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Orwell + Seth Goodin + Ashton Kutcher=Satan/Zuckerberg?

One budding marketer discovered an innovative use for targeted Facebook ads: Tormenting his roomate
posted by Diablevert on Sep 19, 2014 - 53 comments

Star Wars Elevator Prank

SLYT of some guys exploiting causal perception in order to do something funny.
posted by Jonathan Livengood on Jul 28, 2014 - 37 comments

www.pranksters.gop

The Republican Party began selling new web domains ending in .gop today at www.join.gop. Public interest has definitely been sparked, but perhaps not for the reasons Republicans have hoped. [more inside]
posted by porn in the woods on Jul 8, 2014 - 213 comments

“How can India stop people urinating in public?”

The Pissing Tanker is on a Mission to Stop Public Urination in India
posted by KokuRyu on May 26, 2014 - 47 comments

Dusty

"Magician Prankster" MagicofRahat gives a homeless man a 'winning' lottery ticket [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Mar 16, 2014 - 54 comments

mashed potato ice-cream cone with corn sprinkles

Fake Chef Pranks 5 Shows Into Making Disgusting Dishes (SLHuffPo with video)
posted by capnsue on Mar 3, 2014 - 33 comments

She stuck inside an elevator with a song devil...

The Intelevator, a Modern Innovation by Ylvis
posted by Navelgazer on Jan 1, 2014 - 26 comments

A malignant species of wit

The Berners Street Hoax - On November 26th, 1810, at 5 o’clock in the morning, a chimney sweep appeared at Mrs. Tottenham’s door.
posted by unliteral on Nov 26, 2013 - 10 comments

Drone Of The Dead

Do Fear The Reaper... (ScarySLYT)
posted by Caskeum on Oct 29, 2013 - 32 comments

This isn't a joke... IS A MIRACLE!!!

"Me and the boys played a bit of a joke on our mate Russ. Kegs of beer have been plumbed into every tap in the house, with loads of cameras to catch the action. Took us all day to set up but it was worth it when the icy cool beer came pouring out." (SLYT)
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 17, 2013 - 66 comments

Safety First

While filming Star Trek Into Darkness, Simon Pegg decided to play a prank on his costars and convinced them that they needed to use something called “Neutron Cream” whenever they were shooting in a specific location. Their reactions are fantastic. [via]
posted by quin on Sep 5, 2013 - 33 comments

Gnomeland

Gnomeland "New Hampshire's Premiere Gnome Destination!" Also known as, what happens when friends play a prank on you and install 500 handpainted gnomes in and around your house. Full Flickr set [via mefi projects]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jul 25, 2013 - 30 comments

And Pranks For All The Fish!

Drive-thru invisible driver prank
posted by spiderskull on Jan 10, 2013 - 52 comments

Consent is Sexy

Victoria's Secret has a new line of feminist-friendly underwear: PINK ♥s Consent. Except not really -- it's a hoax site created by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. The internet's response has been tremendous.
posted by Gordafarin on Dec 11, 2012 - 78 comments

Nurse who answered "prank" Duchess call found dead.

2Day FM's DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian phoned the King Edward VII Hospital from Australia on Wednesday morning pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles asking for an update on the condition of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The call was described as a prank by the DJs who made it and foolish by the hospital. The nurse who answered the call, Jacintha Saldanha, was convinced by the impersonation and relayed confidential medical details. Today Ms Saldanha was found dead, early reports indicate the death is not suspicious and is suspected to be suicide. [more inside]
posted by samworm on Dec 7, 2012 - 242 comments

You shall go to the ball

"It's like 'Carrie' with a happy ending."
posted by urbanwhaleshark on Sep 25, 2012 - 67 comments

"That's terrible!"

Remember that great scene in "Toy Story 3" when the toys were about to fall into the incinerator? Well, a couple of siblings with a copy of Final Cut Pro decided to make the movie end there, with the toys going off to a fiery end - then showed it to their mom, who had never seen the film, and told her that was the real ending. [slyt]
posted by jbickers on Sep 24, 2012 - 126 comments

"You will depart immediately, before we set the dogs on you."

Dave Hartnett was surprised with an award this week for his services to tax avoidance. He was celebrating his retirement as head of the UK's tax and customs department, where he agreed "sweetheart" deals with Goldman Sachs and Vodafone, letting them off outstanding tax bills. Cue some pleasantly awkward confusion as the partygoers realise what is going on.
posted by creeky on Sep 24, 2012 - 58 comments

You know, I think I'm too lazy to change all this back to normal, that's the real issue.

