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Those among you who've ever been forced to work in a cubicle farm will certainly enjoy this CCTV footage of what happens when a suit reaches breaking point: And here's the action from another angle, captured on a mobile phone: Splendid. There are suspicions among sceptical netizens that this rampage may be a put-up, but …

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  1. Mad Dave

    Are you happy, Ballmer?

    I see the Vista roll-out has been having some unexpected effects on workers.

    Mandriva FTW!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Down

    Must be fake...

    Looks staged. Did any of those monitors have cables?

    TBH - you look round our office and anyone could snap like that at any time!

    (Posting anonymously as I don't want the security to turn up at my desk and taser me!)

  3. The BigYin
    Thumb Down

    Call me cynical

    But until there is evidence otherwise, I'll call this a fake.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Any chance of a link to the footage then please?

    Is it me or is there a bit missing?

  5. Steven Raith
    Thumb Up

    Disappointed...

    ...that he didn't set fire to himself at the end.

    That would have made it far more interesting.

    Steven R

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Pirate

    Who wants some ?!?

    I feel like that everyday and I've not been in the office in over a year!

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bzzzzt!

    Dont taze me 'bro!

  8. P.Nutt

    Thought it was faked.....

    Up until the point when it looks like they tazed the poor over stressed blokes ass a couple of times!!!!!!!

    Gotta love those crazy Japanese!

  9. Rick Berry
    Thumb Down

    Staged

    It's gotta be staged. Who uses CRTs anymore?

  10. Mark Lockwood
    Thumb Down

    Shenanigans

    He picked up two monitors with no VGA and power leads connected? I'm playing my Bluff card

  11. Andrew Carpenter
    Joke

    Wireless monitor?

    The fact that his monitor is able to operate with neither electricity or VGA signal cable either proves that he works for a very advanced technology giant, or the video is a fake.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Hmmmm

    The CCTV footage looks pretty real, the responses of the co-workers (and the alleged security guy) look fairly authentic as well. The mobile phone footage enhances this to a point, except towards the final two-man deak takedown, either the alleged perp was knackered as he flapped at the two guys, or they hadn't practiced that bit before. I would go with knackered, that was a fairly heavy burst of activity for a suit.

    The thing I noticed was the use of CRT and not TFT. Either the footage is old, or the company has a poor IT budget and hasn't replaced the equipment for ages. No wonder the man flipped. And no wonder he could fend the security guy off with one of those old heavy keyboards.

    I hate open plan offices unless they are really well planned. That place looks too small and untidy.

    His is the straightjacket.

  13. brimful
    Flame

    ID cards

    ID cards would've prevented this terrorist from terroising the office.

  14. Gregg Bond
    Flame

    Damn it feels good to be a gangster.

    It's identifiable, work is a stressful place, but whanging a co-worker in the face with a monitor is bad Karma. I cant help but wonder if they used LCD's he might have been able to get more hang-time on the shot though.

  15. Hugh
    Happy

    Similar incident

    I had a similar incident a few years ago where a bloke was fired and decided it would be a good idea to pick up a large plant from its pot and throw it around the office. The soil went everywhere, mainly on my PC as I was sitting closest to the plant at the time. I also had the only female person there sitting with me for training at the time!

    Needless to say he was escorted off the premises by security!

  16. Kenneth Ross

    Did he get tazered?

    Watched the phone video - crackling sound right at the end: did the security guy (label on sleeve) tazer him? Any idea where this was?

  17. Tom
    Happy

    @brimful / ID cards

    Thank you :-D

    I haven't laughed quite that hard in a long long time!

  18. BoldMan
    Paris Hilton

    This is a title!!!

    Wonder if he was wearing a transformers T-shirt? You can never trust those people!

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @P.Nutt

    They weren't Japanese, they don't speak in Japanese and they don't look Japanese,

    I'd wager it's more likely to be a south American nation hence the dodgy screens, the language.

  20. Tim
    Go

    Let this be a lesson...

