July 13, 2001
8:40 PM   Subscribe

Have James Hattori and CNN found the next "Gorgeous Guy"? I didn't see the story, but I'm guessing this nationally-televised appearance by our favorite celebrity earlier today was a precursor to a piece on tomorrow's edition of CNNdotCOM which will be presented as a sort of conditional mea culpa — because, hey, even the savviest among us can fall victim to "internet hoaxes". Better tune in.
posted by barkingmoose (12 comments total)

 
Let me just say it before anyone sees it and knows the truth:

I'm the biggest dork ever.

keep it in mind when you see me on tomorrow.
posted by mathowie at 9:06 PM on July 13, 2001


Oh, there's a caption contest going on for that screenshot I took of the TV.
posted by mathowie at 9:07 PM on July 13, 2001


Captions or photoshop work. Your choice... :-)
posted by fooljay at 9:14 PM on July 13, 2001


First time I looked at that screenshot, I thought mathowie was Artie, the Strongest Man in the World for a few seconds. In my defense, I've just woken up.
posted by lia at 10:07 PM on July 13, 2001


Thanks Lia. Scroll down or search for Jay [07/14/2001 01:48am]
posted by fooljay at 1:55 AM on July 14, 2001


I just saw the piece on CNNdotCOM!

"liars on the web" closed the show and was, to me, the show's way of covering its ass regarding the "Gorgeous Guy" fiasco.

What I found really interesting was that the writers apparently learned nothing about fact-checking from last week, because MeFi was described as the place where Kaycee shared her story, bla bla bla. Eh?

Oh, and mathowie really does look like Artie.
posted by lia at 2:07 AM on July 14, 2001


I just saw this on CNN, and I thought Matt came off well, but good god, did they misrepresent MetaFilter totally.
posted by dong_resin at 11:31 AM on July 14, 2001


Matt's my new hero. I salute you, my comrade in nose scratching. I thought I was the only one who ever scratched their nose in public.
posted by tamim at 11:36 AM on July 14, 2001


They were in my apartment filming for 20-30 minutes, and all that showed up were <30 seconds of my dorky laughter and nervous nose scratching. Oh well, it was fun and James Harttori was nice.
posted by mathowie at 12:18 PM on July 14, 2001


Any webcast? Did you tape it, Matt? I missed it...
posted by fooljay at 12:52 PM on July 14, 2001


A photo from the interview day.
posted by mathowie at 1:10 PM on July 14, 2001


It should be on again tomorrow 4:30 EST according to their website.
posted by gyc at 2:47 PM on July 14, 2001


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