It's a swift and hilarious lesson.
Hurricane parties are a way of life in the south. To be fair, the threat of Harvey — and the fact that the storm made good on the doomsayers promises — may have dampened spirits a bit, but things like extreme flooding and power outages didn’t stop these three dudes from being too lit. They climbed on top of a Houston bus stop and learned, to paraphrase the immortal Herman Simpson, “Harvey don’t play that.”
It starts out like most dancing Snapchats: Three dudes are lined up and ready to hit whips, folks, dabs and anything else that goes well with an “ayy.” The cameraman is primed and ready to oversell it with a well-timed tilt and maybe some fire effects, but they never get there. Unfortunately, a storm like Harvey has a tendency to weaken structures and a bus shelter is no exception. The only thing the three men hit is the ground after the roof collapses under their weight and sends them tumbling to the dirt.
One of them manages to grab the crossbar and gracefully drop down to the ground. Crew, take notes. He’s the one you’re going to want if you’re ever truly stuck in a dangerous situation. No one seems to be the brains of the outfit, excepting maybe the cameraman, so it helps to have someone with quick reflexes.
Let’s not give Harvey too much credit. Chances are this bus shelter would have collapsed even in fair weather. After all, the plastic roof of a bus stop isn’t built to be stood on by grown men. In fact, standing on top of a roof is about the quickest to completely undo its purpose. (And we’re willing to bet these dudes find ways to hurt themselves even when there’s no emergency on.)
Other Bright Spots
Outside of this bit of levity, stories coming from the area affected by Harvey have lifted spirits. There’s countless stories of neighbors forming human chains to help trapped friends, business owners going out on a limb to provide shelter for people in need and other casual heroics.
Houston rapper Trae The Truth joined in rescue efforts. He jumped onto a boat with a crew to help find people trapped by floodwaters. “I had to evacuate yesterday. I had to get rescued,” he said in an interview with a local Fox affilliate. “I felt helpless yesterday when I had to be rescued, so I know that feeling…We got access to a boat. We got the trucks. Let’s get out there.”
Outside of efforts on the ground, celebrities like Kevin Hart and JJ Watt are pushing people to donate to the relief efforts. Hart challenged his famous friends to donate large sums to the Red Cross and kicked things off with a $50,000 donation of his own. Nicki Minaj, Dwayne Johnson and Chris Brown all responded, with the latter donating a solid $100,000 to the drive.
Watch The Clip
Check out the viral video of these dudes trying and failing to take a fire Harvey Snapchat. What do you think? Should they be out in the storm? Is this an example of playing stupid games and winning stupid prizes? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.