    ... to all you unscrupulous micro-managers! In fact, I'd like to hire 20 or 30 mercenaries to take up call-centre work at a call-centre I used to worked at once, just to express my disappointment in the resources in a similar fashion.

  21. Anonymous Coward
    Boffin

    No VGA cables?

    Lots of monitors have cables which aren't screwed in, so would fall out if you picked them up and threw them. Could still be a fake, but the bit where he's beaten up and the end looks reasonably convincing. :)

    Goggles to avoid flying VDUs. :)

  22. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    CRTs

    I was working on CRTs on my last job which I left in late 06. I now have a client who uses a mix of CRT and tft and at home I use a CRT because it's still too expensive to get a tft big enough to compensate for the square pixels making everything jagged. Things like that bug me.

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    crt

    I'm looking around my office at the sea of CRT monitors - not me thankfully (as the only 'designer' in the office I get a swish 24" LCD for my Mac Pro). Monitors ahoy for when I go postal!

  24. Anonymous Coward
    Heart

    More on CRTs

    Given the way he pulls both CRTs forward I'm inclined to say that the power and VGA cables are tied to the desk behind the monitors. This negates the need to screw in the VGA cable since it won't fall out under normal use unless the monitor is moved.

    Heart because love is all he really needed.

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Flame

    CCTV

    If they had another CCTV camera in the office then it would have all been prevented.

  26. Pyers

    Hey

    Should've got a mac.

  27. Sampler

    Monitor Cables

    The last desk he's on sure looks like there's a cable and the second one he picks up he struggles with first - possibly pulling the cords out?

    I've worked in similar offices before and never fastened the VGA cables in as they seemed to play musical chairs and I was in most weekends swapping them round - sure it's not the only office that did nor I the only it bod to not fasten the cables.

    Is odd how he's center framed for the CCTV camera to start with though and never moves out of frame to the right or front.

    Wonder what the boss was saying though - here's the forecast for next quarter and by the way i boffin your wife...

  28. Duncan Watts

    RE: Thought it was faked.....

    Looks pretty real to me.

    Just been informed by a Russian colleague that they're speaking Russian in this video, not Japanese...

  29. W

    "He picked up two monitors with no VGA and power leads connected? I'm playing my Bluff card"

    Seconded.

  30. jai

    monitor leads

    actually, looking at our monitors here, none of the video leads are screwed in to the connectors at the back

    i don't see why a quick enough grab of the monitor wouldn't cause both the video lead and the power cable to fall out the back so it'd be easy to lob it across the office

    could easily be the same in that office

    still, fake or not, it's impressive he manages to throw that many CRTs and all those cubicle dividers

  31. Drunken
    Jobs Horns

    Good time

    I don't know if it is fake or not but I can clearly see the cables attached to the monitor he throws.

    The incident apparently happened in Russia which may explain the CRT monitors.

  32. Tony

    We need more sympathy

    I too was a bit sceptical about if it was faked - however, the quality of the picture that I see doesn't allow me to know for certain if there are cables attached or not. I've seen plenty of places where the monitor was attached without the screws being tightened up so that doesn't surprise me either. As for there being CRT monitors, there are very many places that have yet to replace these.

    Although the immediate reaction is to laugh (and it is a perfectly normal human reaction), I don't find it too funny - I've had to deal with people that suffered stress related breakdowns and one where the person had a major chemical imbalance that needed regular medication, but had forgotten to take it.

    It can be quite frightening for people that are not used to seeing someone lose it so badly. It's also quite difficult to know the best way to deal with it - and it can also cause problems for those staff that witness such an event. OK in those cultures that naturally talk about these sorts of things, but not so easy when your lip has to be stiff, don't cher know.

    "There but for the grace of God..."

  33. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @ Rick Berry: CRTs?

    Sadly there are plenty of them still in my office. Outnumbering TFT about 200 to 1 (except in the senior management suites, of course), so I wouldn't rule out anything on that basis... Still a lack of any visible cabling raises a question mark or two.

    If it was a fake, kudos to the stuntwoman that copped the monitor...

  34. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    Yet another...

