Viral Video: One Unfortunate Man Climbing the Wall

| September 10th, 2009

This viral video is called “One Obscene Man” (一猥琐男), first appeared on Tudou on June 28 2009.    According to Netease forum post, netizen who first uploaded the original video added some explanations briefly described the story. He/she also added “this short video is dedicated to those students who have climbed the wall in order to access the internet. Hope you have not experienced similar things.”  The “wall” here is referring to the GFW – Great Firewall of China which is implemented by Chinese government in order to achieve Internet censorship.

[pro-player width=’400′ height=’300′ type=’video’ image=’http://www.chinahush.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/20090910-01.jpg’]http://www.chinahush.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/One-Unfortunate-Man.flv[/pro-player]

In the video, a male student climbed onto a simply constructed “migrant workers house” (民工房) (apparently in a school).  When passing through the kitchen, because the roof of the house could not hold his weight, he fell into the house 4 times.    All the actions were recorded by the school surveillance camera.  Netizen who uploaded the original video said, this student also fell into a wok, and was burned and injured.  In the end the student was punished with some disciplinary measures, also was ordered to repair the destroyed house.

Thought I could not find the original video with these descriptions, I thought it was pretty funny and also with a nice pun message to the issue of Internet censorship in China and the phenomena of Chinese netizens “climbing over the wall”.  Please let me know if you know any more information on this.

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  1. jay says:

    this guy reminds me of the old video game ‘lemmings’, but in real life! He must have used the unlimited lives code.

  2. Ryan says:

    I realize that it must have hurt to fall through a roof that many times, but that was side-splittingly funny. Great analogy, and sad that he didn’t make it over the wall in the end.

  3. thanks for all the information. have a good day and stay on the rocks.

  4. rockclimbing says:

    thanks for all the information. have a good day and stay on the rocks.

  5. Viktor says:

    What is the first guy doing? Looks like he is being chased by the second guy and hides in the corner. A little cat and mouse fight, where the cat apparently has eaten a few too many xiaolongbao’s for his own good

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