There are no training wheels on a unicycle.
(submitted by Emily)
to those who do not think this photo is funny and are upset….what r you gonna do? Kiss it and make it better? NOT LOL This is a great site and this pic is priceless! We are photographers and are compelled to document everything we see. Where as I am sure those of you who do not think its great to catch this slice of life would not understand this need of ours. I took pics of my hubby before almost every surgery and after even when he was under the milk of amnesia and he was thrilled I did that, he is still sharing them on the net and with family and alive to do so. Keep on taking photo’s PLEASE….!!!!!! and thank you for the humor…..I will look at more of these priceless pics and giggle myself silly. Life is too fragile and short so laugh at your goofy selves…. by the way keep on loving your children its very good and great you do, BUT please keep your camera’s handy.
this pic rules! and i want their lawn guy!
Oh man I came here because I saw the book at Chapters and figured I’d enjoy a different kind of funny internet picture.
And STILL the funniest one so far is a nutshot
Make a great magazine advertisement for Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Dad, you are a Realist, which is an artist with a capital R!
For all the naysayers and guesstimators out there, I’m his dad. He was learning to ride the thing and yes, he did this to himself trying to ride it. AFTER he was injured, what was anyone supposed to do other than console him? For those of you that don’t own a pair, THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO. Yes, it was “staged”: I moved the cycle so it would be in the picture. He had crawled/fell onto the lawn. I reached in my pocket and grabbed the phone; it’s an iPhone with a decent camera, but sorry, no flash.
p.s. I’m his Dad, not his Mom. Of course I took the picture, and while I felt sorry for him, yes, I was silently laughing my *ss off!
I love that someone took the time to take this picture.
lol that is a classic!
wait… is he already wearing a hospital bracelet?
Looks to me like he couldn’t ride the thing and got mad and smacked it..Than threw himself down to have a fit over it, while holding the hand he hurt when he smacked it.
LOL. oh man, i never even thought of that. oddly that explains this picture so well..and it’s still hilarious, maybe even moreso now.
never mind the kid– the lawn is beautiful!
Unicycles and trampolines = bad idea.
This is just one of many nut injuries this kid will suffer over his lifetime. Most of the time it’s not serious, and as an adult it probably makes him laugh a lot. I would find a picture of myself like this hilarious.
My heart is breaking. I have four children, and not once during a fall, slip, jam, bump, or anything that caused them pain have I ever laughed at them. This little boy looks like he is in pain, and if it isn’t real, he is going to grow up to be a wonderful actor. I can’t imagine my child being hurt and not dropping everything in my hands to run and tend to them. And trust me having 4 kids, you go through a lot of injuries. Poor little boy.
As a parent, I would not take a picture of my injured child thinking it was funny. As a big brother, on the other hand, oh, yeah! I’m getting this on film!
Be quiet. Enjoy the humor.
amen! this is HILARIOUS!
That photo is staged in a way. I have no doubt the kid may indeed be reeling from a kick to the balls, but my guess is someone threw threw the unicycle beside him and snapped a “funny” photo.
I am a professional acrobat and have been riding unicycles for decades and have also taught circus arts to kids for years.
First, that uni is almost as tall as the kid. If he put his foot on a pedal the seat would come up to his sternum. Nowhere near his junk and there is no way this kid was on that uni.
Also, it’s on grass. The kid is probably 5 or 6. Riding on grass is REALLY REALLY difficult for kids. When I taught unicycle at circus camps and my ten year old kids who were AWESOME on pavement would constantly wipe out on grass because they did not yet have the strength in their legs yet. (14 year olds shred with no problem, btw) There is no way this kid was riding or doing anything on the grass.
Finally, hey everyone likes a good “kick in the balls” joke, but in all my years of unicycling I have wracked myself a total of twice and both were from extreme jumps.
The most common injuries with kids is the pedal whacks them in the shins, or they fall backwards and land on their butt and try break their fall with their hands so injure their wrists.
So “funny” as this is, it is probably staged in some way or another. Sorry to be a stick in the mud.
The last comment is interesting. I’m marvelling at how as this kid was writhing in pain, the photographer ran to the garage, grabbed that unused unicycle and then ran back, threw it down beside the kid, and clicked away.
