Randall, the effeminately voiced gentleman behind the “Honey Badger” viral video sensation, narrating a bit of footage from the old Jem cartoon is not news. What is news is when Randall, the effeminately voiced gentleman behind the “Honey Badger” viral video sensation, is OFFICIALLY HIRED BY HASBRO to narrate a bit of footage from the old Jem cartoon AS AN OFFICIAL PROMO SPOT FOR THE NETWORK. Holy shit. Look, Hasbro, I don’t want to tell you how to keep your fledgling TV network afloat (although airing nothing but My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 24/7 might be a good start). But I do know there are many, many steps you have to reach before you start hiring viral video “stars” to do promos, and at least a dozen of those steps are to cancel the fucking network outright. (Via Warming Glow)
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