The Vimeo Prank War
May 13, 2007 4:07 PM   Subscribe

Streeter and Amir work for CollegeHumor. One day, Streeter decides to pull an little prank on Amir. Amir then pranks back. Streeter retaliates. Amir dito. And now, in the fifth battle of the Prank War, Amir gets owned big time. To be continued ...
posted by Foci for Analysis (51 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Is vimeo the slowest site evar or what?! DON'T GET ME STARTED!
posted by mrnutty at 4:16 PM on May 13, 2007

viral, and lame.
posted by delmoi at 4:25 PM on May 13, 2007

My baby Henry hasn't pooped since Friday and my kitties have run away to the woods and there are giant spiders searching for chickens and miss lynster is topless and I would love love love to laugh at these guys but I gots to go.
Send me an abstract.
posted by Dizzy at 4:27 PM on May 13, 2007

Ok, that's SERIOUSLY funny. I laughed my ass off, especially at #2. #1 was mildly funny, but #2 was totally sweet. :D
posted by Vamier at 4:29 PM on May 13, 2007

web 0.0
posted by tremspeed at 4:35 PM on May 13, 2007

Synopsis: Not worth it.
posted by mrnutty at 4:36 PM on May 13, 2007

Don't look at me!

Don't look at me!
posted by Tube at 4:43 PM on May 13, 2007

posted by Frank Grimes at 4:45 PM on May 13, 2007

posted by Demogorgon at 5:00 PM on May 13, 2007

the last one is really cruel
posted by Flood at 5:08 PM on May 13, 2007

Holy funny.

And Amir is one cute as hell geek. Daaaaamn.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 5:10 PM on May 13, 2007

Does anyone other than the staff of College Humor use Vimeo?

The Flagpole Sitta video was better.
posted by emelenjr at 5:14 PM on May 13, 2007

this is viral stuff for mtv.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 5:34 PM on May 13, 2007

THIS is what passes for pranks with you kids these days? Or I should say fake pranks. Jeebus. It's not even a very interesting viral.
posted by tkchrist at 5:46 PM on May 13, 2007

this is a prank on mefi, no?
posted by 3.2.3 at 5:55 PM on May 13, 2007

These aren't even really decent pranks. They're just two people fucking with each other. In lame ways.
posted by chasing at 5:56 PM on May 13, 2007

Is this really a viral for Human Giant? I thought it was acted really well, but they could have increased the funny.
posted by parallax7d at 5:57 PM on May 13, 2007

I want to work for College Humor.
posted by PreteFunkEra at 6:18 PM on May 13, 2007

College Humor? Human Giant? This post is intriguing - I want to learn more! Are they sponsored by fine products that might be of interest?

Honestly, viral marketing doesn't work when it's obviously viral. When will people figure that out?
posted by aladfar at 6:36 PM on May 13, 2007

The first prank was cute enough. I wish it had stopped there, as the last couple were brutal and devoid of laughs.

I'm not quite convinced it's advertising, but damn, there were some suspect shots.
posted by nilihm at 7:05 PM on May 13, 2007

And now, in the fifth battle of the Prank War, Amir Anil gets owned big time. To be continued ...

fixed that for ya, Foci for Analysis.
posted by pruner at 7:05 PM on May 13, 2007

posted by Senor Cardgage at 7:16 PM on May 13, 2007

Oh, some of the comments here are teh funnnny. Because, you know, it can't possible be funny if it's professionally made (I don't know if this is viral marketing, couldn't really care). I still appriciate that you watched all of the clips (you did, didn't you?) and just had to snark ;)
posted by Foci for Analysis at 7:17 PM on May 13, 2007

[Not topless. Just FYI.]
posted by miss lynnster at 7:24 PM on May 13, 2007

HEY!!!!! Just noticed... thanks to either nilihm or wander, I JUST GOT FAVORITED FOR THE 1,000TH TIME!!!! No way!!!!

I think you guys just won my toaster or sumthin'... there are balloons and streamers that keep falling from the ceiling in my apartment. It's totally weird & freaking out my dog. Man this is going to be a pain in the ass to clean up.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:30 PM on May 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

[Not topless. Just FYI.]

Not interested, then. Just FYI.
posted by secret about box at 7:34 PM on May 13, 2007

miss lynnster? 1,001. Now stop it, my clicker-finger's tired.
posted by nilihm at 7:36 PM on May 13, 2007

Hey thanks nilihm! I just realized something though... ummm... I don't even have a toaster. Damn. So I'm actually not sure what your prize was supposed to be. :(

[trips over balloons.]
posted by miss lynnster at 7:45 PM on May 13, 2007

And I'm sorry Mikey-san I should've been more specific -- I was just correcting Dizzy.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:47 PM on May 13, 2007

Just because you don't like something doesn't mean it's viral.
posted by Falconetti at 7:56 PM on May 13, 2007


Sorted by price, high to low, for your browsing convenience. Your choice must meet or exceed UL and NSF standards.

