German guy doesn’t understand “fish in a barrel” (Video)

In his broken English, a German guy decided to break down the term “shooting fish in a barrel.” To be fair, he decided to rant at 5:44am, which is when just about any thought becomes deep, profound, and deconstructive.

via Jest.

  • drummer113

    Why would he even post this video? Why not just search up the meaning for it on urban dictionary.

    This reminds me of Hogan's Heroes where one of the german soldiers just keeps shouting, "I KNOW NOTHSING!!!"

    • Craigery

      "Why would he even post this video? Why not just search up the meaning for it on urban dictionary." Because he knows what it means, and he's just doing a funny monologue?

      • Rutger Buitenkamp

        He's just making fun of himself he has more video's like :


        • drummer113

          Thanks for the clarification Rutger Buitenkamp.

    • Yoselahonda

      I think he also ran into another English idiom. You can't just have your cake and eat it too…unless you put it in a barel and shoot it.

  • halvie

    this man needs to write a book, hell he could speak at a college graduation for all i care

    • Boom!

      notz sure if assloch or just trölling…

  • Allen

    This is DJ Flula, look him up on youtube, his channel is hilarious.

  • Chris Newman

    He poses so many great questions, indeed a great philosopher of our generation.

    "Why am I shooting fish in a barrel? Where do I even get a barrel? Maybe if I was living in whiskey distillery place?"

    Questions we may never know the answer to.

    • Ian

      Chris, I feel quite disappointed that you didn't mention the cake at all.

      • THIS IS MADNESS!!!

        That's because the cake is a lie, Ian.

  • T-Boz

    Fwesh watter fash!

  • SenorWilson

    Can't tell if trolling… -_-

  • Gibbo

    Funniest chive video posted in awhile

  • Andrew Lahey

    … in my bags of plastic

    I miss Germany

    • 09ik

      yeah. it's so much better than this shit-hole called America.

      • Jack_LeMac

        All of the dicks, eat them

  • Undershooter30

    "Fish in a bag, I think better than fish in a barrel that you just make shoot of." haha friggin priceless.

  • Schnittlauch Küken

    Hahaha oh god, I'm gonna do this same thing when I'm in Germany. Chive on confused German guy!

  • Undershooter30

    Alright so I am sure I am an idiot for asking this but I am not unbelievable with computers or anything so I could use some help. Why the hell does it load the page only about half the time and the other half it goes to "Page cannot be found."

    Thanks for any help,
    The tard

    • Undershooter30

      Actually I think it is more along the lines of "Sorry, but the page you are looking for is no longer available."

    • Morgan Freeman

      its because your internet connection sucks.

      • Undershooter30

        Nope actually that is not it at all. My internet at my house is very good and plus it does it at work and any other place that i connect to. Thanks for your fine input though.

        • LiquidE

          Wow I'm glad I'm not the only one. My comp does the same thing. I dont know what it can be but I sent Chive a notice of the problem and hope they fix it soon. If anybody else is having the same problem and they too send in a notice to Chive maby it will get fixed quicker. So until then guess we just need to keep calm and try to Chive on.

  • Drsgos_Nei

    DJ Flula is awesome! Check him on youtube!

  • kent

    Hell yes. Flula is hilarious. He has a lot of amazingly funny videos on youtube. I've been a fan of him for a few years. It's nice to see him get some exposure.

    Look up "flula mcdonalds prank" on youtube. You will not be disappointed. He's so wacky.

    • Hippy he Hipster

      He was better when he was underground

    • Jesse

      Yea. 've been a fan of him for a few years +1….

      • thrillho

        holy shit that was funny! I needed that, seriously thanx.

        So Germans really do have a sense of humor!

  • zero5ed

    lol, german logic… WTF IS THIS AMERICAN SAYING!?! it makes nooo sense!

  • Aintnoslouch

    this wouldnt be as funny if the guy didnt have a german accent… reminds me of the fish on american dad

  • bla

    so i'm german as well and i just looked up the meaning of shooting a fish in a barrel which was still strange to me as well even after looking up the translation. wikipedia eventually solved it. that's quite a nice idiom 😀

  • shanemcguire88

    this reminds me of:

    "Do you like FishSticks?"

    • The_Dood

      I like putting fishsticks in my mouth.

      • J_Dub

        then you're a gay fish

        • Pino

          What is a gay fish? I don't understand x-D

  • alex

    Like shooting cake in a barrel.

  • Bill

    We have the exactly the same saying in german, so I really don't understand what's his problem. Maybe he consumed too many Xtasy and his brain got microwaved but I guess he is just not very smart.

    • notBill

      as you can see above this was filmed at 5:44am. you don't need Ecstasy to come to those profound and meaningfull questions. i also think he destilled some of the spirit of our time!

      by the way, i'm from germany too and i never heard that idiom here. As i understand it to shot fish in a barrel is easy, right?

      • The_Dood

        Quite simple, but not as effective as dynamite. But yes you are correct.

  • Nick25

    Bueller? …Bueller? anyone? Bueller?

  • Stan_Dalone

    his mannerisms along with the accent make this hilarious

  • DC22

    English is my second language too. I know how you feel buddy. When some make jokes or figure of speech, I sometimes find myself trying to understand what was said. I actually sit down, and think….WTF did he or they said. What does it mean? But oh well, you'll catch up to it, it will be like shooting fishes in a barrel!

  • asa

    • jayman

      this is the best one. hilarious!

  • Plex

    everyone is missing the point. hes german and makes techno. thats way funnier than his explination

  • Bumman

    I think he likes to here him self talk.

    • MonkeyMadness


      I'm going to assume english is a second language for you so I'm not going t harp on it. That would be like shooting fish in a barrel.

    • Allen

      I like to hear hi talk also

      • Allen


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