Naked Russian gentleman goes bonkers on video (now with Yakety Sax)


82 Responses to “Naked Russian gentleman goes bonkers on video (now with Yakety Sax)”

  1. PeaceNerd says:

    Aw, he’s gonna sleep well tonight.

  2. Anonymous says:

    im sure its PCP. i’ve seen people on in, and its something like that.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The reason they don’t beat him mercilessly is that the guy doesn’t feel pain. It would be more trouble than it’s worth. It’s PCP.

  4. drewand1200 says:

    Tazer Me Bro, Please! Right in the Peniticles.

  5. Anonymous says:

    crazy people are notoriously hard to subdue. You generally don’t just sit them down calmly – it almost always requires a significant use of force. These folks were more than reasonable in their use of force. A crazy person here in the states would have fared much worse if the cops had shown up.

  6. Ian_McLoud says:

    Although small and not terribly strong, I am certain I would have responded to the man with much more extreme prejudice than the initial gentleman who exhibited great restraint.

    If someone was fucking up my car and attacking me, I am fairly certain I would respond with all the pent up 21st century rage in my body or run away **AND LOCK MY FRONT DOOR.**

    The way people reacted makes me think he was a known local nutball with serious mental-health issues. Particularly the woman (?) with the blanket who is trying to help cover him up early on. Small women generally don’t gently approach wild, naked, auto-eroticizing strange men in public.

    That said, interesting and def. funny at times.

  7. Gorgonaut says:

    I was going to say this man obviously has Dave’s Syndrome, but I see some fellow genius has already identified this man’s plight.
    Carry on.

  8. doingsitups says:

    This reminds me that everything we do may be on someone’s cellphone.

    @Neon Tooth
    If he jumped on your car roof, I bet you’d kick him too, maybe even more?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Internets like these are exactly why I have flashblock installed. Eyes and brain saved!

  10. recoiled says:

    Boing Boing posted this a while ago. The BennyHillIfier.

  11. recoiled says:

    And sad. It’s a broken site. No more benny hill music easily added to you tube.

  12. Anonymous says:

    If this is mental illness, it’s not so funny.

    If he is tripping-balls on something, it’s pretty hilarious.

    He certainly woke up the next day with some bumps and bruises, but count me in as someone who thought they used remarkable restraint. There really was no pile-on mob beating, and he didn’t get shot or stabbed.

    For those who think the proper response should have been to “carefully restrain him and then call the police”: If I come outside to find a whacked-out, masturbating naked man jumping on my car, my goal is to get him to stop doing what he’s doing while minimizing physical contact while trying not to get myself hurt. I am not trained in “proper restraint techniques” nor do I really want to wrestle on the ground with a crazy naked person…

  13. MrJM says:

    When life presents you with an obnoxious, naked man who is in desperate need of an ass-kicking, kick his ass.

    • skeptacally says:

      and yet, i can’t help but think — without the advantage of having any other information than that posted — that the poor guy was either a) crazy or b) temporarily off his nut on something. i’d like to think that there was a better way to deal with him than to kick the crap out of him until he’s seemingly unconscious.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Who puts a car alarm on a Lada?

  15. nehpetsE says:

    I was impressed that most of the people initially showed admirable restraint in not using excessive force against the guy.
    But i guess “lets beat up the crazy naked dude always wins out in the end”

  16. Anonymous says:

    Viral video for the new Russian Terminator films. But in Soviet Russia, instead of Terminator attacking people, people attack Terminator!

  17. Garmt says:

    I’m trying not to be holier-than-thou… but holy crap, why is “bunch of people kicking some guy who’s clearly lost it” something to be benny-hillified? Yes, he’s probably being a pain in the ass, but… seriously. Why are we laughing at this?

    • DreadJester says:

      Because people who have lost it for whatever reason are damn funny. Watching him get beat up isn’t the funny part, watching him be a total wingnut is. This is why we love TV shows similar to JacK Ass. Honestly I thought it might have been a bit from that show at first.

      • Garmt says:

        I just got back from watching Jackass 3d, and I did find that really funny (been a fan since the first show). I couldn’t really laugh about this at all, not even the part where he was just someone who lost it. I could imagine myself being _in_ jackass and enjoying it, but I don’t know… I felt rather sad for the guy rather than laugh at him.

