The Boston Marathon Bombing

Mark-Potts by Mark-Potts on Apr. 15, 2013

Break is a comedy website. We post videos of people getting hit in the balls and girls doing sweet tricks with hula-hoops. But there are times we pause to let the real world in.

 

Two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon today. At least two are dead and over a hundred are injured. We kept flipping back and forth between news channels, watching the same videos over and over, hearing the screams, seeing the carnage.

 

But something stuck out in these videos.

 

 

 

People were running towards the explosions. Police, volunteers, runners.... They were running towards what was once a crowd of happy people, a store front, and a clean walkway. They couldn't have known they were safe, that there wasn't another explosion coming.

 

There are reports of runners running to the hospital to give blood, workers running out of their stores to help, and people doing whatever they could while in the middle of this mass hysteria.

 

And it's that act that still gives us some hope. There are good people in the world. More good than bad. There are people willing to risk danger to help others and to make things better in times of utter confusion and in times that make no sense. And it gives us hope.

 

We might not agree on politics or life or what videos are funny, but we have to realize we're all humans trying to make sense out of life and all the shit that comes with it.

 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Boston. If you want to donate blood or money, check out The Red Cross for more information.

 

- Mark



 

113 comments
Fight4Love
Fight4Love

My heart just breaks to see...can't...

Briguy0102
Briguy0102

I definitely expected this to be another dumb conspiracy theory video. Thanks for noticing something tangible and inspiring.

zahnd
zahnd User

I have never participated in a marathon...and NoW I never will...the terrorists have won :(

zahnd
zahnd

I have never participated in a marathon...and NoW I never will...the terrorists have won :(

passmore428
passmore428

Is it just me or are the flags an eerie reminder that this isn't just our problem? London, Madrid, now Boston... Small scale terror happens to all western nations. Yet we still "stand" together... wait...

passmore428
passmore428

Is it just me or are the flags an eerie reminder that this isn't just our problem? London, Madrid, now Boston... Small scale terror happens to all western nations. Yet we still "stand" together... wait...

Jason-Kean-36
Jason-Kean-36 User

You make a great point, Mark. We are called First Responders and it's because our first instinct is to run towards those in need without thinking first of personal danger or injury.

Jason-Kean-36
Jason-Kean-36

You make a great point, Mark. We are called First Responders and it's because our first instinct is to run towards those in need without thinking first of personal danger or injury.

Saitek2073
Saitek2073 User

Well said Mark. To whoever did this I hope you burn and rot in Hell

Saitek2073
Saitek2073

Well said Mark. To whoever did this I hope you burn and rot in Hell

OCNEONJ
OCNEONJ User

why did you comment? (3 times too) you are whining about people talking about it and by doing so you are talking about it, you are the idiot, now get off the internet forever and punch yourself in the face, maybe it will knock some sense into you

OCNEONJ
OCNEONJ

why did you comment? (3 times too) you are whining about people talking about it and by doing so you are talking about it, you are the idiot, now get off the internet forever and punch yourself in the face, maybe it will knock some sense into you

Dalingrin
Dalingrin

It's not what's behind or in front of you, it's what's inside you that really maters. People do care, many do. BTW as said earlier I like you're observations, Mark. Gonna be a tough time for many in Boston today. God Bless!

Dalingrin
Dalingrin

It's not what's behind or in front of you, it's what's inside you that really maters. People do care, many do. BTW as said earlier I like you're observations, Mark. Gonna be a tough time for many in Boston today. God Bless!

dry-bummage
dry-bummage User

Same tactic as used by the IRA. Do Americans still give generously to the cause?

dry-bummage
dry-bummage

Same tactic as used by the IRA. Do Americans still give generously to the cause?

Chrisvsod
Chrisvsod User

Was that Korea's nuke???

GoatHoles
GoatHoles User

No words can explain how sad this makes me feel ... bombing other humans ... Some people are insane

GoatHoles
GoatHoles

No words can explain how sad this makes me feel ... bombing other humans ... Some people are insane

ibanking06
ibanking06 User

This is happening right now, but the victim is Muslim and the guy planting the bomb is American and in a uniform. Should we fry the guy in the uniform like how we're going to fry the guy that did this?

ibanking06
ibanking06

This is happening right now, but the victim is Muslim and the guy planting the bomb is American and in a uniform. Should we fry the guy in the uniform like how we're going to fry the guy that did this?

RroseSelavy
RroseSelavy User

Nice one. It's a damn shame people have to act like animals and think murdering other people is somehow allowed in the rules of life.

RroseSelavy
RroseSelavy

Nice one. It's a damn shame people have to act like animals and think murdering other people is somehow allowed in the rules of life.

specadmin
specadmin User

Well done Bostonians. And whoever did this: we will find you. 100% count-on-it guaranteed.

specadmin
specadmin

Well done Bostonians. And whoever did this: we will find you. 100% count-on-it guaranteed.

toko2g
toko2g User

You're an ass for putting this on Break... Shame on you for whoring for hits. Plus, Patton Oswald wants his speech back!

toko2g
toko2g

You're an ass for putting this on Break... Shame on you for whoring for hits. Plus, Patton Oswald wants his speech back!

kdr723
kdr723 User

I like how this made people run faster at the finish line.

kdr723
kdr723

I like how this made people run faster at the finish line.

typicalwhiteguy
typicalwhiteguy User

"But something stuck out in these videos we stole."

BrianWubsWeenies
BrianWubsWeenies

Well said Mark. I'm not surprised at people running to the blast, we are Westerners. We care about Human life and freedom. Westerner is not a race or a religion. Not anymore, Westerners are free people of all race,religion, politics. My heart goes out to the people here in this video and all good people in the world who fight this every day.

OCNEONJ
OCNEONJ User

excuse me 10 times, seriously do you need attention or something, did your parents not pay enough attention to you? STFU

OCNEONJ
OCNEONJ

excuse me 10 times, seriously do you need attention or something, did your parents not pay enough attention to you? STFU

THEDingle
THEDingle User

To the cause of getting the English out of a country that does not belong to them? Probably so..

THEDingle
THEDingle

To the cause of getting the English out of a country that does not belong to them? Probably so..

warrioricp
warrioricp

well they said Texas. they didn't say anything bout no Boston marathon. are these acts for terrorists, one thing comes to mind when Atlanta Olympics were being held and some Rudolph? I think guy did that.

warrioricp
warrioricp

well they said Texas. they didn't say anything bout no Boston marathon. are these acts for terrorists, one thing comes to mind when Atlanta Olympics were being held and some Rudolph? I think guy did that.

THEDingle
THEDingle User

F uck off as shole, leave your politics elsewhere. The American in uniform is there because some towel head Muslim STARTED this shit. Idiot

OCNEONJ
OCNEONJ User

doesn't matter what religion race creed or color, these people are going to get punished, we here in America have freedom of religion and fair trials, this isn't some sandbox trial where we toss whoever into a woodchipper or behead them

THEDingle
THEDingle

F uck off as shole, leave your politics elsewhere. The American in uniform is there because some towel head Muslim STARTED this shit. Idiot

OCNEONJ
OCNEONJ

doesn't matter what religion race creed or color, these people are going to get punished, we here in America have freedom of religion and fair trials, this isn't some sandbox trial where we toss whoever into a woodchipper or behead them

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