21-Year-Old Poses as Fake Celebrity, Gets His 15 Minutes of Fame
Brett Cohen isn’t your typical 21-year-old, at least not according to the tourists in New York City’s Time Square on July 27.
Cohen is now “famous” after pulling a huge prank on the city, posing as a celebrity and wandering the streets of Manhattan.
Accompanied by two bodyguards he hired on Craigslist, as well as three cameramen and four photographers acting as his own paparazzi, he attracted a huge fan following and caused quite a stir in response to what he calls his “social experiment.” (THIS IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL MICROCOSM OF WHAT jEWS HAVE BEEN DOING FOR AGES)
“It was a social experiment. It confirms the theory of how our culture is so obsessed with celebrity and fame,” Cohen told ABC News.
Cohen recorded the entire experience and posted the video on YouTube on Aug. 21. It went viral almost overnight. He said the entire idea originated from a simple conversation he had with one of his best friends.
“I said, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if we did this?’ joking around (TROTSKY PROBABLY SAID THE SAME THING IN 1916). What would we need to pull off a stunt like this, never thinking we would or could. And then it turned into ‘All right, let’s look into this,’” Cohen said.
And so they started planning. (SCHEMING...jEWS SCHEME, NOT PLAN)
“I had photographers follow me around and act as paparazzi. There were 15 people in total that were actually in on it. No planted fans or anything like that. Everything you see in the video is completely real,” Cohen said.
Cohen admitted he was nervous he might not be able to pull off the stunt, but said there was one defining moment for him.
“We had a meeting with the whole crew before it all started. I was a little bit nervous that it wouldn’t work. There’s no guarantee it would work. When we were just standing there on 46th street, people were already asking me to take a picture. It’s not even on tape,” said Cohan. “It proved to me and everyone on the crew this thing was going to work. We were all so confident and fired up going into it, and I think that’s why the video was so successful.”
With his new-found confidence, Cohen and his entourage began their walk toward Times Square. It didn’t take long before crowds began to surround him on every block. “Very few people even questioned who he was, where was from, or what he does,” said a press release Cohen used to explain the video.
“I had to pretend like all of this was normal. That was one of the hardest parts. And plus smiling for all those pictures, I took around 300 pictures. Some people kept coming up to me again and again. My face really hurt by the end of it. I thought my face was going to freeze in that smile,” said Cohen.
One little boy was particularly excited to meet the fake celebrity. Cohen said the boy went so far as to make an international call home on his cell phone, and was overheard screaming, “I just met Brett Cohen!”
Even security guards at large businesses were duped by the ruckus.
“We walked by Madame Tussaud’s wax museum and the security guard said, ‘I can’t believe we don’t have a wax figure of you,’” Cohen laughed.
Cohen was drawing so much attention posing as a fake celebrity he was actually worried it would cause a problem with the NYPD.
“We were nervous police would get involved because why would a celebrity just walk through Times Square like that? Two cops walked up to me and I was so nervous, but they just asked if they could take a picture,” he laughed. Of course, Cohen politely obliged, and later thanked them for their service.
From beginning to end, the whole thing took about three hours to shoot. Cohen said the hardest thing about the entire experience was stopping the frenzy, literally.
“It was really hard to end the shoot. How the hell do you stop when there’s so many people following you? We actually had to walk away from Times Square and into a small hotel,” Cohen said. “One of my bouncers blocked off the door to the bar to keep the public from going in. It was the only way we were able to stop it.”
Cohen could be the poster child for the popular slogan, “Fake it ’til you make it,” but don’t let his celebrity status fool you. Though he was dressed to the nines with girls swarming him for hours, he claimed he didn’t walk away with anyone’s number that night.
“No, I have a girlfriend. I am very loyal,” he humbly replied.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The one where a Dollar General manager hit a thief in the head with an aluminum baseball bat
The guy in the image above is named Horatio Coates. If Horatio looks a little dazed and confused, well, he has good reason to be. Earlier this week, he was repeatedly struck upside the cranium with an aluminum baseball bat while attempting to steal DVDs from a Dollar General. The blows to the head were delivered by the store’s manager, and fortunately for us, the whole ordeal was recorded during a 911 call.
You can listen to the audio in the News 9 clip below. It’s worth it:
Well, if you’ve ever wondered what sound an aluminum baseball bat makes when hitting a man’s head, I guess you know the answer!
