Ivy League Student Doesn’t Believe Hurricane Sandy Really Happened

This is either a very sad statement on the state of America’s undergraduates, or a really good troll:

NBC 10’s Alison Bologna didn’t get the interview she expected from “Daniel,” a Brown student, live from Fox Point Hurricane Barrier in Providence. Daniel says the government wants you to think a hurricane happened and that classes are cancelled, but he knows better.

“If I wake up and people say, ‘there’s a hurricane,’ I’m still pretty skeptical,” Daniel says. “I don’t really believe that there’s a hurricane.” Bologna corrects him, but he persists. “Think about it: the earth rotates pretty quickly,” he continues. He even rotates his arms to demonstrate what he means, just in case viewers are confused. He will concede this point: “It’s definitely windy, no, for sure.”

“Well, the government definitely wants you to think that classes are cancelled, but I’m not so sure,” he says. At this point, Bologna has had enough. She shutters him offscreen as quickly as possible. We suspect that, after they cut filming, she promptly walked over to him and whacked him upside the head, too.

Here’s the video:

So, what’s your pick……imbecile, high, or troll?

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Comments

  1. Janis Gore says:

    The Onion.

  2. mantis says:

    Troll. That dude was doing it for the lulz. ““Well, the government definitely wants you to think that classes are cancelled?” Come on. He was goofing.

  3. Tillman says:

    Troll.

    Edit: upon viewing the video, high troll.

  4. ernieyeball says:

    We suspect that, after they cut filming, she promptly walked over to him and whacked him upside the head, too.

    Yes and whoever was near Todd Akin when he said: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” should have done the same.

  5. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @ernieyeball:

    Yes and whoever was near Todd Akin when he said: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” should have done the same.

    I did, and he only got more stupid.

  6. legion says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: I have a hard time believing that’s possible.

  7. Ron Beasley says:

    Well it’s good to see there are still as many drugs available on college campuses now as there was from 1964 – 1968.

  8. JKB says:

    Well, Obama made a statement on the state of Ivy League graduates when he read his staff’s idea of creating a Secretary of Business off the teleprompter.

    Really, not only did they articulate the idea, not one person went, “Wait, don’t we already have a Secretary of Commerce?”

    Even I can’t fathom Obama vetted that idea before he read what they had for him to say.

  9. J_A_I_Guy says:

    Oh, boy. That kids not getting his money’s worth at Brown. Or at least not his parents’ money’s worth. They should demand that he pay back the tuition they blew on him. Or just trade him in for a chimpanzee.

  10. Janis Gore says:

    JKB, shut the fuck up.

  11. @Janis Gore:

    I approved your comment, but I’ll just remind you to maintain the civility that we try to promote here.

  12. Janis Gore says:

    Amend it to STFU

  13. Scott O says:

    “Update: We now know the identity of the Brown student who trolled a local NBC reporter covering the hurricane and it turns out that Daniel Moraff, a 20-year-old member of Brown’s class of 2014 and aspiring comedy writer, was not on drugs. He was just trying to make a point about local news.”

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/10/brown-student-remains-unconvinced-there-was-hurricane/58512/

  14. swbarnes2 says:

    Romney wants to eliminate FEMA, but since that’s Republican policy, the front-pagers of this conservative political site obviously have no desire to discuss it. Maybe because Romney saying “I want to get rid of FEMA” leave little room for a bracing back and forth discussion about what he truly in his heart wants, which the front-pagers much prefer to boring old policy?

    Instead, we get the truly important stuff, like this.

  15. rodney dill says:

    Well we saw the guy jogging with just the horses head (and trunks) on. Now we know where the back end of the horse was.

  16. Debbie says:

    @swbarnes2:

    When will you want them to talk about Benghazi? That’s far worse than Romney wanting to revamp FEMA!

  17. Davebo says:

    @Debbie:

    When will you want them to talk about Benghazi?

    Hell even Mittens is afraid to mention Benghazi again!

    That well has been bone dry for a long time everywhere with the exception of Fox News viewers who get coverage 24/7 that says absolutely nothing.