BICYCLE THIEF 2006: THE REMAKE! The Portland paper Willamette Week apparently found a good use for its intern Josh Silverman: having him steal his own bike several times, in public, while being videotaped. Love that soundtrack!
Thanks to Romanesko for the lead to this video, which draws on a very similar Neistat Brothers video that turned up on YouTube months ago.
Later, on July 27, the Brothers pulled a prank on New York television.
It's been hard to get to the Willamette Weekly today, but here's a BikePortland.org blog entry that indicates that the Neistat Brothers video did indeed inspire the news story "remake."