Post # 1
So, I don’t know if any of you got to see that ‘twerking fail’ video that has been exploding on the interwebz, but as one of those who thought it was fake (wow. i finally got something right) I am glad I was right…I just did not know it was this freaking awesome.
This is like the biggest slap in the face to all the news channels. Why do we even call it news? This is something that belongs on Tosh.o, maybe.
Anyway. I know this is the most random post ever, but I just had to share. I love what Jimmy Kimmel did.
Post # 3
@Mimoza: I really don’t get it.
It just wasn’t funny as a prank – it was funny as to what happened but as a prank it falls flat.
You have a real girl that falls on a real table and she gets lit on fire (for real.) But it was just set up. Ok…..
lol sorry to be a sourpuss but it just all seemed like a huge waste of time for Jimmy. He’s really reaching for ratings.
Post # 4
I think everyone in Media is reaching for ratings.
What’s funny is that an insane amount of news media channels reported on this video as if it was actually real. Trained professionals & respected figures actually spent time planning and rehearsing their script on this particular video….meanwhile perfect strangers on the internet (including myself, and I am sure plenty of other bees) realized it was staged…it just proves what a joke US media is. Or at least, it starts to 😛
As the video finishes with “Meanwhile, in Syria…” says it all.
But i totally understand that some won’t get it 🙂 and that’s ok! If we all got the same things, events like this would not be nearly as funny.
Post # 5
HILARIOUS, and BEST IDEA EVER. I personally love it and think it was awesome.
Post # 6
Our news is a disgrace. I remember moving to LA when I was younger and thinking I accidentally had on TMZ or Access Hollywood or some bs, but no, it was the news.
Post # 7
@Mimoza: It’s not a matter of me not getting it. It’s a matter of me still not thinking it’s very clever or funny. I understand what he was trying to do…I just thought it was pointless and something that didn’t really contribute. People’s eyes are already open to the fact that the media focuses on strange and pointless shit. I think he’s a little late to the party on trying to make this point with his video.
I guess what I’m trying to say (and failing at it) is that while we don’t understand why the media obsessively covers events like miley cyrus….I don’t understand why people are so impressed by Jimmy Kimmel’s stunt.
Post # 8
I wanted to add – it’s really not a big deal. I don’t have any investment in the stunt….I was just kind of confused.
Post # 9
I think its funny! News stations that reported on this video all look like chumps. I always thought it was fishy – why would someone post that of themselves? I mean how embarassing.
Post # 10
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@skippydarling: It’s funny because it’s showing that the media just went crazy. On his website he put “I’m just glad to know there’s nothing happening in Syria”. It was kind of pathetic that his prank was covered more than anything Syria related. That was kind of the whole point of the prank. To show how fast news spreads, and how media will jump all over the non-important stories.
Also, nothing has ever really happened like this before. No one has ever set up a prank video like this that went viral without any assistance, to the point that it was shown on all news media, including CNN, GMA, etc.
Post # 11
@mrspinesol: I think stating that this prank was covered more than Syria is a gross exaggeration. I didn’t hear about this until after Jimmy Kimmel came out with it. I suppose it depends on where you get your news. I didn’t hear about this on NPR, which is where I find most of my info.
I don’t think this stunt proves anything at all. It is a harmless video that I don’t think would warrant a lot of vetting. it is a 100% no harm incident. I think a couple of months ago, after the plane crash in SFO when they reported those ridiculous “Chinese” crew names was far more telling and impactful of the laziness of some media outlets.
Post # 12
I thought the prank was great. I don’t care whether or not it “says” anything about us, I just think it was clever.
Post # 13
@skippydarling: I really do get what you’re saying; but it’s not old news to everyone, you know?? Like to you and me it may seem like one of those “we all know this” things, but a lot of people actually don’t know.
Besides, the mean side of me likes that it almost ‘adds insult to injury’ and that news media just does not seem to get it…or care. It’s just…funny.
@urchin: Agreed. No matter what the message is or is not – it still pretty darn clever. 9M views in a less than a week?
@mamadingdong: It does depend on where you get your news from – but as we have seen time and time again, the average person has to go out of their way to find meaningful news outlets. The mass-viewed ones are the ones we are talking about here. And you’re right – that event was even more eye opening. But this is too, in its own right.
@adoc86: Exactly haha. And from a one-time-only account. And with the sound of glass breaking coming before she actually hits the table. Hrmmm. But yeah. Funny indeed.
@desiree.0615: Gahah. I can’t wait for the next time some smartass does something like this. Hopefully bigger.
@BlondeMissMolly: Yeah, that’s just sad. I totally hear you. This sounds completely silly and impossible but I really do want a mass apology from the news channels with a big “im sorry, we are idiots, we will now covers actual news and no more bashing 20 year olds”. A girl can hope.
Post # 15
It was so fake. Please, girl smashes though glass table and not a scratch on her? That would be a miracle. Also cloths are made that they DON’T burst into flames the second a flame would touch them for this very reason. the girl had to douce herself in gasoline before hand. It was so fake it wasn’t even funny.
The Heiniken campagin with the girl who throws doen the wedding tent was way better, but I also knew it was fake right away.