Little brother hacked your Facebook profile? Redecorate his room for a teenage girl. In Dutch, with subtitles. [SLYT]
posted by valkyryn on Aug 17, 2012 - 75 comments

"At least we aren't BP"

In light of today's news that one of two Shell ships slated to drill exploratory oil wells in the Arctic waters of Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort Seas had slipped its moorings and was headed towards Dutch Harbor, in Alaska's Aleutian Islands... check out a collaboration between the Yes Men and Greenpeace that's been online since June: arcticready.com (Twitter) -- an elaborate site spoofing Royal Dutch Shell Plc, who have uh... promised not to sue.
posted by zarq on Jul 16, 2012 - 15 comments

Amazing! Yakity-Yak Talking Teeth

It started because of an odd ad for denture containers, Tooth Garage (for sanitary, safe parking of false teeth), and became one of the gags in Marvin Glass' collection of novelty products (whose gags would include fake vomit [prev], Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots, and more [prev] ); usually an inexpensive prank item or toy, but valuable when used as a promotional item for The Rolling Stones: Yakity-yak Talking Teeth, the history.
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 26, 2011 - 2 comments

Second Class Male / Time to Go

The Observer ran a series of columns by Richard Geefe, a writer whose work was interrupted by his promise to himself and his editors that he would kill himself before the end of November 1999. First, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, and the posthumous twelfth. Reaction in The Independent. [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Sep 16, 2011 - 14 comments

"This is for all the money you're going to make on Return of the Jedi!"

For years, there was a rumor of practical joke recorded during the shooting of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Specifically, Instead of Indy being whipped by a Thuggee slave-driver, Barbara Streisand came in, wearing a dominatrix outfit, and starts lashing Indy with his own whip. Then Carrie Fisher jumped to Indy's defense, and director Irving Kershner criticized Steven Spielberg's directing of the scene. Well, it's not just a rumor (YT 1:25, with transcript).
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 8, 2011 - 57 comments

Note to self: invest in a deadbolt.

When Brandon left for camp, his last words were, "stay out of my room!" Unfortunately for Brandon, he has the meanest most awesome family in the entire world. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Aug 15, 2011 - 577 comments

Have you ever printed a boarding pass?

Alaska man prints poster-sized boarding pass. No extra TSA pat downs, no enraged passengers.
posted by kuujjuarapik on Apr 22, 2011 - 56 comments

Party in Rob's Room!

"Hi Rob. You know how we said we were going to have a 6 month party in your room?" Rob's roommates had a good time while he was away.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Mar 24, 2011 - 52 comments

Urban Traps

Urban Traps [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 18, 2011 - 53 comments

Stay and play with me ... forever ...

Spanish TV hidden camera prank with a fun twist -- Place a creepy, ghostly little girl in a hotel hallway. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 5, 2011 - 74 comments

I Smoke Crack Rocks

PhDChallenge.org proposed a challenge: To have the phrase "I smoke crack rocks" included in a peer reviewed academic paper. The winner is Gabriel Parent from Carnegie Mellon, who included it in his paper [PDF].
posted by reenum on Dec 16, 2010 - 54 comments

North Korea Is Best Korea

The people of 4chan are at it again. They are now trying to hijack the voting for Justin Bieber's next touring destination. Their goal: to send him to North Korea. There are now almost half a million votes to send Bieber to the secretive communist nation.
posted by reenum on Jul 5, 2010 - 84 comments

Ignorant Clown Posse

Fucking Magnets, Here's How They Work. Noisebridge visits Insane Clown Posse fans to help them understand how magnets, rainbows, butterflies, and other mysteries of science work. Insane Clown Posse prefers ignorance, and responds with anger and threats of violence. Previously. Background.
posted by mattdidthat on Jun 19, 2010 - 78 comments

It's by doing whatever that one becomes whoever

Improv partout? N'importe qui descends on an amateur football (soccer) match outside Montpelier, Improv Everywhere style. Allez, pantless dude in the sombrero! The force behind this is Rémi Gaillard, a shoe salesman turned French prankster. My favorite prank is Le Tour de N'Importe Qui, which turns unsuspecting casual cyclists into trophy-winning heroes. (videos contain brief images of male nudity from behind)
posted by desjardins on Jun 10, 2010 - 18 comments

Fun with secret questions and answers

"My new bank, Ally Bank, configures a security question and answer for customer service calls. In addition to your SSN, date of birth, and mother's maiden name they also ask you the question you specify and wait for the answer you've provided. A real live human operator always asks the question and waits for a real live answer. This measure has the potential to not just improve my account security but add entertainment value as well."
posted by Ljubljana on May 12, 2010 - 134 comments

Spiked Tea

"Our plan is not to shout them down, but to infiltrate them and push them farther from the mainstream." Inspired by San Francisco's counter-protest to the Westboro Baptist Church protest at Twitter headquarters, Jason Levin is organizing groups to dress like Tea Partiers, talk like Tea Partiers, and carry signs like Tea Partiers. In fact, according to Levin, his Tea Partiers will be completely indistinguishable from Tea Partiers, except for one thing--they won't be out-crazied by anyone.
posted by mattdidthat on Apr 13, 2010 - 236 comments

