February 28, 2014

Jeff Gordon Gets Vengeance on a Blogger
— Ace

Bloggers are annoying as eff. Even I think that, and I am one.

Last year Jeff Gordon shot a commercial for Pepsi Max in which he "pranked" people by unexpectedly taking them on a fast, wild ride.

Well, a blogger with the Gawker group claimed it was "fake." (Many commenters actually think the first video was fake, to one extent or another.)

So many people are probably taking some satisfaction in Jeff Gordon "pranking" the blogger who claimed the earlier was fake, by now taking him on a high-speed "escape" from pursuing "police."

Below is the first video -- the one claimed as "fake" -- and then a vengeance video that definitely isn't. (?)

I always wonder about the legality of "pranks." Apparently Pepsi Max got permission from... Gawker to do this. That seems to be how they do it -- they get permission not from the actual target of the prank, but from a relative, friend, or associate.

I don't know the law on "pranks" and I don't really understand how a third party can give you permission to subject someone else to false imprisonment and so forth. I suppose maybe it's not a complete defense, but permission from a relation can be taken as evidence that the prankster believed the prank would be appreciated in the end.

I also, of course, strongly suspect that there is a large cash payment, made just after the prank, to get a signature on a release. And that probably helps an awful lot.


Posted by: Ace at 07:23 AM | Comments (126)
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1 Suckerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Posted by: Gmac at February 28, 2014 07:24 AM (4pjhs)

2 If the Gawker scum survived the prank, it wasn't a very good prank.  Try again.

Posted by: Die, Gawker, Die! at February 28, 2014 07:25 AM (tv7DV)

3 Bloggers shitting themselves I like that

Posted by: Navycopjoe at February 28, 2014 07:25 AM (2CuCY)

4

I hate to be ANNOYING, but I actually think the original one was fake, and this latest one was real.

Notice some of the differences:
In the new one, he is in a cab with a plexiglass separation between him and Gordon.
In the new one, his seatbelt doesn't seem to unlatch (they must have rigged it so to prevent injury)

And there might have been other things too.  Basically it seems that in the recent prank, they took all the precautions one would imagine they SHOULD take to account for the unpredicability of reaction of the person being pranked (will he try to punch Gordon and take control of the car for example?)

Posted by: dan-O at February 28, 2014 07:27 AM (D0bIN)

5 Two things I can live without: Government Motors products and fucking Pepsi.

Posted by: maddogg at February 28, 2014 07:28 AM (xWW96)

6 I always wonder, what happens if the target of such a prank has a heart attack? What if they happen to be carrying a concealed weapon, and put a bullet through the back of Jeff Gordon's seat? I mean, so much could go wrong in that sort of situation.

Posted by: amichel at February 28, 2014 07:28 AM (ceoOP)

7 >>>I also, of course, strongly suspect that there is a large cash payment, made just after the prank, to get a signature on a release. And that probably helps an awful lot.

Also, they know that everybody that works for Gawker is an attention whore, so a cash payment wouldn't even be necessary.  The publicity would be plenty.

Posted by: dan-O at February 28, 2014 07:28 AM (D0bIN)

8

I also, of course, strongly suspect that there is a large cash payment, made just after the prank, to get a signature on a release. And that probably helps an awful lot.

 

Oh yes.    For example, if someone here were to get permission from my employer or a family member to prank ME by pouring a bucketful of tarantulas in my lap?    You had BETTER PRAY that    it comes with a HUGE cash payment,   if for no other reason than I'll need that money to pay my lawyer fees when I'm brought up on charges for second degree murder   for killing whoever held the bucket.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/b][/i] at February 28, 2014 07:29 AM (4df7R)

9 OK so if somebody pulls a 'prank' on you, like the Ashton Kutchner scardey-thing he did, and you hauled off and shot the actor/ghost would you go to jail? There'd probably be video proof that you were scared out of your wits.

Posted by: Bigby's Hangnail at February 28, 2014 07:29 AM (3ZtZW)

10 Probably takes a larger payout if you piss yourself in the process.

Posted by: jwest at February 28, 2014 07:30 AM (u2a4R)

11 ... things I can live without: ....fucking Pepsi.

Stings a bit, don't it?

