Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ouch

"In an April Fool's joke that left everyone but the contestant laughing, the Magic made a fan think he was shooting a half-court shot for $100,000 at halftime. The fan was blindfolded, and the crowd was told beforehand to cheer as if he made the shot. The young contestant, named Dan, missed badly but believed he won and danced around the court in a frenzy. Before being told it was a joke and showed the replay he said, "I just got laid off at work." He was given a 100 Grand Bar of candy instead but was not laughing. ... The Magic eliminated the Raptors in the first round of last year's playoffs, winning the series 4-1. Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press."

Ha ha?

3 comments:

Brandon said...

Not only is that mean, but they stole that from the prank war at CollegeHumor.com.

Can you say "lawsuit"?

Blob said...

I don't think you can copyright practical jokes.

Blob said...

Turns out that the guy taking the shot was an actor, and the joke was on the crowd (and on us, I suppose).