It’s amazing how gullible people can be when it comes to their technology. Apple debuts a shiny, new, kickass phone and no matter WTH you’re handed you’re going to think it’s awesome. Hand said technology aficionado an old model, a completely different phone — a banana for all I care — and call it an iPhone 5, they’re going to say it’s cool.
As we all know, iPhone unveiled the new iPhone 5 in San Francisco last Wednesday. Jimmy Kimmel decided to present the new model to iPhone users on the street, with one catch — they showed off the old model and pretended it was the new one.
The phone doesn’t look too different from the soon-to-be archaic model so it’s understandable why people would get confused, but it’s still hilarious that people will go cray over any old thing, just because they’re expecting epic-ness.
Every week ANDPOP columnist Kelly Burns narrows down the most bizarre stories of the week. They’re not exactly newsworthy but just weird enough to grab our attention. This week, San Francisco offers awesome Jedi classes and a dude busted for marijuana shows us why logic is a valuable skill.
The Dark Knight
rises is arrested
So Matthew Argintar obviously hasn’t seen ANY Batman movies, but dresses up like the hero and freaks the public right out. The 23-year-old, was arrested outside a New Jersey Home Depot, after being spotted dressed up as Batman, and asking people if they needed any help. Hey Matthew! Watch the movies! Batman doesn’t just ask random people if they need help. He knows where the bad guys are and saves those already in distress.. DUH! With the recent Colorado shooting, this is not a funny prank…
Warning: don’t insert in anus
I can’t believe people actually are dumb enough to do this! A man in Australia must have watched Jackass, cause he decided he would stick some fireworks in his buttocks and light them off for kicks. Well, this didn’t end well, for OBVIOUS REASONS! He was treated for burns to his cheeks, back and privates. SMH Do we really need this warning added to firework labels? Warning: Please do not insert in anus.
How to be a Jedi 101
Alright, so this might actually be my dream come true. If you love Star Wars like me and have always wanted to be a Jedi Knight, NOW YOU CAN! In San Francisco, there are lightsaber training classes for adults. The end goal of the class is to reenact the ending scene from The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke and Darth Vader have it out. I think I’m vacationing in San Francisco this Fall.
Drugs are bad mmkay? Read more…
Once in university, a friend was driving me home and stopped to do a few fast-paced donuts in an empty parking lot (don’t tell my law-abiding parents). It was pretty thrilling though I’ll personally stick to the old 10-mile-an-hour three-point turn, thanks. I’ll leave the tricks to the professionals.
This video was shot in the actual streets of San Francisco, California, a.k.a one of the most hilly places to drive in the States. Ken Block treats the city like his own urban playground, doing epic stunts in the heart of the city. He also called on his friend Travis Pastrana to make a cameo on his dirtbike.
The Ben Conrad-directed video was filmed in four days for DC Shoes.
The Cat in the Hat? Pfft. How about The Cat On Top of the Hat?
Seen on the streets of San Francisco, this car takes a ride on its owner’s hat as they go for a stroll.
But seeing that cats are interesting creatures who love having their way, something tells me this cat has other ideas…