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February 25, 2002 6:34 AM   Subscribe

Need a great prank? Whether it is for your office, your sig O or if you just want to be evil in general, this website is for you. The site has everything from bad pickup lines to strange laws to personality quizzes... My personal favorite to date, in the article section is the Free Baby ad. Just a little something to give you a giggle on a Monday. Enjoy!
posted by gloege (22 comments total)

 
Wanted Posters
This one could get you in hot water!

Create a flyer for a sex offender and scan a photo of a coworker and place it on the flyer. Distribute the flyer around the company or neighborhood.


Classy.
posted by vbfg at 6:52 AM on February 25, 2002


Rubbish more like. Who would find any of these pranks funny if they were the recipient? I know I'd love my front door filled shut with expanding foam filler...
posted by Spoon at 6:54 AM on February 25, 2002


Most of those pranks are pretty old, and there's too much "now, don't really try this, but...". Also, this is the lamest "prank" I have ever heard of.
posted by ColdChef at 6:55 AM on February 25, 2002


The Daily Affirmations made my day, even if I had heard some of them before.
posted by tommasz at 7:00 AM on February 25, 2002


My last day with my current employer is Wednesday. I have already gone into Microsoft Word and fixed the AutoCorrect, so that every time you type in the word "the", it is immediately changed to "vulva". That should make earings reports more interesting (thanks to Maxim for that one). Any other good suggestions?
posted by adampsyche at 7:11 AM on February 25, 2002


So, is MetaFilter a boyzone?
posted by different at 7:43 AM on February 25, 2002


So, is MetaFilter a boyzone?
posted by sharksandwich at 9:12 AM on February 25, 2002


So, is MetaFilter a boyzone?
posted by signal at 10:02 AM on February 25, 2002


Why, are pranks just for boyz?
posted by theora55 at 10:08 AM on February 25, 2002


A wonderful prank to pull at an office or a construction site is to lock the bathroom door.

Ho! Ho! Ho! My God, what a devilishly clever idea! It stretches the very boundaries of inventiveness!

Short sheet the bed

AAAAAIIIIEEEE! The nefariousness!
posted by Skot at 10:10 AM on February 25, 2002


Upon closer inspection, a lot of these pranks are pretty lame. I still like the autocorrect one, though.
posted by adampsyche at 10:14 AM on February 25, 2002


Why, are pranks just for boyz?

No, I don't think so -- I guess I should have been more specific.

I like the autocorrect idea - I just fail to see the humour in the word 'vulva', is all.
posted by different at 10:22 AM on February 25, 2002


admapsyche - do you have access to the desktop settings?
replace the desktop with a screenshot of the desktop. set the taskbar to auto-hide. delete all possible icons. it's not big and it's not clever, and it would fool no-one who had any experience with this type of thing. if you really want some good suggestions talk to a sysadmin, or a college kid.
i am sure there are a million pranks you can do using ms products, some of which will take advantage of the 'un-documented features'.
change keyboard layout in windows, delete the registry, how far do you want to go?
i take it you will not be seeking re-employment with your current employer?
posted by asok at 10:29 AM on February 25, 2002


Super! The desktop thing is a good idea. I already set the CD-ROM to open every time the computer is booted. That should freak someone out...don't want to leave on too bad terms, that is why I am not simply fdiskng the hard drive...
posted by adampsyche at 10:52 AM on February 25, 2002


different: there is nothing funny about the word per se (unless you are 12 or so), but take this snippet that I wrote for a daily column earlier today:


Firms to Set Standards for Software Bug Warning
A group of technology firms are forming an alliance to set standards for vulva process by which software companies and vulva public are warned of flaws that put them at risk for cyber attacks. According to Reuters, vulva purpose of vulva Organization for Internet Security (OIS) is to establish a means to report vulnerabilities, in light of disagreements between software companies and security firms. Vulva software companies, including Microsoft, claim that security firms do not give vulvam enough time to fix bugs before warning vulva public; Internet security firms, on vulva ovulvar hand, claim that software manufacturers are often lackadaisical when attempting to fix such errors. In addition to Microsoft, ovulvar founding members of vulva OIS include IBM, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Compaq Computer, SGI, Cisco Systems, Symantec, Network Associates, Internet Security Systems, BindView, Foundstone, Guardent, and AtStake.
posted by adampsyche at 10:56 AM on February 25, 2002


Seen on a Fark link:

Freeze a can of shaving cream and then peel the can away from the cream. Put the canless cream into someone's car. Let the oven-like heat from the car's sitting in the sun defrost the shaving cream. 2 cans will fill an entire car.

http://www.physik.uni-augsburg.de/~ubws/nitrogen.html
posted by NortonDC at 11:15 AM on February 25, 2002


that seems to be cribbed directly from the george hayduke series of "get even" books.


note: apparently he's got an "computer revenge" book out... er.

also note: these books will not be amusing if you're older than, say, 17.
posted by fishfucker at 11:41 AM on February 25, 2002


Sorry, different, my bad.
posted by theora55 at 12:04 PM on February 25, 2002


Free doughnuts
Buy a box of donuts on Friday. Leave them out so they dry out completely. Then Monday, leave the doughnuts near the coffee maker so everyone will see them. People will pick them up, bite into the doughnut and discover it is stale and rock hard.


Can't you see the beauty of this prank? People think the doughnuts are new and fresh...BUT THEY'RE NOT! Hoo! For more advanced pranksters, try the same prank with meat. Imagine the glee you will experience as you watch your coworkers sink their teeth into a rotten chicken drumstick!
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:29 PM on February 25, 2002


Forget stale donuts. There used to be a donut place near my old job that would sell the "Pranker's Dozen'. This was a box of fresh sugar coated donuts with one salted donut. The bakery was very careful to make sure the sugar and the salt were identical in texture and coverage. Even the person buying the donuts would not know which was the fake.

The pranker's dozen became very popular at the office, showing up at least once a week. I can tell you that biting into a donut covered in salt is a shock to your mouth. It is a great prank for morning meetings too, just make sure that no one knows who brought in the donuts.

On that note, pranks in the work place have always been a favorite of mine. When working for a large law firm's building our web design firm would frequently post fake notices on the elevators. My favorite was a fake sperm drive poster that paid homage to the law firm's blood drive announcements. The only difference was the qualifications for sperm doners; college degree, drug & disease free and no lawyers.
On that note, pranks in the work place have always been a favorite of mine. When working for a large law firm's building our web design firm would frequently post fake notices on the elevators. My favorite was a fake sperm drive poster that paid homage to the law firm's blood drive announcements. The only difference was the qualifications for sperm doners; college degree, drug & desiease free and no lawyers.
posted by DragonBoy at 12:40 PM on February 25, 2002


crap, ignore the last paragraph, it got in there twice.
posted by DragonBoy at 12:41 PM on February 25, 2002


For my last daily column write, I am thinking of pointing a random link inside to http://oralse.cx...
posted by adampsyche at 12:44 PM on February 25, 2002


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