Posted by: sarahmeyers | January 12, 2008

Prank Gawker Style @ Ces

Gawker’s Richard Blakeley has been kicked out of attending Ces permanently. He pulled a prank by turning off all LCD screens with a remote control for his Gizmodo video. Ahhh what we do for good content. As many of you know, I have pulled some pranks with Richard in the past for Gizmodo. Unfortunately, I was not involved in this prank at Ces for the most glorious content comes from making people laugh. His badge is now on sale for 100 dollars because there will never be one like it again.

Here is an excerpt from my wikipedia page about Richard and I:

“In the tradition of Paul Krassner, Meyers sometimes combines legitimate news coverage with personal journalism and prankster activities. During the summer of 2007, she collaborated with Gizmodo videographer Richard Blakeley on a short video, “Optimus Prime Refused Service,” which found a sizable audience on various sites. Wearing an Optimus Prime helmet, Meyers pulled into a McDonald’s drive-through and placed an order but got no service. She drove off as the manager began writing down her license plate number and making a phone call. On July 27, 2007, Meyers’ Optimus Prime humor was featured on ABC News.”

He even plays jokes on me. In this picture he is trying to make it look like his hand is you know where, but when we took the picture it certainly was 2 inches away.

(Richard Blakeley and Sarah Meyers. This photo was taken by Bill Cammack).

All this goes to show that you never know what to expect from crazy pranksters like Richard and I. You better watch out New York, we will be back in Manhattan soon and have a few things up our sleeves for 2008.

Here is an example of my prankster capabilities with out Richard from my old show, Party Crashers from d7tv. Read more about the video here on Tech Crunch.

Sarah Meyers crashes the powerset party in San Francisco



  1. Seth Godin posted about this event at CES…He thought is was criminal not prankish. One mans junk is another mans castle. Fun at the drive thru. I never get why businesses do not embrace the humor.



  2. This is a perfect example of why you, Sarah are an idiot. The inablilty to separate humor (prank) from criminal disruptive behaviour is evident.

    Turning off TVs at CES where people are trying to SELL TVs has a direct effect on bottom line. How would you like it if someone randomly turned off your blog everything you tried to post?


  3. You my friend, need to cool off. It didnt last that long and was just a joke. He is the one who can never return to Ces so I think that is a good punishment. It did upset some people, and was in poor taste. Looking back I laughed hard.

  4. That article doesn’t seem to indicate he was banned at all?

  5. […] Prank Gawker Style Ces […]

  6. Wow, how to turn some “news” into an entry about yourself.

  7. Wow Ben way to be super observant! Hence why my blog is called Sarah Meyers.

  8. @meep it does in the first paragraph! Thanks for reading!

  9. […] Woz saw the prank video I made for Gizmodo with the writer, Richard, banned from CES he said, “I wish more people did this sort of thing when aspects of […]

  10. I concur with Sarah – people do need to lighten up about this. Woz has it perfectly summed up: Blakely should have been taken aside and given a talking to, no more – no need to make a huge scene out of it. He turned some TVs off. Big deal – turn ’em back on. ‘Nuff said.

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