    Disgrunted Asus 900 owner on discovering that his battery was not as large as expected.

    Monitor cables - well unless they were never screwed in and using the apple magnetic power plugs... and 17" CRT's were light weight...

    It might have been 'staged' - but not necessarily amongst actors... perhaps it was a candid camera thing.

  35. James Weston
    Alert

    I have a CRT on my desk...

    ...watch out

  36. TeeCee Gold badge

    Wires?

    I dunno about that one. The power lead on most monitors (especially older ones) will come out at the slightest provocation and the number of times I've come across a colleague's "monitor problem" that's turned out to be down to Desktop support being too sodding lazy to fasten the screws on the signal lead which has subsequently worked loose is too high to count.

    The fact that he can apparently pick up and chuck a monitor without it dragging the system unit with it could just as easily be down to crap installation as it could be to faking the footage.

    Still reckon it's a fake though.

  37. Smallbrainfield
    Paris Hilton

    Sounded like eastern europeans to me

    they love going crazy. I've seen GTA IV so it must be true.

    The footage looks real enough to me. Some of our offices still have CRTS.

  38. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Tony

    "but not so easy when your lip has to be stiff" - I thought us English were the height of lip-stiffness? Of course, had this happened in England nobody would have blinked.

  39. Mono Ape
    Thumb Down

    Fake

    No cables on monitors. All the birds stay in camera view - real life (tm), they'd have legged it. Partitions cannot be just pulled apart with your bare hands - have a go.

    C'mon Reg, we expect more critical scepticism from your hacks.

  40. Smallbrainfield

    @ Kenneth Ross

    Yes, I think he gets tasered twice. I certainly stopped him in his tracks, anyway.

  41. Richard Kay
    Unhappy

    cable attachments and the strength of madmen

    For anyone behaving that crazily he would have barely noticed the minimal resistance likely to have been offered by the cable screws, which really wouldn't have stopped him. The cable connections would have disconnected at the weakest point - in my view either threads stripped or bolts sheared right off, whichever goes first - if not ripping the wires and sheath right out of the connector. Come on folks - someone prepared to fling heavy CRT monitors around the office at co-workers ain't going to be stopped by a couple of little 3mm screws.

  42. Sordid Details
    Alert

    He's lucky...

    ...he only got tasered. Last time I was in an IT office in Moscow they had guards on the front door armed with 9mm pistols!

  43. Josh Cain
    Joke

    how do you say...

    How do you say 'don't taze me, bro!' in Russian?

  44. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Down

    Totally faked

    As many have pointed out, there do not seem to be cables attached to the monitors. Easily pulled out doesn't answer it either, the power I can see as it is usually "plugged" at the monitor end, but the video cable is pretty much 100% permanently attached at the monitor, making it almost impossible to pick up and throw with such ease.

    The woman that he throws it towards, doesn't take it in the head, she clearly braces herself with her arms ready in front of her as he throws it at the monitor on her desk and she does a spectacular job of making it look like she took one in the noggin.

    Also, most of the "extra's" just stand around or move around somewhat casually to the sides, in a real work environment if someone melted down like that, there would be a mass exodus from the room.

    Last point, never saw an office where every window covering was down completely. Often they would be at varying levels of open/closed, that would make the lighting difficult for the shoot though.

    Of course, I could be wrong, if so, apologies to the lady with the dented head.

    --Pete

  45. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    I reckon everyone should be allowed one of these

    You should be issued with a one-time permit to completely lose it and trash your office once in your career.

    I could have used it a couple of weeks back when our retarded on-line system lost 2 hours of my work on a Monday morning.

    After all, monitors and potted plants are much cheaper than extended psychiatric therapy.

  46. Slaine

    So - where are the mice?

    Power lead - okay - fair enough, they pop out for bugger all reason but... I tend to tidy the cables away in such an anally retentive manner that pulling the mouse too hard makes the speakers wobble. I've noticed too that the screwing in bit is at the back of the base unit, and normally I find that at the back of the monitor the signal lead is a permanent fixture, not something with a "screw it in/leave it loose" option.