Posted by: Guy who can't find a cow anywhere when you really need one at February 28, 2014 07:31 AM (DOOp+)

12

I love NASCAR! 

 

Vote Hillary! 2016 

"I'm Ready"........... 

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 28, 2014 07:32 AM (GjPnA)

13 Never mind this. I have a million followers on Twitter.

Posted by: Manica Patrick at February 28, 2014 07:33 AM (Dwehj)

14 The Ukraine pranked us!  We are totally justified in invading!

Posted by: Vladimir Putin at February 28, 2014 07:33 AM (tv7DV)

15 The first one was fake, the jalopnik guy was right. He was just kind of a spoilsport about it.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 28, 2014 07:33 AM (ZPrif)

16

This is Pure Fucking Awesomeness!!!

Posted by: prescient11 at February 28, 2014 07:33 AM (tVTLU)

17 "proof that it wasn't." 'cause camera crews 'n stuff just show up. It's called a "script".

Posted by: anon a mouse at February 28, 2014 07:34 AM (gXRIG)

18

Amichel:

 

I wonder about that as well.  I'm not concerned about a conceal carry situation, who is going to shoot the fucking driver?

 

Heart attack absolutely.  Remember the elevator/ghost child prank.  Where some little kid in dead makeup slides out of a panel when the lights go off in the elevator.

 

Now there is heart attack central!!!  Or what if someone attacks the kid!!??

 

But it's funny shit nonetheless...

Posted by: prescient11 at February 28, 2014 07:35 AM (tVTLU)

19 Great theatre, either way.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 28, 2014 07:35 AM (V70Uh)

20 It would have been better with fake gun-play and a few squibs on Jeff Gordon.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 28, 2014 07:36 AM (P1WNR)

21 I would hate to be the one doing this guy's laundry that night.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 28, 2014 07:36 AM (OZmbA)

22 Two things I can live without: Government Motors products and fucking Pepsi.

Posted by: maddogg at February 28, 2014 12:28 PM (xWW96)

 

So, quit fucking Pepsi.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 28, 2014 07:36 AM (DrWcr)

23 First vid was fake in that Gordon wasn't the driver in the footage -- he filmed his bit with the "victim" and then at another, presumably later, time, a stunt driver did the driving on a closed course with the "victim" in the back. I can't remember if the "victim" was an actor or not in the first vid.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 28, 2014 07:36 AM (ZPrif)

24 NINE! wait, what? That's not. You Know. ...within City Limits.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 07:37 AM (lq3Ak)

25

... things I can live without: ....fucking Pepsi.

 

Stings a bit, don't it?

 

 

Posted by: Guy who can't find a cow anywhere when you really need one at February 28, 2014 12:31 PM (DOOp+)

 

 

It's the carbonation.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/u][/b][/i] at February 28, 2014 07:37 AM (4df7R)

26 I'm on my phone and tired... Is this Speed Racer Jeff Gordon in the Red Du-Pont Long Johns or Mirror Universe Darker and Edgier Jeff Gordon in the Pepsi long-Johns?

Posted by: sven10077 at February 28, 2014 07:37 AM (TE35l)

27 In Soviet Ukraine, Pepsi fucks YOU!

Posted by: Vladimir Pooty Poot at February 28, 2014 07:37 AM (tv7DV)

28 I'm pretty sure I've seen the guy in the first video in other commercials. The second one looked a bit more real. JG's disguise is much better and his reaction is pretty close to the mark, or so I've been told *shifty eyes*.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit[/i][/u][/b][/s] at February 28, 2014 07:37 AM (0HooB)

29 A blogger wouldn't lie, would he? He wouldn't be part of the publicity scheme all along, right?

Posted by: --- at February 28, 2014 07:37 AM (MMC8r)

30 I'm not concerned about a conceal carry situation, who is going to shoot the fucking driver?

A Gawker employee with a gun?  Hahahahahahahahahaha.

I will note that he almost succeeded in dialing 911 at one point, which would've made the prank a bit more problematic.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 28, 2014 07:38 AM (B/VB5)

31 The Ukraine pranked us! We are totally justified in invading! Posted by: Vladimir ------------------ I know..., I know! Same thing happened to me with Hungary.

