It is possible to replicate the results,
Open up a query window to a database and type in "SELECT * FROM sys.master_files", then open "activity monitor" and kill the SPID which corresponds to the Query window.
Now execute the query, and you'll get the red Transport-Level error. Move cursor into the Message window and add the "Formatting" error in black, and hey presto, Prankus Maximus.
Must remember this one.. hehe.
P.S. Putting the question in the category 'Humour' kinda gives it away though ;-)