To be fair, there is a degree of thoughtfulness that goes into our thoughtlessness, but I don't believe I've ever seen a more thorough examination of the comedy behind a nut shot; or, rather, what makes it funny about a grown man getting kicked in the junk. That's actually a very redundant statement—not to mention a flagrant misuse of a semicolon—but that's a lot of what Interweb journalism consists of these days. It's not like you need a highfalutin college degree to do any of this, you know! LOL! OMG! In ad nauseum. Anyway, let's get back to the breakdown of busting guts by breaking balls, a/k/a a "benign violation". You can get the full scoop of philosophical poop here, but the gist of the discourse could have all been boiled down to a single quote from The Simpsons, as spoken by Homer, in reference to the short film Man Getting Hit By Football: "The ball! His groin! It works on so many levels!" And indeed it does, Homer, indeed it does.
(Photo by Sean Cliver; 2010)