Posted by: Zombie Nikita Khruschev at February 28, 2014 07:38 AM (aDwsi)

32 Jeff Gordon's a pretty good actor in the second video. 

Posted by: Sphynx at February 28, 2014 07:38 AM (OZmbA)

33 I bet that evil, unpatriotic Jeff Gordon has Caymen island bank accounts.

Posted by: Gawker, LLC. Grand Caymen at February 28, 2014 07:39 AM (Aif/5)

34 One thing's for certain...if there's a NASCAR wreck I'll be in the middle of it.

Posted by: Manica Patrick at February 28, 2014 07:39 AM (Dwehj)

35 Pepsi aka Barack-A-Cola.... Change the fucking symbol back poopsi

Posted by: sven10077 at February 28, 2014 07:39 AM (TE35l)

36 I always wonder, what happens if the target of such a prank has a heart attack? What if they happen to be carrying a concealed weapon, and put a bullet through the back of Jeff Gordon's seat? I mean, so much could go wrong in that sort of situation.

I've seen a couple of prank shows where they used those exact scenarios to prank the pranker.

In one they convince the kid he's going to be on a wild and crazy prank show.  So they give him a blood pack, and send him into a barber shop.  His understanding is that when the barber is cutting near his ear he pretends to be cut and slaps the blood pack to his ear, and viola, fake injury. 

Well the real prank is on him.  When he does that, the barber has a fake heart attack.  The getaway car drives away without the kid, and the barber's "daughter" comes in terrified.  The kid confesses right away that it's a prank and the daughter is asking him why in the world he'd do that, her Dad is dying for a prank!  Then when he's convinced he's killed this poor girl's Dad, they reveal what's happening.

Very mean.

I don't remember the other one really well, so I probably shouldn't tell it.  I think it's a fake robbery and one of they gets "shot". 

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at February 28, 2014 07:39 AM (P7Wsr)

37 If this is true, getting over on the Gawker turds makes me very happy.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 28, 2014 07:40 AM (qvahQ)

38 29 "A blogger wouldn't lie, would he?" I'm pretty sure that's against the law. They sign some sort of pledge or something.

Posted by: jwest at February 28, 2014 07:41 AM (u2a4R)

39 If this is true, getting over on the Gawker turds makes me very happy. I went to Jalopnik a couple of times until I found out Gawker owns it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit[/i][/u][/b][/s] at February 28, 2014 07:41 AM (0HooB)

40 31 The Ukraine pranked us! We are totally justified in invading! Posted by: Vladimir ------------------ I know..., I know! Same thing happened to me with Hungary. Posted by: Zombie Nikita Khruschev -------------------------------------- See? Same thing happened to me.

Posted by: Zombie Alexei Kosygin at February 28, 2014 07:41 AM (aDwsi)

41 "Pranking" has gotten out of hand. There's this new mindset that of course everyone wants to be on you tube, and if you don't you're some kind of douchey killjoy. Also...It makes you doubt whether anything is real.

Posted by: Gem at February 28, 2014 07:41 AM (zw+pb)

42 Two things I can live without: Government Motors products and fucking Pepsi.
Posted by: maddogg at February 28, 2014 12:28 PM (xWW96)


Hey, you ain't all that yourself, yannow.

Posted by: Pepsi at February 28, 2014 07:42 AM (DOOp+)

43 Liars! All of you!

Posted by: Dingy Harry Reid at February 28, 2014 07:42 AM (Dwehj)

44 Good questions, ace. I always wonder about 'reality' shows which claim to be dumping people in extremely dangerous situations without food or even clothes. How does that waiver read?

Posted by: Beagle at February 28, 2014 07:42 AM (sOtz/)

45 They sign some sort of pledge or something. Posted by: jwest -------------------- Yeah, but those pledges don't really mean anything.

Posted by: Barky & Holder Clown Show at February 28, 2014 07:43 AM (aDwsi)

46 I went to Jalopnik a couple of times until I found out Gawker owns it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at February 28, 2014 12:41 PM (0HooB)



Those dickholes destroyed Buzzfeed by making it extremely unfunny and adding garbage software that makes pixy look like state of the art.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 28, 2014 07:43 AM (qvahQ)

47

So, quit fucking Pepsi.

