Today we have access to an unending treasure trove of entertaining hilarity courtesy of YouTube. How would we even get through the work week without the ability to exchange increasingly ridiculous videos with friends on Gchat?
Do you even remember the world before YouTube? It was a less hysterical place where afternoons at work were spent doing the unthinkable...working. The horror!
Well, thankfully we don't even have to fathom a world in which we don't have access to a resource that provides limitless videos of both sports fails and adorable puppies!
I've rummaged through thousands of YouTube videos and cobbled together a list of some of the more hilarious offerings.
And I did it all for you.
What happens: Unsuspecting humans who obviously know nothing about the temperament of wild kangaroos try to make friends with a kangaroo.
Why it's funny: Because the kangaroo absolutely loses it, in grand fashion, even biting the camera at some point.
What happens: Dude gets stuck in the glass, everyone laughs.
Why it's funny: People (or animals) caught in things (that aren't bear traps) is comedy gold.
What happens: Jerraud Powers has an unfriendly encounter with an Alabama fan in the end zone.
Why it's funny: The Alabama fan is a police dog.
What happens: The wannabe Karate Kid is unsuccessful in breaking that stack of rocks.
Why it's funny: Much like the cartwheeling goalie, this guy knows how to epically disappoint after an impressive build-up.
What happens: A couple of furries throw the hell down.
Why it's funny: Because it's not a real party unless someone is in a fursuit.
What happens: He either makes an impressive dunk or doesn't make an impressive dunk. Guess.
Why it's funny: Personal failures are always funny when they aren't yours.
What happens: Someone farts.
Why it's funny: It makes a grown man giggle like a little girl.
What happens: Exactly what you imagine happens in nearly every game of the CFL season.
Why it's funny: Bumbling mediocrity is always good for a chuckle.
What happens: JaMarcus Russell surprises nobody when he sacks himself.
Why it's funny: Well, he's fat, lazy, bad at football and a Raider. Hysterical.
What happens: Shaq gives up on his show midway through and uses a Bobcat to break his fall.
Why it's funny: Shaq is so ridiculously large that this whole scene seems like a cartoon.
What happens: Charles Barkley puts his impressive golf game on display for a grateful nation.
Why it's funny: He is very bad at swinging golf clubs.
What happens: A CFL player celebrates a touchdown.
Why it's funny: He celebrates it in the way you expect a member of the marching band to celebrate if they were (improbably) put in the game and (impossibly) scored a touchdown.
What happens: Hope Solo and Alex Morgan do the introduction to SportsCenter.
Why it's funny: They are supposed to do the introduction to SportsNation.
And because they recently failed on a global stage and decided to cap it with a national fail.
What happens: Moroccan goalie Khalid Askri makes the save and wins the game!
Why it's funny: Or so he thinks...
What happens: A boxer has a hard time getting into the ring but still manages to beat down his opponent.
Why it's funny: Because he has an even harder time getting out of the ring.
What happens: I don't want to ruin it for you...it's that hilarious.
Why it's funny: Oh, you'll see.
What happens: NFL referee Carl Cheffers tries to do his job.
Why it's funny: Because he sucks at his job.
What happens: A ping-pong player celebrates his score in the proper American fashion.
Why it's funny: After nearly a full minute of dancing, you realize that he's not exactly in the lead.
This is not entirely relevant to this article, but this user-made parody is incredible. For anyone who loves hockey, or great satire, or just commercial advertising in general, this video takes a great NHL commercial idea and burns some dudes who deserve it.