    • Amsterdaam says:

      I was laughing more at the beginning part of the film. On top of that, based on the text this appears to be in Russia. The solution and cure for any situation or ailment in Russia is to kick it.

      (Just kidding my Russian friends!)

    • MrJM says:

      “It’s funny ’cause I don’t know him.” — Homer Simpson, “Duffless” (1993)

  18. Amsterdaam says:

    Actually, scratch that, use this link:

    Mods, you can delete the other link if you please.

  19. fnc says:

    Funny or not, it’s -interesting- to see someone so far outside the bounds of normal behavior and how “normal” people respond to it. On the whole, he wasn’t treated that badly for being so far out of his gourd. The one guy he fought with wanted to kick him while he was down, but another member of the forming crowd actually pushed him back.

    At any rate the video had fewer crazy people and less violence than your average American political rally.

  20. Anonymous says:

    In soviet russia you get your ass naked, then kicked

  21. Anonymous says:

    Look, Borat.

  22. Dawn deMom says:

    Is anyone else seeing Borat jumping up and down on the car?

  23. pinehead says:

    Actually, I’m surprised they didn’t beat him far more savagely, considering the damage he did to their cars. Especially the fellow in the white shirt/blue shorts. Naked guy actually chased that man into his building AFTER denting the guy’s car. Taking all that into account, I’d say the response from the public was very merciful. I didn’t see any blood or any violent beating and kicking. They just took him down and covered him up, presumably while someone else called the cops.

  24. Alan says:

    @#4 Who puts an alarm on a Lada? Someone who is afraid someone else will jump on the roof and cave it in.

  25. ultranaut says:

    This video challenged my prejudices. I kept waiting for the infamous Russian brutality to emerge and beat the crazy fucker to death.

    I also never expected that stray dogs in Russia wear coats. WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT ABOUT?!

  26. jonw says:

    naked russian gentleman, I love it. I too am reminded of Mr. Borat, but am mystified about the car alarm on the little Yugo thing…

  27. Anonymous says:

    “I’d say the response from the public was very merciful.”

    I agree. I also don’t think it was alcohol (he’s still too coordinated, despite what’s he’s actually doing), more like PCP or some kind of hallucinogen. Or simple insanity, really. I can’t believe someone didn’t hurt him more seriously; after he damaged all those cars, I would’ve been trying to knock him cold, not feel sorry for him.

    I mean, what do you do, when you’ve got someone going crazy like this? I’d say limiting the damage is the first priority, not sympathy. Trying to keep his injuries to a minimum would be great, but people don’t think like that when they’re fighting back or trying to stop him. It also seems like his neighbors might already know him, they seemed to be pretty forgiving.

  28. Dan Mac says:

    I don’t get the NSFW advisory. I don’t think preschoolers or 8 year olds would be traumatized by seeing this mans penis, even full screen.
    The dog running around with the coat on though, that is frightening.

    • Xeni Jardin says:

      Generally, masturbation and nudity for any gender falls under what most of our readers consider NSFW, so I include the advisory as a courtesy to our community.

  29. knoxblox says:

    3:07 – Wrong head, dude.

    3:45 – No, I did not order a “sausage pizza”.

    Anyway, after spending months over in Eastern European countries, I still don’t know if there is a central “911″-style number to call in emergencies like this.

    • Michael Smith says:

      112 on any GSM phone. We should make it a universal standard for phone systems. I believe 112 works from European land lines.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Dawn: yep, that was first thought: Borat.

  31. Anonymous says:

    The way the camera is set up to catch this, and the whole way it is filmed, makes this reek rather of the Russian PhotoExtreme trend. This could easily be staged.

  32. Gabriel C. says:

    I’d hit that. But seriously, every time I saw a dog walk anywhere near the dude I feared for its life/anus.

  33. timewilltell says:

    Ashamed I watched this video. Violence breeds violence. He too is a son, brother, uncle, friend; and a human being.

  34. i_prefer_yeti says:

    Brian Wilson shouldn’t have let The Machine out of his box.

  35. Noodle says:

    This is horrible, and sad. Lets not give this much more air than that eh?