Plus, if the kid hasn’t yet mastered tying his shoelaces, what’s the chances he can ride a unicycle.
Geez, way to ruin it
The photo has been rotated 90 degrees, which distorts the perspective a little. The unicycle is actually in front of the kid which makes it look taller. If you were to stretch his legs out, they’d just be long enough for him to think he has a chance getting on it. The fact that it is a little big for him and he’s trying it on grass are what probably resulted in his lying in pain on the ground. And he isn’t acting. (It could be an older brother who snapped the pic.)
That’s a 16″ Jugglebug unicycle, which is almost certainly the right size for that kid; it’s the perspective that makes it look too big.
I agree that it doesn’t look like he racked himself; I don’t think there’s any plausible way that he fell off the unicycle and wound up in this particular position. Either the unicycle or the kid was moved, or there’s another explanation.
He probably is just throwing a fit because he’s frustrated trying to learn; he’s not really grabbing his groin.
i’m marvelling at how the laughing photographer managed to control their chortling/shaking enough to get a clear photo.
Oh, trauma to the groin, boys trauma to the groin
Nothing’s quite as funny as a trauma to the groin
awwwwww, my pee pee hurts just looking at this!
Makes for great blackmail material later in the kid’s life…
That looks like a unicycle marketed for children with the bright colors and low seat. What the hell???
I gotta say, the composition of the photo is nicely done as well! similar sizing, nice focal point, matching colors on a great background…
Besides the topic, this foto is very aesthetically beautiful. Such nice parallel
I love how mom runs to get the camera to take a picture of this epic fail
she probably already had the camera taking pics of him riding it, and snapped it quickly.
“Honey, Jamie fell off the unicycle! Go get the camera!”
I imagine it began as “honey, Jamie’s riding the unicycle! Take a picture!”
You’d take a picture of this simply because it’s hilarious! Do you know how many pics I have of my son bawling after injury?! Favorite is the one I have of him after he jammed a full size peanut(shell and all) up his nose far enough that it took hemostats to remove it!
Are you serious… that is just sad. Lets not comfort our child after injury, but make fun of him. That is teaching empathy for sure. Kudos to great parenting.
the best pictures of kids are real moments
Yeah it’s better to make a big deal about it so every time something happens they cry about it, good plan . Or maybe make light of it so they can shake it off quicker and not be that kid that is always crying on the playground.
Good grief, lighten up, he’s gonna do a lot more crying over sacking himself in the future I’m sure. Especially if he keeps riding unicycles.
Hilarious? To perhaps some people but NOT to the victim. No acting as some females have supposed; it’s real pain, just like labor pain is real.
For a minute i thought this was called ‘The Smooshing’. Kind of fits.
Poor guy….who takes a picture of a kid in pain? That’s just mean.
Good colors in this shot, and decent composition.
but the lighting is harsh and unidirectional…the photographer should have used fill flash,or a reflector to soften the lighting…
Hopefully it’s just a parent with a camera and they didn’t see the kid writhing on the ground in pain and take time to call a professional to take a picture.
It’s what Fathers are for.
He can take the picture as you hurry over to scoop up the precious bundle. It’s a nice balance and the kids get something important from both parental reactions.
why would you take a picture of this…. geez
I was thinking the same thing. Poor kid.
Um…kids cry a lot and there’s not usually a whole lot you can do about it. Except use the time to get your lighting perfect!
BWAHAHAHAHA…..hilarious. and i agree.
And the composition IS marvelous!
omg… I can’t stop laughing. This poor kid is learning all about his boy bits and learns at a young age of “breaking” them. Only a twisted parental unit would take the time, as I would, to enjoy in taking such a picture and then enjoy with the world. This is one of those moments this kid can go back to and milk it for all it’s worth when he’s older!
Honestly, when a kid is crying THAT hard about THAT part of his body there isn’t much you can do. Why not take a pic?
LIGHTEN UP! Geez kids fall, scrap their knees, etc. etc. Why are people so sensitive on here?
Two words MMJ: thanks Dad.
Why would you ever take a pic of this!!!!
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