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Re: Pranks
« on: July 03, 2012, 04:13:29 pm »
Abel Raises Cain - Documentary

I forget where I heard about Alan Abel. Maybe it was Sunday Morning. Anyway, I suddenly find out about one of the biggest pranksters to ever exist. He took on a nation and the world. This documentary, put together by his daughter, is a frank and loving look at her father, and mother, and how they made a living by pranking.

It started off simple enough, but I like how he talks about in the 80's the news reports and reporting got more sophisticated. He said it was rather easy at first to prank the public, but as time went on, he had to kick it up a notch.

I love the fact, that he made the news media look stupid, lazy and ineffectual.

I would love to see someone like him, do this kind of thing today. With the way news organizations jump on news with 24 hour delivery, I totally think many say stuff first, then research it.

It's a very laid back documentary. Kind of charming. Both Alan Abel and his wife were very bright and creative. We need someone to step up to the plate and take over.  ;)
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