You may have seen a screenshot from a Whatsapp group claiming that the Queen was dead. Gibbo and his mates went viral on Twitter with the news. But is she?
Myself and Saoirse decided to give Buckingham Palace a quick phone call to make sure the woman from the money was okay.
Following on from the huge success of the Tara Murray Scare Cam Vol 1, I decided to branch out and involve a few more people from around the office.
I’m not sure it fits in with the inclusiveness policy, but any small moves forward is progress in my book.
So Emma Nolan, who does the 10-3 show on FM104 was desperately looking for tickets to this years Electric Picnic.
Understandable in fairness. It’s an insanely good gig and always sells out within minutes.
She put up on her Instagram story that she was looking for tickets and that she’d be fairly upset and might die from the FOMO if she didn’t get them.
Seeing this, I quickly messaged her asking “Do you need electric picnic tickets?!”, planting a seed of possibility that would become crucial to pulling this wool over her eyes.
Anyway, a few moments later I called and this is what happened:
Cruel I know. But also rather funny. And good news is I believe she got tickets in the end to the festival anyway.
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So, as you know, there are a number of rude place names in Ireland. Muff, Nobber and Hackballscross come to mind first.
There are also a number of towns spread out across the world with equally hilarious names. Thankfully, some people
who make maps got bored one day and decided to create one that shows about 300 of the rudest place names in the world. Hilarious.
This is a case study in online failure.
A little over a year ago, I launched what I hoped would become a viral campaign online. It was the height of the recession and harsh budget cuts were on the way.
So, during the week I got to fullfil a childhood dream of mine: Record an Arnie Soundboard prank call in a professional studio.