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Brown Student Tells NBC 10 Hurricane Isn’t Real

“I mean, think about it, the earth rotates very quickly…”

As recovery efforts continue in Sandy’s wake, here’s something to lighten the mood: a Brown student who has finally realized the truth about the government conspiracy we’ve been calling Hurricane Sandy.

Meet “Daniel,” identified as a student at Brown University. In one of the noblest trolling endeavors since the Wesleyan Class of 2005 hijacked the Class of 2000’s Twitter account, Daniel was interviewed on NBC 10 and bravely expressed skepticism over the hurricane’s existence. “I mean, I don’t really believe that there’s a hurricane,” he tells the reporter in an amazing video clip that has made the rounds on New York Mag and Buzzfeed. “I know the government wants us to think that. But, I mean, think about it—the earth rotates very quickly.”

When the reporter impatiently interjects to ask whether or not class is cancelled at Brown, Daniel replies: “Well, the government definitely wants you to think classes have been cancelled. I’m not so sure.”

LOL, Internets

“What is the internet anyway?”

Check out this footage of Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel grappling with this impossible question on The Today Show in 1994:

  • “Internet is, uh, that massive computer network. The one that’s becoming really big now.”
  • “What do you, write to it? Like mail?”
  • “It’s like a . . . computer billboard!”
  • “It’s not a computer billboard.”
  • Meanwhile, by 1996, Wesleyan students already knew that you could use this mysterious internet thing “for its games and to listen to Bluegrass banjo music.” It’s nice being ahead of the curve.