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A neighbor of the Heenes gets in an actual fight with the camera crews hanging around his neighborhood? An actual fight?! BUBBLE BOY STRIKES AGAIN!

Oh jeez.

“From behind? From behind?”
–that guy’s tombstone

I do love when he tells the person on the other end of the phone (who I am assuming is a police dispatcher) that he is going to “fight 20 people if you don’t get down here.” Uh, good luck? If I was the person on the other end of the phone I might not come down here just in order to see what happens. I mean, come on, Bonesaw. That is a ton of people to fight, even for a Human Whirlwind.

But also this is terrible. EVERYONE NEEDS TO JUST CALM DOWN. I know that the relief we felt when we learned that Falcon Heene was alive and well has now transformed into equally virulent black-oil rage, because of how much we all hate when little children are safe for NO REASON, but violence (against non-Heenes) is not the answer.

Do you remember in Ghostbusters 2 how Vigo’s river of sentient emotion slime absorbed all of New York City’s negative energy? Richard Heene is our generation’s Vigo’s River of Sentient Underground Negative Emotion Slime! I’m not sure how the Ghostbusters defeated that river because that movie came out more than 2,300 years ago and it was kind of so-so, in retrospect, but I’m pretty sure that at the very least we need to seal the museum and start playing “Higher and Higher” through the Statue of Liberty’s sound system.

Better.

(Fight video via Dlisted.)

Comments (78)
  1. It irritates me that the fucking media people only seemed outraged when the neighbor guy punched the dude that jumped on his back. Sure he was confrontational, but he didn’t start the physical altercation. Also, he was right; fuckers need to get out of the street.

    Keep in mind that “Higher and Higher” ends with Jackie Wilson saying, “Now sock it me.”

  2. das egg beatur  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 +2

    Oh, the humanity all this over an empty metallic mushroom…when we will ever learn?

    • Oh, you’re a crafty little gun-toting monkey, aren’t ya?

    • Oh my goodness! AynRandian, I just did a quick IP search and you have commented under SO MANY DIFFERENT NAMES! I remember asking you recently to register a Commenter Profile name and stick with it so that you could be a part of the community, but you have ignored that request and gone the extra mile in the other direction.

      Consider yourself banned. I am deleting all of your previous comments. Goodbye!

      • Really? I love this site and all. But you crazy.

      • get him from behind gabe!
        wooh wooh wooh!

      • Kiril  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 +7

        I posted this in the WMOAT thread, but since you are here, Gabe, and interested in getting people to register, I will repost this wonderful idea:

        This not being able to figure out if a movie has been in the WMOAT thing is an actual thing that needs to be addressed. Yes, we can try to remember with our brains or try searching with our fingers, or even scrolling through page after page. But I have a better idea. I think there needs to be a single page somewhere with just a list of all the movies in the Hunt. And each title in the list will be a link to that post. One page, just the links. I like this idea. If Gabe will do this, I will finally register.

        • You mean like that giant box to the right of your comment which links not only the last few entries of WMOAT but also a page of the entire archive. Gabe is so plugged in to the lawnmower man he had that up before you even knew you wanted it. Now if Gabe can just Lawnmower Man the porn bomb on this thread before I get fired.

          • Kiril  |   Posted on Oct 21st, 2009 +1

            You are right, that is a very good box! But it only shows you five or so entries and then you have to click “older posts” again and again to go through the hundreds of posts. My idea is that it will be one page with ALL the links on one single page. Then you can glance at the whole thing at once! If you want to see the first few WMOATs, you don’t have to load 48 pages to get there. And in the WMOAT threads, there will be fewer comments of the type “I don’t know if you’ve done this yet, because I am too lazy to look for it, but I recommend Movie X.” I’m not saying there will be none, because some of us are really laaaaazzzzy, but fewer! And life will not be perfect, but it will be just ever so slightly better. The American dream!

        • Kiril, I see what you are saying, but I’ve been around these Internets for a lot longer than you have, and let me tell you: What you ask is frankly impossible.

          • Kiril  |   Posted on Oct 22nd, 2009 +3

            I kind of quote JFK who said we should not do this because it is easy, but because it is hard. If we can put Sam Rockwell on the moon, then surely we can put all the links on one page.
            ALL THE LINKS ON ONE PAGE!
            It is my rallying cry. It is less resonant than “54’40″ or fight!” but I will let Google explain that.