This has been the kowtow game. Thank you for your participation.
posted by nilihm at 7:56 PM on May 13, 2007

I heard miss lynnster takes steroids. No wonder she's already up to 1,000+ favorites.
posted by stavrogin at 8:49 PM on May 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

Well, I found both of these guys likable enough, but I am ready to broker for peace - things were getting very painful in the last few segments, ouch... I foresee carnage and mayhem if this continues. Somebody's gonna lose an eye, I tell ya.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:09 PM on May 13, 2007

Okay, yes. So I've been known to dabble in favorite-enhancing drugs. Guilty as charged. Fine. Ya got me. Do I believe steroids and growth hormones helped me achieve 1000 favorites? Yes. Were there a lot of other posters doing it that I had to compete against? Yes.

Metafilter is juiced. And it's reality.

I apologize for the derail. I'm on steroids. I don't know what I'm doing.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:11 PM on May 13, 2007

But, at what price? You've embiggened your head to monstrous proportions. You've shrunk your already pathetically vestigial testes, or "ovaries", to raisins. Is the fame, the money and respect worth it?
posted by stavrogin at 9:19 PM on May 13, 2007

Yeah, okay. So my head is swollen. When I post topless, does it really matter? No. Dizzy still gives me date cakes. My shrunken ovaries? Well they don't matter either. I forgot to create progeny anyhow. I was busy, people! Jesus!
posted by miss lynnster at 9:23 PM on May 13, 2007

You know, I really hope this is all fake, because humiliating a person who is supposed to be your friend isn't a funny prank it's just pathetic and mean.
posted by oddman at 10:28 PM on May 13, 2007

If this isn't viral, I suspect this friendship will last another three pranks or so before they hate each other forever.
posted by Meredith at 10:50 PM on May 13, 2007

Even if the pranks were real (I'm a bit skeptical, it all seemed so—insincere), on video the hilarity didn't really seep through. Aside from the last once, these would be hilarious within a group of friends, or maybe as a good bar story, but not really for a bunch of random viewers on the internet. The last one had potential (even if it was a little cruel), but the execution wasn't very funny.

Also some background on this Human Giant group.
posted by timelord at 11:17 PM on May 13, 2007

What if Lorne Michaels sees this... oh, god, he'll make a movie. With Chris Kattan. Suddenly this isn't so almost, but not quite mildly amusing anymore. Someone needs to put a stop to this before we are all doomed. DOOMED.
posted by stavrogin at 11:49 PM on May 13, 2007


yeah. we really like you, sally.
posted by Hat Maui at 11:59 PM on May 13, 2007

Due to Metafilter's treatment of the Native American people, I very regretfully have decided to keep a lovely Indian woman named Sasheen Littlefeather on hand to accept all of my favorites in the future. She is typing this for me. In closing, I beg at this time that I have not intruded upon this post and that we will, in the future…our hearts and our understanding will meet with love and generosity. Thank you.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:19 AM on May 14, 2007

Does anyone have any evidence that this is a viral? If so I might have to say that this is perhaps the best acting I have ever seen. I'm having a hard time believing that these guys aren't 100% sincere.
posted by parallax7d at 12:53 AM on May 14, 2007

the Brando thing is kind of funny - funnier than the OPP.

There's something deeply creepy about humiliating that Anir Amil Anil Amirl (can't bother to scroll up (can bother to post (Metafilter:?))) I mean, how is that funny again? I know I don't have the most sofisticated sense of humor but wouldn't it have been funnier if he had brought him to Jean-Georges or PerSe (way expensive restaurants in NYC) and then run out on the check...

Oh wait, this was about how they're so cool they know a comedy troupe named Human Giant Head (or something, see just above) that has a hiiiiilarious show on the teeniebopperMTVRealLife network and will help one of them, after they both fly all the fuck way out to L.A. humiliate the other one not just for a minute or two, not just for a punchy gotcha but for a brain numbing (I didn't watch the whole thing, I was too creeped out by Arnil's kind of crushed look when he's standing in the shower (in the shower? I don't want to know what happens next)) how many minutes long? Brevity is the soul of wit - oh, that's right, this wasn't funny... So they're boyfriends and fighting, or?

I see this kind of shit and I just think, 'Thank god I'm too old.'
posted by From Bklyn at 1:12 AM on May 14, 2007

"sofistimacated" damn spell check
posted by From Bklyn at 1:23 AM on May 14, 2007

Seem like all staged to me
posted by zouhair at 6:31 AM on May 14, 2007

Dang. I hope Streeter doesn't have any pets, although on can understand his desire to even the score, the comedy club prank was Brutal. Amir/Andy/Anil (I didn't pick up what the Anil thing was about actually ) should not dish it out if he can't take it. Anyhow, I hope everyone has learned a lesson and goes away a better person because while it is true that "revenge is a dish best served cold" it is even more true that: He who plots revenge, had better dig two graves. - Confucius
posted by Skygazer at 8:05 AM on May 14, 2007

PS: Could someone point me to where the topless photos of MissLynnster are? Thx bye.
posted by Skygazer at 8:08 AM on May 14, 2007

Apparently they're filed in chronological order in Dizzy's head, Skygazer.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:13 AM on May 14, 2007

Oh. Well. Would you have the URL for Dizzy's head then?
posted by Skygazer at 8:46 AM on May 14, 2007

My head uses Safari, if that helps.
posted by Dizzy at 11:39 AM on May 14, 2007 [1 favorite]

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