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Pepsiman confuses civilians during bizarre IRL stream

Published: 28/Oct/2019 18:40 Updated: 28/Oct/2019 19:39

by Bill Cooney

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Innocent bystanders got exposed to the full force of Pepsiman during one of the strangest IRL streams in recent memory.

Pepsiman is the main character of the 1999 PlayStation game of the same name and in recent years he’s become a popular meme all his own.

The game is still a popular challenge for speedrunning, and the current record of 18 minutes 54 seconds held by Brazilian speedrunner Baldo.

Twitch streamer Eric Abroad, who streams while living and working in Japan, brought the character to life for an unsuspecting public.

The world could always use more heroes

Eric soldiered on in the metallic silver and blue morph suit (complete with Pepsi logo) for almost an hour and a half. 

The material looked anything but comfortable and the streamer even chose to cover his mouth as well to pull off the full Pepsiman look.

During his time as Pepsiman he encountered people who ranged from perplexed to intrigued, and almost all of them took pictures of the strange man running around in a bodysuit.

The streamer didn’t say a word during his completely in-character broadcast instead, he chose to communicate completely through text-to-speech on a phone attached to his wrist.

Some of the favorite phrases included variations of “Do you have a Pepsi?” or “F*ck Coca-Cola.”

He encountered several vending machines during his journey, but sadly there wasn’t a Pepsi anywhere to be found. Plenty of ice-cold Coke though.

Even though he failed to find his soft drink of choice during the adventure, Eric ended up making over $300 in donations during his stream.

The largest donation was for $200 from one viewer who just requested that Pepsiman use the money to buy a Coke after his hard work.

Not bad for running around and disturbing/confusing people for an hour and a half, and plenty of money to buy whatever kind of drink you want.

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Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun

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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

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From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”