  36. i_prefer_yeti says:

    At least the tiny dog is wearing a coat.

  37. Anonymous says:

    I was laughing…. Until they mob started beating him……

    Seriously why can’t people show some restraint and just subdue someone who is obviously out of their mind? Once someone is on the ground they are fairly helpless to fight back. Then again people tend not to think when some crazy naked guy starts attacking them.

    Humanity Fail.

  38. Emo Pinata says:

    Why does anyone feel sorry for a crazy who’s either too crazy to act differently or so high it doesn’t matter. I feel bad for just about everyone else int eh video besides the naked guy, he caused a decent amount of damage on top of public masturbation and humping a van.

  39. MrJM says:

    After watching this full video I can’t believe I spent the 70s and 80s in fear of the Soviets.
    Sure I was a kid, but still.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a classic case of Dave’s Syndrome to me. How hot was it outside?

  41. Pete says:

    This is a new low for boingboing. Not only posting a video of somebody naked, being beaten up by a gang, but suggesting that it’s laughable material by including the Benny Hill music. Would this have been funny if it was a naked woman being kicked by a gang of people?

    • macguffin says:

      “Would this have been funny if it was a naked woman being kicked by a gang of people?”

      Well, no, but that’s a different situation, as a woman would have almost certainly been totally outclassed physically. The “don’t hit girls” rule is based on more than just chivalry.

      (Note: I only watched part of the video, but I found it distressing. I’m not saying that I think it’s funny when it’s a man, just that there’s a reason I – and most people – would be more worried if the victim was a woman.)

  42. Vengefultacos says:

    What is it about crazy people and nudity? I mean, it’s like the second someone loses their marbles, they immediately lose their clothes.

    Hm… and for that matter, why aren’t there more really cute (insert gender of preference) crazy people who get naked? Yes, perhaps that’s the more pressing question…

    • toyg says:

      Wearing clothes is a pretty “unnatural” act: how many animals have you ever seen wearing self-made clothes? Hence, as soon as you throw out the rules of polite society, clothes are among the first things you’ll find unnecessary (bar extreme weather). Plus, most drugs will accelerate your body functions, so when you’re high you’ll usually feel hot.

      Initially i thought this guy could be mentally ill, but his behavior is too erratic — someone fixated on masturbation would probably keep masturbating, at least intermittently. Also, the (younger?) guy handing him some sort of clothes, who clearly knows the guy, would probably try harder to stop him, if he was used to handle this sort of situation because of recurring outbreaks. It’s also too extreme to be alcohol, his coordination and power are way too good to be drunk. So yeah, I’d say drugs of some sort.

      (Personally, I’m in the self-righteous camp: I’ve seen mental illness, it’s very difficult to joke about it once it degenerates in aggressive situations, and it can challenge pretty much all assumptions about your own sanity, which is why it’s so damn scary at the social level.)

  43. juanpa says:

    I really really really don’t consider this funny. At all. On the contrary, it is sad: for the guy, obviously, but also for the owners of the cars.

    It’s safe to assume that whoever does this could be considered out of his mind.

  44. Teller says:

    Pls no music.
    Silent, it’s pretty sad. Poignant even.

  45. Marktech says:

    I suppose not a lot has changed since the classy folk used to go down to Bedlam to point and laugh at the funny crazy people.

  46. Anonymous says:

    What’s so special about cars that people feel the need to commit violence over them? It’s just a car.

    Oh, and naked man is my hero. I live a better life vicariously through his glorious romp! Makes me feel a little ashamed at how small I kept my doses of LSD when I did it. That man knows how to trip balls!

  47. nehpetsE says:

    At one point or another we have all been the completely-lost-it naked-person. This video presents many aspects of human experiential theater, including humor. But the primary emotion evoked in me, was concern that the crazy person would injure someone or be injured seriously himself.

    The word “bonkers” (featured in the title,)to me connotes wacky-fun local furniture store television spot.
    “Woooo!!! woooo!!! i’m totally bonkers! i’m selling these living room combinations for prices sooooooooo low you’ll think i’m BoNkErS!!!!”

    The man in the video is not selling any furniture. Only pathos.

  48. Yenisei says:

    Это он, это он, гаммабутиролактон!

