What's the Most Pain You've Ever Been In?
Apr 2 2012
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For today's Question of the Day we went out looking for some really gory stories. Broken teeth, infected genitals, insects burrowing into your eyes and then back out through the side of your nose—the good stuff. Instead, all we found were people whining about emotions and menstrual pain. Here are your weaklings.
VICE: Hey man, what was the most pain you've ever been in?
Johnny, 45, owner of Time for Tea: When an ex-girlfriend left me.
Ouch. So emotional pain, then?
Of course, it’s always in the heart. Superficial pain is irrelevant compared to heartbreak.
OK, so ever been in intense physical pain?
It’s hard to say really, because when you have a major accident, your adrenaline kicks in and helps you get over the pain. But yeah, I’ve had one or two big accidents.
What was the worst one?
I lost a finger.
Dan, 35, plumber: I miss home.
Ever had any major accidents?
I broke some bones when I was young, but I just miss home really.
Where is home?
I came across the Odd Future pop-up shop on Brick Lane, where a line of sweaty, Supreme-clad teenagers were feebly croaking: “Tyler, fucking come out!” and “Mike G!"
How long have you guys been here for?
Andre, 17, student (left): I think about half an hour.
Frederique, 18, student: I think most of the people here won’t even buy anything, they just want Tyler to come out.
I think you’re right. So, what’s the most pain you have ever been in?
Andre: I think it was when I cut my hand open. I was a little kid and I was trying to make a wooden sword. I had to go to the hospital.
Frederique: I have never been in pain.
Bukki, 18, designer (left): All I can think of is period pains, to the point that I once vomited in a hair salon.
Jake, 21, student: Having a tattoo. By far.
Where is it?
On my forearm. It still really hurts. I really want to get another one, but that’s the only thing that’s really stopping me.
Pussy. Ever had any severe emotional pain?
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