OK…In my everyday life, I am a pretty big practical joker. I thought I’d start a thread were we could share practical jokes that we’ve orchestrated or been the target in. Also, I’m looking for ideas because I’m in a creative block. :grin:
On of my targets has been a person in my office. It all started when I felt paper clips hitting be and caught her hiding behind the copier throwing them like hand grenades at me. So, when she was away from her desk I went to her computer and shared her printer to the network. I then installed her printer to my computer and waited for her to come back to her desk. When she came back I began sending her spooky messages to her printer (such as “Redrum Redrum” and “I see dead people”) She was freaking out. I told her that her computer was probably haunted. I then got a few more people in the office in on it and installed her printer to their computer and they started sending her messages to. After a few more “messages” I created a wanted poster of “Casper” (the friendly ghost) and sent it to her computer. She then figured out who it was.
She got me back with a simple joke that had a smelly outcome. She had ordered Calamari at a restaurant the night before and had saved a few pieces in a box. Incase you don’t know what Calamari is, it’s fried Squid. She then came in to the office before me and put it in my office after leaving it outside the night before. Needless to say my office stunk for a while.
So, under pressure to respond, I came up with a creative joke still playing off the haunted computer. I downloaded some creepy sounds from the internet and saved them to a floppy. I then came into work an hour before she got here and started up her computer. I then changed all her default sounds for her “Windows theme” to play these spooky sounds (one of them being a low groan followed immediately with a witches laugh, which I set to play at her computer start up). Knowing that she only knows the very basic computer knowledge to get jobs done, and couldn’t put a computer together to save her life, I proceeded to unplug her computer speakers from the CPU and I plugged in my own speakers and hid them under her desk where she would never find them. I then cranked the volume all the way up. I then went into my office and waited for her arrival. When she arrived and started her computer, I kid you not; the walls were shaking in the office with the low groan…then the witches laugh hit. It was loud. I was peaking my head out my office door looking for a reaction. She walked out of her office walking bow legged like she had something in her pants. She then saw my head peaking out the office door. When she said “I’m going to the bathroom” I lost it. I was on the floor laughing for minutes.
No she didn’t really go to the bathroom in her pants; it was just her way of saying “good one”. :grin:
I also have a prank war going on with my sister every Christmas. It all started when I bought her a gift which I placed in a shoe box. I then wrapped the shoe box in an entire roll of “Duct Tape”. I then wrapped that with the gift wrapping. When she unwrapped the wrapping, she spent about Five minutes trying to undo the Duct tape (which I cut into sections instead of wrapping it with one long single piece to guarantee a headache). After a while, she got fed up and decided to cut open the box with a knife. And the present inside…was a pack of batteries with a note that said “Gift not included”.
On the next Christmas, she got me back with the same Duct tape gag, but she wrapped Three DVD’s by themselves in Duct tape, which meant I couldn’t cut through the Duct tape like she had done a year earlier. I had to sit there and completely unwrap the Duct tape to get the DVD’s.
So the next Christmas we both orchestrated pranks on each other. She gave me a box of dirt, and buried in it was the DVD of…”Joe Dirt”. My gift was a little more creative than usual and wasn’t immediately apparent to her upon opening of it (which was funny in a way cause I could actually see the look of disappointment on her face when see thought I had not done a prank). I bought her a CD whose artist escapes me right now. I took it home and VERY carefully, lifted the edges of the plastic wrapping being extra careful not to tear the plastic. I then carefully slid the CD case out of the plastic. I then carefully pealed away the “Security Strip” that covers the CD jacket and tray to keep from opening the CD case, and left the security strip hanging on the top (jacket part) of the CD case. I then separated the Jacket part of the case from the CD Tray part of the case. I took out the CD and scanned the top of the CD into my computer. I took apart the CD tray and scanned the back part of the CD case. I made a CD label of the top of the CD and put the label on a blank CD. I then took an extra CD case I had and took apart the CD tray. I printed the tray portion of the CD case and placed under the CD tray of the extra case. I put the tray back together took the blank CD with the printed label…and Super Glued it to the CD tray. I then took the original “Jacket” portion of the CD case, complete with security strip and all and attached it to the doctored CD tray. I then let the glue dry overnight, open-faced to let the glue fumes go away. The next day I closed the CD case and reapplied the security strip. I then VERY carefully put the entire CD case back into the plastic wrapper and lightly glued the opening shut. When I was done with this thing, it looked absolutely store bought. You could not tell there was anything wrong with it.
So there was my sister looking glum because her bro forgot to play a gag on her this Christmas. My wife then went into action and asked her questions about the CD. My wife then asked her to play a song from it. My sister unwrapped the plastic (less carefully than I had two days earlier :grin: ) and then she removed the security strip. I could barley contain myself from laughing as she walked over to the stereo, opened the CD case and attempted to pull out the CD…then attempted again…another tug…and another. Then she finally realized after I was laughing so hard that her brother hadn’t forgotten after all. We then handed her the case with the real CD in it.
Anyway, those are my tales of creative genius. If I still have your attention after this long post, do any of you have any clean pranks that you have created or been the recipient that you would like to share. As I said I am also looking for ideas, especially for my next Holiday fiasco which may be months away, but I am still drawing a blank on.
A couple rules:
1. They have to be clean pranks (remember, kids read this board).
2. Nothing mean. I find that if other people don't laugh along with you, including the mark, then it just isn't worth the effort.
3. The more creative the better .
Have at it, and enjoy. 8)