A couple months ago, we met a wonderful Israeli man named Ido in San Francisco that was studying psychedelia in pop culture.  He made a connection that we had heard before, but never fully understood: comparing the Freakerteam to the Pranksters. Yesterday, we found his Article de' Freak and it finally all came together for us. Thank you, Ido, and also the universe, but mostly Ido, for making this reference one that we can finally grasp! 

"The freaksters seemed like a modern day variation of the pranksters. Meeting them, was for me, a long time admirer of the pranksters, like surfing through a strange time-space glitch and meeting the cousins of my cultural heroes: a 21st century updated version of the pranksters."

We are unboundedly honored! 

Also - this is overall a really magnificent article