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    This Is The Single Most Complex, Greatest Political Prank In History

    This Is The Single Most Complex, Greatest Political Prank In History



    Emotionally unstable Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf launched an anti-Trump protest on January 20, dubbed the "He Will Not Divide Us" livestream. For the duration of President Trump's time in office, randos were encouraged to stand in front of the live-feed and espouse the anti-Trump mantra as a form of "resistence."

    In epic fashion, anonymous pro-Trump 4chan users ruined this silly little protest: The livestream was eventually disabled after LaBeouf noticed his camera was pointed toward a flag pole flying an alt-right Pepe the frog t-shirt and a "Make America Great Again" Hat.


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    "The search began on March 8 and was immediately narrowed when LaBeouf was spotted on social media at a diner in Greenville, Tennessee, although some in the thread still believed the flag was in the Great Lakes area due to wind patterns," notes Heat Street. "The time of the sunset in Greenville matched with the time of sunset on the stream, and so did the weather on local weather reports."

    The pranksters even looked into flight patterns:

    One of the few clues available on the stream were the contrails left by airplanes. Greenville was finally confirmed as the location after two planes observed on online flight radars intersected over the town and were seen on the stream.

    Finally when three planes flew over the area, 4channers were able to triangulate an approximate location of the flag.

    When the location had to be narrowed down further, 4channers used ancient astronomy, studying the stars in the video to pin-point a location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Some people have way too much time on their hands.

    I would say just enough. If Lepouf has enough time for this, I'm glad someone else has the time to troll the crap out of him :) "Resistance" my azz.
    "I aim to misbehave."

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