Boing Boing wrote about a news story today in which two teenagers were found guilty of playing a “fire in the hole” prank in which they pulled up to a fast food drive thru window, ordered a large soda, and then yelled “FIRE IN THE HOLE” and threw the soda in the cashier’s face. Their sentence was 100 hours of community service, and the “poetic justice” of posting an apology video on YouTube (see the apology here.) But it’s not just those two idiots. Apparently this is happening all over the place. This is the shittiest prank, and everyone who pulls it should go to jail. I don’t care if the American prison system is overcrowded and biased towards minorities and poor people and can’t support an influx of minor criminals who’ve caused no serious harm. Put them in the dungeon. Service industry employees are just trying to get through the day and don’t need to deal with your bullshit just because you got bored after playing Medal of Honor 4 for 37 hours straight.

But this is not a mysterious trend that came from nowhere. It has a creator, and his name is Bam Margera, and he is horrible. Here is a compilation of stunts and pranks he performed for his CKY skate videos, the first of which came out in 1999, just before his work with Johnny Knoxville and Jackass. Please pay close attention to 2:11.

Bam Margera, when you are done celebrating your living legacy of anti-working class crime, I expect you will do the right thing.

Comments (28)
  1. This is like after Stand By Me came out and people bought those guard things to put on their mailboxes and then someone invented plastic mailboxes. All because of a movie prank. Bam is the Corey Feldman of his time.

  2. ber  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2008 +1

    i forgot about that scene in stand by me. i just happened to buy it today too.

    that’s such a horrible thing to do. like working at a fast food place isn’t hard enough, then you have to deal with douchebags like these people.

  3. Chadams  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2008 +1

    Bam Margera may not be one of the very first no-talent ass clowns to have become “famous for no reason” but he certainly extended that status to his less talented friends, family and pedophile uncle.

  4. A kid from my high school made one of those videos, and he didn’t get in trouble until his cop mom saw the video. What an idiot. Anyone who does this is an idiot, but when one of your parents is a cop, you probably shouldn’t film all your law-breaking pranks.

  5. Urgh. Middle class trust fund kids who think it’s funny to shit on people with real jobs. Don’t you just love them?! Reminds me of those “bumfights” brats who thought making homeless people fight was just hilarious.

  6. samantha.rodriques  |   Posted on Jun 12th, 2008 0

    vide-on.com category: Funny –> extreme videos

  7. Bam is my least favorite Jackass.

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  15. Andrea  |   Posted on Jan 28th, 2009 0

    Yeah! What he said!

  16. Zach  |   Posted on Jun 20th, 2009 0

    Bam did not even do that. Your base for an argument is invalid. By your account, everyone who ever films themselves doing anything should not be allowed to anymore because someone might try to imitate it.

    Take responsibilty for your own actions, not anyone else’s, idiot.

  17. Ray  |   Posted on Jul 7th, 2009 -2

    Well, unlike the other Bam Margera fans on here that can?t spell, I have more then 1 point to make. 1. They have disclaimers at the beginning of the show saying NOT TO DO THE STUFF THEY DO. 2. Isnt it the right of all Americans to be who they are. I love the fact that Bam is who he is. I think he is a great person and if you were to watch ANY of his shows, he may be a dick sometimes but he is also a good person. I think that Bam being himself is great and a lot of the stuff he does is funny but I don?t choose to do the thing I see him do on his shows. You can guarantee that anything he does to anyone outside his group is pre-approved by the people he does it to and they get paid for it. The people that imitate the antics of Bam and his friends are either extremely uneducated on the shows he does or they are just to immature to care about their fellow man….or both for that matter! 3. I believe parenting comes into effect as well. If you don?t feel that the kids of our great nation shouldn?t be doing these things, you should stop letting your kids watch it. Just like when I was a kid, I wasn?t allowed to watch The Simpsons until I was able to make rational choices. I know the comparison of Bam Margera and The Simpsons is a bit of a reach but its under the same principle 4. Maybe if you feel that Bam Margera is a bad person for the things he does, at least educate yourself before you speak your mind, because all that does is make you ignorant. 5. If we are going to say that watching the shows that Bam Margera and company make is wrong for society because it puts bad ideas into the minds of our nations kids, then we might as well talk every movie off the shelves and stop broadcasting TV shows all together cause no matter what you watch, even the religious shows, you?re going to get a bad idea somewhere. 6. To those that are Bam Margera fans that feel the need to defend him, put down the weed and beer long enough to make sense and not make you seem like a doped up bonehead. I am not haten, I?m just saying. For anyone who wants to dispute this with me, feel free to look me up or email me, my name is Ray Pias and I approve of this message.

