One of the things I really don’t like about myself is the way that really big bad stuff – poverty, war, cheery things like that – doesn’t really get under my skin, because it’s too much to take in. Unfunny twats on YouTube, on the other hand, make me so angry I can’t see. I’m not proud of it, but hey.

So… the SmashMyPS3 chaps. What hilarity! For those of you who, unlike me, actually have lives, you may have missed this one. Basically two hilarious chaps get hold of an ultra-rare PS3 on launch day and then they smash it to bits! In front of all the people queuing for PS3s! Oh, my aching sides!

What really bugs me about it – even more than the fact various internet types paid them nearly $700 to do it -  is the air of smugness that pervades the whole thing: the “wacky” costumes, the “zany” grins, the “ooh, we’re so edgy” attitude typified by the quote: “It was like a social experiment to see people’s reaction”. Wouldn’t it have been great if the assorted fan boys had risen up en masse, beaten them senseless and shoved the pulverised PS3 up their unfunny arses? Now that, I’d pay to see.





0 responses to “YouTwats”

  1. david

    They planned this over a year in advance as they said they were going to do it after they did the 360 last year. They did the wii as well. Everyone just looked at them as if they were just sad.

    The thing is though is that going by some figures I saw the other day suggest that a huge number of the “fanboys” were only people buying to sell on ebay so nobody really cared.

    The other sad one was someone converted it to a geoge foreman-esque grill.

  2. Gary

    > a huge number of the “fanboys” were only people buying to sell on ebay so nobody really cared.

    So are the smashmy… people. Despite raising money to do it, they’re selling a second PS3 at a profit to “pay for the wrecked one”.

  3. I would, indeed, have paid to see them beaten senseless. Well, more senseless than they currently are. If that’s possible. If not, then see if it’s possible to beat them sensible.

  4. All this publicity. I bet they work for Sony.