I thought you said you didn't make fun of people, and that people that made fun of others deserve to be physically attacked?
I never said I didn't make fun of people. Nor did I say that those that do need to be physically attacked. Online I make fun of those who make fun of others, I wouldn't just seek out someone I have never interacted with on GETBIG and start sending them PM's about how I fucked their mother. Online, their is no potential for physical harm and the other part can easily protect themselves or disengage. My comment was in relation to practical jokers approaching STRANGERS in public and attempting to publicly humiliate or denigrate them.
If it was just his mates doing this shit to each other, like say the JACKASS crew, who cares, they are obviously in on the gag and accepting of it, or if they were doing it in response to someone giving them shit or a hard time, I would understand, but this guy is just doing it COLD, initiating an unwanted interaction that the other party soon learns is to humiliate them for shits and giggles on Youtube.
The fact is, when individuals are in public, they are more exposed and vulnerable to strangers than when they are say at home or at work. This is why people essentially ignore each other in public, any gesture by someone you don't know could be conceived as a threat and end badly, this is why a Reasonable person wouldn't engage in such behaviour, even though the potential for a laugh is there, the potential for conflict isn't worth the risk. By all means, go out there and try this shit on the unsuspecting public, but just hope you don't run into me.
Let me ask you, if you had a young son, would you encourage this type of behaviour?