Best. Streaker. Ever.
May 21, 2006 4:23 PM   Subscribe

In the competition for best streaker ever, I'm torn between this choice, which gets points for the impact the streak has on the news reporter, & this one, which has the added bonus of unlikely athleticism. Both links go to embedded video, both found via this page, which details the revised rules of streaking).
posted by jonson (26 comments total)
Dude that shit is so fake, especially the second one. There's just no way.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 4:32 PM on May 21, 2006

Somehow, the added fart noise makes it less funny. This is an anomaly that needs to be studied intensively.

By someone else.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:35 PM on May 21, 2006

Fartology is a science best left forgotten.
posted by TwelveTwo at 4:36 PM on May 21, 2006

I liked the guy who jumped over the plexiglass at a hockey game, naked, fell on the ice and had to be removed by paramedics. The picture of him leaping and the faces of the crowd were priceless. Someone find the picture. It's worth it.
posted by joseppi7 at 4:36 PM on May 21, 2006

BTW, the photo was pshopped to hide his unit.
posted by joseppi7 at 4:38 PM on May 21, 2006

Yeah, the 2nd one has got to be an ad of some sort.

If not, then will you marry me, naked soccer girl?

...once you come down off the coke, I mean.
posted by LordSludge at 4:43 PM on May 21, 2006

Paging David Niven.
posted by milquetoast at 4:49 PM on May 21, 2006

How about "Not staged as an advertisement?" Can that be a rule of streaking?
posted by arcticwoman at 4:52 PM on May 21, 2006

Yeah, the first one has an obviously added-in fart that kills any actual humor because it sounds so fake, the second one looks like some sort of european after-hours beer commercial or something -- players usually stop when a streaker hits a field.
posted by mathowie at 4:58 PM on May 21, 2006

Ahem, "college" humor? Is college the new sixth grade?
posted by psmealey at 5:03 PM on May 21, 2006

I'm really trying to suspend my disbelief on the naked soccer girl.
posted by Clamwacker at 5:07 PM on May 21, 2006

Once in a while streaking produces some noteworthy results.
posted by hydrophonic at 5:34 PM on May 21, 2006

I remember the original one without the sound effect, and it was, indeed, funny.
posted by dreamsign at 6:03 PM on May 21, 2006

hydrophonic, that photo is not merely noteworthy. It's emblematic of an age. I'd never seen it before, so thanks much for the link.

So what did the bobby do with his hat afterwards? And did the portly gentleman with the overcoat, there on the right, actually stroke out on the spot?
posted by vetiver at 6:25 PM on May 21, 2006

Oh my, hydrophonic ... that is the best. That 'Twickenham Streaker' is like a renaissance painting -- a christ-crowd arrangement. ah, 1974 ... good year for streaking.
posted by Surfurrus at 7:04 PM on May 21, 2006

Here's an article about streaking in the UK with a choice quote from one of the officers involved in the Twickinham incident. He doesn't say what he did with his hat, though. They also have a small censored photo gallery.

Even better, table football fans can recreate the fun with this kit.
posted by hydrophonic at 7:13 PM on May 21, 2006

Hockey Game Streaker.
posted by marxchivist at 7:14 PM on May 21, 2006

there's bad, and there's flagged.
posted by trinarian at 7:15 PM on May 21, 2006

god that was stupid.
posted by puke & cry at 7:48 PM on May 21, 2006 [1 favorite]

posted by AaronRaphael at 7:57 PM on May 21, 2006

I work with one of the coppers in the Twickenham snap.
posted by johnny7 at 7:58 PM on May 21, 2006

19th hole

posted by vaportrail at 12:20 AM on May 22, 2006

vetiver/hydrophonic: I saw an article about this recently. The helmet was auctioned off for charity, but recently an Australian show wanted to do a piece with the streaker and the cop, the streaker would only do it if they got the helmet for him, so they did. They also got the policemen to fly over to meet him and he was able to confirm that the helmet was his as his duty number was still pencilled in the brim.
posted by biffa at 2:29 AM on May 22, 2006

the second one looks like some sort of european after-hours beer commercial or something

It's actually the product of a Rupert Murdoch enterprise: the Sun's Page 3 plugging its fantasy football site (with a namedrop to the Murdoch-owned Sky's 'Dream Team'). And yes, it's obviously 'shopped.
posted by holgate at 2:56 AM on May 22, 2006

Useless self-promotion factoid:

I used to go with school with Lianne Croft (mentioned in hydrophinc's BBC link), the first (and as far as I know, only) female streaker at a snooker game.
posted by dogsbody at 7:09 AM on May 22, 2006

College is the new sixth grade.
posted by jscott at 8:54 AM on May 25, 2006

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