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Gordan Freeman on Coast to Coast AM

SizroSpunkmireSizroSpunkmire Registered User new member
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
An RL friend of mine prank called them last night an pretended to be Gordon Freeman being stalked by the G-Man. The host has clearly never played Half Life and gets right into it.

Sheer Brilliance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liKV4Ij8LtU

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hehehe, this is pretty cool.

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    043043 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That's pretty fucking funny.

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    If you really wanted to play this out, it should have been after the resonance cascade. Bang some pots and pans or slam the garage door or something, and yell into the phone that something really bad happened in the lab while you were experimenting with some kind of alien material.

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    RizziRizzi Sydney, Australia.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Bwhaha. This is truly awesome.

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    The DeliveratorThe Deliverator Slingin Pies The California BurbclavesRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This is hilarious.

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    TheCrumblyCrackerTheCrumblyCracker Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Amazing. Job well done.

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    RizziRizzi Sydney, Australia.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Your friend managed to avoid cracking up. I think that deserves mentioning.

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    CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Ha, very nice! I haven't played Half-Life 1 yet, so I had no clue that that's what Black Mesa was doing.

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    SizroSpunkmireSizroSpunkmire Registered User new member
    edited January 2008
    Stay posted...he's planning on doing another one.

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    KreutzKreutz Blackwater Park, IARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Your friend sells it like a pro.

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    Nimble CatNimble Cat Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That was great. Do keep us apprised of further developments.

    Portal technology! Amazing!

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    TVs_FrankTVs_Frank Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fav'd. Man I was cracking up so bad listening to this, especially when he mentioned Barney.

    EDIT: I think mentioning the portal technology was a bit much though. Hahaha.

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    SizroSpunkmireSizroSpunkmire Registered User new member
    edited January 2008
    At the rate that this is going...it's already got 600+ views on dig in less the 30 minutes we're thinking it might just reach the ears of George. We're trying to figure out a unique way of calling in to continue the story from HL2 episodes where Gordan interacts with the G-Man.

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    Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Call in after shit starts going down at Black Mesa, first, man.

    Also, there's no way to do HL2.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That was... actually pretty good. :^:

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    KrizKriz Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    At the rate that this is going...it's already got 600+ views on dig in less the 30 minutes we're thinking it might just reach the ears of George. We're trying to figure out a unique way of calling in to continue the story from HL2 episodes where Gordan interacts with the G-Man.

    you'll need to get some backround sounds ready, but it shouldn't be too hard.

    just continue the story. After an experiment went awry, and Gordon cleaned up the ensuing mess, GMan spoke to him and offered a new job. enter HL2. relocation, creepy goings on, martial law, etc.

    if possible, have the call interrupted by a combine soldier.

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    Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hell, if you wanted to, you could have people call in as scientists, Barney, or even the G-Man himself.

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    TerrendosTerrendos Decorative Monocle Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    "Hey Coast to Coast, my name is Gordon. I called in earlier, about the G-man guy? Well apparently he wanted to hire me to do some special work for him, so that solved that problem. Unfortunately, he wants me to kill my old administrator, Dr. Breen!"

    That oughta be a good starting point, right?

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Maybe next time, have someone interrupt the call (i.e. pick up the other phone in the house or something) and impersonate the G-Man, talk to "Gordon" for a second, maybe chastising him for telling others (or something) and then disconnect.

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    Nimble CatNimble Cat Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Or call in as the G-Man and try to explain everything away. Saying that Gordon is getting carried away and that you just wanted to give him some cake.

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    Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    "Mr. Freeeee-man, I donn't ap-reciate your calls." or something like that?

    The important thing is the creepy voice and the speech impediment.

    EDIT: What station is this on?

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This reminds me of a few years ago when someone called in saying they were contacted by a boy from the future who told them about androids planning to destroy a place called "South City" in three years.

    Anyway :^: Approval.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I think it'd be awesome if you could work in some sound clips from the game.

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Didn't notice it was on Digg. Nice one.

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    WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    "Mr. Freeeee-man, I donn't ap-reciate your calls." or something like that?

    The important thing is the creepy voice and the speech impediment.

    EDIT: What station is this on?

    Google Coast to Coast AM...the website is easy to find, but I think webmasters can see where you're linked from, or something? Once you're on the website, click "Affiliates" on the left toolbar. Anyway, I would imagine George knows by now. I have to imagine there's a fair bit of overlap between their listeners and gamers/internet savvy folks.

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    Nimble CatNimble Cat Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    "Mr. Freeeee-man, I donn't ap-reciate your calls." or something like that?

    The important thing is the creepy voice and the speech impediment.

    EDIT: What station is this on?

    Yeah. Made to sound as if he were covering something up.

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    Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    You could try calling in as Chell too.

    "Hi, George? Yeah, George, I have no idea what the fuck is going on. I just woke up in a giant egg-shaped bed in an orange jumpsuit and some batshit computer woman who lives inside the walls won't stop talking to me about cake."

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    If he does it about HL2, then act like it's happening somewhere in the world but being covered up so that no-one knows, instead of the far more obviously bullshit whole word getting taken over.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    "I'm in... a city... somewhere in the old USSR or something... I'm bouncing the signal so they can't trace it, it's probably showing as a local call...

    Look, they've taken the whole place over... it's a goddamn police state."

    Etc, etc.

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I really dislike prank calls. Not as horrible when it's done to a radio show, but I still dislike them.

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That was brilliant, I couldn't stop laughing.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That was pretty funny. I wonder if he will actually call again to 'keep him posted.'

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    DaemonionDaemonion Mountain Man USARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Wow, nice job not laughing.

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    Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    God, George Noory is such a tool. Every time I hear him I remember why I stopped listening to that show.

    And, nice one.

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    BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    ... was anybody else expecting three minutes of silence?

    Funny, though. :lol:

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    AcidSerraAcidSerra Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    If you really wanted to get into it, have someone else call about HL2 as though they had just got back to the states after sneaking into some Eastern European country and seeing some of the stuff going on. Heck with a good myspace you could probably expand it out into a full ARG just for kicks. =P

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That was fantastic. Not so sure a follow-up call would be as funny as this one, especially because the story gets more and more ridiculous after this point.

    Maybe a short call to tell 'em G-man talked and that maybe he's Gordon's father or something, he seems to know so much about Gordon... (dun dun dunnnnn)

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Big lulz.

    I would have mentioned having been to MIT though, also "I have decided to take a crowbar to work with me for my protection"

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Mentioning the portal technology was a little much (Though considering the guy bought it, I guess it wasn't)

    Especially since Gordon didn't actually know anything about the portal research. He worked in the Anomalous Materials Lab. I think "well, there's a lot of projects here that are classified and I don't have clearance for, but my department analyzes samples obtained from elsewhere. Where is also classified beyond my clearance."

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    TaminTamin Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    "You aren't authorized to know about [the portal research], but I can see you already know far more than any one man is supposed to."

    That it?

    ... now, if only I could do that for something important, like... Calculus. Or Unix.

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