NBC 10's Alison Bologna didn't get the interview she expected from "Daniel," a Brown student, live from Fox Point Hurricane Barrier in Providence. Daniel says the government wants you to think a hurricane happened and that classes are cancelled, but he knows better.
"If I wake up and people say, 'there's a hurricane,' I'm still pretty skeptical," Daniel says. "I don't really believe that there's a hurricane." Bologna corrects him, but he persists. "Think about it: the earth rotates pretty quickly," he continues. He even rotates his arms to demonstrate what he means, just in case viewers are confused. He will concede this point: "It's definitely windy, no, for sure."
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"Well, the government definitely wants you to think that classes are cancelled, but I'm not so sure," he says. At this point, Bologna has had enough. She shutters him offscreen as quickly as possible. We suspect that, after they cut filming, she promptly walked over to him and whacked him upside the head, too.
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Daniel's trolling is pretty good, all things considered. He has has the "stunned college kid" voice down to a science. It reminds us of Max Rice's performance on Fox and Friends. He was the 20-year old who lied about his credentials to get on air, and promptly sabotaged the clip. Of course, this is all assuming he is a troll.
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Realistically there are three explanations for this interview:
- Daniel is an troll. Likely a Redittor, and he wants to get that karma. (Likely.)
- Daniel is high, probably from mushrooms or acid. What does he care? He doesn't have classes. (Less likely, but still a real possibility.)
- Daniel took his critical thinking classes way, way too seriously. (Least likely.)
We'll update if Daniel's identity is revealed anywhere.