Sometimes it’s fun to turn the tables, especially when they’ve been set by morons, thugs and dinosaurs. Nothing says FUCK THIS, I’VE HAD ENOUGH! like grabbing a table and flipping it.
There’s something oddly cool and captivating about flipping a table. Throw a chair, a tumbler, or a bunch of beer bottles at the wall, it can’t compare to getting up with fury, clawing a table with both hands and sending it spinning across the room.
Thankfully I’m not the only one who thinks that way. Vimeo user Roman Holiday put together a bunch of the most memorable table flips on film in an epic montage that will send the mad monkeys tumbling down your synapses, looking for something to trash.
Brace yourselves for some serious mayhem. Among the table flippers are a number of famous characters, both fictional and historical, whose temperamental attitude has secured them a place in the hall of fuck-you fame. Look out for Alex and the Droogies from A Clockwork Orange, Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction, Frankenstein from one of the many Frankesteins, and Thor the mighty and brave, who tosses a banquet table two fathoms long and ten tons heavy like a toddler tosses a baseball cap.
Then there’s Jesus, the master of the craft. Jesus didn’t leave a table unturned when he visited the Temple of Solomon. Infuriated at how the high priests and merchants had brought avarice to the house of God with their perverted ethic, he trashed the place like he was Jim Morrison in Miami.
It didn’t end well for Jesus, who found himself condemned to death for his rock star transgression. He was nailed to a wooden artefact and left to die a slow, horrible death.
But the people were impressed with what he’d done. His inimitable gusto won them over, and they began subscribing to His beliefs, turning table after table in what became the most epic display of rebellion against the establishment. The movement spread like wildfire to the four corners of the world, establishing itself to such an extent, it replaced the tyranny it had displaced with its own sclerotic set of table manners, with its own avaricious merchants and high priests, the sight of which makes the new sons of God flip the fuck out and set things straight again.
Let the tables turn and the pieces fall where they may.