Kenny Strasser: The Yo-Yo Borat who keeps fooling dumb TV stations
When it comes time for K-Strass to demonstrate his yo-yo trick, he always finds a way to screw it up. The trick is on the TV station.
In the first clip below, for example, Strasser waves seven yo-yos over his head, imitating a helicoper, then gets dizzy and falls down.
"I think I'm going to give up the yo-yo stuff. I don't have the muscle memory," K-Strass deadpans.
Nobody seems to know who this guy really is or why he's doing this bizarre yo-yo gimmick on local TV stations in Wisconsin, but he's sure willing to put his body on the line for his art:
"He got us," said Bridget Blevins, the station's news director. "I hate that we got duped."
"He did some really lame things. He hit himself in the face and the groin with his yo-yo," Blevins said.
Is this guy a modern-day Andy Kaufman or a freak who lives in his mom's basement? Either way he's making live local TV a lot more interesting.
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