Roommate Leaves Town, Christmas Prank Ensues [SLYT]

Roommate Leaves Town, Christmas Prank Ensues [SLYT]
posted by rageagainsttherobots on Dec 14, 2009 - 38 comments

The fake truth

NY Post Special Global Warming Edition (courtesy of The Yes Men). Thousands of hard copies hit the streets of New York at the crack of dawn.
posted by hellbient on Sep 21, 2009 - 33 comments

Outing An Online Outlaw

The Smoking Gun turns the table on a group of pranksters allegedly responsible for terrorizing strangers over the phone: Outing An Online Outlaw describes how the group leader used skype, an unprotected wifi connection and his mothers bedroom to engage in what TSG calls "an orgy of criminal activity."
posted by krautland on Aug 4, 2009 - 65 comments

Diary of a Non-Prospect

So you're a minor-league pitcher in the Blue Jays system, not an exceptionally good one - a non prospect. So what do you do? You blog about a great prank you played on a teammate.
posted by Deep Dish on Dec 18, 2008 - 24 comments

When I see three oranges, I juggle. When I see two towers, I walk.

When Man on Wire won a Grand Jury Prize: at Sundance this year, many could hazily remember Philippe Petit's high-wire walk between the World Trade Center Towers in New York in 1974 (previously) but few knew the extent to which the entire endeavor was a wacky multinational caper. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Oct 11, 2008 - 32 comments

Filter for president! It's a mildly amusing prank that's also a viral ad!

Hey Meta,

Just saw a news report that you were on. Cool! Here is the link.

Best,

gnfti
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 11, 2008 - 62 comments

He let them down. He ran around and hurt them.

A few days ago a post appeared on the Something Awful forums noting a curious website called Notes to Mary. The notes are a series of threatening letters from a high schooler named Robert to his crush, Mary. The goons figured out pretty quickly that they had an ARG on their hands and went to work on solving the puzzle. Several other forums picked up on the game. Robert began interacting with players, sending them strange messages and several series of numbers that appeared to be some sort of code. A Flickr pool was started. Players even created an IRC channel to swap clues and information in real time. The Notes to Mary site offered a link to a login. All effort was made to crack the user/pass combo. Finally, several days after the game began, users were finally able to log in. The game was solved. The players would be rewarded for their hard work. Where did the login lead? Here. [more inside]
posted by lysistrata on Jun 25, 2008 - 35 comments

Do It Yourself Ghost

Need a ghost? Here's an easy 'how-to' make one yourself... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on May 26, 2008 - 22 comments

The Billy Letters

In the late '90s, pop-culture historian Bill Geerhart had a little too much time on his hands and a surfeit of stamps. So, for his own entertainment, the then-unemployed thirtysomething launched a letter-writing campaign to some of the most powerful and infamous figures in the country, posing as a curious 10-year-old named Billy.
posted by snsranch on Apr 29, 2008 - 21 comments

Jordan Morris Burns MTV

In 2003, Jordan Morris was bored. So, he did what any normal college graduate would do to entertain himself -- he made up a complicated and absurd story in order to prank a prank show, MTV's Burned. Particularly enjoyable: Jordan's absurd flopping about when the "burn" is "revealed." Jordan Morris is the co-host of Jordan, Jesse, GO! and friend-of-MetaFilter The Sound of Young America (previously here, and elsewhere.)
posted by Fuzzy Skinner on Apr 10, 2008 - 72 comments

To the library!

Something about the library inspires one to jump.
posted by phrontist on Apr 1, 2008 - 33 comments

A Moveable Feast

A glass bong filled with a corked '82 Petrus. Most exclusive restaurant in Chicago, or best April Fool's prank ever? I have reservations!
posted by timsteil on Mar 29, 2008 - 32 comments

Can I Get A Napkin Here?

Can I Get a Napkin Here? A food court musical brought to us by the fine folks of Improv Everywhere . For more musicals in public places, check out "Reach! A Lecture Musical!" and "Reading on a Dream: A Library Musical" both from Prangstgrup.
posted by Del Far on Mar 10, 2008 - 44 comments

You are not yet enlightened, Inky-san.

Retro Sabotage is a collection of recreations of classic video games. Or is it? [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 23, 2008 - 20 comments

We all die in the dark.

Darko Maver: In 1999, An artist is killed in his prison cell in Podgorica.

Early works. Writings. Culminating exhibit. His arrest. His death. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Jan 17, 2008 - 13 comments

Overdub Tampering Comittee

The Overdub Tampering Comittee Manifesto. What if there was a network of musicians who got a hold of albums right as they leaked, added subtle yet very much additional overdubs all over the album, and then re-leaked it to the internet? ... We set out to make that specific bewildering, annoyance a possibility. [more inside]
posted by whir on Jan 12, 2008 - 42 comments

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