Jimmy Kimmel recently checked in with the music-loving hordes at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Along the way, he destroyed hipster sensibilities with the utmost efficiency and hilarity.
It was, of course, a sociological experiment.
In Kimmel's own words:
"We sent a camera crew to Coachella and we asked people walking into the venue what they thought of a bunch of bands whose names we made up."
"These bands are so obscure, they don't even exist."
Kimmel's crew -- Lie Witness News -- found no shortage of enthusiastic fans for non-bands.
'The Obesity Epidemic,' for example, wasn't among the 60 or so acts slated for the California event. That didn't stop one fan of fiction from replying with authority.
"I just like their whole style, their whole genre is great. They're kind of like very innovative and they're new."
And the made-up moniker 'Get The F*ck Out Of My Pool' seemed to ring a few bells with another concert-goer.
"Yeah, actually! I don't know any of their music, but I've heard from my friends that it's not something to miss. So I'm not going to miss it."
That same young music lover proved much more familiar with the seriously made-up 'Chelsea Clintons'.
"I HAVE heard of them," she said. "I don't know if I'm going to see them or not, but I do know their music."
"What's fun about the Chealsea Clintons?" the interviewer asked.
"I think they just give off good energy. You can just tell that they're doing it from a good place.
"There's very few acts that give you that feeling."
Very few indeed.
Emergency Candy Machine
I've got low blood sugar.
These sewers always bring out the most caring people.
Do You Believe In Magic?
Warner Brothers really worked wonders with CGI.
Travel In Style...
Not a good style, but style none the less.
This is clearly a magical place.
But at what cost?
They really did it! They dug to China!
They don't say what they're selling, but whatever it is, you need it!
The Hottest Club In Town
It's super exclusive.
Platform 9 3/4 reimagined and creepier.
Mark Zuckerberg Cares
With an email address like firstname.lastname@example.org, you know this one is real.
To be honest, this is only slightly more creepy than the typical college campus "free hugs" guy. (via <a href="http://randomfunnypicture.com/funny-pictures-clever/seems-legit/" target="_hplink">Random Funny Picture</a>)
And to think we once thought nothing could be creepier than Botox on its own. (via <a href="http://thislookslegit.com/page/2" target="_hplink">This Looks Legit</a>)
Credit Card Test
It's Good Samaritans like this that make the world go round. (via <a href="http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2010/12/this-looks-legit.html" target="_hplink">Tastefully Offensive</a>)
Mobile Bank Dispenser
You know what they say about things that are too good to be true: "Get yo money HERE!" (via <a href="http://theinternettoday.net/funny/mobile-bank-dispenser/" target="_hplink">The Internet of Today</a>)
Free Handgun Training
If you ever wanted to get shooting lessons from Jack Nicholson in "The Shining," today's your lucky day. (via <a href="http://thedailywh.at/post/1660224547/looks-legit-of-the-day-i-have-nothing-but-good" target="_hplink">The Daily What</a>)
The real life Dr. Nick. (via <a href="http://thislookslegit.com/page/2" target="_hplink">This Looks Legit</a>)
John Travolta didn't know how to read English once, either. (via <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/bk7qt/its_a_trap/" target="_hplink">reddit</a>)
Honest altruism at work. (via <a href="http://dogandponyshowwebsite.com/tag/the-beatles" target="_hplink">Dog and Pony Show</a>)
In all seriousness, we're not accusing anyone of having ill intentions with children. But if you want to offer these sort of services, there may be better, less alarming avenues. (via <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/dqoq9/seems_legit/" target="_hplink">reddit</a>)
The worst part is, this probably worked. (via <a href="http://failblog.org/upcoming/page/1607/?from=sprcmssdxpc" target="_hplink">Fail Blog</a>)
Great Wall of China Toilet
Now you know the real secret purpose of the Great Wall of China. (via <a href="http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2008/09/great-wall-of-china-toilets.html" target="_hplink">Blame It On The Voices</a>)
No nefarious intentions here! (via <a href="http://www.thehighdefinite.com/2010/11/looks-legit/" target="_hplink">The High Definite</a>)
More Free Candy
Just gotta get through that sewer.
Not A Meth Lab
The best place in the neighborhood to secure Not Meth. (via <a href="http://funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/558207/NOT+a+meth+lab/" target="_hplink">Funny Junk</a>)