 

Oh, please don't.

Posted by: Pepsi what likes to get fucked at February 28, 2014 07:44 AM (A0sHn)

48 We All Hate You! Go Suck A Dick! Sniff Your Coke!

Posted by: Pepsi Cola at February 28, 2014 07:44 AM (lq3Ak)

49 This lacks the je ne sais quoi of those videos where well-endowed chicks are taken for a spin in exotic cars.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 28, 2014 07:46 AM (t8ySh)

50 Pixy isn't state of the art? Then what are these thingys: &&&&&& Huh?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit[/i][/u][/b][/s] at February 28, 2014 07:46 AM (0HooB)

51 That sniveling shitsack wet his pants.

Posted by: JWF at February 28, 2014 07:46 AM (1l37M)

52 Yeah, Gordon is a good actor. He had to get all his lines in on one take, while driving, while the guy is freaking out in an unpredictable way behind. I bet they didn't foresee him trying to kick out the partition into Gordon's head. It wasn't that long ago that Gordon was the young stud during the Nascar boom and he was hosting SNL and the Today show and all that. He's got some decent comedic timing.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 28, 2014 07:46 AM (ZPrif)

53 I bet you're one of those Coke brothers Harry Reid warned me about!

Posted by: Lonely Pepsi at February 28, 2014 07:47 AM (tv7DV)

54 Last year Jeff Gordon shot a commercial for Pepsi Max in which he "pranked" people by unexpectedly taking them on a fast, wild ride. In many ways, isn't this also the story of Barack Obama?

Posted by: Citizen X at February 28, 2014 07:47 AM (7ObY1)

55 Punked.  Good one!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 28, 2014 07:47 AM (Z7PrM)

56 I'm amused that the whole time he's gripping his smartphone for dear life. Also, Jeff Gordon is a vindictive SOB.I

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 28, 2014 07:48 AM (5M5r7)

57 I wonder about some of the things like the 'Chuckie' prank http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOuvLDHnldk . Sooner or later someone is going to have a heart attack, or be injured. Many dollars will flow..., if the pranksters have any money. I'll bet if they pulled this one in Texas 'Chuckie' would be bleeding on the pavement, deservedly, I would say. It is possible, of course, that the 'victims' were actually actors.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 28, 2014 07:48 AM (aDwsi)

58 "Pranking" has gotten out of hand. There's this new mindset that of course everyone wants to be on you tube, and if you don't you're some kind of douchey killjoy.

There's a YouTube channel called Prank vs Prank that has a couple that, you guessed it, pranks each other.  It has to be fake because the pranks are so mean that if they were real they'd end a relationship.

We're talking things like the guy sneaking up on the girl, while he's holding a pie.  She's leaning over.  He slaps her on the butt really hard and when she straightens up in pain he shoves the pie in her face.

In one she sneaks in on him showering and shoots him multiple times point blank with a paintball marker.  Depending on the settings of the marker that sort of thing could cause near-permanent welts. 

Proof:  There was a Jackass "stunt" where a bunch of guys shot the Dwarf guy a bunch of times from about ten yards.  In interviews months later he showed off the marks he still had on his torso.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at February 28, 2014 07:48 AM (P7Wsr)

59 Ian S. - Good point!!!

Posted by: prescient11 at February 28, 2014 07:49 AM (tVTLU)

60 This one seems relatively safe. Now the kid who was walking around south florida acting like he turned into a bath salts zombie was stupid, I thought that kid was gonna get shot.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at February 28, 2014 07:49 AM (WdbF7)

61 But these are genius ads. First one as 40+M views, second already has 4M+ in a day. I pretty much only know that Pepsi Max exists because of these two videos. I'll still never, ever buy it, but I am aware of it.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 28, 2014 07:49 AM (ZPrif)

62 Everyone knows bloggers can't lie. You lose your First Amendment license for much less than that. /sarc

Posted by: AMDG at February 28, 2014 07:49 AM (t7OO0)

63 I blame the video.

Posted by: Susan Rice at February 28, 2014 07:49 AM (7ObY1)

64 I am tastier, fizzier and sweeter than your Coke-Ass brand of stupid. Ever heard of me? "The Pepsi Challenge". I win. No Turntables. Times Infinity.

