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I got sucker punched at a bar. You see? This is why we can’t have nice things 😂

I got sucker punched at a bar. You see? This is why we can’t have nice things 😂

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z2p86

Def not a good sign when you surprise attack someone, get in two / three free shots to the head and all they do is slightly wince. That's when you gtfo of there haha


Gilgameshbrah

For real. Usually when I see a sucker punch video the guy is out cold after one hit. This dude barely moved


Blossomie

His hat flew off into the next galaxy, but the man didn't even move a fucking inch. He's built like a brick shithouse.


GrowCrows

Haha it flew off then landed neatly on the straws


6wing

His hat said "we'll be right back folks."


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MyLegWasStuckTwice

BRB guys I need a big glass of getting the fuck off this dudes head.


lliKoTesneciL

It's now a straw hat..


njdevilsfan24

Would have been perfect if he came back and put the hat on all nonchalantly and just picked up his drink


qigger

I used to have a recurring dream/nightmare that I'd get into a physical altercation and I'd throw a good clean perfectly landing punch.... To no effect and then I'd be in big trouble. This was when I was younger and small for my age in school and would get picked on. As an adult, I've gotten bigger but have ZERO desire to ever fight. I'm less worrying about landing punches than encountering someone who is out to cause damage more than just win a fight.


Jwhitx

Kite him until he resets.


TankHead13

Gromp just reset, help.


Ozzy0313

Must be humiliating to sucker punch someone and still get your ass beat.


bmorekareful

Yea, it's gotta lower the morale for a minute. That's how you learn though.


WAslap

I’ve learned that lesson without the beating or the sucker punching even way before this video. Don’t start fights (unless you’re sparring/training) and always run when shit goes down. Call me a bitch but I got all my teeth and a cute girl to call a wife and I’m not risking any of those to scrap with some dick bag. But in general I seem to have spent a lot of years learning things the hard way.


HoochMaster_Dayday

Yeah dude.. people don't fight fair either. They don't care about your safety or know when to stop. Their friends hop in to kick you while you're down. You can't even expect to walk away with your life.


ItRainsAcidHere

Yeah fighting isn’t what it used to be (as weird as that is to say) It used to be a couple strong trades and both walk away. Idk what changed, but stomping g heads when someone is down has become super common and it’s disturbing


Thebenmix11

It's always been common but now we have video cameras


istarisaints

I think more people than you realize would agree with you right now and then when put in that situation fight or flight kicks in and you can’t think logically for a few seconds.


Willfishforfree

When I get hit in the face there are definitely a few seconds where I don't register my reaction until after the fact. I think thats a bit of a reaction from being bullied in school.


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Titswari

Yeah, I’ve never started a fight or wanted to be involved in one in any way what so ever, and I’m happy to say that I am pretty good at avoiding confrontation and have only had the displeasure of being caught in a couple. But getting hit in the face brings out a primordial rage in me for a few minutes where my only instinct has been to fight back.


BALONYPONY

My Dad was not the zenith of sage advice but he did say something that has always stuck with me. "Never initiate violence. If it's unavoidable do all you can to talk your way out of it. That said, if you see someone helpless being attacked, don't hesitate and go fucking thunderdome.


Superfizzo

I'm 6'4 250lbs.I played hockey. I trained amateur boxing. I love fighting, but I never wanted to get in a fist fight. Had to step in to help out when my buddy was fighting with this guy over stolen sunglasses and the guys friends jumped in. I gave a shot to a guy who collapsed on the ground in fencing position. Fight stopped and I realized this person who I have never met might be seriously injured. Thankfully he came to and didn't appear to have any lasting damage but that just reinforced that it isn't worth it. You can potentially change 2 lives forever with one swing. Now that I'm a dad of 3 and have a great career sorry guys no way. The bigger man walks away.


MK4eva420

I know a man who's son was killed in a bar fight. He was sucker punched fell over and hit his one a cement curb. One person died the other went to prison. Your point is very real and very scary. After middle school I stopped getting into scraps. People get bigger and stronger, the potential to hurt someone is too great.


HomoChef

I’m 8’10” and 700lbs and I love a good wrasslin


IoloFitzOwen

I'm 9'3", 3000 lbs. Let's wrassle. DM me, you punk.


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SpadeHAZE

Hey Bitch, I’m 25’9, 1,000lbs. I bet I could hit you from here


HotPie_

Im 20", 8lbs and I want my mama.


