Jimmy Kimmel has struck gold with these recent stunts. Essentially, he's found that when you train a camera on someone and ask about an event that never actually happened, they'll immediately become liars on a sociopathic scale. See: Guys claiming the presidential debate occurred a day before it actually happened and chalking up victory to their favorite candidate, or these bozos giving their thoughts on the "First Lady debate."
This new one features more involved lying from the interviewees than their predecessors—as well as acting worthy of the Hollywood surroundings. So convinced are these guys that they felt a non-existent earthquake, they tell the camera they fell out of the bed when the tremors hit, hid under their desks, or even saw the road move in waves (something that is exceedingly rare for the large majority of quakes).
The lesson as always: Put anyone on TV, and they become terrible, terrible people. This seems to apply for everyone. Does this mean that we can't blame people like the Kardashians' for their all-consuming shittiness? That they're just sucked in by the siren call of the tube?
Nah. Fuck 'em.
H/T: Jimmy Kimmel Live