I may be a tiny bit demented and everything , but that was hysterical. I loved the sound of the tiny little “ping” followed by the sudden “EEEEYAAAHHH!” The best part, though, was when the “alleged” burglar woke up and this exchange took place:
911 Dispatcher: “Is he still laying there?”
Badass Vigilante Store Manager: “He is still laying here.”
Stupid Druggie Burglar: “I don’t know what the hell is going on.”
Badass Vigilante Store Manager: ”He is saying he doesn’t know what is going on.”
Stupid Druggie Burglar:“Holy Shit!!! What the fuck! Oh, goodness!”
Once again, that’s just funny. It’s like watching the burglars get hurt in Home Alone, only it’s real life. I also like how the robber’s response to being beaten unconscious with a baseball bat is the same one I make when listening to Jim Traber. The only difference is the burglar was a little more composed.
Anyway, the morals to this story are simple. Don’t use drugs, don’t steal, and if you do use drugs and do steal, stay away from the Dollar General stores on the southside. They are very protective of their DVDs.
In a bold coaching and disciplinary move, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has banned his players from Twitter. The move is designed to keep the players out of trouble, focused on football, and most importantly, to spare the school from embarrassment on the social networking site.
“Twitter is a privilege. When you represent an organization you have to represent it very well or we don’t represent it,” Fisher said ”When we are responsible enough to deal with it, we’ll deal with it <return to Twitter>.”
Earlier this month, Seminoles defensive back Tyler Hunter tweeted complaints about the police after being pulled over for a seat belt issue. In his 140 character rant, Hunter referenced the rap song “Fuck The Police.” The refrain “kill the cops” was used in the message. While the song and message we’re almost certainly not to be taken as a violent threat from Hunter, it put a negative light on him and program.
This isn’t the first time that Fisher has kept his players off the site. Last season, Fisher had the team refrain from Twitter for a period after they were bombarded with negative tweets stemming from an upset loss at the hands of Wake Forest.
While this move may feel extreme, it might eventually be looked at as a tipping point in college sports. Maryland Terrapins basketball coach Mark Turgeon had an issue with point guard Terrell Stoglin voicing displeasure with playing time on Twitter last season after a loss at Duke.
While it’s a non-violent outlet that expresses freedom of speech, Twitter can also be an distraction and unnecessary sounding board for collegiate athletes. If Florida State benefits, other teams may follow suit.
his picture itself is proof that CIA aka Al Qaeda rebels are nothing more than Zionist-WHORES wearing the mask of islam.
Star of david is although most commonly and universally recognized as the sign of Judaism, however we must not forget that this is the status it has only achieved in the last two hundred years, before that it was chiefly associated with magic communities, just like the rothschild.
But let me tell you one thing many jews themselves have been DECEIVED by the kabbalists, who would have them believe that the six pointed star is a jewish symbol. It most certainly is NOT. It is, but an OCCULT SYMBOL.
Evidently, TSA isn’t looking for press coverage during its roll out of checkpoints at train stations across the nation.
Citizen journalist Julio Rausseo, a roaming correspondent for WeAreChange.org, was labeled a “terrorist” and threatened with arrest for filming a TSA checkpoint at the Union train station in Chicago.
An Amtrack police official confronted Rausseo, telling him that the government had sent them video of him filming the checkpoints, warning them to look out for people filming the station. A week after Rausseo filmed the TSA, Amtrack identified the reporter eating at restaurant inside Union Station and confronted him. That conversation is recorded in the following video:
“I’m telling you to your face, do not video tape us,” the Amtrack officer can be heard telling Rausseo in the video. “If you come beyond that point… if you come like you did before, you’re going to jail, Sir. Because it could be used for terrorist activity. Right now, you’re in violation.”
When Rausseo objected that he was a reporter and not a terrorist, the employee asked: “Did you approach us and ask to take video?”
When the reporter responded, “I didn’t think I had to. I thought this was America,” the Amtrack police official told him, “No, America nothing. You know better.”
The incident continued, with the employee demanding his ID and claiming that illegal activity had taken place, before admitting, incredibly, that the company had been sent video of Rausseo filming the checkpoint. Clearly, the company keeping tabs on such “trouble makers.”
“And the video didn’t even come… it came from the government. They sent it to us because now somebody is taking pictures of us doing our activity,” the Amtrack officer finally admitted.
These checkpoints are a violation of the 4th Amendment, and as such blatantly unconstitutional, yet they have seamlessly expanded from airports to train stations, and will soon be pervasive in all public life, unless the TSA is stopped politically and the fear of terrorism checked by the exercise of American rights and the return of common sense.
