The 404 264: Where we have too much fun with Richard Blakeley

If there's such a thing as too much fun, we don't want to hear about it. Richard Blakeley grabs the guest mic and washes his hands of the CES 2008 prank once and for all.


If there's such a thing as too much fun, we don't want to hear about it. Richard Blakeley grabs the guest mic and washes his hands of the CES 2008 prank once and for all. He also gets meta on the state of Internet video, helps us make fun of Twitter just a little more, and dishes tips on how to pick the perfect couture halter-top ensemble.

Unless you've been inhaling chloroform for the past year, chances are you've heard the name Richard Blakeley. Yeah, he's the senior video editor for Gawker Media, but that's not why he's (in)famous. He's the guy behind Gawker's TV-Turnoff stunt at last year's Consumer Electronics Show. We thought it was hilarious, but apparently the CEA didn't think so and subsequently banned him from future shows--worst news ever, huh? Immediately following the incident, the uptight mainstream media called the stunt a step backward for bloggers, and you know what? We're kind of pissed at Richard Blakeley too...for thinking of it first. Next year, we're going to sneak Richard into CES inside an oversize trench coat,just like in The Little Rascals and get our collabo-prank on: GawkerX404! I can see the headlines now:

"Hooligans unleash swarm of bedbugs on CES 2010"

"Fiery bag of dark matter pervades showroom floor"

"Blakeley, Bakalar, Yu, and Tang get jail time for horseplay turned homicide"


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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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