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Post The Best Practical Joke You've Done  
User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1703 posts, RR: 7
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

I'm involved in a bit of a practical joke war with one of my co-workers. I filled a box with the paper "unholes" from the hole puncher, inverted it on his desk, and watched them spill everywhere when he picked it up. He's put scotch tape over the optical sensor on my mouse. I modified the desktop icons on his computer so the CD ROM ejects with every shortcut he uses. He got me back by hanging bogus certificates on the wall of my office that looked like the ones was I already had up.

So here's my new plan. Said co-worker is currently out on business for the next 2 weeks. I know where his truck is parked at Denver International Airport because he parks in the same place every time so he doesn't forget where he parked. I'm heading out on a trip this weekend, so I'll do this the day I get back to DIA and find his truck. I'm going to take some tin cans (like soup cans), punch two holes in them, and attached them to the rear axle of his truck using the plastic zip ties. When he pulls out of his space, he'll hear the rattling noise with the cans dragging the ground. He won't be able to do anything about it as he won't have anything on him that will be able to cut through the zip ties. He'll get to listen to the noise for the hour and 15 minutes it takes to drive home from DIA.  Smile

I'm also thinking over putting an anonymous hand written note on his windshield: "Dear Sir, I accidently ran into your truck while parking. Please call me at 303-555-5555 to discuss". The phone number I'd list would be his cell phone number which he won't recognize (I don't even know my own cell number). When he gets out to his truck and sees the note he'll throw a big fit. Then he calls the number and gets his own voice mail...

Post the jokes you've played on people here. We all know the classics...buckets on the top of the door, flaming bag of poop on the doorstep, etc. I'm looking to get some fresh ideas (especially computer related)!

Mark Abbott
Denver, CO

A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7992 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

Hm, I found a good one here:

Have phun,


[Edited 2003-09-16 22:24:49]

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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6886 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2702 times:
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Change the "auto correct" feature in word so everytime the word "the" is spelled it changes it to "you idiot" or something as imaginative.

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User currently offlineDa man From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 887 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

I've done the flaming poo on the doorstep thing many a times in the past school year. The look on the recipient's faces is priceless!
da man

War Eagle!
User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

One I used to do on my co-workers.

When they're gone from their desk, I'd jump on their PC and configure the mouse to invert the right and left buttons (this is a feature for left-handed peoples).

Amusing to see their faces. And most won't figure out what the "problem" is...

Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

A coworker did her wedding ceremony programs at work (we do Graphic Arts). Anyway, while she was on lunch, I went to the section that listed the party...

Bob Smith - Brother of the Groom
Hank Jones - Cousin of the Groom
etc. etc...

And changed the fifth one down from 'Friend of the Groom' to 'Dirty Cocksucker'.

Brick, if you want to give him a little signal that distance does not protect him from your efforts, send a nice official looking fax to his hotel. Make it from his doctor confirming his herpes diagnosis. He'll have pikcing that up from the front desk. Of course, make the doctor's name your name.

"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

When they're gone from their desk, I'd jump on their PC and configure the mouse to invert the right and left buttons (this is a feature for left-handed peoples).

Improved method: A WMI event handler that waits until the PC has been idle for 30 minutes, then swaps the mouse buttons. This usually leads to them thinking that somebody sneaks into the office at lunchtime to do it, and during meetings, as well as the cleaning staff messing around late at night...

Cunning linguist
User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2735 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

I'll tell you one that my father pulled:

When he was courting my mother, the time came when my mother was invited to dinner to meet her future in-laws. My dad told her that his father (my grandfather) was completely deaf in one ear. He instructed her to speak loudly so that he could understand her and assured her that if his father was speaking loudly, it was because he was partially deaf and had a hard time modulating his voice.

Then, my father told his father that his fiancee (my mother) was completely deaf in one ear, offering the same instructions as above.

My mother and grandfather spent the entire evening shouting at each other. My poor grandmother - innocent bystander that she was - had no idea what was going on.

User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

I am the management headache of my airline... I love practical jokes...
Flying on April fool's day and walking the cabin - dark glasses + white cane...
Visiting the cabin with leather helmet, jacket, goggles...
Shaking the airplane as a young couple "did it" in the rear toilets...
Collecting money in the cabin to pay for fuel bills (Argentina economic crisis)...
Requesting passengers for a map to fly to Madrid from Buenos Aires...
Making believe passengers (to Madrid) the aircraft destination was Miami...
Asking for a wheel chair (for me) to board the airplane...
Asking cabin crew to crosscheck passenger seat belts + close passenger zippers...
Asking cabin crew (on the PA) to serve me my "before landing Martini"...
I forget many others...
The director of operations has nightmares about what I will do next time...
Some passengers have NO sense of humor whatsoever...
But for every complaint, I get 10 letters saying that it was the greatest flight...
Happy contrails  Big grin
(s) Skipper

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Brick...use this phone number "617-861-3962"
This number is the rejection hotline number in San Francisco. The message you recieve when you call it is the best!


User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

We once put several long (18-1/2") cable ties on a co-worker's drive shaft, leaving the ends on the ties, and staggered them along his drive shaft. Every time he moved the car, all he heard was a scraping sound in his car. He thought he had a tree branch stuck under his car...

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool

DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

747skipper: Sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing them! I think I have to book a ticket on your flight next April...


User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Well one I can think of for you pilots, if your ever in a larger aircraft behind a pilot car... or even when any of you are driving through somewhere with a pilot car i guess it would work, but with aircraft vs car its more fun...

The crew of a Herc was instructed by ATC to follow the pilot car to the terminal as some of the taxiways were under construction. The small VW car did 10 km/h, so the herc did 12. The pilot car sped up to 15km/h, the herc did 17. The car went up to 20, The herc did 25... and so on till they were up to about 40 or 50 km/h where the crew decided it was time to slam the brakes before they rammed into the terminal building at 50 km/h...


What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

1) Kitchen sink rinse/sprayer nozzle ( the kind with the flexible hose that you pull out of the sink to use ) shower: Black rubber band around the trigger....Hapless dupe who turns on sink faucet gets surprise.

2) Remember those small explosive "snaps"? They were some grainy chemical wrapped in thin paper, twisted on the end for a little handle...you threw them at a hard surface and they'd make a pop. or crack, like a very small firecracker ( or a child's cap pistol ). Crushing them between 2 hard object gave the same effect. We used to pull pranks on them with great effect...and the possbilities were limitless:
-- Between doors and door frames

-- Between toilets and toilet seats

-- wedge them in the turn-signal aperture in the steering column in cars

-- Under chair legs

Freaked a lot of people out.

They were widely ( and legally ) available in the 70's & 80's. Don't know if they still exist, or if they've been made illegal by the burgeoning nanny-state.

User currently offlineJ_hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Did this as April Fool's joke twice (once at each job):

Wrote up a very vague resignation letter with date 10 years in future...gave it to boss...they were in a panic for few minutes until I told them to read date and back of letter where I had written "April Fool"...

This ONLY works when you are 120% sure that you are super critical to a current job/project! And I was at both times.

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