Video: Gizmodo turning off TVs – lots of TVs – at CES

“CES has no shortage of displays. And when MAKE offered us some TV-B-Gone clickers to bring to the show, we pretty much couldn’t help ourselves. We shut off a TV. And then another. And then a wall of TVs. And we just couldn’t stop,” Brian Lam reports for Gizmodo.

Full article with video, “Confessions: The Meanest Thing Gizmodo Did at CES,” here.

Maybe because it’s Friday evening and we’re getting silly, but we can’t stop laughing when watching this video! (We’ve probably been to far too many trade shows; anything to break the monotony – especially at the pointless, overkill CES – is always welcome.) Plus, this is just so Woz-like, it’s like a tribute to the Apple co-founder!

Gizmodo is going straight to tech hell.


  1. @Steve … I get that those in control should be far more diligent … I was only talking about the human spirit … why did these guys feel the need to be disruptive … still … people are working and what they did wasn’t very nice ..

  2. It was just announced that CEA has banned Gizmodo for life from CES. Which, considering the lackluster reviews that have been dribbling in, will be about two years.

    This will mean that Gizmodo will be devoting more page space to the pre-Macworld rumors next year, while CNet and ZDvorakNet will continue reporting underwhelming Microsoft concept products that will never see the light of day. So everybody wins. (Well, everybody who matters.)

  3. @bob:

    Agreed, it’s disruptive, and maybe not nice. I, however, appreciate a good prank even when I’m the victim. If the presenters can’t laugh at this, they take themselves too seriously. You’re presenting to nerds at a tech show, don’t make yourself out to be more important than you are ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  4. Gizmodo wasn’t walking around punching cancer kids in the face, they were pranking fat nerds with bad jobs and even worse haircuts.

    You fscking people who take offense to Gizmodo’s prank are the epitome of what’s wrong in this world today.

    If the world was full only of people who appreciate this sort of stuff, we’d all be better off.

    Lighten up, Francis, indeed!

    It’s a fscking trade show full of nerds, not anything of goddam importance.

    At next year’s CES, Gizmodo should set off an EMP.

  5. Working these expos is so stressful and there’s so much money on the line, I think they definitely went overboard. Once or twice might have been funny, but to just sabotage expensive presentations is pretty lame – especially when these are fellow tech people just trying to make a living. Gizmodo’s reputation definitely dropped to adolescent in my book.

  6. If you don’t find this at least a bit amusing, if not absolutely hilarious, you’re not a real Mac user.

    Get lost. Go back to your piece of shit Dell and Windoze, you conformist, Oprah-fied, pussies.

    Here’s to the crazy ones.
    The misfits.
    The rebels.
    The troublemakers.
    The round pegs in the square holes.
    The ones who see things differently.
    They’re not fond of rules.
    And they have no respect for the status quo.
    You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
    About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
    Because they change things.
    They push the human race forward.
    And while some may see them as the crazy ones,
    We see genius.
    Because the people who are crazy enough to think
    they can change the world,
    Are the ones who do.

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