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I Infiltrate a Right Wing Protest Group
July 13, 2007 7:53 PM   Subscribe

I Infiltrate a Right Wing Protest Group | Cracked columnist Harmon Leon becomes chapter president of the Protest Warrior organization
posted by deern the headlice (33 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
(Preemptive: NY Times it's not, but Cracked has some modestly funny features now and again)
posted by deern the headlice at 7:53 PM on July 13, 2007


This is an extreme form of intolerance, isn't it, to form a large political movement against a small minority?
posted by nervousfritz at 7:56 PM on July 13, 2007


(regarding the second link)
posted by nervousfritz at 7:57 PM on July 13, 2007


No matter how badly liberals protest (giant paper-mache puppets, improv street theater, etc.) "conservatives" somehow manage to do it worse.

Truly the cutting edge of suckage.
posted by Avenger at 8:01 PM on July 13, 2007


Also the PW logo is, um...

...turning me on.

/lol hypermasculinity & phallic symbols
posted by Avenger at 8:03 PM on July 13, 2007


Harmon!!!

Haven't seen him in awhile, and I didn't realized I had missed him...
posted by mr_roboto at 8:13 PM on July 13, 2007


I think this is fake.
posted by nasreddin at 8:14 PM on July 13, 2007


More Harmon Leon
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 8:14 PM on July 13, 2007


nasreddin writes "I think this is fake."

Nah, man. Harmon is hardcore.
posted by mr_roboto at 8:25 PM on July 13, 2007


Harmon! He was one of my favorites from Might Magazine.
posted by brain cloud at 8:46 PM on July 13, 2007


“We won in Vietnam, we’ll win in Iraq!”

The enraged man looks like he’s going to pop a blood vessel. “Vietnam was not considered a winning situation!”

“Liberal media!” I counter back.

posted by The Straightener at 8:59 PM on July 13, 2007


Hm, yeah this really does scream "fake" if not "mostly embellished".
posted by puke & cry at 9:06 PM on July 13, 2007


I | Harmon Leon.
posted by drezdn at 9:09 PM on July 13, 2007


Because it comes up every time: No, this isn't the "Cracked" you remember as a kid. They went under and a lad mag bought rights to the name.
posted by mendel at 9:30 PM on July 13, 2007


Hm, ok. Apparently this guys shctick is infiltrating groups and mocking them, so I guess the odds are good this is real. I also see he took part in the the O.J. Simpson prank show "Juice'd." He aught to be ashamed of that, at least.
posted by puke & cry at 9:54 PM on July 13, 2007


“How do you feel about the 100,000 people already dead?”

“It’s more like 30,000,” I coldly correct. “You’re getting facts from the liberal media!”

“Well… that’s still 30,000 people dead.”

“Yeah, but that’s 70,000 more people still alive!” I counter, before angrily rolling my eyes and sniffing, “Liberal media!”


Ha!
posted by Scoo at 10:43 PM on July 13, 2007


No matter how badly liberals protest "conservatives" somehow manage to do it worse.

Yeah.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 11:03 PM on July 13, 2007


hee - I have the same surname as Harmon!

Go you good thing!
posted by jonathanstrange at 11:12 PM on July 13, 2007


I | Harmon Leon.

I << Harmon Leon &0ff.
posted by ryoshu at 11:43 PM on July 13, 2007


Hilarious.
posted by EatTheWeak at 12:41 AM on July 14, 2007


What? I pipe Harmon Leon? I bit-shift Harmon Leon left and... uh, 255?
posted by JHarris at 12:48 AM on July 14, 2007


I smoke Harmon Leon.
posted by chuckdarwin at 2:21 AM on July 14, 2007


Kinda makes it less effective if he does a big 'gotcha' immediately afterward, dunnit?
posted by poweredbybeard at 2:40 AM on July 14, 2007


Get a brain! Morans
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:26 AM on July 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


The left protests war and injustice. The right protests the left.
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:58 AM on July 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


What? I pipe Harmon Leon? I bit-shift Harmon Leon left and... uh, 255?
Thank you, Internet, for teaching me that I am not the only one who reads punctuation like this.

I ! Harmon Leon.

#!/dev/null Harmon Leon.
posted by sequential at 8:02 AM on July 14, 2007


^/dev/null/^/dev/zero
posted by dorian at 8:34 AM on July 14, 2007


I wish Cracked went back to being a mediocre version of Mad instead of a mediocre version of Maxim without the lady pics (and that's not saying much).
posted by champthom at 8:43 AM on July 14, 2007


mendel: probably not the best business decision, since, as you said, it comes up every time. Is there any follow up? Did Harmon Leon ever come clean? Was he outed?
posted by Sailormom at 1:25 PM on July 14, 2007


It's likely embellished, but definitely a hilarious story. I'd love to know if that new footage is online.
posted by batou_ at 6:39 PM on July 14, 2007


Huh.

OK... so he infiltrates a crazy right wing protest group, and proceeds to be the only member of the group who acts crazy*, and expresses fear for his safety by the peace protesters!


*Unless he is implying: saying grace over your meal = crazy! Because we ALL know only crazy right-wing nutsos say grace.

Or was it that he was reminded to be careful not to drag the flag on the ground (by BOTH groups)? That is considered disrespectful, regardless of your political leaning.

posted by The Deej at 7:22 PM on July 14, 2007


not cool
posted by afu at 6:54 AM on July 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


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