While 2016 will go down in the history as one of the most depressing years on record, other than when the Black Death wiped out almost half of Britain’s population in 1348, there were some moments of brilliance we’ll never forget.
Leo won his first Oscar, Pokemon Go dominated the world for the best part of a week, and Jack Jones got the greasiest dollop of karma we’ve ever seen. Pizza Cam.
If you cast your mind back to the age of Vine and irritating Facebook pranks no doubt you’ll remember the eternally irritating and penetrating voice of Jack Jones pretty damn well – you’re probably cowering just from the mere remembrance of his fake pranks.
Such classics from Jones’ portfolio of cringe include the ‘You Wanna See My Balls Prank’ and ‘Stealing People’s Hats Prank’. How fucking funny.
And while Jones managed to attain a following of over three million subscribers, on the 10 February 2016 there was nothing the world needed more than seeing Jack Jones get whacked in the face with a slice of fatty margherita all thanks to Discoboy-Lee Marshall.
At the time we spoke to Discoboy, who told us:
I thought everyone liked pizza lol, he’s pissed enough people I know off and this was just a little taster of his own medicine. He spat his dummy out and showed everyone what he’s really like.
The Archbishop of Canterbury had more banter when I done a video with him in it, he’s the most unfunny false person I have ever known.
In case for whatever bizarre reason you didn’t watch the video then basically it involves Jack getting hit with pizza before he gets all sulky and calls the police. It’s a classic case of being able to give it out but not being able to take it.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.