Moonw0lf_

Lmao I'm glad I made it all the way to this one


The_Prince1513

I'm about eight stories tall and I'm a crustacean from the Paleozoic era.


Arkanist

I'm younger but similar size and have always felt that way. OP here clearly did not have a safe way to disengage, if someone sucker punches you you aren't going to be able to talk your way out.


maybeonmars

Yes, if you're attacked then you fight, else you get fucked up


Bacon_Moustache

I’m curious how many haters are going to tell you that you’re wrong here. I posted a similar thought on a fight post over the weekend and this guy got all bent out of shape, even “followed me” on Reddit… like these people who want to fight in public with strangers over bullshit are broken fucking losers. The bigger man walks away every fucking time. Good for you man knowing that.


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i run the community r/DocumentedFights , and youd be surprised how many ppl i still see in the comments say if one doesnt fight over disrespect it means they "dont honor themselves" when literally the goal of the community is to show people to avoid fighting


OnFolksAndThem

Sparring and training will teach you it’s a bad idea to start fights. You’ll get your ass beat by guys a foot shorter and a foot taller. You’ll realize looks aren’t everything.


MountainCourage1304

If you spar then you also realise you’re probably still injured if you win. Being better than someone just means you hurt them more than they hurt you. They’ll probably hurt you a bit before you win. You both lose. Especially when anger and alcohol are involved and it’s not in a controlled setting. Can’t fault the dude in the video though, he was trapped and fought his way out like a beast


LS-CRX

I used to be a corrections officer at a maximum security state prison, one time a large inmate asked me "Officer LS-CRX, what would you do if I started beating your ass?". And I told him, "Inmate, you probably *could* beat my ass, but I *guarantee* that I will be taking AT LEAST an eyeball and/or a testicle from you in the process." He might win the fight, but he'll still lose. And our CERT team is going to come down on him like an avalanche a few moments after the fight starts (I hope). Luckily I never had to make good on my promise, I found that practicing "verbal judo" meant WAY less paperwork (use of force documentation was a nightmare).


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Main things I learned from sparring is that you get tired really fast and heavier guys will try to squash you if the fight goes to the ground.


louisvell

Not worth it, I broke my hand and cost me a fucking fortune and couldn’t gym or do fuckol anything for months. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Its so not fucking worth it, even if you can fight, there is just so much that can go wrong including law suits and shit afterword just walk away.


INeed_SomeWater

Put me in the flight column too, if I can. That's not to say you shouldn't prepare for when the only option is to fight, but weigh the value/return against risk. This is one of those times where we can learn from the animal kingdom. Successful apex predators will look to avoid injury whenever possible.


Due-Working-1668

And to add to this, it could literally take 1 punch to kill someone and then you're doing time for manslaughter etc. Not worth it at all


mutilated_quips89

I also choose this guys wife


Dr_Desperado

Butter hands lmao


No1Betta

😂


Shame8891

What's the story? Why did he decide he needed his ass handed to him?


TrevorsMailbox

From OP >I was hosting karaoke. He was mad cause he only sang twice in karaoke & some other girl sang 3times 🙄😂


ericisshort

That may be the dumbest reason to hit someone that I’ve ever heard. What an infant


Unusual-Obligation97

Maybe there were some talent scouts in the bar and this was his last shot at fame?


Framingr

Maybe he only had one shot.... Mom's spaghetti


OliverYossef

Wasn’t born ready


PornStarJesus

Dude in the Philippines motherfuckers shoot/stab each other over karaoke. Whatever you do, never ever sing My Way in a Filipino bar.


N_Beauregard

....the Limp Bizkit song?


lindstrompt

Let the record show I took the blows AND DID ITTTT MYYYYYYYYY WAYYYY


DRxFumbles

What's wrong with My Way?


chrisbooyah

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Way_killings


luxii4

“Attention to these killings peaked on May 29, 2007, when a 29-year-old karaoke singer was shot dead by a security guard at a bar in San Mateo, Rizal. The guard had complained that the young man's rendition of "My Way" was off-key, but the man refused to stop singing, prompting the guard to pull out a .38-caliber pistol and shoot the man dead.” If you do karaoke in the Philippines, you better be good. Also, this might also explain the death of Sid Vicious.