  47. Random Coolzip
    Alert

    Intense, faked or no

    I think the "no cables" brigade is off base here, one of the monitors he throws clearly drops sharply as soon as he throws it, and seems to dangle over a cube wall. As others point out, many times the VGA cable isn't fastened and power cables are designed to detach from either end. I freaked when I heard the loud "BZZZT!" in the cell phone coverage. I wondered if they'd hit the guy with a taser. Then someone bends towards him again (clear view blocked by the other guy catching the action on a phone) and there's that "BZZZT!" again. Yup, I think so.

    The only question left is: who added the subtitling to the CC footage?

  48. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @We need more sympathy

    Actually this is true. I worked with a man who worked 18 hour days 7 days a week and when he snapped the company showed no gratitude whatsoever.

  49. Craig

    Fake I reckon

    'cos of the mobile phone video. The windows all happened to be covered so the footage comes out OK ;)

    I've never worked in an office with closed black-out blinds...

  50. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    gah, cowards

    You notice nobody took him down until security got there.

    If that was my office I would beat the guy unconcous with his own bloody chair.

    Now in my office everyone but managers has crt's and old slow PC's. The managers have TFT's and brand new laptops. I work for an international IT reseller which just goes to show.

  51. Anonymous Coward
    Go

    Can't blame him....

    I felt like that >90% of the time when I was office bound (only about 50% of the time now I am free range).

    Have to love the bit where he goes for the photocopier with the coat/hat stand thing. When the percussive maintenance fails he gives it a good old fashioned kicking.

    Fake or not, love it!

  52. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sigh...

    When something like this happens why is it there's always some hysterical woman who just -has- to scream?

  53. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    too obvious

    so the company cops for a couple of broken monitors and the odd bit of dented furniture [all of which are dubtless covered by insurance]. when i crack i'm wiping a few hard drives before i leave!

  54. DV Henkel-Wallace
    Paris Hilton

    I can believe it

    At first I also agreed it looked fake because everybody pretty much just stood around and watched. But he was so incompetent: wandering around, taking several flabby kicks to remove a panel which then came imperfectly free, slipping on the desk because of leather shoes, etc. A hollywood epic would have had more planning and would have had attractive debris flying clear. It is convincing to me.

    But maybe I'm just dim.

    Paris 'coz normally....why else would you watch crummy web video?

  55. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    If I don't get my red stapler back

    I'll burn the whole place down...

  56. mewol

    30 seconds missing

    Note the timestamps in the lower right.

    It turns 12:11 at about :51 seconds in. The "glitch" occurs and video comes back up at 12:12 (at 1:21 in). 12:13 arrives at 2:21, suggesting that the video resumed at exactly 12:12. So that brief blackout actually lasted ~30 seconds.

    Could just be a case of editing out a 30-second camera failure, but that sure doesn't do a lot to help its credibility.

  57. Stu
    Happy

    Hilarious! Thanks for cheering me up on a dull friday!

    That is classic, I think it looks pretty authentic.

    I loved the bit in the security cam footage when he kept hitting the photocopier - one point it pathetically spurted out a sheet of paper, like it was feeling getting hit!!!

    :-)

    Just great!

    Anybody know what supposedly started him off?? - his colleague was picking papers up off the floor for him - perhaps it was sparked by a snidey comment thrown in about his papers not being neat and tidy. I know I'd do the same if somebody told me my desk was untidy - wait - it IS untidy. AAAAARRRGGGGGHHHHH I've gone on a rampage.

    On a sadder note, I would imagine shortly after that outburst, he must have ended up in a padded cell, and is currently undergoing months of rehabilitative psychotherapy.

  58. pctechxp

    I worked with someone like this

    He got hauled off the premises by the Police and security and got the boot.

    This was funny to watch though.

  59. Adam Williamson
    Thumb Down

    @mewol

    And just after the glitch, he's got a sledgehammer I'm sure he didn't have before.