Posted by: Pepsi Cola at February 28, 2014 07:49 AM (lq3Ak)

65 Anyone frightened by a ride in an automobile shouldn't be driving.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 28, 2014 07:49 AM (aDwsi)

66 60 This one seems relatively safe. Now the kid who was walking around south florida acting like he turned into a bath salts zombie was stupid, I thought that kid was gonna get shot. Posted by: Adam Smith' --------------- See 57

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 28, 2014 07:50 AM (aDwsi)

67 Did you notice the cars in both commercials were Chevy's? I did. I wonder how much GM/you and I had to do with that cash payment.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 28, 2014 07:50 AM (xSegX)

68 Well, that settles it then. The Interpreter ‏@Interpreter_Mag Ukraine Liveblog: US Sec. of State says Russian intervention would be "grave mistake," "might be crossing a line" http://bit.ly/1mKP1Iv

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 28, 2014 07:50 AM (ZPrif)

69 That was really funny to watch, but it's really kind of mean. The car salesman really looked close to losing it.

Posted by: L, elle at February 28, 2014 07:51 AM (0xqKe)

70 Pepsi Wins.

Posted by: The Free Market at February 28, 2014 07:51 AM (lq3Ak)

71 The US State Department has expressed “concern” over today’s developments: Kerry told reporters that the U.S. believes “intervention would be a grave mistake,” CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan reports from the State Department. Kerry spoke by phone to Sergey Lavrov on Friday after seeing reports of pro-Russia gunmen patrolling streets in armored vehicles and taking over airports in the country’s Crimea region. He said Lavrov assured him that Russia intends to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity but noted that Russia has interests in the former Soviet republic, including a naval base in Crimea. Kerry said the U.S. is watching to see if Russian activity “might be crossing a line in any way” and urged Moscow against action that might be misinterpreted as a violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 28, 2014 07:52 AM (ZPrif)

72 Hmm. The vibe I got from Mike Rowe this morning is that Ford may have severed their relationship. Smells of Union pressure.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 28, 2014 07:54 AM (aDwsi)

73 I also, of course, strongly suspect that there is a large cash payment, made just after the prank, to get a signature on a release. And that probably helps an awful lot. Yup. I want to know how much the NC state police received for their involvement. Hmmm, that sounds bitchier than I meant it, I just mean that I hope to hell that Pepsi paid something to the state for using state resources, you know, like how Michael Bay rents the US Navy for a bit to make his movies. As long as cash is paid, fine by me. The schadenfreude of the people telling the Gawker guy that dude it's totes fake is om nom nom delicious. As much as it pains me to say something not totally horrible about anyone who is involved with Gawker, he's being a good sport about it.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Mmmm. Blondies with whipped cream. at February 28, 2014 07:54 AM (VtjlW)

74 62 " Everyone knows bloggers can't lie. You lose your First Amendment license for much less than that" They get around the law by "blowing things out of proportion without knowing what actually is going on."

Posted by: jwest at February 28, 2014 07:54 AM (u2a4R)

75 Kerry said the U.S. is watching to see if Russian activity “might be crossing a line in any way”...

Posted by: Flatbush Joe

Yeah, Putin's shakin' in his boots right about now...

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at February 28, 2014 07:54 AM (fk1A8)

76 Nice to see the Gawker/Jalopwhatever turd pranked.

Had a crazy taxi driver in Thailand on a business trip. My colleague complained that he was driving too fast (we were going to the airport on a major road) so he kept speeding up and asking her if *that* was too fast, cackling like a psycho the whole time.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 28, 2014 07:55 AM (aq/zi)

77 @68 Bugs Bunny to Yosemite Sam - "Don't cross this line!" and draws a line in the sand. Yosemite Sam steps over line. Bugs Bunny to Yosemite Sam - "Don't cross this line!" and draws a line in the sand. Yosemite Sam steps over line. Bugs Bunny to Yosemite Sam - "Don't cross this line!" and draws a line in the sand. Yosemite Sam steps over line. Bugs Bunny to Yosemite Sam - "Don't cross this line!" and draws a line in the sand... Anyone else see a pattern developing here?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit[/i][/u][/b][/s] at February 28, 2014 07:55 AM (0HooB)

78 The guy who faked kidnapping a child was lucky to be pepper sprayed. I, and probably many of you, might go full tactical depending on what stupid crap he tried to pretend doing.

