The element of surprise makes you laugh at some of them, but it soon stops being funny. It's incredible how these people can still get up and walk after being run over or pulverised in their car, but this is clearly a "clean" version of incidents -- and thank god for that, because I'm sure they have plenty of dismembered limbs hitting windscreens in stock and no lack of flattened bloody bodies.
I found the last one really funny. The driver falls out of his cab through the broken windscreen, lands on his feet and stands there scratching his head. No doubt saying "What the f*** was that".
Incidentally something I was taught in the night fighter school always sticks with me. When you have someone crossing in front of you, turn towards them to ensure they cross ahead of you, then you can turn in behind them. But in number three in that clip the driver could quite possibly stayed out of the snowdrift if he had done that. All a big if because these situations arise in a flash.
Man is not lost, only temporarily uncertain of his position
Going through this whole thread, I thought that it was interesting to see how many videos have been suppressed or voluntarily deleted over time.
Shia Labeouf is guilty of doing quite a few stupid things so far in his young life, but I approve of anybody who accepts to make an experimental film, especially a daring one. I've seen countless experimental films in my time and can't get enough of them. Most of the people who hate them are those who think they have to understand everything that they see.
There are still a few countries in the world that have not yet given up on the concept of TV shows that the whole family can watch together, hard as that may be to believe, so France still has very popular variety shows. One of them that appears about every other Saturday is called "Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde" and obviously presents cabaret acts of all sorts. Have watched it rather faithfully over the years, I find it interesting that the vast majority of the cabaret acts of the world seem to come from Russia, Ukraine and China.
However, one of the more whimsical and delightful performances recently has been an act by a Japanese cabaret artist, who frankly does not do all that much, but everybody finds him charming, including me.
In Seattle, one of the most progressive cities in the US, as in many if not most American cities, there's a real problem with the police. The department appears to house a lot of racist and emotionally unhinged and violent members. And of course since this is the US, that's considered normal and acceptable and there is essentially no accountability when they act out.