I just feel that it’s a bit rude and disrespectful to fold another human being up like an origami crane, playing football or not.
No matter how many times I watch this Vine, the fact that a person was lifted up and compacted like an Ikea dining set will never stop being amazing. The hit deserves its proper place in our documentaries about how incredible and hazardous this planet can be.
BBC Earth recently released an almost three-minute trailer for their upcoming series Planet Earth II. It’s a follow-up to the fantastic series that was such an engaging work of art. Learning about our planet and the distinct lives of its creatures had never been so fun.
This trailer accomplishes the rare feat of making a video about nature feel like it’s not safe for work:
This is Planet Earth II#PlanetEarth2: Coming soon pic.twitter.com/NwMWO5NU2N— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) October 14, 2016
My only problem with the trailer is that it has no humans. If you’re going to do a series on the wonders of the earth, how amazing and vicious its creatures are, you should include the most intelligent, powerful, and dangerous species. I mean, we have created some of the greatest things in this world, and we are actively working to destroy the planet as well. We are the best and worst thing on earth.
Maybe a shot of a newborn baby in its crib, right after the part where the fox jumps into the snow, to illustrate the miracle of birth. Another of the Archipelago Cinema, after the swimming sloth, to show the ingenuity of the human mind. And, as the video turns to predators attacking prey, they can insert the clip of Nothwestern’s Joe Gaziano and Michigan State QB Brian Lewerke, to show how easily human beings can destroy each other.
The hit shows the merits of keeping your head on a swivel, but also the suddenness of the human experience.
Lewerke woke up the morning before this game with his soul still attached. He probably went on with his everyday routine.
He brushed his teeth, took a shower, texted his teammates, and spoke with his coaches about the afternoon’s game. And not once during that time that he was chillin’ out, maxin’, and relaxing all cool, did he imagine his life would be flipped-turned upside down a few hours later. He never imagined that he would later be collecting pieces of his soul from the end zone like a scattered Lego set.
Then as he was standing in the pocket, before he had time to think things through, he felt his feet leave the ground. Freeze-frame, record scratch, and he’s demonstrating the weightlessness of space travel.
My duty as a compassionate human being is to the young quarterback who has to be unfolded, ironed-out, and filled with air again, like a wacky, wavy, inflatable arm-flailing tubeman.
Lewerke struggled and was replaced at halftime. But he’s still young, and I think that once he’s finally put back together like the Cubix robot a few years from now, he’ll turn out to be a good player.
Spartans Will Move On... @ Spartan Stadium (East Lansing) https://t.co/ORzqcTu5L7— Brian Lewerke (@brianlewerke14) October 17, 2016