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Tricky Sneaky Booby Traps

Seems to me like someone needs to look up the definitions of the following words: “tricky,” “sneaky,” and “booby traps.” Because what I am seeing here are more like “sad pointless indulgences of paranoia.” I do like to imagine what happens when someone sets these tricky sneaky booby traps (which, again, are neither tricky, nor sneaky, nor booby traps) and finds their booby trap (not a booby trap) triggered. Sample:

Trapper: HEY! DID YOU GO IN THIS CLOSET?
Trappee: Yeah, I was looking for a towel.
Trapper: AHA! I THOUGHT SO. NAY, I KNEW SO. YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T THINK THAT I WOULD HAVE PAINSTAKINGLY MADE SURE THAT THIS CLOSET DOOR WAS EXACTLY ONE QUARTER’S-WIDTH OPEN, BUT I DID, AND NOW THE CLOSET DOOR IS CLOSED, PROVIDING ME WITH THE INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE CLOSET.
Trappee: Yeah, I was in the closet.
Trapper: I KNOW!
Trappee: Now what?
Trapper: I’M NOT SURE. BUT YOU BETTER NOT HAVE ALSO TAKEN 45 CENTS OUT OF MY TERMINATOR 2 COMMEMORATIVE TRAVEL MUG.

Of course, the real tricky sneaky booby trap of this video is how they promise to provide a very clever way to prevent people from taking one dollar (ONE DOLLAR!) out of your wallet, only to not provide a clever way at all. Put it in your pocket or “lock it up.” Right. You got me. Uncle. (Thanks for the tip, Brian.)