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"You're under arrest for illegal use of riddles!"
June 5, 2013 8:12 AM   Subscribe


 
All right, this made me laugh:

and here's the Kony 2013 picture I asked them to make as their Facebook Profile Picture if they won an iPad:
posted by KokuRyu at 8:15 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wow, one guy actually made it past Riddle #2, and seemed to get a nice chuckle out of it. Clearly he's played "solve riddles for an iPad" before.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 8:18 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


At this point it's starting to seem like the main difference between now and twenty years ago is that, twenty years ago, the annoying 12-year-old jerk I knew in middle school who loved making stupid prank phone calls didn't actually write up the results of his idiotic pranks and publish them publicly, whereas now that seems to be a pretty popular thing to do for people of all ages. The internet has given us so many new opportunities that sometimes I just have to fall on my knees and thank the lord.
posted by koeselitz at 8:21 AM on June 5, 2013 [16 favorites]


twenty years ago, the annoying 12-year-old jerk I knew in middle school who loved making stupid prank phone calls didn't actually write up the results of his idiotic pranks and publish them publicly

Twenty years ago this album went double platinum.
posted by inigo2 at 8:26 AM on June 5, 2013 [20 favorites]


Now before you ask "Don't you have anything better to do?" let me answer that for you. No, I do not.

This needs to be the permanent metafilter tagline.
posted by elizardbits at 8:27 AM on June 5, 2013 [12 favorites]


That's some good trolling there Lou.
posted by jeffamaphone at 8:32 AM on June 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


You mean I've hung on to my Prince Albert in a can for all the years for NOTHING?
posted by briank at 8:39 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


It's depressing to see how many of my Facebook friends have fallen for the "Like this photo if you want a free iPad, and tell us what color you want" Facebook scam.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:42 AM on June 5, 2013


Meh, just seems like a test as to whether people have to much free time. It's like gambling.

"Maybe it's fake, maybe it's real, but the only thing at stake is my time."

People are idle, and you put something that took a moderate amount of effort and there was no risk to answering riddles.
posted by Napierzaza at 8:42 AM on June 5, 2013


I miss Leon Sumbitches.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:47 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'd really like this guy and David Thorne to somehow bump into each other and get sucked into a mutual perpetual prank loop. If it involves each of them sincerely believing the other is a millionaire supermodel, better still.
posted by Metroid Baby at 9:07 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think this is terrible. Maybe I am just a humorless clod, but why give this pointless practical joke and gigantic waste of time any publicity at all? I am all for shaming people who deserve to be shamed, but do you deserve to be shamed just because you're responding to a contest?
posted by Mr. Justice at 9:44 AM on June 5, 2013 [4 favorites]


I don't think there's anything wrong with surreal pranks but this guy just isn't funny.
posted by wayland at 9:51 AM on June 5, 2013 [8 favorites]


It's interesting how the iPad has become this sort of symbol of the amazing thing to win in a contest. Contests that would never be successful if they offered $500 cash do great if they offer a free iPad.
posted by Apropos of Something at 11:25 AM on June 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is the James O'Keefe of gullible people.
posted by munchingzombie at 12:01 PM on June 5, 2013


It's depressing to see how many of my Facebook friends have fallen for the "Like this photo if you want a free iPad, and tell us what color you want" Facebook scam.

1. Click on photo
2. Comment "cat"
3. Watch and see what happens

[1,322 Likes] [5,102,443 Comments] [244 Reposts]
posted by ook at 12:42 PM on June 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


That would have been funny if it had been funny.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 3:59 PM on June 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


The ones who truly bewilder me are the ones who 'like' the ones they're told to comment on, or vv.

GEE IT'S NOT WORKING JUST BASH YOUR FOREHEAD AGAINST EVERY BUTTON JUST IN CASE I GUESS
posted by ook at 4:16 PM on June 5, 2013


Now before you ask "Don't you have anything better to do?" let me answer that for you. No, I do not.

This needs to be the permanent metafilter tagline.
posted by elizardbits at 11:27 AM on June 5


I would buy that shirt.

And wear it whilst sitting on the coach with nothing better to do.

But it has to be red.
posted by kinetic at 4:48 AM on June 6, 2013


It wasn't funny but it was a bit cruel. What was the actual point? And I don't care if I'm called humourless. Long may I remain so if this even has a smile to it
posted by mandarin fish at 8:00 AM on June 6, 2013


I went in, expecting real riddles.

It would've been pretty awesome, had they been real, super-hard riddles.
posted by meese at 5:57 PM on June 9, 2013


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