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Today in Twitter theater we have the story of Dave Holmes, an LA based writer and comedian who received a scam call from someone pretending to be from the IRS. Since he was at the beginning of a commute, Dave decided to go along with the scheme.

Content warning: some language ahead is as shady as a scam call.

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sienfeld advice Trolled Advice Columnist Wraps Up an Episode of Seinfeld in One Paragraph
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An unknown prankster sent in the plot of a two-part Seinfeld episode to the advice columnist Amy Dickenson. The episode in question is called "The Boyfriend" and just as the prankster writes, it deals with Jerry meeting his sports idol who then goes on to date Elaine. 

Amy answered as if it was any other question with a short paragraph that offers solid advice and would have probably cut the end of the episode very short.

She admits on her own website that she missed the joke but she seems pretty good humored about it:

Every once in awhile, I get punked by a villainous, fun-loving reader. I have some affection for these episodes because I often think that if I didn’t actually have a job, punking advice columnists is exactly what I would do with my time. But alas I do have a job and so I am left with the task of sharing my humiliation, as well as trying to enjoy readers’ reactions.


Here's the beginning of the episode in question:

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Via: Brokelyn
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One clever enterprising fellow in Brooklyn decided to make the best of winter storm Jonas over the weekend and put up a listing for a shabby-chic igloo on airbnb: "dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays this Snowpocalypse’s most desirable getaway" for only $200 a night. The igloo boasts room for two, air conditioning, a bathroom (???), and a washer + dryer (???). If the bathroom and laundry facilities are just nature, prepare for a bad review from me, sir.


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If you're hoping to spend the night in the cozy den, I've got bad news. Airbnb removed the igloo's listing, but sent a cheerful message to the lister:

Hi Patrick,

My name is Dustón and I work with the Airbnb Trust and Safety Team. I am contacting you regarding your new listing the “Boutique Winter Igloo for 2.”

We are happy to see that you guys are busy and having fun during the Blizpocalypse. Unfortunately, your igloo, while very well constructed, has failed to meet our occupancy standards and has been removed from search results.

Whomp whomp. They offered him $50 in credit for his troubles, which seems like a great deal for Patrick. Perhaps he'll be able to escape the aftermath of Jonas somewhere a little warmer.


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desperate dude believes land water polo excuse
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Have you ever been so desperate to land a date that you believed an absolutely insane excuse as to why someone couldn't hang out? Surely not as desperate as this jerk, who was trolled into believing a girl he wanted to woo was busy with a football camp in Greenland as well as a synchronized ice dancing retreat in New Mexico.

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