Edward Scissorhands Defender Expertly Trolls Live HLN Segment On Edward Snowden
If you’re a news producer looking for a guest to discuss a serious topic like Edward Snowden joining Twitter, and for some reason you book a guy with the username @fart, well, you have no one but yourself to blame when things don’t quite go the way you planned. As planned, Jon “@fart” Hendren Skyped in for the HLN show “The Daily Share” and host Yasmin Vossoughian earnestly asked for his thoughts on Snowden being allowed on Twitter, despite leaking classified information. But Hendren wasn’t interested in talking about THAT Edward. No, the Edward on his mind, also an outcast, was … Edward Scissorhands.
“I think to cast him out, to make him invalid in society, simply because he has scissors for hands,” said Hendren in an unflappable deadpan. “I mean, that’s strange. People didn’t start getting scared until he started sculpting shrubs into dinosaur shapes, and what not.”
As this was live TV, Vossoughian maintained her cool and pushed onward, with Hendren maintaining his defense of Scissorhands in response to her queries about Snowden. The entire segment is a masterclass in trolling — whether Hendren wants to admit it or not:
Flawless work, sir. I’m sure Edward Scissorhands would applaud – if he had hands instead of scissors, that is.[Death & Taxes]