Video: http://emuse.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/137 3.5 minutes of pure agony as teleprompter stops, starts, slows down, goes fast, reading pages out of order, stories mixed up, people walking behind him, and sudden realization that his career was over just before he espouses his famous words; BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE. Go Ball State anmd Pacers.... Boom goes the Dynamite I've worked in student media. I know there are times you can be made to look foolish. But what happens when you mix in a inexperienced news anchor into the rigors of a three minute sports broadcast? Chaos? That's what happened when Brian Collins stepped in and did the sports for the Ball State student TV program earlier this year. Maybe there were teleprompter troubles. I don't know. What I do know is that Mr. Collins won't likely live this down. And that Dale Hansen must be proud - his job actually is harder than it looks. Hansen-style, baby! You can watch the video here. Just right-click this link and save it on your machine. Then tell me this: Why is this funny? I think it aligns perfectly with what one of our friends called the culture of awkwardness. I actually had to watch the video between the fingers of my hand covering my face. Could this be the most perfect example of the tingling sensation of embarrassment felt on behalf of others? He gets the rebound and passes to the man! And Boom goes the Dynamite. NEW YORK, June 13, 2005 var storeInfo = new Array (1); var cbsx = 1; storeInfo = 'Brian Collins on The Early Show Monday*(CBS/EARLY SHOW) "I decided at least I'm going to have a little fun with this," he says. "I figured not too many people would see it. And I just threw it out there," thinking that would be the end of it. Little did Collins know, that would only be the beginning. But someone put the embarrassing tape on the Web, "as a joke," Collins explains, "I think without really realizing what all would happen when he did that." In an instant, Collins' catchphrase not only made its way around the Internet, it began showing up on newscasts across the country, mostly as anchor video voiceovers. It became part of pop culture, so much so that he appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. Collins says there's been some negative mixed in with the positive: "You do get hate mail from people who just come after you. â€¦You get lots of phone calls. At one point, we had to unplug our phone at school just because of how many phone calls we were getting." However, he adds, "It was something I was kind of glad I went through, because it taught me a lot about media and taught me a lot about how to lick your wounds and get through a mess." Collins says he's been mulling becoming a TV weatherman. So, The Early Show decided to give him some trial by fire, and asked him to help out substitute weatherperson Audrey Puente. Collins did just fine, even managing to work in a, "Boom goes the dynamite." He later told Puente, "I think it's a career I might wanna go into. It's a lot of fun."