A Very Shocking CES Experience

I love visiting the Taser booth at CES. My evil side gets so much joy when seeing someone get shocked by 50,000 volts of energy, even if it’s only for a quarter second. Enjoy the video.


44 thoughts on “A Very Shocking CES Experience”

  1. Andrew says:

    That is crazy! Great footage though!

    Didn’t want to give it a try yourself John? 🙂

  2. John Chow says:

    As I stated in the video, I’ve been Tasered before. Don’t need to get Tasered again. 🙂

  3. Kiltak says:

    Rofl, as Ed has already stated on his blog, your must surely be Satan’s manifestation on earth 😉

  4. Ryan says:

    John, what were they giving away to people that were tasered? I mean, who in their right mind says “Hey, I wanna get tasered.”?

    Oh, and you should have used 12x zoom on his face.

  5. Man, that has got to hurt.

    I just saw this video on YouTube – celebrities getting tasered:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjj9fCM60Bg

  6. Jon Daniel says:

    So is that what you are going to do to us if we steal your Smirnoff Ice?

    Great video John, all of us at the ThinkComputers hotel room were cracking up.

  7. John Chow says:

    Ryan – If you agree to get Tasered, they give you a Taser T Shirt. The first time I got Tasered, I didn’t even get that!

  8. Nate W. says:

    Wow that looks like it hurt. Why would anyone do that for a t-shirt? I would consider doing it if I could have a night out with the booth babe! Then it would be worth it!

  9. Lol, I would consider getting tasered as I have seen so many videos of it and you wonder how much it really does hurt.

    Hmm, tasered for a link in John’s Featured Sites list? I see a contest there. Lol.

  10. The best part of that video was John laughing when the guy got tazered!

  11. Doc says:

    Speaking of shocking, did anyone catch the interesting message that showed up instead of this site earlier today? Haven’t seen anyone mention it, but I figure I can’t be the only one who saw it.

  12. Ha ha, “I got freakin’ Tasered and all I got was this lousy T-shirt”!

  13. Michael Kwan says:

    I’m afraid to ask you, John, whether the first (and presumably only) time you got tasered was actually voluntary? 🙂

  14. Ryan says:

    I guess if people will pay $40 for parking they’ll have no problem being tasered for a t-shirt. The human race never ceases to amaze me.

  15. Hawaii SEO says:

    Looks like fun! Where do I get in line?

  16. Aris says:

    When I saw the video, I was wondering how much they’d get pay for that? A T-shirt only? Well, may be he can ask John for the royalty. 🙂

  17. Alex Becker says:

    HaHa. I want to be tazed. I hear you can get heart palpitations after that. I want that.

  18. Heywood says:

    John, I like this new “evil John” personality you’re working on! Tasers, grabbing asses…wow!

  19. Moto didn’t have the balls to do again but then again, I wouldn’t have been that keen to give it a try….

  20. Tony says:

    50,000 volts are not that much… Amps are where the killer power is.

  21. Andy says:

    Wow – that must hurt

  22. J.R. says:

    I heard your site just got hacked by the Turkish Hacker. That must have been a shocking experience!
    http://www.kingofwww.com/2007-01/john-chow-hacked-by-infamous-turkish-hacker/

  23. Max says:

    The best part of the video is John laughing in the background.

  24. How does it compare to touching an electic fence? I believe they are around 10 – 20k volts and give a nice little zap.

  25. Raghu says:

    Interesting video. I had never heard this term ‘taser’ before – pardon my ignorance, but people do THIS for fun ?

  26. Nomar says:

    great movie 😀

  27. Ed Lau says:

    Yep, I’ve been tasered before too. One of my buddies has one…those things hurt. We used to build them back in high school with reloadable battery magazines.

    I would’ve asked that chick on the side to hold me instead.

  28. John Chow says:

    Raghu – A Taser is used by the police to take down bad guys without killing them. A full 5 second burst would render the meanest baddie into a crying baby.

    Cam – Touching an eclectic fence is nothing compared to getting tasered!

    Max – I can’t help it. Seeing the guy scream in pain was just funny. LOL

  29. Opa bato says:

    Hey that was never a quarter of a second. You can hear it going on for at least 2 seconds.

  30. Jeff says:

    Yeah that’s almost as long as a regular taser… I guess the guy who’s doing it has a sadistic side.

  31. HMTKSteve says:

    There is one thing I do not understand.

    The TASER is an electric charge right? When I was a kid we had this “trick” we used to play on people where you would grab someone by the wrist and then grab onto the “cow fence” to give them a good zap. The current would pass through you harmlessly and ground out on them causing pain.

    How come the two guys holding the big guy are not affected by the TASER?

  32. Leftblank says:

    HMTKSteve, it looks like they’re wired or something, perhaps even grounded, in addition to that they’re holding him by his cloths which would increase the resistance of them.

    I wonder why people would like to get tased, I doubt the pain will be gone suddenly as it’s causing a lot of muscles to move unnaturally.

  33. is it true that when you get tasered that you can lose control of your bowels?

  34. anon says:

    making vids so people have to go back to your website? interesting strat to boost rev.

  35. Ryan says:

    Nick, if John would have used 12x zoom maybe we would have seen some lost bowels… doh

  36. Stew says:

    I’d volunteer to get tasered for some free loot 😀

    Plus I’m curious how I’d handle it

  37. uh oh…better not get near those guys

  38. feverinlove says:

    I have never been tasered 🙂 but I believe taser hurts the area its in contact with.

  39. HMTKSteve says:

    I couldn’t see any special grounding gear on the guys holding the target 🙂

  40. Teresa says:

    You totally should have done it again, Moto! Watching you get tasered a few years ago was too damn funny. I remember laughing so hard with Charity that I dropped my camera and didn’t get a picture of it. I was hoping to see video footage of you doing it this year. Too much fun!!

  41. David Mackey says:

    Mmmm…I was expecting something to be visible through the air. Could have been faking it if I didn’t know you’d taped it.

  42. Jane says:

    This reminds me of that kid at UCLA that was stunned by campus police like 5 times for not wanting to leave the campus library…he forgot his ID….ooops

  43. Michael Kwan says:

    I’m *thankful* you didn’t use the 12x zoom to see some uncontrolled bowels.

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