  60. Tony

    @Pete McPhedran

    "in a real work environment if someone melted down like that, there would be a mass exodus from the room"

    Possibly not; people don't always react normally when an unusual situation occurs. It is quite normal for people to simply stand and watch - next time you pass an accident look at the number of people stood around. Or watch the news for an "incident" - same thing.

    It takes people in different ways.

    A friend of mine worked for the IR in a main office - she was asked to spend some time on the front desk. Second day, a man walked in and because he couldn't get what he wanted, he dragged the monitor (CRT) off her desk and started to throw stuff around. Not one person moved. I was called to go and get her later to make sure she got home OK and she was alright. But the next day 5 other staff didn't turn up as they were suffering PTSD.

    @Mono Ape ; "Partitions cannot be just pulled apart with your bare hands - have a go."

    Depends on how old they areand how well they are put together. We moved offices recently and the old partitions fell over without anyone touching them; only held up by the paper and staples!

  61. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Do all offices have CCTV in the corner?

    If it's real it's a bit extreme. I'm not aware of any "office" area I've worked in being CCTV'd up. Factory floors, critical common corridors, warehouses and Carparks but not offices.

    If it's real then I'd probably expect the company to be nailed for an unsafe working environment. Screens and chairs shouldn't be that movable? Maybe it was an episode of "The Hulk" in the making??

  62. Mad Hacker

    you guys don't get out much?

    First I've worked in several offices where it was against the rules to raise the blinds on the windows. So lowered blinds don't seem odd.

    Second, yep, most places I work now dumped CRTs, but there are a lot of places that still have them.

    As for CCTVs in the offices, yep. Most offices I've worked had them, and they were "secret" In other words, unless you knew where there were (or could recognize a camera yourself) people didn't know about them. In one instance, security used them to find a clepto who was stealing small items from everyone's desk after work. Never did get my headphones back from him. grrr

    With all that said, seems real enough to me.

  63. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Horns

    Ahhh yes....

    This is what would have happened in the Matrix, if he'd taken the other pill. :)

  64. John
    Happy

    CRT's=happiness

    I've got 2 of the things, one in a box and one on the desk. I also have TFT too. I'm saving the TFT for when I eventually go over to Vista. Hum. They are surprisingly easy to throw around though; when I was warehousing in a repair facility we used to see how far we could throw them into the recycling skip (which was the size of a small office). Authorising the destruction of the things was the best part of the job, as was hurling keyboards and other bits of gubbins (from the 3rd floor). TFT's make great frisbees when the stands are snapped off. Us plebs swapped a poxy 14 incher for a 19 incher that was being chucked, as there was nowt wrong with it. Happy days :)

    I liked the bit where he took an axe to the photocopier.

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  66. Kanhef
    Thumb Up

    Nice work by security

    Watching the disarm and takedown, they clearly had some skill. They definitely had a taser - note the way he gets jabbed at 2:46 CCTV - 1:13 on the mobe, with zapping sound. The blackout could have been the system changing tapes. As for the time discrepancy, it's caused by different framerates. 120 seconds of recorded time is played back in almost exactly 90 seconds. 120s at 24 fps is 2880 frames; displaying that in 90s gives a playback speed of precisely 30 fps.

  67. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yup..he got double Zapped

    With 6 and 3 seconds to go on the cctv vid you can see him getting the big T. This matches up with phone vid. No wonder he's hurling at the end

  68. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    Funny then sad...

    At first I was laughing, then I started thinking Jeez dude what's got so bad in your life you have to lose it like this, beat the stress out of everything around you.

    I am wondering if this is fake and is a promotional video for one of those anti-stress courses that companies always try to get you to go on once a year, make sure you behave like good little worker bee's and don't fantasize about taking some of your co-workers and ramming a keyboard where the sun don't....I've gone too far haven't I? I just get me...me...urmm..you know.....

  69. Anton Ivanov
    Thumb Up

    Re: Staged

    Next time listen to the language in the background. It is from the part of the world where a monitor still costs much more than a decent suit (though it could have been guessed anyway by the average obesity level especially in the female part of the office).