      • are unregistered individuals not allowed to voice dissent?

        • I think they can voice dissent, they just need to use the same name, instead of posing over and over with different names.

          Also didn’t aynrandian promise to quit posting in a huff last week over that “lets sell the vatican” video? So really Gabe is jut helping aynrandian not be a liar? Also porn videos downthread?

      • This is the Videogum equivalent of jumping someone from behind.

  3. I dunno, I kinda understand where the neighbor is coming from. There’s a popular monthly art fair in my neighborhood, and my car repeatedly gets blocked in. Usually, I just leave a passive-aggressive note on the windshield, but deep down I want to put those bastards in a headlock and smack ‘em a few times. WATCH WHERE YOU’RE PARKING, PEOPLE!!! RICHARD HEENE’S NEIGHBOR WILL FUCK YOUR SHIT UP!!!

    • Though he’s ridiculous and overly aggressive, I’m completely on the neighbour-man’s side. They probably have been everywhere filming everything for days, and harassing him and his family for comment whenever he leaves the house.

      • discordinoffice  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 +3

        Harassing? Come on! That is the kind of dedication and integrity to the tenets of journalism that will land a shiny, Benjamin Franklin adorned Pulitzer Prize in your carpal tunnel ridden hands. America needs answers to the tough questions, and you shouldn’t begrudge the modern day equivalents of Woodward and Bernstein for their most honorable pursuit of the truth… How could we sleep at night knowing that even one neighbor?s opinion went unreported during a twenty four hour news cycle? How could they stand by and let that man obstruct their ascendance to greatness? A Pulitzer Prize doesn?t win itself.

  4. Richard Heene is a way better villain than a large oil painting. Cuz, he’s like mobile n’ stuff.

  5. What kind of threat is someone saying they’ll fight 20 people? I mean, it may be a little heartless, but it makes no bones with me how many people you fight. Go ahead, hotshot. Call me back when you’re done. Even if you win, the police are only coming to arrest you, not the camera crews you just assaulted.

  6. frostfromfire  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 -2

    my favorite part is that the confrontation occurred in front of a Fox van. of course they would be there…

    • Yeah! Because I’m sure CNN and MSNBC and all the other news outlets didn’t even bother with that story at all! Good dig against Fox, dude.

      • frostfromfire  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 +7

        my comment wasn’t suggesting that other networks weren’t there, but that it was a great product placement for a network who’s biggest celebrity regularly cries on air and basically asks his viewers to take up arms against their government.

        belligerent news=fox news

        it’s a branding thing…

        you can’t pay for that sort of advertising.

        • You shut up about my boyfriend! He only cries because he’s sensitive! If Glenn knew that I came to this site, he’d be inconsolable for weeks.

      • Watch it, Godsauce. You’re gonna get wet with frostfromfire if you keep this up.

  7. Dave  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 +3

    Only so-so…get a clue. More like only awesome-awesome.

  8. LOLOL, I had to stop it at Mr. Yellowshirt’s wrassling move. I assume it didn’t get any better after that. But hey, Jackie Wilson! Love those oldies but goodies!

  9. Richard Heene = Rainbow Randal?
    This guy = Spinner Dunn. Just give him a cowbell.

  10. I can’t help but think that the bearded guy on the Rascal is somehow behind all of this. Very sinister.

  11. I don’t understand how ol’ yellow shirt can come from that scrap and feel like he was in the right. I mean he slapped a basically unprovoked half nelson on Tattoo-armed McGee there.

    • not to be a douche, but isn’t that a full nelson? he could’ve broken the guy’s fucking neck by tossing him like that! yet the only media reaction is when Mr. Tattoos started punching Mr. Yellow’s forehead. Good thing Madam Dogwalker was there to break everything up. HEY HEY HEY! unfuckingbelievable…

  12. In a related story, Falcon Heene remains pretty cute in the face of ugh:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9Ib6d6yVMM

  13. Yeah, if I was Skinny O’Tattosleeves, I would’ve probably started kickin’ some ass too. But I have anger issues. I working through them with my school therapist.