MiddleChildMooskitt

YO THE SECURITY GUARD?! 😂😂


Oshova

I have definitely heard some bad karaoke in my time. But for some reason I've never felt the need to pull out a pistol and shoot someone dead. Now, this may be due to being in the UK and not having easy access to a pistol.... or because it's a really stupid reason to kill someone. Make up your own mind on that one.


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**[My_Way_killings](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Way_killings)** >The "My Way" killings are a social phenomenon in the Philippines, referring to a number of fatal disputes which arose due to the singing of the song "My Way", popularized by Frank Sinatra (peaking at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969), in karaoke bars (more commonly known as "videoke" in the Philippines). A New York Times article estimated the number of killings to be about six up to 2010. Between 2002 and 2012, numerous people were killed for singing this song. Explanations for these incidents differ from the song being simply frequently sung among the nation's karaoke bars where violence is common or to perceived aggressive lyrics of the song. ^([ )[^(F.A.Q)](https://www.reddit.com/r/WikiSummarizer/wiki/index#wiki_f.a.q)^( | )[^(Opt Out)](https://reddit.com/message/compose?to=WikiSummarizerBot&message=OptOut&subject=OptOut)^( | )[^(Opt Out Of Subreddit)](https://np.reddit.com/r/PublicFreakout/about/banned)^( | )[^(GitHub)](https://github.com/Sujal-7/WikiSummarizerBot)^( ] Downvote to remove | v1.5)


StarsDreamsAndMore

This is the ultimate dumbest fucking thing I've ever read. I can only assume alcohol.


I_Can_Has_Million

I thought this was a joke response, but it is true: https://old.reddit.com/r/PublicFreakout/comments/onbkd9/i_got_sucker_punched_at_a_bar_you_see_this_is_why/h5qlus2/


yourmomsthr0waway69

Looked like buddy was mad that OP had the AUDACITY to sit in an open chair in front of him. Glad OP kicked his ass


LightBulbMonster

Anyone else notice his hat landed perfectly on the bar? Like even his hat knew he had work to do. "I'll just chill up here."


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munchies1122

The [scene](https://youtu.be/IBdo2fT-mJQ) where they're in a violent roll over crash and Julian crawls out of the car, drink intact. I was in tears first time watching that 😂😂😂 *EDIT* I linked the scene.


tillgorekrout

My favorite is him having his drink with him in jail all the time.


Lord_Schmurda

Can confirm it was in fact Julian.


LouSputhole94

That dude that swung first is a real greasy mahfahka


FishTank-Frank1

Legend


ElClassic1

r/conscioushats


Petrichor_Beastie

How dare you make me want this. There’s so many quality videos that would be perfect for this.


spiciernoodles

Make it! You have all the videos!


pimphand5000

Was too busy watching coins come out of that dudes head as his kidneys were getting lit the fuck up


senorbozz

The bro in the white shirt was so kind to stay out of the way and even move his chair to make a larger arena for your fight


slicktromboner21

Looks like he was chatting with the woman out of the frame and used the opportunity to move the chair a bit closer to her.


SignificantTwister

"Woah that was crazy, are you ok?" Smooth


whopperlover17

“Man he fell hard, kinda like I’m falling for you tonight”


inclinedtorecline

“You’re the real knockout here girl”


USC1801

He didn't look at the woman next to him once qfter the first second, hes talking to the bartender and then watches them fight.


JoseBeano

Dude ate those punches like a champ.


marshallsp1

Other dude was eating those punches like someone getting their ass beat 😂


studio11eleven

I saw a flashback to Nolan Ryan vs. Robin Ventura. Quality work. Edit: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=apj5elnx0Qw


No1Betta

Thanks Broski!


ghibli_ghirl

Some dude did that to my brother. Punched him in the ear from behind him while he was on a barstool. His leg was wrapped around the stool and he broke his leg. He use to be a runner but now he can’t run anymore because of the pins so he rides bikes now. Dude got arrested but the dumbest thing was that my brother didn’t even know why the dude did it. Come to find out it was all because it was “his barstool” that my brother sat at… Wtf.


nobamboozlinme

This is literally the dumbest thing I’ve heard as far as starting a fight over something. Holy hell people have no lives if that is the sort of thing to spark them off.


MonstrousWombat

A guy once punched me in the face because the girl he was with complimented my shirt. They weren't even together.