Here is Julio Rausseo’s previous video of the train station checkpoint run jointly by TSA and Amtrack in Chicago. He defends his first amendment right to film the checkpoint and report it to the world:
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Human Waste Plagues BART Escalators
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Bay Area Rapid Transit users have all experienced it; escalators that are down at their station. But what’s really behind the maintenance issues for the transit agency?
Officials said one of the main issues is the copious amounts of human excrement found in the escalator’s works, gumming up the wheels and gears. The bottom of BART’s stairwells often act as prime spots for the homeless to take shelter at night and in many cases, relieve themselves.
Last month, work crews opened up the broken BART escalator at San Francisco’s Civic Center Station and found so much human waste that they had to call in a hazardous-materials team.
BART police said there is little they can do about the problem as officers have to witness someone in the act to issue a citation.
Officials have begun the process of meeting with San Francisco leaders about cleaning up the plaza at San Francisco’s 16th Street Station. Currently, five of the nine escalators that aren’t working are located in downtown San Francisco.
THANKS HYMIE, BUT WE KIND OF FIGURED THAT OUT A FEW CENTURIES AGO. IF YOUR HELLSPAWN HADN'T COME ALONG AND LAIN WASTE TO OUR NATIONS, THERE WOULD BE NO NEED TO GUARD AGAINST ANYTHING BUT YOU AND YOUR PUPPET MONKEY MINIONS
In the wake of one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history – at the opening of the film “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo. – an Israeli lawmaker is warning Americans to start taking security seriously at all of its movie theaters.
EVEN jEWS CAN'T STAND jEWS...THE PARASITE WITHOUT A HOST IN THIS CASE
A disabled Israeli Defense Forces veteran has self-immolated, sustaining burns to 80 per cent of his body. The incident follows the death of IDF veteran Moshe Silman, who sparked a series of similar protests by setting himself ablaze last week.
Around noon, people at a bus stop near the central city of Yehud saw a man in a wheel-chair take out a bottle and start soaking himself with its contents.
"I immediately understood that it was gasoline and not water," Mahmoud Gdir, an eyewitness, told Agence France Presse. "I saw him holding a lighter and pleaded with him not to do it, but he did. I ran to my car to get a small fire extinguisher. It lasted about 2-10 seconds."
The disabled man, aged 45, was later recognized as an IDF veteran. Sustaining massive burns, he was rushed to a hospital where he was induced into a coma and put on life support.
The Disabled IDF Veterans' Association says financial woes compelled the veteran to take the desperate measure.
"The bodies that are supposed to support him, i.e. the Defense Ministry and National Insurance Institute have failed him,” the organization’s spokesman told Ynet News. “I'm afraid over 50,000 IDF veterans share his frustration."
The self immolation took place hours before the funeral of Moshe Silman, an IDF veteran who died on Friday of injuries he received during a massive demonstration staged the previous week. Silman set himself ablaze and suffered third-degree burns to over 95 per cent of his body.
In a letter which Silman read out before setting himself alight, he accused the Israeli establishment of "taking from the poor and giving to the rich." He also said that despite being incapable of working due to a stroke, a housing ministry committee did not find him eligible for public housing benefits.
Since then, at least five more self-immolation cases have been reported in Israel, with Sunday’s incident being the most serious since Silman.
Before the funeral, Silman’s family called on others not to mimic his desperate act.
"What he did was grim and the family does not condone it – he was expressing his own unmet pain,” the Silmans said in a letter. “We urge the government to consider this horrifying case and do everything within its power to help Israelis who are in need of (financial) assistance."
Israeli social services are collapsing, says Yael Havasi, a public housing activist and protester. As the health system becomes increasingly privatized, fewer people have access to medication, while the criteria for public housing are unrealistic.
“If you do not have three children you will not get public housing,” Havasi told RT. “People are not dying of hunger, they are dying of despair. This is what the government has to listen to.”
But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to propose a solution.
“Throughout his political career, Benjamin Netanyahu has always had a neoliberal economic view, which is pro-privatization. The whole idea is that poor people have to handle themselves. So I am not surprised Netanyahu is not answering us quickly,” continued Havasi. “But I am surprised our Minister of Housing <Ariel Atias> does not understand that either he gives real solutions to people or he should resign from the government, from the point of view of what his <Shas> party is promoting.”