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Especially when they brag about it afterwards
This one _was_ pretty good though
A bit of Googling turned up this:
HPOA (HOPA) Dry Erase Girl Jenny: Elyse Porterfield Fake Broker Assistant Story – Update: The story was another elaborate hoax put together by thechive with the help with an actress named Elyse Porterfield aka Jenny.
By now everyone in English speaking world are sure to have come across the photos of a woman who claims to be a broker’s assistant quitting via mass email to her office. For those who haven’t, a quick recap:
Jenny takes a series of 33 photos of herself holding a dry erase board, writing a message to her boss “Spencer”, a broker with an unspecified firm. During the messages, she says she quits, has dealt with his temper, spying, bad breath and general morale-killing behavior for two years.
Nope, rings no bells.
But what was the final straw? She heard him on a transferred call referring to her as a ‘HPOA’…according to that slang staple Urban Dictionary that means ‘Hot Piece of Ass’, or which she quickly discovered.
Hot of piece ass. Riiiight...
It was on a comedy site and everything.
that's only funny if it actually did.'
The Chive sucks dick.
Even less so
But have a big pat on the back guys. You hoaxed us proles good
and got vaguely somewhere near the news.
she IS a hot piece of ass
anyway this is crap. not funny originally, and then what's worse is a bunch of sneering new media pricks going "hah! hah! we so totally got yous all! don't trust the media man!"
what a pointless hoax.
If it was genuine, it was awesome. It's not so it isn't. Pointless.
"We couldn’t have pulled this one off without the help of this adorable young woman".
It is tragic that people think this is funny
Submitted by Jim on August 11, 2010 - 3:51 P.M.
I have never been a fan of "candid camera" or "Borat" style humor. In fact, I detest it because in the end it is always taking advantage of someone's good nature. We rooted for "Jenny" because of our good natures and a sense of satisfaction, that she somehow "righted a wrong". If she had come across as the perpetrator of the injustice, no one would have taken notice. However, as the victim, our good nature basically requires us to run to her side.
Yes, it was "only a joke", but now the joke is on us because we cared. Once bitten, twice shy. How do we react from now on?
In the future, are we going to react like cynics and ingore the injustices on the chance this could be another such hoax?
What will happen the next time we hear someone scream for help? Will we ingore it because we think it is some childish TV show or someone wanting their 15 minutes of fame on YouTube?
If we see Ms. Porterfield being dragged into the bushes by a man who starts to tear her clothes off, will he assume this is yet another one of her acting gigs?
For Ms. Porterfield's sake, I hope not. For goodness' sake, I hope not. However, how many times will we be victims of hoaxes like this before we do become cynics?
Did it happen? Or is the real hoax the fact that they're claiming credit for a hoax which wasn't a hoax in the first place?
were making out that she was some kind of hero, apparently. idk
JAY. EFF. FUCKING. SEE.
Apart from someone pretending to do what Mirri (apparently, allegedly) kinda actually did for real, in private.
What a load of http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l4e0irchvv1qblvhbo1_500.gif
This thing only ran for a couple of days. So... more of a wannabe forced meme by an aspiring actress, than an actual hoax, then? And over before it started.
It still doesn't.
It's worserer than... er... well, I don't think I've ever seen anything as shit since my village's cow pat grid tombola competition thingy of 1994 when the cow didn't shit for the whole day so they just drew a number out of a bucket.