Heart-ache: Capitalist pranks hippie

posted at 6:04 pm on April 27, 2009 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate. As America’s favorite ex-governor might say, no matter what you might have heard, hugs are a f***ing valuable thing. Evidently so valuable, in fact, that I wonder if this is less a prank than a hard lesson in economics for a naive bleeding heart.

Assuming, of course, that it’s real. I want to believe.

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“Free hugs”? No thank you. Perhaps after they introduce themselves to a brand new invention: soap.

amerpundit on April 27, 2009 at 6:08 PM

That’s awesome.

lorien1973 on April 27, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Incredible… I gotta try this!

BoomJunkie on April 27, 2009 at 6:10 PM

AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

The heafty blonde at the end, hoofing it to the parking lot…

AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Donkey Shorts AP.

44Magnum on April 27, 2009 at 6:12 PM

hefty

44Magnum on April 27, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Oh! My! Science! I am ROLLING! That was awesome. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

ronsfi on April 27, 2009 at 6:14 PM

That was absolutely fantastic!
I had to save that to my favs.

TheSitRep on April 27, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Sweet.

29Victor on April 27, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Awesome.

A picture is worth a thousand words laughs!

If I had a nickel for every time I said, “Dang, wish I’d thought of that…”

reaganaut on April 27, 2009 at 6:15 PM

So, this is the newest business plan for funding hotair?

lorien1973 on April 27, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Hahahaha – that was before I even saw the video…

Gold.

reaganaut on April 27, 2009 at 6:16 PM

At the DC tea partya guy went around with that more cowbell shirt, while beating a cow bell. It was awesome. I wonder if this is the same guy?

Either way…. I know what I am doing from now on. I will probably only charge 1$ though.

Nihaody on April 27, 2009 at 6:17 PM

If that were Carrie Prejean offering deluxe hugs, I’d have the credit card out.

Bishop on April 27, 2009 at 6:18 PM

I think the woman at the end is fake.

jimmy the notable on April 27, 2009 at 6:18 PM

They shoulda got a better hippie…..

BigWyo on April 27, 2009 at 6:18 PM

Nihaody on April 27, 2009 at 6:17 PM

You discounters. who cut prices, for no apparent reason, are the ones who make it hard on the rest of us!

lorien1973 on April 27, 2009 at 6:18 PM

Either way…. I know what I am doing from now on. I will probably only charge 1$ though.

Nihaody on April 27, 2009 at 6:17 PM

Freakin WalMart-ers are evey damn where.

/falling prices

44Magnum on April 27, 2009 at 6:23 PM

The one offering free hugs knows what his hugs are worth.

seven on April 27, 2009 at 6:23 PM

“Hateful hugs” made me LOL

Ugly on April 27, 2009 at 6:23 PM

jimmy the notable on April 27, 2009 at 6:18 PM

I’m pretty sure she is really that hefty.

jdkchem on April 27, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Is this Rob Huebel?

aclark on April 27, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Excellent!

The “Free” dude really doesn’t have a sense of humor. Maybe he’s just constipated.

tru2tx on April 27, 2009 at 6:29 PM

LOL That’s great!

eforhan on April 27, 2009 at 6:29 PM

tru2tx on April 27, 2009 at 6:29 PM

If only he had $2 for a hug.

lorien1973 on April 27, 2009 at 6:30 PM

He’ll add rocking, for no charge?!?

How do I get one over the internet?

gridlock2 on April 27, 2009 at 6:32 PM

Deluxe Hugs: Hefty hefty hefty
Free Hugs: Wimpy wimpy wimpy

kirkill on April 27, 2009 at 6:33 PM

Deluxe Hug: $2.00

Turning out a lefty douchebag for the insincere assclown that he is: Priceless

Sorry, somebody had to do it.

Froggy on April 27, 2009 at 6:35 PM

$20? To hit that?

Mmmm…. ok.

But I wouldn’t enjoy it. Much.

wccawa on April 27, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Beautiful.

I think ‘Deluxe Hug’ means ‘Freshly Washed And Deodorized Hug’.