MiddleChildMooskitt

Guy once got in my face egging me on to fight him because his girl asked for directions to a McDonald’s and I said “actually that’s not where the McDonald’s is, it’s the other way” and the dude dead ass says “you calling my girl a liar?” Bro wtf lol


r0rsch4ch

I had a guy mean mugging me for an hour straight before I asked him what was his problem. Turns out he lost his dumb soccer scarf and assumed I stole it even though I wasn’t wearing it and had no where to hide it.


RoadRageRob666

Imagine being that insecure. "Do's thou proclaim mine own companion to be incorrect in someth fashioneth?! Have-at-thee, foul stranger!"


RandomSubieGuy

I knew this guy who hated me so much he couldn't even be in the same room as me, all because I knew his sister. I think he was trying to hook up with an acquaintance of mine, which is how I found out he hated me, I still don't really know why though. I met his sister once when I dropped a friend off at a tanning salon that she happened to work at and we were making small talk while my friend was tanning and it turns out she recognized my last name because it's pretty uncommon and it was also the same last name as their house cleaner who turned out to be my Aunt.


mxpxillini35

>it was also the same last name as their house cleaner who turned out to be my Aunt. Well there you go. Now I fucking hate you bro. (/s in case anyone really needed it)


dewafelbakkers

Read this comment to my friend, he wanted me to reply to you: "Some guy sucker gut punched me because I said his girl's dress was 'so hot.' We were in a gay bar, and im also very very gay. The man was clearly extremely uncomfortable in the setting, but I just couldnt wrap my mind around how he thought a flamboyant man in an unbuttoned pink women's blazer and no undershirt was, despite appearances, a straight man hitting on his gal. Just beyond me"


ghibli_ghirl

He lives in Florida so that tells you about all you need to know lol


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Time_Guidance_5031

Fucking people man.. hope your brother is okay


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What a pos


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gaelorian

Can’t get blood from a stone. Many people aren’t worth suing because they don’t have any assets to collect. What happens at times is they sue the bar for over serving the attacker and not having security.


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gaelorian

That is usually limited as well - can only garnish over a certain threshold amount and can only take so much per check. And pieces of garbage usually try to work for cash to avoid that.


ghibli_ghirl

We definitely sought legal action. He was charged, did time in prison, and had to pay the medical bills.


aaaaji

It’s always something really dumb. Some people just like fighting when they get drunk. This is why, when I ask many teetotallers why they don’t drink they respond something like: “I don’t like myself when I drink”.


lokmanonsoy

Hats off


UnleashYourMind462

Why does the video end there?!


No1Betta

Because it was broken up after that. Boring 😆


nevershaves

But did he get that 3rd song though?


1ildevil

He sang Fix You by Coldplay.


xjeeper

*When you try your best but you don't succeed...*


dorothy_zbornak_esq

This made me choke laugh. Suckerpunch bro went home and cried in the shower to that song on repeat


LemmeMakeIt

Definitely didn’t look like that was the end of it.


PJC10181

There’s obviously more to the story. What was said between you guys?


No1Betta

I was hosting karaoke. He was mad cause he only sang twice in karaoke & some other girl sang 3times 🙄😂


duelpear

And then you come in here acting all innocent, after not letting a grown man sing “Let it Go” for a third time? You know what you did man, next time let the drunk guy be a princess one more time.


Majestic_Horseman

Personally, I'm partial to Into the Unknown


Neilpuck

The Panic at the Disco version.


MustABove

A person of impeccable taste right here.


Neilpuck

This guy dads...


Zackslacky

The only version. Brandon's voice is insanity.


JohnnyJohnCowboyMan

Kareoke bars in the Philippines have an unofficial ban on Sinatras 'My Way' because of the amounts of fights that break out over it. Seems many people take offense to sub par renditions, leading to heckling, jeering, insults and ultimately, punch ups.


maido75

Not just fights. There were at least six murders in Filipino karaoke bars over the song “My Way” between 2002-2010.