Posted by: Beagle at February 28, 2014 07:55 AM (sOtz/)

79 Neck tattoo Jeff Gordon is kinda funny all by itself

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 28, 2014 07:56 AM (ZPrif)

80 Everyone is using the Wrong Word "Faked".  They should be saying it was "Staged".  The driving was real, on a closed course.  The same as the new commercial.  In the Camero are no Cup-Holders.  A buddy owns 2 of them.

Posted by: Paladin at February 28, 2014 07:56 AM (mCOPv)

81 Can I yell FAKE and get a ride like that??

Posted by: Vic[/i] at February 28, 2014 07:57 AM (T2V/1)

82 It's too bad for O'Blammer that Hillary decide to bail when she did. I can imagine that foreign power brokers might be willing to make all sorts of concessions in order to avoid a meeting with her.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 28, 2014 07:57 AM (aDwsi)

83 *decided*

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 28, 2014 07:58 AM (aDwsi)

84 79 "Neck tattoo Jeff Gordon is kinda funny all by itself" Is it considered rude to ask a waitress with a similar neck tattoo just what the fuck she was thinking about getting that thing?

Posted by: jwest at February 28, 2014 07:58 AM (u2a4R)

85 @68 Great. More of that "line" shit....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 28, 2014 07:58 AM (gOoFi)

86 Not really a prank gone bad, but this is a story about a Florida bouncer that was pissed off his friends posted a video of him doing an accidental discharge at he range.

He retaliated by killing them.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/mlmgazv

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at February 28, 2014 07:59 AM (P7Wsr)

87 In the Camero are no Cup-Holders. A buddy owns 2 of them. Posted by: Paladin ----- Probably no ashtrays either. I'm guessing no cigarette lighter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 28, 2014 07:59 AM (aDwsi)

88 Is this something?
Ukraine Liveblog: Crimean TV claims Parliament has been seized by armed men as fighter planes enter airspace

Not verified as of yet.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 28, 2014 07:59 AM (P1WNR)

89 Nude folks

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 28, 2014 07:59 AM (gBnkX)

90 Posted by: jwest at February 28, 2014 12:58 PM (u2a4R) Would it be considered rude to ask you what the fuck you were thinking asking such a question to someone who handles your food?

Posted by: model_1066 at February 28, 2014 07:59 AM (+bvXx)

91 Is it considered rude to ask a waitress with a similar neck tattoo just what the fuck she was thinking about getting that thing?

Well, not if you put it that way.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at February 28, 2014 07:59 AM (P7Wsr)

92 ....And We Were Singin', -Bye Bye Miss American Pie -Drove My Chevy to the Levy But The Levy Was Dry. Them Good Ol' Boys was Drinkin' Whiskey and Rye ...Singin' "This'll be the Say that I Die".

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 08:00 AM (lq3Ak)

93 Neck tattoo Jeff Gordon is kinda funny all by itself Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 28, 2014 12:56 PM (ZPrif) I kind of really want Gordon to show up for a race with the goatee and neck tattoo and be all MIRROR UNIVERSE BITCHES and then refuse to rattle off the names of his sponsors in any of his interviews. Then Jr. can use an agonizer on him for a bit. Tell me that wouldn't be ratings gold.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Mmmm. Blondies with whipped cream. at February 28, 2014 08:00 AM (VtjlW)

94 That pic of the world's longest airship in the sidebar looks like a butt. I thought it was JLo there for a second...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit[/i][/u][/b][/s] at February 28, 2014 08:00 AM (0HooB)

95 @71 Does our State Dept. know what "grave" used to mean in diplospeak? This is the third time at least. What the hell are they doing?

Posted by: Beagle at February 28, 2014 08:00 AM (sOtz/)

96 Halp us John Cary!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 28, 2014 08:01 AM (oFCZn)

97 The Interpreter ‏@Interpreter_Mag
Ukraine Liveblog: US Sec. of State says Russian intervention would be "grave mistake," "might be crossing a line" http://bit.ly/1mKP1Iv


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

Yeah, like that means anything anymore.

