Jimmy Kimmel 1 – News Channels 0. Epic win. Thank you, internet.

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Was this not the best prank ever?
    Yes. Yes, it was. : (15 votes)
    58 %
    Mehhhh. I've seen better (please share! :P) : (7 votes)
    27 %
    No. Not funny, at all. I actually do not get it. : (4 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @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…..

    And…..

    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 # 5
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    772 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    HILARIOUS, and BEST IDEA EVER. I personally love it and think it was awesome. 

    Post # 6
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    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @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
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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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    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @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
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    3010 posts
    Sugar bee

    @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
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    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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 # 15
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    4760 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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.

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