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Title: Pranks?
Post by: dean on June 25, 2010, 07:23:46 PM
Any of you like to pull pranks, scare people etc?  I Do.... I love it.   ;D  Getting a good scare once in a while makes a person feel younger for a few seconds.   :D

Where I live now, if the sky is clouded over at night.... you can't see your hand in front of your face and a flashlight just intensifies any thoughts you might have when you hear a noise.  So I wanna put my stereo speakers outside one night, probably on a full moon and play the howling from the movie Wolf Man.  Let it HOWL only two or maybe three times over the period of an hour or so, then put it away, til the next full moon.   I'm figuring if I hear any scuttlebutt then, well... you know.  ;D   ;) 

What is your prank?   8)
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Post by: weithman5 on June 25, 2010, 07:26:03 PM
I am not a great prankster, but a few of the crewmembers on my old sub took the engineers pillow. soaked it in water then froze it.  nothing like going to bed on an ice rock. lmao
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Post by: richardt on June 25, 2010, 07:26:52 PM
If you pull my finger, I'll tell ya...
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Post by: denny on June 25, 2010, 09:38:47 PM
Any of you like to pull pranks, scare people etc?  I Do.... I love it.   ;D  Getting a good scare once in a while makes a person feel younger for a few seconds.   :D

Right before the heart attack....;)
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Post by: dean on June 25, 2010, 09:58:34 PM
:D  ;)
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Post by: rabid_dingo on June 25, 2010, 10:55:37 PM
Terrorizing a couple of coworkers, a friend managed to get a screen shot of their computer desktop. He removed all the icons and short cuts afterwards and used the screenshot as the walpaper for the desk top. The calls to the help desk were made but we put them in the loop so that the guy would open files and programs left and right. Meanwhile the "target" would click on the image left and right with no outcome.
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Post by: vista on June 26, 2010, 12:38:56 AM
another nerd type prank, at most jobs you have some sort of log in ID to get onto the network...try a password 3 times and you get locked out and have to call tech support. i'd use my friend's ID and lock up his account every day and he'd have to call IT. took him months to figure out what was up.
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Post by: beerocd on June 26, 2010, 02:36:09 AM
Take a big piece of cardboard, fold it, then again, then again, then again, maybe once more...
and then shove it in your co-workers pencil drawer on his desk - fold goes in first. It springs open once you close the drawer. When attempting to open the drawer - the cardboard is big enough,and thick enough to prevent opening said drawer.



Title: Re: Pranks?
Post by: capozzoli on June 26, 2010, 03:16:16 AM
Ever heard of an 'upper decker'?
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Post by: beerocd on June 26, 2010, 03:44:59 AM
Ever heard of an 'upper decker'?

I always have to go look sh!t up when cap's talking.  :-\
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Post by: pyrite on June 26, 2010, 05:01:48 AM
My bro just got back from a tour of the Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.  I'm glad he made it back safe, and to show him nothing has changed with our brotherly love I found the best time to prank him is while he sleeps (he usually falls asleep in the middle of watching a netflix movie).  While he's sleeping I sneak into the kitchen and I blow air into the brown paper lunch bag, and while standing by the doorway exiting the house I pop it.  When the brown paper lunch bag pops it sound like gunfire to him, so as a natural reaction he leaps like a cat landing on his feet thrusting his body under whatever piece of furniture is closest (omg the funniest, sad, but funny).  I stand by the front door when I pop the bag so I have a running head start.
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Post by: MrNate on June 26, 2010, 05:36:05 AM
Does hypnotizing your children count?
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Post by: dean on June 26, 2010, 10:49:12 AM
Does hypnotizing your children count?

Is that anything like hypnotizing a chicken?  If it is, how long does it work... my grandsons are coming up this summer.   :D
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Post by: weithman5 on June 26, 2010, 12:12:31 PM
Now that I think about it.  When I was in school we had a friend who had an old Audi Fox.  very light car.  late one night we lifted the aft end and moved it to abotu 20 degree angle in the parking space.  just missing the car next to him.  he swore he did not have enough to drink to have parked like that.  Clearly somebody had
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Post by: dean on June 26, 2010, 01:37:23 PM
Well here is a nice little annoying prank.  Hook the horn up to the either turn signal on your buddy's car.  First it confuses them, then they realize whats going on and it annoys the hell out of them til they fix it, works great in town especially.   ;D
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Post by: tygo on June 26, 2010, 02:04:30 PM
I love giving someone a good scare.  My wife usually doesn't appreciate it though  ;D
Title: Re: Pranks?
Post by: dean on June 26, 2010, 03:07:46 PM
I love giving someone a good scare.  My wife usually doesn't appreciate it though  ;D

Yeh, same here.   ;D  My wife loves it when SHE gets me though.   :D  ::)   Most people get pissed at first, then laugh about it once the intial shock has worn off... about 3 seconds.   ;)  My wife is hilarious to watch, she acts and sounds like the terretguy on youtube.   :D

Like Denny said though, sometimes you gotta be careful Who you scare. 
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Post by: tygo on June 26, 2010, 03:19:03 PM

Like Denny said though, sometimes you gotta be careful Who you scare. 

