Thursday, May 29, 2008

Amir and Streeter Prank War

Okay, I know, College Humor gets old, but hold your breath and hear me out.

Aspiring comedians Jake and Amir work at College Humor and have this eponymous site going on where they post videos whose chief quality is being shot by a camera more expensive than my car. They're celebrating two years of comedy vlogging and blah blah blah. Frankly, this new video is not that good.

But it reminded me of Amir's old prank war with Streeter from a year ago, which was good. At the time. Or at least I vaguely remember it seeming like a good idea at the time. Kind of like playing Edward 40 hands. Maybe those are things that should only be enjoyed while in college. I digress.

It's a veritable trainwreck that you can't peel your eyes off of. I like the cringe-worthy escalation, the brutal exposition of Amir's childlike pettiness, and their collective attention whoring. Those qualities are so blatant and raw that they lend authenticity to an otherwise completely contrived video war. Enjoy!

Audio Prank! from streeter seidell on Vimeo.

Prank War Continues... from Amir on Vimeo.

The Prank War Goes On! from streeter seidell on Vimeo.

Prank War Continued: Streeter Bombs from Amir on Vimeo.

Prank War 5: Amir's Big Break (with Human Giant) from streeter seidell on Vimeo.

And the Yankee Prankee conclusion, not available for embedding in this already too-bloated entry.

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