    Neither vodka nor PCP. It’s home-made GHB (sodium oxybate) or its precursor, gammabutyrolactone, which is semi-freely available in Russian stores as a common solvent. Makes you super-horny (hence the enthusiastic masturbating in the beginning) and totally oblivious – also impervious to any pain or injury until you crash. He won’t remember ANY of it next morning.

  49. imorgan73 says:

    Too agile for vodka. Not impervious enough for PCP. My money is on mental illness. Note the person who comes out with a blanket for him – overwhelmed carer/family member who has seen it before?

    • Yenisei says:

      Note the person who comes out with a blanket for him – overwhelmed carer/family member who has seen it before?

      My guess? Embarrassed trip sitter/roommate.

  50. ablebody says:

    the world cares a great deal more about property damage than brain damage.

  51. Anonymous says:

    We found the footage WITH SOUND…and now the right link :)

  52. wrybread says:

    I’ve read through all the comments and am ready to pronounce my verdict.

    The correct answer to whether or not this is funny is, yes, its funny. The scene where he humps the van was worth the ticket price on its own.

    Juanpa loses the thread for being more concerned about people’s cars than the obvious ripple of human sanity that we’re watching.

    Gabriel C wins the thread for the line “every time I saw a dog walk anywhere near the dude I feared for its life/anus”.

    And to everyone else: thanks for playing, and have a nice day.

  53. punkmumma says:

    Obviously some people find this funny, I do not I am sure many do not either. I dont think boing boing have stooped low maybe the poster who included it really loves the video for entertainment. There is nothing witty about it, however mental illness is a real issue in all parts of the world. Even if the guy is drunk to get that drunk to do this sad really.

  54. DeWynken says:

    My six year old daughter thought that was funny as shit. Really people, get over yourselves.

  55. Anonymous says:

    Wow there’s a lot of self righteousness in these comments. Its perfectly possible to find something absurd and humorous whilst still having compassion for the person (or people) involved. Its laughter at unexpected behavior, not at the person portraying it. Personally, if I lived in those buildings I’d be stripping naked and wanking in the streets once a week just to let off steam.

  56. rain_globule says:

    I don’t get sad from this, I get funny. This video 1. has no sound and is too far away to make out details like his face that would give it a sense of intimacy 2. he may be having a nervous break down but if your nervous break down includes jumping on cars, waving your dick at people and following them into their house it’s funny, this video is actually so well orchestrated I am on the fence about it’s fakeness. and 3. at no point in this video are they ganging up and kicking the shit out of this guy, a few people punched him in response the the crazy but it seemed to be handled with minimal violence.

  57. weeklyrob says:

    I think they handled him as gently as could be expected, really, in the end just getting him on the ground and holding him there. There’s even a moment when someone does kick him while down, and another guy pushes the kicker away.

    But I don’t see it as funny, even if six-year-olds think it is. It just makes me sad.

    • Chrs says:

      About pushing the guy who kicked him, exactly; I was a little surprised that nobody else had mentioned that. Seriously, people were pretty pissed, but considering that the guy was absolutely refusing to calm the fuck down and kept trying to hurt people without provocation? That was relatively not much force.

  58. ColbertNoRelation says:

    Did anyone else notice how the little dog in pink coat that leaves to the right around 0.41 returns from the left around 5.41. 5 minutes around the block with those stumpy little legs? *That* deserves a benny hill theme.

  59. Neon Tooth says:

    This was pretty great until the guys all kind of mobbed up and started giving him a lot of unnecessary kicks.

  60. bardfinn says:





    • Major Variola (ret) says:

      @Bardfinn: Awesome. I never did see what was so ecologically friendly about sleeping ideas, though.

      @Xeni: “Also: it better not be a goddamned viral video for some energy drink.” Hilarious. Vodka + speed, to get you through the afternoon.

      Re NSFW rating is correct, better to be cautious.

      Note to self: Remember to remove sandals when kicking.

      That hotel has pretty good service, bringing a bathrobe outside.

      Someone needs to remix Dorothy calling for Toto when that little
      pink dog enters…

  61. Anonymous says:


  62. RockMutha says:

    Thank god Mario showed up at the end.

  63. Anonymous says:

    moral of the story: Russians can’t fight.

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