Huffington Post - Comedian Marcus Tisdale woke up and decided he was going to smoke crack in public.
Tisdale tested Dave Chappelle's famous words about seeing people brazenly smoke crack in San Francisco by pretending to light up a crack pipe in broad daylight in the city by the bay.
Comedy Experiments filmed the whole thing and now we get to see the repercussions (or lack thereof) that arise from smoking crack in the famously tolerant West Coast city.
What do you think?
Uh, what do I think, Huffington Post? I think this guy fuckin half-assed it. I mean, I like the premise, it's actually a semi-interesting prank/social experiment, at least compared to a lot of the "pranks" that are being filmed these days, but the execution is lacking. I'll get in to why in a second, but here's a highlight reel of the somewhat funny moments of this ridiculously long and repetitive 8 minute video:
1) Dumb Cops
Smoking in front of the cops was ballsy, I'll give him that, but if these are your cops, San Fran, then you need to sit them down and explain their job to them. Head on a swivel, boys. Can't be takin selfies on the sidewalk... maybe that's why you're fuckin bike cops, aka lowest of the low.
2) This Guy
Perfect faces all around by this dude. Starts with the, "Really, man?" face, goes in to the, "Okay, guess this is happening," face, and finishes it off strong with the, "Okay, no, but seriously..." face.
3) The Random Asian (Maybe Christian?) Rock Band
This was admittedly pretty perfect, but really only half this guy's doing. His walk by was perfect, but to just have a random Asian rock band (playing to literally no audience) available to actually walk by is pure luck. Oh and they may be a christian rock band? I mean, that Jesus Saves All banner was prettttyyyy close to the stage, hard to think it wasn't part of the act, which for some reason makes the scene that much more absurd and funny.
And..... that's it. Seriously, in all 8+ minutes those are the only three moments I found relatively entertaining, and here's why:
Don't give me the whole, "oh it's so crazy how nobody reacts to him doing that in broad daylight," thing. Uh yeah, no shit, because if you're a normal, even somewhat perceptive person, then you know this is fake within two seconds of seeing him. Wasn't acting like a crack head, no actual smoke in the bottle, and basically any time somebody may have had a genuine reaction, he immediately smiled and said it was fake.
I mean, come on dude. If you're gonna do it, do it. I'm not saying actually smoke crack (but I'm not NOT saying it, may as well go balls to the wall), but you at least have to have the mannerisms and little details, like actual fucking smoke, to sell this thing, otherwise you're just that dick that some chick is filming who people walk by and go, "oh hey, that asshole is pretending to smoke crack." Not the reaction you want. "Oh hey, that fuckin crack head is just smoking crack right on the god damn sidewalk!" That, that my friend, is the reaction you want. Come back to me when you're ready to stop with the kids stuff and be a man about this... or a crack head, whatever.
P.S. In all honesty, if I saw a dude smoking crack on the streets in Brooklyn, wouldn't even think to say a word, just head down and go.