Ukraine better prepare for its strongly-worded letter.

Posted by: wiserbud at February 28, 2014 08:01 AM (DOOp+)

98


Bugs Bunny to Yosemite Sam - "Don't cross this line!" and draws a line in the sand.

 

Oh, I'm sure he means it this time.

Posted by: That Red Line In Syria at February 28, 2014 08:01 AM (A0sHn)

99 Tell me that wouldn't be ratings gold. Get him to show up drunk, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit[/i][/u][/b][/s] at February 28, 2014 08:02 AM (0HooB)

100 Had a crazy taxi driver in Thailand on a business trip. My colleague complained that he was driving too fast (we were going to the airport on a major road) so he kept speeding up and asking her if *that* was too fast, cackling like a psycho the whole time. Posted by: Lizzy ----------------------- Montreal, about 2:00 a.m., nutso Frenchie cab driver. White knuckles (mine) gripping the dashboard. Think Steve Martin in "Trains, Planes.."

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 28, 2014 08:02 AM (aDwsi)

101 You can do anything you want to somebody provided you get their employer's permission first. It's in the constitution.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at February 28, 2014 08:03 AM (+lsX1)

102 Barry can draw a line. In the sand trap with a wedge.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 28, 2014 08:03 AM (oFCZn)

103 First vid was "fake" in the sense that Gordon didn't do the driving. You never see a camera shot of Gordon on the car salesman together in the car while driving. Second vid Gordon clearly did the driving and, pretty sure, the victim was not in on the prank. Quite possible in the 2nd vid there was additional footage of the chase filmed later for external shots. The external shots of the chase always show the cop car right behind them, but the interior shots don't seem to show a cop car right behind them through the back window. A bigger part of filming this prank is not insuring the victim -- but insuring Jeff Gordon. He's a multi-million $ industry unto himself. His sponsors have millions invested on him racing every weekend and they'd want to be legally protected. It would be safer for Gordon to have the chase car be a good distance behind him in case anything went wrong. The close chase external shots could then be filmed later with two stunt drivers -- and no victim freaking out in the back.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at February 28, 2014 08:03 AM (ZPrif)

104 I did. I wonder how much GM/you and I had to do with that cash payment. Posted by: AmishDude at February 28, 2014 12:50 PM (xSegX) Like those Cadillac commercial they shot in China right after the bailout. I kept thinking, "stop wasting my money!" It's like loaning your brother-in-law $5,000 to fix his car so he can get a job. He then blows it on prostitutes and crack.

Posted by: MikeH at February 28, 2014 08:03 AM (ZdA3v)

105 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says withdrawing all U.S. military advisers from Afghanistan after the combat mission ends in December would risk an “erosion of confidence” among Afghan security forces. Boy ya gotta get up pretty early in the AM to get one over on old chuck ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 28, 2014 08:04 AM (t3UFN)

106 Does our State Dept. know what "grave" used to mean in diplospeak? This is the third time at least. What the hell are they doing? Posted by: Beagle ------------------ The entire Administration is populated with ideologically-driven children. They have no idea what they are doing, but since they are 'smart', it must be the right thing. No. Self-awareness.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 28, 2014 08:04 AM (aDwsi)

107 @97 Russia is paranoid enough without sending mixed messages. You think Kerry is either stupid or bluffing I presume. I tend to agree. But Russia may not see it our way.

Posted by: Beagle at February 28, 2014 08:06 AM (sOtz/)

108 I like to watch that "Impractical Jokers."

In an aside, they mentioned they've had the cops called on them a few times.

Posted by: NSA at February 28, 2014 08:08 AM (VjL9S)

109 Tell me that wouldn't be ratings gold. Get him to show up drunk, too. Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at February 28, 2014 01:02 PM (0HooB) Gordon should be fined for saying all those cuss words on the radio...where's Brian France?

Posted by: Jen at February 28, 2014 08:08 AM (XkXzn)

110 "Tell me that wouldn't be ratings gold." Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. It would be a Topsy-Turvy time for all involved. While viewership would, indeed, be in question? The full result would be behind a wall. What would you pay to get behind this wall, "My Queen"-? Note that I don't question My Queen. I merely question the methodology. From which? What can I "pocket". All that favors The Market, Favors Our Queen. -Someone remind those Republican "Queens".

