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Pictures of the tin-foil apartment - a New Year's Eve prank taken to the nth degree...
posted by skechada (27 comments total)
My first reaction to that story when I first saw it was, "He'd better have a good humidifier, because the static shocks are going to be killer."

(Um, aluminum foil. Tin foil is best reserved for this thread. ;)
posted by brownpau at 1:21 PM on January 14, 2004

Even the toilet paper. Talk about anal retentive.
posted by psychotic_venom at 1:38 PM on January 14, 2004

Impressive. And I love the Google ads on that page:

Ashbys of London teas
premium teas in foil wrapped tea bags - 20 varieties

$1.89 Aluminum Foil Tape
Great American 2" aluminum foil tape, $0.26 2" packing tape and etc
posted by UrbanFigaro at 1:47 PM on January 14, 2004

posted by fletchmuy at 1:51 PM on January 14, 2004

Holy wow. This is incredible.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:16 PM on January 14, 2004

More pictures here.

Aluminum-foil-apartment is the new Mahir.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 2:20 PM on January 14, 2004

I love the "Warning -- ground self before urinating" warning on the toilet.
posted by SpecialK at 2:23 PM on January 14, 2004

even the toilet paper.

Yeah, but they just wrapped the whole roll. If they'd really been dedicated, they would have unrolled it, wrapped the paper and then rolled it back up.
posted by alms at 2:33 PM on January 14, 2004

Daaaaaaamn, dooooooood!
posted by scarabic at 2:38 PM on January 14, 2004

Thats what they did do! Or so I read here: Trerice and his friends unrolled the toilet paper in the bathroom, enveloped the bath tissue in aluminum foil and rolled it back up again.. found it at vbb
posted by dabitch at 2:42 PM on January 14, 2004

Oh my.

I am glad my friends aren't so dedicated to pranking me that they'd do something like that!
posted by SisterHavana at 2:45 PM on January 14, 2004

oh, and there's a pic of the toilet paper. wow.
posted by dabitch at 2:45 PM on January 14, 2004

This is among the best pranks I've heard of but what an amazing pain in the ass it must have been to clean up.

I'm glad my friends are neither this geeky or dedicated.
Still, cool pics and a great story!
posted by fenriq at 2:50 PM on January 14, 2004

Actually, I don't think there'd be any problems with static, as static electricity generally only builds up on non-conductors.
posted by fvw at 3:23 PM on January 14, 2004

Life is better with nutso stuff like this going on.
posted by callmejay at 3:26 PM on January 14, 2004

I wonder if this prank was inspired by the cover art from this album by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Derivative or not, I must still tip my hat to one of most crowning achievements in the history of prankdom. Salud!
posted by jonp72 at 4:18 PM on January 14, 2004

posted by seanyboy at 4:59 PM on January 14, 2004

Rats! Foiled again!
posted by Down10 at 5:24 PM on January 14, 2004

awesome! i know what i'm doing next year. thanks!
posted by poopy at 6:15 PM on January 14, 2004

What, like everyone else's apartment ISN'T wrapped in aluminum foil?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 8:07 PM on January 14, 2004

anyone think this may be a conspiracy by the aluminium manufacterers of America? Buy Alcoa Stack NOW!
posted by Elim at 12:46 AM on January 15, 2004

Question: did they wrap the Hershey's Kisses, or are they left in their natural state? On second thought, it really doesn't matter, does it?
posted by GhostintheMachine at 8:57 AM on January 15, 2004

NICE find sirmissalot. :)
posted by skechada at 10:56 AM on January 15, 2004

I have been hoping someone would post pictures about this prank.

The one thing that wasn't wrapped was a book about playing pranks on friends. I love that.
posted by terrapin at 11:59 AM on January 15, 2004

Now the aliens won't read their minds!
posted by Katemonkey at 1:17 PM on January 15, 2004

Nor their books!
posted by inpHilltr8r at 3:33 PM on January 15, 2004

...except the Penn and Teller one.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 3:41 PM on January 15, 2004

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