    I does not look staged. It looks like something a pissed of Russian working for an American company that has cubicled all of their staff would do. And it probably is.

  70. James Pickett
    Happy

    Looks real enough to me

    Anyone going to that amount of trouble to stage it would have taken better quality videos.

    This might be useful in mitigation:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/18/computer_chucking_german/

  71. Mike Flugennock
    Go

    Not a sledgehammer or an axe...

    ...but more likely a floor-lamp stand. It's too rounded and symmetrical at the base.

    Still, certainly enough mass moving at the end to do some damage. (;^>

  72. Temp

    PC LOAD LETTER!?!?

    PC LOAD LETTER!?!?

  73. Dalen
    Thumb Up

    Yes, they do speak Russian

    As a native Russian speaker, I have to say that the video isn't fake. You just can't fake swearing and hysterics like that.

    I feel sorry for the guy, on top of breaking down and getting tazed, he's in for a s***load of money.

  74. Ron Loftin
    Jobs Horns

    Missing the real point

    Seems to me that this is most likely the video part of a job application to be Ballmer's stand-in.

  75. Magilla
    Boffin

    Re: PC LOAD LETTER!?!? (Temp)

    What the frak does that mean??

  76. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Analysis of the initial conditions of the outrage

    The distressed man's co-worker, the man in the white shirt, carelessly knocked a stack of papers off the distressed man's desk. As the co-worker picked up the papers, his bearing seemed to communicate a brusque and unapologetic manner. In addition, moments before the distressed worker exploded in enraged fury, the white-shirted man could be seen to pause and finger through some of the dropped papers. The first thing the stressed worker did in his outburst was to strike the white-shirted man, suggesting his fury was initally directed at him.

  77. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This is not staged!

    What a bunch of cynical old men, looking for reasons to assume it is fake!

    Why can't you just accept it at face value? Out of the billions of hours of CCTV footage taken around the world, some of it is going to capture the full range of human and non-human emotions, events and disasters - some will be leaked, and some unbroadcastable.

    Yes, they were speaking Russian though I can't tell what dialect. It would explain the old monitors and poor quality cctv at the time it was recorded. (Years ago I worked as a retoucher for a spot-the-ball competition with a £1m prize and was videod while I worked, but that is a special case!) Remember, this is a very different culture to what you're used to. It isn't unusual in Russia or in Eastern European countries to have CCTV running in offices. They even have or had armed security guards inside Marks & Spencers etc!

    The mobile footage starts a good time after the guy loses it, presumably because it takes time for someone to realise that there might still be something worth filming, and that his mobile would do the job. The security guard also turns up after an appropriate delay.

    I'm convinced it is unstaged and spontaneous. Everyone behaved naturally (even with shameful inaction) at the shock, and it is all too easy to put yourselves in their positions and criticize with hindsight. So, what would you really all do in that sudden situation with someone so unpredictable?

  78. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Candid Camera...

    Yes Anonymous Coward, i'm sure Candid Camera involves throwing a monitor in your face...

  79. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Russian Offices

    Having spent a little time in offices in various places throughout the good ole USSR (oh wait... didn't they get one of those marketing companies in and pay them millions to give them a makeover?) from '98 to '05, CCTV in offices is a surprisingly common thing (surprising by our standards in blighty anyway)...

    As for the cables argument? I've chucked CRT monitors around enough (cleared old offices for a while too) to know it is perfectly possible to yank the cable out of the back of some, with a short sharp tug. The footage isn't clear or high definition enough to state conclusively there are or aren't any cables attached, but pulling them off the desk is easy to do unless they are bolted down. A plug socket is normally a permenent feature, and a plug in it secured better than the other end in the back of a monitor. Graphics cables also aren't a permanent fixture at the monitor end in a lot of CRT's in widespread use in Russia (cheaper I guess), from makers you won't have heard of here, and almost certainly never will either.