Now THAT’s value-added.

Greg Toombs on April 27, 2009 at 6:38 PM

hilarious!!! HA HA HA

The Wall on April 27, 2009 at 6:42 PM

priceless!

scalleywag on April 27, 2009 at 6:42 PM

I laughed.. a LOT!!!

LOL!!!!

Yakko77 on April 27, 2009 at 6:42 PM

“I’ll hug the shit out of you” This is great.

Stickeehands on April 27, 2009 at 6:44 PM

I saw a guy with a “free hugs” sign in front of the Alamo last summer. He was considerably more creepy than his counterpart in this video. If I had only known about “Deluxe Hugs” then.

Ah well. Missed opportunities.

rihar on April 27, 2009 at 6:44 PM

Is Youtube down for anybody else? I haven’t been able to access anything Youtube all day. Glad it works for you East coasters.

Free Constitution on April 27, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Made my day.

Dhuka on April 27, 2009 at 6:48 PM

Yeah! Capitalism! The best damn “-ism” ever.

AaronGuzman on April 27, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Very funny!

blue13326 on April 27, 2009 at 6:51 PM

That’s funny.

While I understand the point of the “Free Hugs” campaign, to bring people closer, the better way to do that is to actually improve their lives and not working on feel good campaigns.

I am not sure how people are expecting this to translate into actual change in society.

ckoeber on April 27, 2009 at 6:56 PM

Thanks. Loved that, the guy sold it so well. The blond at the end, well, I don’t know about that. If she wasn’t a plant, how sad.

Jvette on April 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM

This was utterly brilliant. I haven’t laughed that hard for quite a while.

Trov on April 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM

Jvette on April 27, 2009 at 7:02 PM

obvious plant.

Conservative Voice on April 27, 2009 at 7:05 PM

“Hi, nice to see you!”
=glancing at sign, sneering at him= “Yeah, I’ll bet.”
LOL!

jgapinoy on April 27, 2009 at 7:08 PM

ROTFLMAO!!

Oh, hippies…

JetBoy on April 27, 2009 at 7:11 PM

That…made me unbelievably happy.

Sarjex on April 27, 2009 at 7:11 PM

I needed the laugh.

I guess we can all make money by charging on what someone else is giving away FREE. The catch is we need to be right next to those individuals, eh!

OneConservative on April 27, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Totally Awesome.

RedbonePro on April 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM

More cowbell!

JeffB. on April 27, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Heh. Sweet.

Kinda vaguely reminds me of Ace’s Sex-For-Money online diary.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on April 27, 2009 at 7:35 PM

I think it was real. That hippie looked pretty butthurt for it to be fake.
Great idea though. I was laughing out loud.

Geronimo on April 27, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Mediocre Films does some good stuff occasionally. I know them from The Retarded Policeman, which I enjoyed but I’m sure many others here will find horribly offensive.

Dead Hand Control on April 27, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Sweet, now I know what we are going to do for our NRA club fundraiser!!! A genuine California Girl hug must be at least three fiffey.

InTheBellyoftheBeast on April 27, 2009 at 7:44 PM

I needed the laugh.

I guess we can all make money by charging on what someone else is giving away FREE. The catch is we need to be right next to those individuals, eh!

OneConservative on April 27, 2009 at 7:15 PM

He sold it better. The problem was that the “Free Hugs” guy expected people to go to him because it was free but forgot the principle of value.

Based on the video the “Free Hugs” guy gave no value to his hugs, hence he didn’t get much. But the video surely was edited to be favorable to the “Deluxe” guy. We’ll never know the full truth.

ckoeber on April 27, 2009 at 7:51 PM

BRAVO.

jcrue on April 27, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Holy cow! When the hippie dropped the f-bomb was the best! Love watching hippies get annoyed.

Branch Rickey on April 27, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Vote for best line: What do I get for, say, a 20?
Second best: We’ll have to go to my car for that.

mr.blacksheep on April 27, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Free Hugs guy is probably a pick pocket.

mph on April 27, 2009 at 8:12 PM

LOL! Amazing. I saw one of these hippies here in Chicago. Free hugs sound creepy. And I’m sure they DO feel cheap!

lansing quaker on April 27, 2009 at 8:17 PM

I wish he had offered to Hug a Tree for $40.

