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Fake 'Rush Hour Crush' Letters Are Taking Newspapers By Storm

These are just laugh-out-loud ridiculous.

04/04/2016 12:15

You might remember Shocko, the elite prankster who spent far too much time getting naughty words printed on Nutella jars. Well, his latest endeavour is even more impressive and hilarious.

This time, those Rush Hour Crush or Good Deed Feed sections in newspapers are the target. You know the ones, where people send in weird quirky observations about people they've been leering at on public transport.

We often find ourselves wondering who writes half the nonsense and if it's even true - but now we know some of them are certainly not real. Shocko has been sending in ridiculous letters to newspapers like Metro in an effort to try and make it to print, and he's been surprisingly successful (he's written 90 letters and 19 have been published).

Some are actually quite subtle, apart from one major detail:

 

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Seamus O'Reilly
Seamus O'Reilly

While others aren't quite so softly approached.

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Seamus O'Reilly
Seamus O'Reilly
Seamus O'Reilly
Seamus O'Reilly
Seamus O'Reilly
Seamus O'Reilly

Speaking to Mashable, Shocko said: "I got the idea from when I moved to London, about five years ago... [rush hour crushes] were consistently my favourite part of the newspaper... I think after the third or fourth one I read that made me genuinely put the paper down and look at the people in the carriage around me as if they were psychopaths, I decided I wanted to send in some for myself.

"The tricky part is making it funny AND believable. Either is achievable, but BOTH is nearly impossible."

If you want to see more, check out Shocko's website.

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