Who Ordered Room Service?

Shortly before Valentine's Day I, like many people, followed a link to the site Who Ordered Room Service, which was showing a video about a room-service waiter who shows up at a hotel room and proceeds to vomit all over the couple inside. You were supposed to return to the site on the 14th to find out 'who ordered room service'. I never bothered to return, because I really wasn't that intrigued. But apparently those who did return discovered that the site was a viral online promotion for Bryan Adams' new album, Room Service. Except that it wasn't. Bryan Adams' record company was quick to deny any knowledge of the site. And now it turns out that the site was actually an experiment in hoaxing created by two amateur filmmakers, Frank Lesser and Jason Woliner: The New York filmmaker Mr. Lesser, 25, said he and Mr. Parker [sic--I think he means Mr. Woliner] created the faux Bryan Adams ad as a sort of experiment to see whether people would be fooled and how big it could get. "We don't actually want to hurt anyone's feelings or get anyone upset," Mr. Lesser said in an interview. "I'm sort of hoping Bryan Adams will see humour in this if it is ever brought to his attention."

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Posted on Sat Feb 26, 2005


so... Bryan Adams is the puking waiter? You know it's spew, anything I spew, I spew it for you.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sat Feb 26, 2005  at  08:47 PM
That video was godawful.
Posted by Sarah  on  Sun Feb 27, 2005  at  09:17 AM
Why *Bryan Adams*?
Posted by Ashley Pomeroy  on  Sun Feb 27, 2005  at  05:01 PM
Posted by Janelle  on  Fri Mar 04, 2005  at  11:18 AM
I think it's official now - Hoaxes have just jumped the shark. People are so bored with reality that they are now creating "fake" hoaxes. Unbelievable.
Posted by Anonymous  on  Sat Mar 05, 2005  at  11:22 AM
And what did they learn from this "experiment" that wasn't known before?
Posted by Neinstein  on  Tue Mar 08, 2005  at  10:00 PM
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