Jay Shells, Etiquette Sign Artist, Says He Wanted to Make One Saying 'Fox News Lies' (on Fox News)


Via our friends at Animal NY, here's a rather hilarious, slightly awkward video of Jay Shells, the artist behind the "Metropolitan Etiquette Authority" signs peppering the streets of NYC with messages like "Pull Up Your Pants" and "Clean Up After Your Horse." He recently went on Fox News to talk about "battling bad manners in the big city." All is hunky dory until the end, when our artist, etiquette be damned, gets in his own amazing dig about Fox News. Watch!

We talked to Shells about the experience, which, he told us, he'd been planning -- it was the only way he'd talk to them. He said, "You couldn't tell how horribly nervous I was? I was swallowing and looking all shifty eyed. It was pretty uncomfortable. After I said that, most of the studio erupted with laughter. Of course, because of the way the mics are set up, you could barely hear it on TV. The producer who took my mic off was cracking up and whispered in my ear, 'That was fucking great, man.' Then I bounced the fuck out. I thought the men in black were following me out. I really felt like I was behind enemy lines being in there, the belly of the beast, the threshold of hell. But I made it out alive, with only a handful of hate-email waiting in my inbox."

Awesome.

Jay Shells Promotes His New Signs On Fox News, Then Punks Them [Animal NY]
Previously: 'Metropolitan Etiquette Authority' Posts New Signs Around New York City

[JDoll / @thisisjendoll]

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8 comments
Jane
Jane

I would love to have the "Pull your pants up" sign for my classroom!

Uion_oi
Uion_oi

OH please don't listen to this guy's opinion.  Listen to mine.  Pull them DOWN as far as is legal!!  Saggers rule...

Higherlearning
Higherlearning

Wow Jay Shells, not surprised that he is attempting to make himself sound alot greater than he is. I am sure many would which had that type of platform to spew his hate on a network he does not like, then go and brag about it after.  The producer simply asked if Jay had planned it ahead of time, he was very much in a rush out of the studio, as any coward would.  But to go and fabricate what had actually happened shows he is full of garbage

Rouime
Rouime

You are full of garbage and big bags of bullshit too.

Jayshells
Jayshells

@higherlearning not sure why i'm even responding, but fuck it. i assure you there was no fabrication of my account. that's how it happened. not trying to sound "greater than i am." don't even think i'm that great. if i was great, i would have stuck it to those pigs even harder. and yeah i was in a rush out of there. why would i stick around? i said my piece and had to get back to work. i'm sorry you don't have the countries' attention to state your opinion, but blog comments are a good start. you're doing a great job homie, keep it up.

Remy
Remy

it would be great if there were a public forum where ignorant pedantic commenters on blogs could be challenged to boxing matches by the people they are shitting on. i feel like higher learning would get his/her chin checked real fucking quick, then keep their bullshit to themselves. 

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