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Comedian and people's champion Joe Lycett is fed up of Hugo Boss taking small companies to court for using the word 'boss' in their company names ... so Joe has legally changed his name to Hugo Boss just to piss them off, even Wikipedia has recorded this change. The artist formerly known as Joe Lycett will now be trading as Hugo Boss. Legend. :rollingw:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51703859

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Lycett

Hopefully one of the real Hugo Boss staff won't now change their name to or start trading as Joe Lycett and get his website taken down now that he's instead Hugo Boss now ..

http://www.joelycett.com/
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I'm going to file this one under "hoax" (until proven otherwise...). A nice, happy, New Year message from AllaTra, some social movement organisation. Until the lady on the right blinks o_O (Very likely nicely done CGI. One way to go viral but why they'd go by the "Reptilian shapeshifter" route, no idea)
Times showing "the blink" :
0:37
2:06
2:36


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When Peter Simon pranked his Dad ..

 

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More Joe Lcyett/Hugo Boss .. aka LEGEND

 
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Somebody pulled a prank on Mississippi's governor - a prank amplified by being broadcast on Facebook Live.
Mississippi gov is pranked in shout-out to high school grads

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves asked people to submit names of high school seniors so he could read them aloud on a webcast — a recognition for teenagers who are missing traditional graduation ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic.

On a Facebook live session Saturday, Reeves started reading the names of graduates from Florence High School, his alma mater, when he came to one his staff now assumes someone submitted as a prank — “Harry Azcrac.” The 45-year-old Republican governor read it, paused briefly and kept going.

A video clip became the butt of jokes on Twitter, and the governor handled it with good humor.

“Harry’s submitter has a bright future as a Simpson’s writer!” Reeves tweeted, also noting that he would be back online reading more graduates’ names: “Maybe even Ben — the pride of the Dover family.” ...
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/9bea8629b94a6661497de7e3c063309a
 
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