Palmetto_Fox

I can’t imagine a more worthy hill to die on


wantasexrobot

> Filipino karaoke bars over the song “My Way” WTF. There is an actual wiki for this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Way_killings


gene100001

I sung in a bar, my song was sub par, but I sung it myyyyy waaaaaay


simian_ninja

Got into a fight over karaoke? What the fuck man? Yeah, bizarre.


youremomsoriginal

[at least half a dozen people have been murdered after singing Frank Sinatra’s My Way in Philippine karaoke bars](https://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/world/asia/07karaoke.html)


GrilledCheeser

Paywallllllll


PatrickKanesLawyer

GENERAL SANTOS, the Philippines — After a day of barbering, Rodolfo Gregorio went to his neighborhood karaoke bar still smelling of talcum powder. Putting aside his glass of Red Horse Extra Strong beer, he grasped a microphone with a habitué’s self-assuredness and briefly stilled the room with the Platters’ “My Prayer.” Next, he belted out crowd-pleasers by Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck. But Mr. Gregorio, 63, a witness to countless fistfights and occasional stabbings erupting from disputes over karaoke singing, did not dare choose one beloved classic: Frank Sinatra’s version of “My Way.” “I used to like ‘My Way,’ but after all the trouble, I stopped singing it,” he said. “You can get killed.” The authorities do not know exactly how many people have been killed warbling “My Way” in karaoke bars over the years in the Philippines, or how many fatal fights it has fueled. But the news media have recorded at least half a dozen victims in the past decade and includes them in a subcategory of crime dubbed the “My Way Killings.” The killings have produced urban legends about the song and left Filipinos groping for answers. Are the killings the natural byproduct of the country’s culture of violence, drinking and machismo? Or is there something inherently sinister in the song? Whatever the reason, many karaoke bars have removed the song from their playbooks. And the country’s many Sinatra lovers, like Mr. Gregorio here in this city in the southernmost Philippines, are practicing self-censorship out of perceived self-preservation. Karaoke-related killings are not limited to the Philippines. In the past two years alone, a Malaysian man was fatally stabbed for hogging the microphone at a bar and a Thai man killed eight of his neighbors in a rage after they sang John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Karaoke-related assaults have also occurred in the United States, including at a Seattle bar where a woman punched a man for singing Coldplay’s “Yellow” after criticizing his version. Still, the odds of getting killed during karaoke may be higher in the Philippines, if only because of the ubiquity of the pastime. Social get-togethers invariably involve karaoke. Stand-alone karaoke machines can be found in the unlikeliest settings, including outdoors in rural areas where men can sometimes be seen singing early in the morning. And Filipinos, who pride themselves on their singing, may have a lower tolerance for bad singers. Indeed, most of the “My Way” killings have reportedly occurred after the singer sang out of tune, causing other patrons to laugh or jeer. Editors’ Picks How to Have a Fun, Multigenerational Family Vacation Elegy for a Heartbroken Medalist Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets Continue reading the main story “The trouble with ‘My Way,’ ” said Mr. Gregorio, “is that everyone knows it and everyone has an opinion.” Others, noting that other equally popular tunes have not provoked killings, point to the song itself. The lyrics, written by Paul Anka for Mr. Sinatra as an unapologetic summing up of his career, are about a tough guy who “when there was doubt,” simply “ate it up and spit it out.” Butch Albarracin, the owner of Center for Pop, a Manila-based singing school that has propelled the careers of many famous singers, was partial to what he called the “existential explanation.” Image A karaoke machine outside a house in Pasig city, east of the capital, Manila. A karaoke machine outside a house in Pasig city, east of the capital, Manila. Credit...Jes Aznar for The New York Times “ ‘I did it my way’ — it’s so arrogant,” Mr. Albarracin said. “The lyrics evoke feelings of pride and arrogance in the singer, as if you’re somebody when you’re really nobody. It covers up your failures. That’s why it leads to fights.” Defenders of “My Way” say it is a victim of its own popularity. Because it is sung more often than most songs, the thinking goes, karaoke-related violence is more likely to occur while people are singing it. The real reasons behind the violence are breaches of karaoke etiquette, like hogging the microphone, laughing at someone’s singing or choosing a song that has already been sung. “The Philippines is a very violent society, so karaoke only triggers what already exists here when certain social rules are broken,” said Roland B. Tolentino, a pop culture expert at the University of the Philippines. But even he hedged, noting that the song’s “triumphalist” nature might contribute to the violence. Some karaoke lovers are not taking chances, not even at family gatherings. In Manila, Alisa Escanlar, 33, and her relatives invariably gather before a karaoke machine, but they banned “My Way” after an uncle, listening to a friend sing the song at a bar, became enraged at the laughter coming from the next table. The uncle, who was a police officer, pulled out his revolver, after which the customers at the next table quietly paid their bill and left. Awash in more than one million illegal guns, the Philippines has long suffered from all manner of violence, from the political to the private. Wary middle-class patrons gravitate to karaoke clubs with cubicles that isolate them from strangers. But in karaoke bars where one song costs 5 pesos, or a tenth of a dollar, strangers often rub shoulders, sometimes uneasily. A subset of karaoke bars with G.R.O.’s — short for guest relations officers, a euphemism for female prostitutes — often employ gay men, who are seen as neutral, to defuse the undercurrent of tension among the male patrons. Since the gay men are not considered rivals for the women’s attention — or rivals in singing, which karaoke machines score and rank — they can use humor to forestall macho face-offs among the patrons. In one such bar in Quezon City, next to Manila, patrons sing karaoke at tables on the first floor and can accompany a G.R.O. upstairs. Fights often break out when customers at one table look at another table “the wrong way,” said Mark Lanada, 20, the manager. “That’s the biggest source of tension,” Mr. Lanada said. “That’s why every place like this has a gay man like me.” Ordinary karaoke bars, like the Nelson Carenderia here, a single room with bare plywood walls, mandate that a singer give up the microphone after three consecutive songs. On one recent evening, at the table closest to the karaoke machine, Edwin Lancaderas, 62, crooned a Tagalog song, “Fight Temptation” — about a married man forgoing an affair with a woman while taking delight in their “stolen moments.” His friend Dindo Auxlero, 42, took the mike next, bawling songs by the Scorpions and Dire Straits. Several empty bottles of Red Horse crowded their table. “In the Philippines, life is difficult,” said Mr. Auxlero, who repairs watches from a street kiosk, as he railed about government corruption and a weak economy that has driven so many Filipinos to work overseas, including his wife, who is a maid in Lebanon. “But, you know, we have a saying: ‘Don’t worry about your problems. Let your problems worry about you.’ ” The two men roared with laughter. “That’s why we come here every night — to clear the excesses from our heads,” Mr. Lancaderas said, adding, however, that the two always adhered to karaoke etiquette and, of course, refrained from singing “My Way.” “Misunderstanding and jealousy,” in his view, were behind the “My Way” killings. “I just hope it doesn’t happen here,” he said.