  18. Valerie  |   Posted on Jul 15th, 2009 -3

    Sounds to me like you are just jealous! Bam is not famous for no reason. He’s an awesome skater! I’m totally gonna agree with everything Ray Pias said! It is not Bam’s fault that some kids threw a drink in someones face! That was their stupid decision and do you really think that someone throwing a drink in a persons face deserves a prison sentence??? I’m pretty sure they’d rather put away all the murderers and drug dealers! You honestly think that’s the nastiest prank??? Seriously I could think of soo many better pranks! Like the person that had soda thrown on them is injured! Please get a life and quit blaming the problems with todays youth on people like Bam! Maybe if the parents of todays youth were a little more attentive then there wouldn’t be so many “out of control teens”. It’s the parents job to make sure the kids know right from wrong! I can’t believe you!! Get a life!!!

  19. The people here who like bam are the same prick faces that copy him! You all can go circle jerk each other until you are raw and hopelessly homosexual (just like your idol, bam). Get a real job and a real life! Bam is so fucking cool that he is no more than a washout socialite now. He’s such a fucking pussy when he pull pranks and hides being his friends talking shit. Just give me 5 min alone with him and I’ll do the world a favor and kick his face in! I loved the snake in the trailer scene, he screams like the bitch he is (he true self shining through)…

  20. The people here who like bam are the same prick faces that copy him! You all can go circle jerk each other until you are raw and hopelessly homosexual (just like your idol, bam). Get a real job and a real life! Bam is so fucking cool that he is no more than a washout socialite now. He’s such a fucking pussy when he pull pranks and hides being his friends talking shit. Just give me 5 min alone with him and I’ll do the world a favor and kick his face in! I loved the snake in the trailer scene, he screams like the bitch he is (he true self shining through)…

  21. The people here who like bam are the same prick faces that copy him! You all can go circle jerk each other until you are raw and hopelessly homosexual (just like your idol, bam). Get a real job and a real life! Bam is so fucking cool that he is no more than a washout socialite now. He’s such a fucking pussy when he pull pranks and hides behind his friends talking shit. Just give me 5 min alone with him and I’ll do the world a favor and kick his face in! I loved the snake in the trailer scene, he screams like the bitch he is (he true self shining through)…

  22. vinnie  |   Posted on Jul 16th, 2009 -3

    the author of this needs to get laid and loosen up… live life to the fullest and dont regret s**t have fun

  23. bamfan101  |   Posted on Aug 10th, 2009 -3

    fuck you asshole bam margera is a lenend and u lot r just jealos becoz he is rich and famous and ur not

  24. whocares?  |   Posted on Aug 31st, 2009 -3

    Alright, here’s the deal: I’m not a major Bam Margera fanatic. In fact, I don’t really care about him the way most of you do. But listen, Jackass, the CKY crew, and Bam and his crew do not have higher status than anyone else. They’ve gotten arrested plenty of times. Sure, they do a lot of stupid shit, and fuck with a lot of people, but here’s the catch: they’re not (well, weren’t) arses. They do apologize to a lot of people, and all they do is totally in good fun. Just because you can’t bother to get your kid’s attention enough to tell them ‘Hey, this is dangerous and illegal shit, and I don’t want you doing it until you have enough resources to get your own ass out of jail’, doesn’t mean you have the right to blame EVERYONE ELSE BUT YOURSELF. Ugh, it’s disturbing how much this happens. Here’s an idea: you leeches of parents (and if your not a parent, I don’t wanna hear shit from you AT ALL) should start being a part of your kids lives, and supporting them in everything they do, instead of handing over your parenting to the television and then blaming it and everyone on it for fucking with your kids minds. Unless you can provide proof that Bam Margera drove over to your house, gave your kid some candy and said “You can have some more if you throw a coke into this guys face,” and your kids was diseased and couldn’t remember all those things you told him about RIGHT and WRONG, then guess what? You. Have. Nothing. To. Say. What’s extremely sad though, is that I probably care less about what Bam Margera, Jackass, or the CKY crew does anyways, and anyone who blames anything for how effed up their kids are probably care a whole lot.

  25. Okay.

    I have a few things to say. I watch Viva La Bam and Jackass because it can be entertaining but you have to admit, he does a lot of things that are actually really mean. He does a lot of bad things to people because he thinks it’s funny.

    1.

  26. 1. To the people who say that people who don’t like Bam are stupid or ignorant, are probably unaware that Bam didn’t even finish high school. H didn’t get his GED until later and with help from his parents. The people you say the employees of fast food places should just get more education and get a better job should know that the guy who serves you fries at the drive through, most likely is more educated than Bam.

    2. Bam isn’t the greatest skater in the world. The biggest reason for his money and fame is the fact that he does dangerous and stupid stunts that don’t actually involve skill for TV and movies. He definitely isn’t anymore talented than the average person. Also, his show wouldn’t be nearly as entertaining if he didn’t have unlimited access to money to travel and buy crazy things. I challenge you, tell me what he does better than anyone else that makes him worthy of his wealth and fame.

    3. Bam isn’t original. He’s just a generic, immature asshole who happens to be famous. You probably have a bunch of people like him living in your town and they can probably skateboard better than him.

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