On a hunch, I’m just gonna go ahead and start this one down here in the Pit. q;}
Mods, if it needs moving or I’m violating some rule that I’m unaware of, please, be kind.
Was anybody else watching ABC’s coverage of tonight’s Blackout In The Northeast ™?
Did anybody else catch phonecall from the helpful transit authority worker by the name of “Bob Dobbs”?
Yeah, that’s when my ears perked up too. If you don’t know, that is a (usually) fake name that pranksters enjoy using.
So I knew something was up, and if not, some dude had some really funny parents.
Wish I’d taped it.
Anyway, he calls up Koppel and does this Jerky-Boys type prank, claiming to be a transit worker with information on the subway passengers who were stuck.
And, calmly and subtly, begins spouting utter nonsense at the famed newscaster… who completely and totally misses it.
I’m talking stuff like “a wireless radio telepathic system” for communicating to the stranded passengers.
He mentions his website’s name, on which he discusses this and other pranks, SEVERAL times, and ends up blatantly self-promoting himself. Repeatedly. “Everybody log on to (dude’s website)” And Koppel repeatedly backs him up.
I have no proof that Mr. Koppel, even now, is aware of this fact. Wonder if he reads the SDMB. 1) ::::: 2) ? 3) Hi Ted!
Anyway, I found this absolutely hilarious at the time, and in fact, still do. But I can see that SOME people might think it’s in poor taste, considering the topic.
What do you think?
And Mods, if the people want it, how do I tell them what the website is without getting my inbox flooded? I know a link would be inappropriate, right? Wrong? Lemme know. Thanks.