ?

  3. 3 Teengle not feeling like siging in April 27, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    like wuts behind the door i cnt tell is it like a wall or a jump or sth?

  4. 4 happyatom April 27, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    It doesn’t, HE opens it. It’s a brick wall.

  5. 5 Evan April 27, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    “y would the door keep opening and closing ?”

    look, now teengle has the same level of intellectual comments as youtube 😛

  6. 6 happyatom April 28, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Too amazing, Evan. Thank you for that. Ali, I hope you were paying attention at least to the comments. 🙂

  7. 8 happyatom April 29, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Stupid as fuck.

    Trying to parody something that is serious and borderline tragic (the man almost went crazy for heaven’s sake) is not only stupid, but immoral. Doing so in a way that is so crude and beyond juvenile should be illegal. 3 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.

  8. 9 teengle April 29, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    wtf? I couldn’t tell its really bad quality, n i dunn read the comments wut comments? and what do YOU know bout intellect evan honestly, gosh maybe you…

    I’m not watchinn that other one I trust gosha’s judgement and I will not waste 3 non-refundable minutes on that video w,e it was.

  9. 10 E April 29, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Oh please…

    Sure, this is sad, but it’s been much worse, and we’ve laughed at much less tasteful jokes. You might thing Helen Keller jokes are funny, but think about an entire lifetime without seeing or hearing anything. Now that is tragic.

  10. 11 happyatom April 29, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Yes, you’re right, but I think that a quick choke’n’chuckle at a one-liner is different from a 3 minute marathon of crap .. literally.

  11. 12 E April 29, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    The point is condemning that video after laughing at things far less tasteful makes you a hypocrite. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a one liner or a 3 minute video.

  12. 13 happyatom April 29, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Think of it this way. When Anuj told us that joke, we all laughed our asses off, it was at lunch, right? Now, imagine if you heard that same joke about Helen Keller right after a movie depicting her tragic story. Just as funny? Or how about if you heard a joke about Asians during a movie about Hiroshima? Context.

  13. 14 nikikikiki May 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    wow that was insane


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