Dhuka on April 27, 2009 at 8:41 PM

One of the funniest things I have seen in a lonnnng time!

Star20 on April 27, 2009 at 8:42 PM

“Who loves you and who do you love?”

Richard Dawson: YES!

Ha ha! Hippies suck!

Codec717 on April 27, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Thanks! My gut hurts.
I need a stimulus hug.

(Did you see his hippness check out the first hug? And, one was puttin money in his pocket as he hugged another!! Hilarious.)

OkieDoc on April 27, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Vote for best line: What do I get for, say, a 20?
Second best: We’ll have to go to my car for that.

mr.blacksheep on April 27, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Third best: Is your car far away?

High-larious!

Rational Thought on April 27, 2009 at 8:46 PM

The funniest part was how PO’d the hippie was getting.
:-)

cruadin on April 27, 2009 at 8:48 PM

Capitalism wins again!

Mojave Mark on April 27, 2009 at 9:48 PM

the Left is very easy to punk.

SouthernGent on April 27, 2009 at 9:52 PM

That was here in St. Pete Florida at the Saturday morning market, great market! But this place is FULLL of hippies…

TampaBayBull on April 27, 2009 at 10:12 PM

The video is gone. Even at you tube.

cjs1943 on April 27, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Great Job with this on AP!

Lots of laughs.

burnitup on April 27, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Deluxe Hugs: Hefty hefty hefty
Free Hugs: Wimpy wimpy wimpy

kirkill on April 27, 2009 at 6:33 PM

I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a Hug today.

jusgottabeme on April 27, 2009 at 11:17 PM

I’m totally quitting my day job.

roux on April 27, 2009 at 11:37 PM

Awesome with a capital A. Had me in stitches!

OneGyT on April 28, 2009 at 12:21 AM

Holy hell.

I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

This causes absolute giddiness to an Econ major. Suppose we live in a world where you have two suppliers of a service, one charges nothing, the other $2. What do you have?

A f’n hilarious video.

God love the genius behind it.

iamse7en on April 28, 2009 at 3:15 AM

I want to hire that guy. He knows how to SELL.

Woody on April 28, 2009 at 8:21 AM

We’ll have to invent a new instrument to measure the amount of awesomeness in the video.

Physics Geek on April 28, 2009 at 8:29 AM

FAKE.

Constant Parrhesia on April 28, 2009 at 9:57 AM

This is hillarious! It reminds me of that feminist rally where some guy was holding up the sign that said “Iron My Shirt”.

jeffn21 on April 28, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Holy hell.

I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

This causes absolute giddiness to an Econ major. Suppose we live in a world where you have two suppliers of a service, one charges nothing, the other $2. What do you have?

A f’n hilarious video.

God love the genius behind it.

iamse7en on April 28, 2009 at 3:15 AM

After reading your post it got me thinking… This is a lot like Windows Explorer and Netscape Navigator years ago. Explorer was free and Navigator was like $20(or more). I think it was one of the things that led to those monopoly lawsuits against Microsoft. I wonder if this guy could get away with suing the hippie…. ROFL

jeffn21 on April 28, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Holy hell.

I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.

This causes absolute giddiness to an Econ major. Suppose we live in a world where you have two suppliers of a service, one charges nothing, the other $2. What do you have?

A f’n hilarious video.

God love the genius behind it.

iamse7en on April 28, 2009 at 3:15 AM

After reading your post it got me thinking… This is a lot like Windows Explorer and Netscape Navigator years ago. Explorer was free and Navigator was like $20(or more). I think it was one of the things that led to those monopoly lawsuits against Microsoft. I wonder if this guy could get away with suing the hippie…. ROFL

jeffn21 on April 28, 2009 at 11:09 AM

that was great

la.rt.wngr on April 28, 2009 at 12:59 PM