Am I An A**hole?

I have a confession to make. I think I may be an asshole…well, maybe just a bit of an asshole. Why? Because I am addicted to a website called Failblog.org. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a site filled with pictures and videos of people having a very bad day — slipping and falling, crashing into things, lighting themselves on fire, and getting hit in the crotch, etc.  — and all for the viewers enjoyment. And I do so enjoy it. It’s hilarious! I laugh my ass off every time I watch one of the videos.

But as much as I like the site, there’s a small part of me that is ashamed (well, only a little ashamed). How is it that we can find so much humor in another person’s suffering? To be fair, on Failblog a lot of the suffering is due to someone’s stupidity but still…

Take the “Am I An Asshole” test. Watch this compilation video from YouTube highlighting the “best” fails of 2010. Did you laugh?