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I was recently reminded of the legendary Laddergoat video and have been going through youtube trying to find more hilarious videos I might have missed.

Many hilarious videos come out of streaming and Lets Plays. Sometimes intentional, sometimes a bug or an unexpected event will bring the hilarity.

For those who haven't seen it, this video is a recorded stream of one of the guys at Dopelives playing Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. He sees a goat, and the goat does something unexpected. It's funny, but the streamer's reaction is the best part. Such an infectious laugh.

Dopelives have done some other hilarious videos, usually the ones with the same guy streaming. This one of Surgeon Simulator 2013 is pretty nifty as well. If you've played the game, you know how hilariously chaotic it can be. It's like QWOP in 3D.

My second place goes to "I Broke Star Trek." A couple of friends record themselves playing the recent Star Trek game and some of the bugs are spectacular.

So what's your top pick?

EDIT: If you don't have a video, tell us a story about something hilarious that's happened to you. As CapnCurry demonstrated below, they can be just as funny.

CapnCurry   Supporter wrote on 02/08/2014 at 09:33am

I wish I had a video of this, but alas, this was a long time ago. My friend Harry was introducing me to Halo - he was a veteran, but it was the first time I'd held an Xbox controller. Most notably, I wasn't used to the analog triggers.

Over the course of the game, I performed some *spectacular* failures. I found a way to lose the tank on the Rolling Thunder level, forcing us to take a long jog to our next objective. I could empty a clip at an enemy at point blank and hit nothing but Harry, but somehow I was a damn prodigy at driving the warthog. I could weave that jeep through impossibly tight spaces and park it on some asshole's head like it was no big deal. Of course, that led to me wanting to hold on to the warthog, so I tried to fit it through the door of a building. I wedged it in there so hard that we didn't think we'd make it to the next level, but we did something clever with mounting, dismounting, and grenades that somehow wound up doing the trick.

I also pioneered combat ballet. I'd hear an enemy, and I'd turn around and start firing my machine gun. Thing is, I had a tendency to pull the stick toward me as I turned, and the look sensitivity was set too high for me. From Harry's perspective, I'd get startled and react by doing a few tight pirouettes and shooting the shit out of the ceiling.

But my two favorite moments are the reasons I forever after had to take point in all of our co-op sessions. The first was when Harry was ahead of me, and starting to climb down a ladder. He commented that it was dark and he couldn't be sure there were no enemies. So, I walked up right behind him and turned on my flashlight. Or would have, if I hadn't mixed up my "flashlight" and "melee attack" buttons. You might already know that a melee attack from behind is an instakill. Harry chose to interpret this exchange as "Hey, it's kinda dark in this hole," "THEN IT IS A GOOD PLACE TO MURDER YOU AND HIDE YOUR BODY".

The second was when we were creeping along a hall, wary of enemies. We were moving slow, things were tense, and I didn't realize that I was holding my controller a little too tightly. Without a positive "click" to inform me I'd hit a button, my left trigger finger slowly crossed the shear line and tiny fluctuations in my grip shuttled it back and forth before I realized what was happening. My Master Chief *spazzed* out, and I twitched all four of my sticky plasma grenades right into the back of Harry's head. Harry said "Shit! I hear a plasma grenade!" I was staring, dumbfounded, at what I had done, and couldn't find the words to explain to him that the action had already been resolved. After a spectacular explosion that flung him clear down the hall, and left me battered but still alive, he looked at me and asked "What the hell just happened?"

I said, "The good news is, it's all over, and it can't happen anymore. The bad news is that I'm out of plasma grenades."

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/08/2014 at 01:51pm

Oh, Capn, I'm sitting in the office reading this right next to the bedroom where my wife is still sound asleep. It's been a while that I've had to struggle this hard not to laugh. I, too, wish you had video of this.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 02/09/2014 at 10:29pm

Oh man, can we start a new feature on the site called "Story time with CapnCurry?" Seriously, that was hilarious. I also have my new favorite out of context quote ever: "... we did something clever with mounting, dismounting, and grenades that somehow wound up doing the trick."

There are a ton of interesting/weird things you can do in that rolling thunder stage, like getting the Warthog into place it's not suppose to be or getting access to a banshee and skipping half the stage. One time we got the Warthog inside one of the buildings where the hallways were so narrow that the enemies had no where to run and we just ran them all over on our way through. I really miss the days of indestructible vehicles. With clever use of rockets and grenades you could really do some interesting things with the vehicles.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/09/2014 at 10:37pm

Yeah with this story and the tale of Gonzo the Norn, I think regular stories from the Cap'n are in order. :)

CapnCurry   Supporter wrote on 02/13/2014 at 10:05am

Ooh, I'll have to go and refresh my memory - I've got a yarn or two about Halo 2 multiplayer, at least, and I might be able to dust off some old Twisted Metal II tales for good measure. :D

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