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Offline swagmaster420x

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is this real
« on: October 05, 2014, 05:29:09 PM »

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Re: is this real
«Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 05:44:30 PM »
These have come up before.  I think there are a few threads on it.

Makes for an amusing news feature.  And this one might be a copy of other ones from a few years ago.  I've seen a that a few times -- Just redo a previous article or news story and call it your own.


Some people will freak out on camera and can't think.  Do enough interviews and you'll probably find some.

Yes, some are that dumb though, but I image that's how it is all over the place.  Fits a stereotype.  And for Americans... I'd guess we already know things and don't care about the video.  Or the people who are that dumb don't have it sink in.

Some of the questions though... I just wouldn't care.  Head of Australia?  Is it called a President?  Sure.... It never comes up in my daily life though and I doubt it will.  It's not important.  If someone came up to me on the street, I'd be leery of them whoever they say they are.

The other possibility -- It's staged.  Amusing enough.  True or faked... We're still watching the video which is probably the goal.  Similar to ghost stories.

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Re: is this real
«Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 06:15:46 PM »
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No amount of how-to information is going to work if you have the wrong mindset, the wrong guiding philosophies. Avoid losers like the plague, and gather with and learn from winners only.

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Re: is this real
«Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 06:29:27 PM »
Obviously, any correct and/or clever answers were cut out and the clip edited to confirm the foregone conclusion stated in the title of the clip. Not exactly very clever questions either. I'm actually quite surprised that so many people were kind enough to try and guess for the answers.
Yeah, most of them were just ridiculing someone who doesn't know the answer, and can you call someone stupid if, not knowing the correct response, they guess so they don't just stand there with their mouth hanging open? The video is mean spirited entertainment but I did find some of the clips entertaining.
Really though?? Someone said a triangle has four sides? Or no sides at all? How many people did they have to try to get that answer

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Re: is this real
«Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 06:38:00 PM »
Deer in the headlights effect. 


The other thing I noticed was that the locations aren't all the same.  It's a collection of clips.  Different times, different places. 
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Re: is this real
«Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 06:39:30 PM »
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No amount of how-to information is going to work if you have the wrong mindset, the wrong guiding philosophies. Avoid losers like the plague, and gather with and learn from winners only.

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Re: is this real
«Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 07:58:58 PM »
Deer in the headlights effect. 


The other thing I noticed was that the locations aren't all the same.  It's a collection of clips.  Different times, different places. 
They probably searched far and wide. And I agree about the deer in the headlights effect. That one guy who just found out "North Korea" is much bigger than "South Korea" seemed pretty convinced the map was authentic though.

And about what Dima said, I'm shocked from time to time at how much snark they let into articles. I also dislike how groups with strong opinions get so circle jerky in their public showings.


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Re: is this real
«Reply #7 on: October 05, 2014, 08:58:09 PM »
Another thought...  I don't think this is true so much anymore as it was 10+ years ago....  It could be the opposite -- Maybe the people are playing the interviewer a bit just to get on tv.  It used to be a bigger deal just to be on tv.  Someone could purposely act stupid and then they could tell people, "Hey, look!  I tricked this interviewer or this comedian posing as an interviewer."
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Re: is this real
«Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 09:07:19 PM »
I guess I see a few things....

Deer in headlights.

A basic response added in with the rest, leading the video viewer possibly to think that person is agreeing since the other responses are in line with agreement.  Ex.  "I'm the Prime Minister of Australia."  "Oh, are you?"

CNNN logo in the corner.  I googled it but didn't find anything right away.  Or CNNY?  I can't tell.  I'm not finding anything though.  Is this from an Australian comedy show like the Daily Show or a late night show?  Or is it legit news?


Another kind of video I've seen is where people are commenting on things they know nothing about.  After seeing enough of them, I'm thinking some people just want to seem to have an opinion on something.  Socially, that could make sense -- They look informed.  If it was me, I'd be saying I didn't know, hadn't heard, had no clue what they were talking about, etc.  Honest, but it would make me look a bit out of touch compared to someone who just BS'd comments as their opinion.