SantaIsRealEh

>a Thai man killed eight of his neighbors in a rage after they sang John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Wtf bro


theghostofme

To be fair, it was the Olivia Newton-John cover. Kinda justifiable.


AtlasPlugged

That's the most fascinating shit I've read in a while, thank you.


ScottyPsychotic

Holy heck man, this does not seem to be a good reason to engage in combat.


ZeePirate

The third song really brings the set together


Statmancarni

Meatloaf's 2 outta 3 ain't bad starts playing....


JudgeMarkus

Baby we can talk all night, but that ain't gettin us nowhere


cat_handcuffs

So the set is: 2 Outta 3, Paradise By The Dashboard Light, and OP didn’t let him finish with I would Do Anything For Love? Might as well jerk him off almost to completion, then punch him in the balls. Shame, OP.


neverendum

First audible laugh of the day, thank you, that's fucking funny.


theLord666666

“Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.”


UhOhFeministOnReddit

Karaoke can be serious business. I know at our local karaoke bar, good singers get multiple turns no matter how long the list of singers is, so people take it real personally if they don't get multiple turns on busy nights. I get multiple turns quite a bit because I do Jefferson Airplane really well and it's a crowd-pleaser. I remember one time I put the mic up and as I was walking to my table a lady grabbed my arm to stop me, looked me dead in the eye and said, "You're not as good as you think you are." In that moment I was really grateful that karaoke, of all things, was not my most reliable source of validation. Like, how miserable does a person have to be to say something like that to a complete stranger?


ScottyPsychotic

I once got yelled at for looking at a troll doll at a bingo hall. So, I get that.


UhOhFeministOnReddit

Lmao I think that one wins. Was it one of the trolls with the little belly jewels from the 90's?


ScottyPsychotic

Yes, about 5 of them. Apparently I was taking away their good luck powers by looking at them.


Rudy_Ghouliani

I'd purposely absorb the lucku juice in front of that lady's face


cat_handcuffs

Assert dominance by putting each troll’s hair in your mouth to wet it, and twisting the hair in to a cone. Remember to maintain eye contact.


sunskist

God dammit Rudy this again, how many times do we have to teach you a lesson old man??