    Even without speaking Russian (well, such a small amount it couldn't be classed as speaking it) it was pretty plain to see how stressed many of the people I spent time with were, due to such ridiculous levels of violence within Russian society (unfortunate consequence of having a state and economy run by organised crime), low wages for the vast majority, scarcity of resource - Vodka being the exception - that shit is EVERYWHERE! and GOOD! and CHEAP! :) *hic*

    While our "friends" across the pond have "going postal", the Russians have a related phenomenon known as "going clerical"...

    I think it's real...

  80. mark Weiss
    Coat

    i don't get it

    it's the cube. always the cube.

  81. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    @Magilla

    Please hand in your Geek/nerd card at the door and check

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151804/

    HTH

    /Coat as i off to see a hypnotist

  82. E_Nigma
    Pirate

    Which One of Us Is It Going to Be?

    Me and my colleagues watched this and laughed at "the king" today, and we joked about which one of us is it going to be. And then, about a quarter an hour later, one of them slammed the desk with his fists in frustration, and there was an odd moment of silence in the office...

  83. StopthePropaganda

    one small problem

    that the "action" all started in exactly the center of the camera's view. And maintained it all within the camera's view as best as a fixed camera could be.

    And since the camera was "deployed" properly (in a corner to show the whole room) for the "action" to occur dead center seems much too convenient.

    Another attempt at a 'viral" video. I'm surprised there's not a product or movie endorsement strapped on somewhere.

  84. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle

    Just the next phase...

    ...of the kettlebells craze, combining Primal Scream Therapy and PowerPuff Girls posing.

    How long before the "Pumping Monitors" video comes out?

  85. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    Not faked

    If you notice, the monitors don't move freely when tossed, but stop suddenly and drop. That suggests a cable. Have a look at the CC tape, when he first throws the monitor towards the woman. It doesn't move freely.

    These people were speaking Russian. I couldn't make out the words for most of it, but at one point a woman is shouting at the guy, "What do you want?"

    I don't see any good point in creating a crappy film of a rampage. That would have required considerable effort by so many people, with the equipment being set up for destruction. Sure, it *might* have been faked, but I just don't see it.

    Lending credibility to this, in my opinion, was the person who was using his cell phone to video the rampage - caught on the video we have here.

    I vote for it being real, but of course I've been fooled before.

    I'm just surprised it doesn't happen more often...

  86. Fuzzy
    Coat

    Enough already about the TPS reports

    Fake or not there are some days when you just want to go postal in the office, particularly after having to deal with managers who have all the forward thinking of wheel clamps Estended lunch tyoday, i think, at the pub.

  87. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @StopthePropaganda

    Well, Mr Cynical-To-The-End... if it hadn't caught the action in full view, it wouldn't have made it here for us to discuss it!

    (Notice that there weren't any people videoing the beginning with their phones).

  88. Magilla
    Flame

    Re: @Magilla (by AC)

    Watch the movie again, and then you may hand your geek card in (humour fail).

    You'll find that the full line is "PC LOAD LETTER? What the f**k does that mean?!?"

  89. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Director claims responsibility

    http://www.russiatoday.ru/features/news/26007

  90. E_Nigma
    Happy

    Got me fooled

    I wasn't 100% sure of the authenticity, but I was more inclined towards believing in it. I suppose a real director should be able to make the stuff he films look convincing.

  91. Charles Champness
    Coat

    who says it's a fake?

    1. they sound east european to me

    2. some people in this world still use CRT's right?

    3. screens work perfectly fine without screwing the cables in place, which makes installation and removal quicker (and they're easier to throw)

    4. ouch, that chick got a face full and she doesn't look like a stuntgirl

    5. he did a damn good job screwing up that office before security came

    6. there are way too many people for this to be an unpaid fake... unless if there's a huge bunch of bored friends who have some old office equipment to waste?!? in that case they did an awesome job!!

    i would have knocked him to the floor within 10sec... but only because i don't like picking plant soil out of my keyboard.

    ...just getting the cattleprod out of my jacket pocket to join the fun.

  92. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    Its not real - marketing campaign

    This has been proved to be a viral campaign for a new movie called Wanted. The video is actually a music video for Russian band Delta

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