    • I apparently also need some type therapy for being unable to type things out completely.
      *Tattoosleeves
      **I’m working through…

  14. I have two humble requests.
    1. A gif of when they clumsily fall on the ground.
    2. A count of how many times that dude said “from behind?”
    Thanks, God.

  15. Gotta give him credit, man knows his directional spaces

  16. YES FROM BEHIND! Jesus…

  17. Just another you  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 -10

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  18. i’d say it’s more like the 28 days later virus. don’t get it in your eyes!

  19. I don’t know I think Baldy McTatoo has a point. That is some punk ass shit sneaking up behind a guy to throw a full nelson on him. Haven’t any of those assholes seen a cowboy movie? It is the lowest low-down yellow bellied (or shirted) dishonorable way to confront someone. You NEVER shoot a man in the back unless yer a coward. So maybe cuz I watched on mute it’s not as obnoxious that McTattoo yelled it so many times. But yellow belly should have come at him from the front and told Baldy to “chill out or I’m gonna wrastle yer ass to the ground.”

  20. Just another you  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 -19

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    • Yeah, I fucking hate people with dreams. Seriously though, what the hell did you say?

    • I have trouble understanding the words that you write. (ir)Regardless, it seems like you need a hug.
      And surprisingly, we don’t know who you are. Unregistered users on a pop-culture blog usually don’t garner the respect and adoration that you so clearly deserve.
      Either sober up, or stop stumbling into convenience stores at eleven o’clock in the morning. YouTube’s a bitch.

  21. Derjis Sprongfeld  |   Posted on Oct 20th, 2009 -8

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  22. I work with two of those guys…. (not bald tattoo guy) … and I apologize for all of it.
    If you ever wanted an apology from a FOX news person that was it.

    (just so I can sleep at night: FOX news affiliates are not the same as Bill OReilly and Glenn Beck Fox news. Affiliates are “FOX” in name only. We chase ambulances and balloons and do not have a mandated right-wing agenda.)
    And now I have to go and set fire to this account to get rid of all traceable evidence of who I am.

  23. I hope this is not some hoax to promote a reality show about candy bars.

  24. I’m waiting for the DVD version with the multi-angle feature.

  25. seriously though where did that guy come from?

  26. Did anyone else notice the santa bearded guy in the motorized chair rubbernecking like nobody’s business?

  27. Gold Five: “They came from… behind!”

    One of the engines explodes on Gold Five’s Y-wing fighter,
    blazing out of control. He dives past the horizon toward the
    Death Star’s surface, passing a TIE fighter during his
    descent. Gold Five, a veteran of countless campaigns, spins
    toward his death.

  28. So is being Jackie Wilson for Halloween already taken? I think I can wrangle a pair of jack sparrow boots from a halloween store but i’m not sure where to get that red pleathery suit that hugs in all the right places…

  29. if richard heene is tearing us apart i’m sure glad you posted porn because everyone knows nothing will bring us back together like a free porno!!

  30. I don’t consider myself a litigious person, but I hope baldy sues yellowshirt and whomever he works for for a million-bajillion dollars.

  31. 1:01 – “Help me out, you guys.” Mr. Yellowshirt is Toby from The Office.

  32. Funny how none of the major news organizations seem to be picking this story up.

  33. “It doesn’t pay to tangle with the media!”

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/offbeat/2009/10/21/moos.balloon.fight.cnn

    OK, I’m stopping now, I promise…

  34. The only thing this comment thread was lacking was cute animal pictures. Otherwise, a real gem.

  35. Let’s also not forget that the Ghostbusters hooked up an NES Advantage controller (presumably hacked with SUPERNATURAL POWERS) to the Statue of Liberty in order to make it walk through the streets of Manhattan playing “Higher and Higher.” Deus ex Machina, indeed. http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/ghostbusters2/

  36. Derjis Sprongfeld  |   Posted on Oct 21st, 2009 -1

    Oh, Americans. You just love to bitch about things that have absolutely no bearing on your life… Minus me all you want. My free health care and lack of institutionalized racism keep me warm at night.

  37. Velvet  |   Posted on Oct 21st, 2009 0

    When clicking on the thumbnail, I thought I was about to view a video about a kangaroo wearing a yellow T-shirt. While this video is not what I expected, it somehow met my expectations.

  38. YES! FROM BEHIND SHUT THE FUCK UP.

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