Here’s A Howard Stern Fan Pranking CNN During Coverage Of The California Earthquake

Some random Howard Stern fan must’ve got all nostalgic this morning when California felt the effects of an earthquake. Most likely channeling Stern’s appearance appearance as Fartman at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1992, the fan called into CNN’s coverage of the quake and used Stern’s name to prank the news network.

MSNBC was the last to fall for the age old prank back during their coverage of the Malaysian plane tragedy in the Ukraine. It’s stupidity at best, but why these news networks continue to fall for Howard Stern pranks in 2014 is beyond me.

Either way, it reminded me of the ’92 VMAs and I thought we’d take a look back. Back to a simpler time when these jokes were prevalent.

(Via Grace Gunn)