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Yep, (for as true as this story is too...)
http://junkee.com/kimmels-lie-witness-news-is-fake-everything-on-the-internet-is-a-lie/31190



There are plenty of people who don't know basic geography though.  Never learned it in school or for something like math, they're brain just doesn't work that way. 

I wonder how long these 'news stories' have been around.  The key part is probably -- You watched it, right?  That's their goal.  I suppose I'd be more concerned about it being presented as fake if it's a legit news source vs. an entertainment show.
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Re: is this real
«Reply #9 on: October 06, 2014, 08:04:14 AM »
I guess I see a few things....

Deer in headlights.

A basic response added in with the rest, leading the video viewer possibly to think that person is agreeing since the other responses are in line with agreement.  Ex.  "I'm the Prime Minister of Australia."  "Oh, are you?"

CNNN logo in the corner.  I googled it but didn't find anything right away.  Or CNNY?  I can't tell.  I'm not finding anything though.  Is this from an Australian comedy show like the Daily Show or a late night show?  Or is it legit news?


Another kind of video I've seen is where people are commenting on things they know nothing about.  After seeing enough of them, I'm thinking some people just want to seem to have an opinion on something.  Socially, that could make sense -- They look informed.  If it was me, I'd be saying I didn't know, hadn't heard, had no clue what they were talking about, etc.  Honest, but it would make me look a bit out of touch compared to someone who just BS'd comments as their opinion.

Ex....



Yep, (for as true as this story is too...)
http://junkee.com/kimmels-lie-witness-news-is-fake-everything-on-the-internet-is-a-lie/31190



There are plenty of people who don't know basic geography though.  Never learned it in school or for something like math, they're brain just doesn't work that way. 

I wonder how long these 'news stories' have been around.  The key part is probably -- You watched it, right?  That's their goal.  I suppose I'd be more concerned about it being presented as fake if it's a legit news source vs. an entertainment show.
Haha, I saw the same video you posted and thought of it when watching the OT video. People who make stuff up on the spot to avoid perceived 'incompetence' in a social situation are really understandable. After the stuff you're half-consciously bsing leaves your mouth, I'm thinking psychologically it seems pretty convincing to you after you've said it anyways. You were able to say it, so it kinda seems true, if you get what I mean.

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Re: is this real
«Reply #10 on: October 06, 2014, 08:10:45 AM »
LOL the chasers! I used to work at a convenience store in sydney CBD and had the privilege of meeting them twice, since they came in to buy drinks, lol. chillest bunch ever.. although chaz is slightly paranoid, he used to keep his head down, which is completely useless since everyone recognises him.

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Re: is this real
«Reply #11 on: October 06, 2014, 08:12:03 AM »
LOL the chasers! I used to work at a convenience store in sydney CBD and had the privilege of meeting them twice, since they came in to buy drinks, lol. chillest bunch ever.. although chaz is slightly paranoid, he used to keep his head down, which is completely useless since everyone recognises him.
Are they like Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert in Australia (do people in Australia watch the Daily Show/ Colbert Report lol)

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Re: is this real
«Reply #12 on: October 06, 2014, 08:13:37 AM »
Are they like Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert in Australia (do people in Australia watch the Daily Show/ Colbert Report lol)
not really.. cnnnn is just like a sideproject, they usually do crazy stunts and pr stuff. Like the time they got arrested for impersonating a muslim during apec.

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Re: is this real
«Reply #13 on: October 06, 2014, 08:19:25 AM »
not really.. cnnnn is just like a sideproject, they usually do crazy stunts and pr stuff. Like the time they got arrested for impersonating a muslim during apec.
how troll

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Re: is this real
«Reply #14 on: October 07, 2014, 12:32:51 AM »
Like the time they got arrested for impersonating a muslim during apec.

Well, not a generic Muslim, specifically one Osama bin Laden (then still alive).
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Re: is this real
«Reply #15 on: October 07, 2014, 01:47:34 AM »
Well, not a generic Muslim, specifically one Osama bin Laden (then still alive).
My bad...i forgot that not all muslims are militant theists who rape, kidnap, and murder.  ::)