Hate To Break It To You, But The Amazing Glitter Bomb Package Video Is Pretty Much Staged

This is disappointing but I guess it shouldn’t be too surprising:

Hey there, I’m back. This time with sort of sad but, “welp, obviously because it’s still 2018” news. Like most pure things, the fun, satisfying, viral video of a former NASA engineer pranking package thieves, which made the entire internet feel vindicated, is not what it seems.

Earlier this week, Mark Rober, an inventor-turned-YouTuber who worked on NASA’s Curiosity rover, among other impressive things, published an 11-minute video detailing how he spent six months creating the ultimate revenge contraption after someone stole an Amazon package off his porch. He called it his “Magnum Opus,” and it went mega, mega-viral, garnering more than 38 million views in three days, and elicited a collective “HELL YES” of joy and satisfaction from everyone who has ever had their stuff taken.

But shortly after the ode to all the packages we’ve lost before swept across the media landscape, viewers on the internet did what they do best: pick it apart.

They noticed some strange coincidences, like how one of the porch bandits seemed to live directly next door to Rober’s friend, Cici, and that the car used in one of the heists, a black Ford Focus with a rosary hanging on the mirror, was parked right in front of her house in Pittsburg, California.

Open for the Holidays

I should be able to start blogging a bit more soon. I’m not traveling for the holidays this year so I’ll have some spare time (Finally) to actually post on here.

Unfortunately it will probably mostly be about politics because the US is currently in a free fall. I don’t really have much of an opinion of Mattis overall, but he really seemed to be the least worst person in the entire Cabinet. He stopped some of Trump’s worst impulses, and given that nobody sane could possibly want to work for Trump at this point, I’m guessing his replacement will be a train wreck. So, yeah, I’m worried.

But I’m getting sick of the media declaring that this is the moment where all the wheels have come off the bus. Give me a break. The wheels flew off the Trump bus back during the muslim ban and the only reason why it’s still moving is because the GOP has been pushing it along with sparks flying in all directions.