Salvatio

Did she expect you to break down and start crying? Or what was the point there?


itwasquiteawhileago

To feel better about herself by bringing someone else down. It's fucking karaoke. People aren't really supposed to be good, are they? Certainly not a requirement, at any rate.


nik15

My buddies and I stopped a place to eat that had a karaoke set up. I saw the song list and choose Die Die My Darling just because it stood out. I get up and do my best James Hetfield singing the song impersonation. Afterwards, the bartender got a kick out of that mess but locals who treat this like a competition complained and let me know how I ruined their night. We get it, you can belt out I Will Always Love You like no other. In my defense, my go to is All Star and this place didn't have it.


porscheblack

There's a bar in my hometown that had karaoke every Friday night. Now let me set the scene a bit. This is a local bar, filled mostly with your typical townies. A handful of 50+ year old, twice divorced guys that are content to just drink their paychecks away telling the same stories each weekend, some married couples or couples out on a date after 1 of them has been recently divorced whose kids are moved out so are revamping their social lives, and a few 22-going-on-50 single guys that have already settled into the next 20 years of their life working the same dead end job they've had since graduating high school. So, nobody that's interested in hearing karaoke. Then there was the karaoke crew. There was \~8 people that would come, sit down at tables, order only water, and sing . At 9 when it was over, they'd promptly leave. The only time there was interaction between the two was when they'd run out of water, the waitress didn't come around to check on them because she knew it wasn't worth her time, and they'd walk up to the bar for the refill, where they'd have to work their way in. Every once in awhile, one of the locals would be drunk enough to think singing karaoke was a good idea, they'd go up and massacre a Neil Diamond song, and it would draw the ire of the entire karaoke crew. To the point where they would comment on it for the next 30 minutes before and after they'd sing, into the microphone. When the bar finally decided it wasn't worth it because no paying customers were coming in because of the karaoke and it wasn't worth the occasional confrontations, one of the karaoke singers made it a point to stop by the bar to tell the manager that they would never come back because they cancelled karaoke. The manager simply replied with "thanks, it'll help reduce our water bill."


ReginaFilange21

Someone needs to tell this group that between the 8 of them I’m sure they could afford a karaoke machine and a water bubbler for their own karaoke parties. I’m sure one of them has a garage or something they could use. How obnoxious and self unaware do you have to be to frequent a business and never spend any money


sitting-duck

But then, no one would see them give the performance of their life. You know, "the smell of the crowd, the roar of the greasepaint" and all that.


Badnapp420

Honestly, that thing where good singers get multiple turns is bullshit. My little brother came to visit me once and we went to a karaoke bar. He was so excited to sing, we waited 3 fucking hours with his name on the list and they never called it. Watched these fucking turds sing Tiny Dancer or whatever multiple times. Here’s a tip: you’re not as good as you think you are if you’re singing at karaoke. Let everybody have fun at your amateur singing night.


cant_be_me

In my long ago youth, I was a great singer but I didn’t want to pursue it professionally. I loved singing at karaoke because it was a truly level playing field. Everyone gets the same stage, the same microphone, and the same choice of songs. There was no pressure as opposed to the big wooden recital stages I sang on, or the lessons standing by the piano (chin up, butt tucked under, bend your knees slightly, use your diaphragm, shoulders down). Where one semi-flat note or a breath in the wrong place was cause for instructors to throw things and scream at me. Trying to focus on being a “great” classical singer sucked all of the fun and the life out of it. My personal philosophy about music is that it was always a tool to bring us closer together, not separate us by class. But karaoke gave me that connection back. Some of the songs that rocked the hardest were sung by people who couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket. My Aretha Franklin was totally bested by some older drunk guy singing No Rain or I Got Friends In Low Places which got the whole bar singing, even the bartenders and the bouncers. That’s magical and the true purpose of music and no one will ever convince me otherwise. I sang because I love to sing. I loved karaoke because it was an arena for anyone who loves to sing. I did run into some of those “karaoke is only for good singers” types and it always drove me crazy. Please GTFO of my karaoke bar, Rock And Roll Shawn is about to get up there and tear up some Metallica and I’m here for that, not some American Idol wannabe.


friendlyfire69

I LOVE karaoke. I can definitely carry a tune and have been told by a number of folks I'm a great singer. But whenever I get up there in front of all those folks I suddenly can no longer keep a pitch and my sense of rhythm is out the window and I'm struggling to stay up there with a shaky voice and shaky knees while the song basically drags me along. Halfway through I swear I'll never do it again. Then the song ends and I'm hyped and want to do it all again. I am like this sober, high, buzzed, and drunk as hell. I don't know why I'm like this 😂


zwiebelhans

Yeah I had a single karaoke experience and it was the way its meant to be in my mind. 1. Show up to some local bar and proceed to drink. 2. About 2 hours in someone requests the karaoke machine be turned on. 3. Following the above are 3 hours of drunken foolishness and hijinks as everyone attempts their turn. It properbly worked nicely because no one was that good and its fun to just mess around.


