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March 3, 2014 1:01 PM   Subscribe


 
I suspect some people will complain about how unfunny it is that this guy tricked those poor unsuspecting news people, but I loved it. Local news is truly inane and I can't wait for it to die a quiet death.
posted by mudpuppie at 1:03 PM on March 3 [8 favorites]


My immediate assumption was that this was the Found Footage Festival guys' followup to Yo-Yo master K-Strass. Oh, sweet vindication.
posted by cortex at 1:11 PM on March 3 [4 favorites]


It is interesting, because the recipes from the clip are things that sort of sound like they'd work, if you're not all that informed about cookery.
posted by kafziel at 1:11 PM on March 3


I love this.
posted by item at 1:12 PM on March 3


The fact that he references GG Allin right off the bat is just amazing.
posted by 41swans at 1:12 PM on March 3 [12 favorites]


Direct youtube link for those who might want it.
posted by echo target at 1:28 PM on March 3 [1 favorite]


Hannibal, is that you?
posted by sparkletone at 1:31 PM on March 3


Wow, these guys are just completely unperturbable. They are the perfect comic foils.
posted by en forme de poire at 1:32 PM on March 3 [2 favorites]


I love the distress in his voice when he knocks the table down at the end.
posted by Think_Long at 1:35 PM on March 3


Stuff like this tends to be a bit too cringey for me but the hosts's blithe gameness tempered only occasionally by looks of suspicion or concern really saves it, I think.
posted by en forme de poire at 1:41 PM on March 3


By the Fine Furry Folks at Found Footage Fest who also brought you Kenny Strasser the Yo Yo Master.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:43 PM on March 3


On preview what Cortex said lol, crap.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:43 PM on March 3


It doesn't offend me or anything, but when "I lied and people believed me; they are such idiots; look!" ceases to have the iron grip it currently seems to have on comedy, which will probably happen when people start assuming everyone they talk to might be trying to make an idiot out of them on Google Glass so everyone you don't know personally has to be assumed to be a liar with whom you should share not so much as a friendly conversation, I will not miss it.
posted by Linda_Holmes at 1:45 PM on March 3 [10 favorites]


You're just mad because it recently came out that Bob Boilen has been running a long con on NPR for like 15 years and he really has no idea about music at all he's just a car mechanic who's been making stuff up.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:47 PM on March 3 [6 favorites]


We live in a world where people who are usually reasonable will insist that mashed cauliflower is a delicious substitute for mashed potatoes, - a mashed potato ice-cream cone with corn sprinkles doesn't sound as terrible as all that.
posted by betweenthebars at 1:55 PM on March 3 [6 favorites]


If you like this, check out Nathan For You- it was on CC for a little while (still?).
posted by stinkfoot at 1:58 PM on March 3 [1 favorite]


I got to interview Nick a few years back... but unfortunately, it was before I knew that he was an intern on MST3K and even appeared in the Quest for the Delta Knights! Dang...

(Though it turns out he wrote my favorite Onion article ever, "Babies are Stupid" so I suppose it works out.)
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 1:59 PM on March 3


I suspect some people will complain about how unfunny it is that this guy tricked those poor unsuspecting news people, but I loved it. Local news is truly inane and I can't wait for it to die a quiet death.

Yeah fuck these assholes doing their jobs. Dumb hicks get what they deserve.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 2:06 PM on March 3 [1 favorite]


Yeah fuck these assholes doing their jobs. Dumb hicks get what they deserve.


A...harmless prank?
posted by josher71 at 2:14 PM on March 3 [6 favorites]


"Apparently it’s really easy to get on a morning TV show, even if your credentials are completely made up."

Anything that helps the plebes ignore real issues the NSA spying on everyone, global warming, Russia in the Ukraine, etc.
posted by jeffburdges at 2:15 PM on March 3 [1 favorite]


Holiday leftovers are stressful.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:19 PM on March 3


Yeah fuck these assholes doing their jobs. Dumb hicks get what they deserve.

Well, that certainly wins today's putting-words-in-my-mouth award!
posted by mudpuppie at 2:32 PM on March 3 [4 favorites]


You'll want to put some leftover gravy on those words first. Cold is fine it'll just warm up in your mouth
posted by ook at 2:37 PM on March 3 [2 favorites]


Is this where that cauliflower pizza crust recipe comes from? Because that noxious shit would make a lot more sense if it was part of an elaborate prank.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 2:38 PM on March 3


I'm pretty much convinced that it's all just an elaborate prank.

Haha. Real funny, God. You got us.
posted by notyou at 2:59 PM on March 3 [1 favorite]


The easiest targets for food-based pranks are babies. They'll lap up whatever horrible, flavorless mush you spoon into their fat gobs—mashed carrots, strained peas, whatever the heck Tutti Frutti is—and they'll do it with a coo and a smile, the little dum-dums.
posted by Atom Eyes at 3:14 PM on March 3 [7 favorites]


We live in a world where people who are usually reasonable will insist that mashed cauliflower is a delicious substitute for mashed potatoes

Roasted cauliflower puree is a wondrous thing.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 3:40 PM on March 3 [1 favorite]




Yeah fuck these assholes doing their jobs. Dumb hicks get what they deserve.
Well, that certainly wins today's putting-words-in-my-mouth award!


Today assholes were fucked just doing their jobs. Hicks got their comeuppance... plus a nice award.

But first, sports!
posted by hal9k at 4:01 PM on March 3 [3 favorites]


I can't believe someone would do this. God, this is almost worse than Candid Camera!
At least he didn't ask them to smile at the end.
posted by Trinity-Gehenna at 5:02 PM on March 3


Wow, so much for journalistic standards.
posted by teradude at 5:55 PM on March 3


Normally I can't stand these cringe videos, but the fact that the awkward silences were edited out, paired with the "People compare me with—are you familiar with G G Allin?" made this super-watchable and amusing.

And now I'm just imagining a situation where he says "Are you familiar with G G Allin" and the news guy is familiar with him. How on earth would he react?
posted by Bugbread at 7:01 PM on March 3 [2 favorites]


He's like a wholesome version of Tom Green!
posted by symbioid at 10:35 AM on March 4 [2 favorites]


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