If you’re one of Frumpzilla’s literally dozens of return readers, then this may come as a surprise, but — believe it or else — we generally don’t take pleasure in other people’s pain. Truth.
Having said that, sometimes said pain is apparently derived from such unreasonable, ridiculous sources that, well, I guess we simply can’t help ourselves.
Take the inordinate amount of pain experienced in the above video; it’s a classic example of this phenomenon. I mean, short of being under the impression that a nuclear device was somehow implanted in that horse — one triggered by the equine choosing to backup and/or deciding to take a break — is there any rational reason susceptible to empathy for those hysterical (albeit hilarious) cries of “Run! Run!” ? The huffing? The puffing? The Blair Witch Project-inspired cinematography?
I say no. Which, of course, is why I took such great pleasure from this incident. Save the fallen horse, obviously.