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 08:09 AM (lq3Ak)

111 Everyone is using the Wrong Word "Faked". They should be saying it was "Staged". Yeah, the Internet compulsion to scream "FAKE" is beyond cliche at this point. Does it matter that it was staged just like every other TV commercial?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 28, 2014 08:09 AM (SY2Kh)

112 I was enjoying the spectacle until they had Jeff Gore-Dinn speak. After all the years of lame ghey jokes, I just couldn't believe how affected he really sounds.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 28, 2014 08:09 AM (xq1UY)

113 Nood.

Posted by: Slapweasel at February 28, 2014 08:12 AM (lq3Ak)

114 The entire Administration is populated with ideologically-driven children. They have no idea what they are doing, but since they are 'smart', it must be the right thing. No. Self-awareness. Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 28, 2014 01:04 PM (aDwsi) Wealthy liberals with a lousy education and daddy issues have to take jobs they don't need and are no good at in order to validate the fantasy that they are among the 'elites'. Like Obama and Kerry.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 28, 2014 08:12 AM (+bvXx)

115 It's like loaning your brother-in-law $5,000 to fix his car so he can get a job. He then blows it on prostitutes and crack. Posted by: MikeH at February 28, 2014 01:03 PM (ZdA3v) What if the prostitute fixes cars in exchange for crack?

Posted by: model_1066 at February 28, 2014 08:14 AM (+bvXx)

116 Anyone frightened by a ride in an automobile shouldn't be driving.

You Sir, obviously have never been driven by my father in law....God rest his soul.

Posted by: Paladin at February 28, 2014 08:14 AM (E1aoU)

117 Jeff Gordon would never have made the run to Atlanta in a '50 Ford.

Posted by: NCwoof at February 28, 2014 08:20 AM (aUQgu)

118 This is either a fake, or this dumbass is a criminal kidnapper.

If he had done it to me, I would have shot him.

So which is it? Criminal, or fake?

The police do NOT need the victim's cooperation to prosecute.

Posted by: Kristophr at February 28, 2014 08:23 AM (c6N69)

119 If you believe this is real you're probably a truther too... I expect more from places like this. no critical thinking going on at all.

Posted by: Kaptain Amerika at February 28, 2014 08:26 AM (F9D1m)

120 NSA:  The original host of Scare Tactics ended up in jail because of her last stunt.

You do not impersonate a federal cop and get away with it.

Posted by: Kristophr at February 28, 2014 08:26 AM (c6N69)

121

118 This is either a fake, or this dumbass is a criminal kidnapper.

If he had done it to me, I would have shot him.

So which is it? Criminal, or fake?

The police do NOT need the victim's cooperation to prosecute.

 

Oh yeah that would go over real well.  "Police arrest Jeff Gordon over practical joke."

Posted by: buzzion at February 28, 2014 08:56 AM (LI48c)

122 I think it is kinda like stand-up comedy. You can say the most horrible, racist, nasty, terrible things because it is a "joke," but if you say those things in any other context, it is not ok. Makes me think of the Christopher Walken SNL skit with the pranks (http://screen.yahoo.com/christopher-walken-snl-skits/pranksters-prankster-larry-000000471.html) "I pranked him to death with a tire iron."

Posted by: john at February 28, 2014 09:06 AM (fv1Z4)

123 118    This.

Posted by: NCwoof at February 28, 2014 09:30 AM (aUQgu)

124 I dunno. Color me skeptical still.
Why was the victim smiling - almost laughing when he said "this never works"?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at February 28, 2014 11:45 AM (pgQxn)

125 There was also a great special on Discovery about Mermaids the other night. They had "special never seen before footage" and scientists and everything.

Super-duper realistic.

It was way funnier than the last 20 years of SNL put together.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at February 28, 2014 11:47 AM (pgQxn)

126 Because I hate Stiffly Stiffersons like this Okulski guy. I wanna prank them for hours.. in my basement.

Posted by: Larry Hobson at February 28, 2014 05:20 PM (QupBk)

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