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By / 05.30.14

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I’d like to go on record as saying that generally speaking, I hate most prank videos. It seems like most perpetrators of prank videos don’t seem to have a firm grasp of what a prank really is. People are so desperate to outdo each other, they try to push the envelope with dumb stunts like “Pulling a gun on people!” or “Murdering people’s childhood pet in front of them!” I guess this is what happens when you have a ton of uncreative people involved in a medium that actually requires some creativity.

But this one, I must admit, cracked me up. Simple concept – guy walks around the hood asking dudes if they want beef, which as we all know is street talk for a fight or argument, but then reveals he’s actually just selling packaged ground beef.

Initial gut reaction – I was amazed by how manly all these dudes were. None of them even asked why this guy was trying to fight them, or what he had a problem with. As soon as they heard that a fight was on, they were all in.

Living in the hood seems super stressful. Any person at any time can just walk over to you and fight you at a moment’s notice for no reason? When I’m walking around NYC, I’m stressed out enough as is just making sure the wind doesn’t mess up my hair. Having to deal with the constant threat of physical violence would be way too much for me to handle.

PS – “You wanna throw the hands?” is the coolest way I’ve ever heard somebody propose a fight, and I hope to someday use it in real life. 

[Thanks to Ben Mones for the tip]


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Brandon Cohen
About Brandon Cohen... Brandon Cohen was raised by Jew gypsies on the sleepy island of Manhattan, and went on to defy the odds by graduating from a four-year accredited university in Nashville, TN. He's a writer and aspiring street fight videographer. Back in 2008, Brandon talked to Amanda Bynes at a club in LA for over fifteen minutes.

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