The scary snowman is back (video)

Freaky, the scary snowman, is back.

I love this guy.

Here are some of my favorite screenshots – entire video follows at the bottom.  Enjoy.

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  • Jim Olson

    Well, I wouldn’t pursue that line of argument *too* far, counsel, if I were you. ;)

  • Jim Olson

    It is not universal here. I never do it, and I loathe it when it is done to me. Pranking in any form is repellant to me, and I don’t tolerate it either done to me, or done by people around me to others. I have fired people for doing it, even in ‘innocent fun’. And, I do not think it is a far stretch to say that it is a form of bullying. It is targeting unwary strangers to provoke a frightened response from them, and filming it for others enjoyment. It is perverse and cruel to do this, and though it is claimed to be done ‘all in good fun’, there is an underlying perverse mean-spiritedness.

  • Duncan Watson

    I find this amusing as well. It isn’t a threat, there is nothing but a startling movement where you don’t expect it. Watching it is a form of people watching. All of frights are less than I get on an evening of bicycle commuting.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    It’s ok, I know you, so the fact that it bothers you is interesting to me. As I know you’re not some nut :)

  • Strepsi

    @ Jim: I agree it’s subjective, and you are totally civil. But considering it funny is almost universal: making other people jump is one of life’s simple, almost primal pleasures, from the baby game of “peek-a-boo” onward. Pranking random strangers certainly is NOT bullying, which is aggressive targeting of the vulnerable for repeated harrassment and humiliation — “bullying” is overused already, let’s not water it down further.

  • Jim Olson

    Fortunately, we live in a country where civilized people are allowed to disagree with one another. You know that you’re my primary source for news and interpretation and I generally find what is written here by you and others to be 100% spot on. I simply don’t see why this is funny, and don’t understand why other people do as well. Alas.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Well, I don’t think you can plan your life around one potential random person with a regrettable psychological trauma. And yeah, I generally don’t like practical jokes – I tend to find them mean. I think because this is a snowman, and the joke is simply akin to jumping around the corner at someone, rather than pouring pudding in their shoe or something. And I really do think the snowman angle ends up making it funny for all involved.

  • Jim Olson

    I guess I just don’t understand the humor. I’d be furious. I find it remarkably un-funny. Does not matter that the Snowman was an equal-opportunity kind of guy. And I still think it is a form of bullying. Someone is filming this, getting their jollies from seeing people unwittingly set upon by the snowman character. And then, putting it online for others to see. Frankly, I could see a scenario where the person in the snowman suit puts themselves into a dangerous situation. What if one of the people he startles is a vet suffering from PTSD? Nope, just not funny.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I categorically don’t agree. Pretty much every single person, save the crazy man, thought it was funny as hell – and these were the people it was done to. This is not putting people in fear of their lives, as they did with the “ghost” in the elevator prank, that I think went too far. It’s a snowman.

    Let me repeat.

    It’s a snowman :)

  • Jim Olson

    I really want to understand why you think this is funny. This falls in the category of pranking, which is really just a form of bullying.

  • cole3244

    the first womans reaction was the best, ahole and all!

  • Whitewitch

    I love how the man grabs his dick…my son used to do that when he was little and afraid.

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