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Man Spotted Naruto Running Near Area 51 During Live News Coverage
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Man Spotted Naruto Running Near Area 51 During Live News Coverage

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We’ve all seen (and laughed) at the viral “Storm Area 51” memes that started making rounds on the internet just a couple of months ago. And while most people had a good laugh and a giggle at the funny images related to the event shared, some had bigger plans than that. Plans that included “storming” Area 51 or at least bringing together all the people that shared similar sentiments.

That is how “Alienstock” was born. Matty Roberts, a 21-year-old student from Bakersfield, California, who was the creator of the original “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” Facebook event worked with several collaborators to organize an alien-themed music festival in Rachel, Nevada on September 19-22.

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    As the live reporter described the preparations for the festival near Area 51, a man did the infamous Naruto-run right past him

    As the meme drew international attention, it was obvious that the event was something to watch closely. That’s why Channel 13 sent in a live reporter to see what the whole gig was about.

    As Joe Bartels described what was occurring in Rachel, a man Naruto-ran past him. And to all the people who were at least a little bit familiar with the original jokes, that was a complete delight.

    “Alienstock” festival planned to unite people from all over the world who had an urge to storm Area 51

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    Although, as technical issues and concerns from the citizens of Rachel cropped up, Roberts backed out of the project. Instead, he invited everyone to “Area 51 Celebration,” a single-night music event in Los Angeles that he would headline.

    Roberts cited issues such as security problems, sanitation, medical personnel, and insurance permits as the reasons for his withdrawal from “Alienstock”

    However, despite their “commander” abandoning the cause, it seems that people still showed up to the original event, even if it’s not professionally managed. Now that is a set up for something chaotic. And the world is ready to watch it all happen… with popcorn in their hands.

    What started as a Facebook meme created by a student, Matty Roberts, sure took a life of its own and it was something that neither the creator of the event nor the US government could stop from spiraling out of control… yet?

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    One brave man led his fellow “soldiers” by example by showing off the infamous Naruto run

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    You can watch the meme-ful moment in the video below

    Here’s how people on the internet reacted to the video

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    Giedrė Vaičiulaitytė

    Giedrė Vaičiulaitytė

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    As a writer and image editor for Bored Panda, Giedrė crafts posts on many different topics to push them to their potential. She's also glad that her Bachelor’s degree in English Philology didn’t go to waste (although collecting dust in the attic could also be considered an achievement of aesthetic value!) Giedrė is an avid fan of cats, photography, and mysteries, and a keen observer of the Internet culture which is what she is most excited to write about. Since she's embarked on her journalistic endeavor, Giedrė has over 600 articles under her belt and hopes for twice as much (fingers crossed - half of them are about cats).

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    Giedrė Vaičiulaitytė

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    As a writer and image editor for Bored Panda, Giedrė crafts posts on many different topics to push them to their potential. She's also glad that her Bachelor’s degree in English Philology didn’t go to waste (although collecting dust in the attic could also be considered an achievement of aesthetic value!) Giedrė is an avid fan of cats, photography, and mysteries, and a keen observer of the Internet culture which is what she is most excited to write about. Since she's embarked on her journalistic endeavor, Giedrė has over 600 articles under her belt and hopes for twice as much (fingers crossed - half of them are about cats).

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    Sean Harrison
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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I saw a kid try to Naruto-run earlier this week, he tripped and fell smacking his face right on the pavement. Must have knocked out some of his teeth cause blood was pouring down his chin. I've never laughed so hard in my life.

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    JK Rowling
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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    "As the meme gained international attention". Jesus Christ, I had no idea it was THAT popular!

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    Sean Harrison
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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I saw a kid try to Naruto-run earlier this week, he tripped and fell smacking his face right on the pavement. Must have knocked out some of his teeth cause blood was pouring down his chin. I've never laughed so hard in my life.

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    JK Rowling
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    4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    "As the meme gained international attention". Jesus Christ, I had no idea it was THAT popular!

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