Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A wealthy huckster lures a bunch of people to an island, promising them a life-changing experience that they’ll never forget. When they get there, it turns out that corners have been cut, emergency services are inadequate, and greed and self-interest have doomed the whole thing from the start. Now, are we talking about Billy McFarland’s infamous Fyre Festival? Or John Hammond’s Jurassic Park?


That’s the thrust of the above Nerdist video, which does a deft job of merging together footage from two disparate island boondoggles, including lots of bits from Netflix’s Fyre. (Yes, the part where organizer Andy King offers to take one for the team makes it in, albeit in the context of, we guess, fellatio-assisted dinosaur importation.) If nothing else, the mash-up makes it clear how damn charismatic Richard Attenborough was in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster spectacular; at the very least, he’s charming enough that, unlike, say, McFarland, we can watch extensive footage of him acting like an arrogant bigshot without wanting to deck him in the face.

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