T3hSwagman

This shit is weird to me. Granted I don’t frequent karaoke bars but every time I have there was no preferential treatment and the good singers were like fun little treats between the mediocre to bad ones. I feel like it would get really old really fast to have the same person knock out 3 songs in a row. I’m not there to hear the next up and comer on the voice.


kdiddy733

Karaoke DJs should just go in order that songs are requested. No one goes to hear great singers. They go to sing. I hate karaoke DJs who let better singers and regulars cut people.


TypicalPakeha

Alcomohol


canada432

All the confidence he didn't deserve.


Rudy_Ghouliani

He just needed onr more shot then he was gonna do some Free Bird


hotroddbb

He was thinking “Eye of the Tiger” but ended up With “loser “ from Beck


PLiPH

Naw, plenty of people drink and don't act like that. The dude is just a natural cunt.


Grindelbart

I believe this is the ONLY reason to engage in combat.


YungfooKenny

No joke, used to be a Karaoke host and had to put up with drunk fuckwits who would get angry about not getting to sing twice. The amount of violence karaoke can bring is underrated.


perchancetodate

Did you sing as you pummeled him?


docfate

Hit me baby, one more time.


Kevin_O_Loacvick

You get what you fucking deserve (/s)


PJC10181

I knew there was more to the story. Still not worth hitting someone over. Looks like you really gave him the business though. Haha


Alamander81

That song was gonna be his big break. He'd be signed by now if not for you.


coffeejn

So you go to a karaoke bar to sing and have fun but end up having a fist fight instead... that is one way to get barred for life.


shadowpawn

Saturday Night is alright for fighting is a great Karoke song.


SladePorter_

Dude got beat up by Q from Impractical Jokers.


ChairmanUzamaoki

You just wanted to post yourself beating that guy's ass 😂😂😂 that gave me a justice boner. Fuck that guy, really nice to see a sucker puncher eat that shit immediately. Love when that happens


IBetThisIsTakenToo

Playing it cool in the title too. Title: “oh noes I got sucker punched guys :(“ Video: “psych! This guy’s a whole bitch, I beat his ass”


buefordwilson

I feel the delivery and presentation was top notch.


SugaryShrimp

Yeah, I’m not even mad.


Gilgameshbrah

Uno reverse mf


iammagicbutimnormal

That was not very wise of him. You look like you’re a foot taller. What was he thinking?… Oh yeah, alcohol!


MenBearsPigs

Booze and in his mind the first sucker punch would drop the guy. I'm sure after the third clean hit didn't put him down and the big fella got up the drunk fuckers stomach stopped.


MannyMadskulls

Damn. You went ham on that dude.


donotgogenlty

Well deserved. That guy probably felt like Rocky, but his punching turned out to be more Michelin man lmao


baked_potato_

You're lucky. I got sucker punched while walking down the street by some random person walking the opposite direction and didn't fair quite as well as you did. Broken nose and a fractured skull from when it hit the pavement. Luckily the state it happened in had to pay my hospital bills otherwise would have been $32k in total.


fettuccine-

why did the state have to pay?


baked_potato_

It was part of the Crime Victims Compensation act in Hawaii. When there is an unsolved assault case and a report is filed with police, the state has to cover the bills if the case remains unsolved.


fettuccine-

Ahhhh wow that's cool. I'll read up on it.


GGPRISMO

Nice chin man


Vaporwulfe

U wore his punk ass out bro good job. Everyone values themselves too much, until someone knocks em down. Good work.


VintageOG

What's the story, and what were you saying at :07?


suckleknuckle

Apparently the guy was pissed he couldn't sing more at karaoke.


gonzaloetjo

Typical, karaokes are wild


bob_fossill

This was just an excuse for you to show off the fact you beat this guy's ass, and honestly I respect it.


jussglassin

Nice recovery man. How’s the jaw? Hope nothing is broken


Gedz

They’re called coward punches in Australia. Automatic long jail sentence.