Writer and renowned prankster David Thorne just ruined a coworker’s day, Justin Bieber-style. The clever Australian trollmaster took a collection of his colleague’s stock photos and photoshopped Justin Bieber’s face onto them, leaving his office mate with wonderful images like Lake Bieber, a Bieber oven mitt and Bieber bulldozer, but none of the original stock images. Well played.
Of course, it’s more likely that there is no coworker and this “prank” took place in Thorne’s troll studio to promote the release of his upcoming book, “The Internet Is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius.” So either Throne trolled this coworker or he trolled everyone else, us included.
Here’s a portion of the ridiculous exchange (regardless of whether this prank actually took place) between Thorne and the angry colleague who purportedly filed a formal complaint about the incident:
From: Simon Dempsey
Date: Thursday 31 March 2011 1.05pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: No Subject
But what did you put Justin Biebers face on them for dickwad? I was going to use them for something.
From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 31 March 2011 1.12pm
To: Simon Dempsey
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: No Subject
You can still use them. Justin Bieber is very popular.
Some more photos and the “complaint” after the jump.