Yeah, my wife's pregnant so she's exempt at the moment.  No need for an unplanned early trip to the hospital.
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Post by: weazletoe on June 27, 2010, 05:05:46 PM
Ever heard of an 'upper decker'?

You just went back  up to the top of my list of heros!!!
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Post by: mikeypedersen on June 27, 2010, 06:38:46 PM
Ever heard of an 'upper decker'?
Wow, that one takes me back. We also called it top shelfing someone. You'd have to really piss me off to doo that to you! I've only known 1 person who actually did that to somebody.
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Post by: capozzoli on June 27, 2010, 08:07:58 PM
Ever heard of an 'upper decker'?

You just went back  up to the top of my list of heros!!!

Yeah, but would you invite me to a party?   :D

Title: Re: Pranks?
Post by: capozzoli on June 27, 2010, 08:21:29 PM
Ever heard of an 'upper decker'?
You'd have to really piss me off to doo that to you! I've only known 1 person who actually did that to somebody.

Bad and uncaring businesses are a quality target. But you might victimize innocent patrons or employees if these people are not included as targets.   
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Post by: dean on June 27, 2010, 11:10:05 PM
I think what you're referring to is collateral damage.   :D
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Post by: rabid_dingo on June 27, 2010, 11:36:58 PM
I just remembered one where I was the victim. Not much of a prank but they got me good. A "friend" of mine got off work just before me and happened to park close to me in the lot. He saw my car and recognized it. It was late evening, so it was dark. He also noticed a pickup truck with a bit of a lift on it parked next to my car. He crawled on his belly under the truck and hid waiting for me to unlock my car. The moment my keys went into the lock he grabbed both my ankles and growled. I jumped about 3 feet into the air...... punk....
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Post by: dhacker on June 27, 2010, 11:44:50 PM
Here's one that's quite timely good for a few yuks . .

1 inch clear heat shrink tube encasing a grilled hot dog. Grill dog, shrink tubing around dog, back on grill for a few broiled grate marks, put on bun, dress with condiments, serve and watch the fun begin as the unsuspecting eater of said dog tries to gnaw through the shrunken and undetectable polyethylene shroud!
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Post by: capozzoli on June 28, 2010, 12:06:21 AM
I had a most terrible prank pulled on me once. We were 'down the shore' at a party in Wildwood NJ. The Villas to be exact, where I was S-faced drunk and latter passed out on a lounge chair.

Sometime later I woke up in shock with cold water flowing heavily onto my private parts. I was soaked as I went to reach for the hose that was shoved into my pants and turned on full. It was then that I realized I was completely duct tapped to the lounge chair.

I realized that escape was going to be very difficult if not impossible so I began shouting. It was completely dark as the lights started coming on in the house of the yard that I was in. I then realized that this is not the house where the party was.I didnt recognize the people came to the back door to see who was screaming in their back yard.

Thankfully they had a sense of humor as this family cut me free from the chair. I was embarrassed and still pretty drunk as I thanked them for their help and carried my lounge chair back into the road.

Then I had to figure out where the hell I was and how to get back.  

Some friends I had, right?
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Post by: beerocd on June 28, 2010, 03:07:13 AM
I got tears in my eyes from that one!  ;D
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Post by: MrNate on June 28, 2010, 02:54:06 PM
I had a most terrible prank pulled on me once. We were 'down the shore' at a party in Wildwood NJ. The Villas to be exact, where I was S-faced drunk and latter passed out on a lounge chair.

Sometime later I woke up in shock with cold water flowing heavily onto my private parts. I was soaked as I went to reach for the hose that was shoved into my pants and turned on full. It was then that I realized I was completely duct tapped to the lounge chair.

I realized that escape was going to be very difficult if not impossible so I began shouting. It was completely dark as the lights started coming on in the house of the yard that I was in. I then realized that this is not the house where the party was.I didnt recognize the people came to the back door to see who was screaming in their back yard.

Thankfully they had a sense of humor as this family cut me free from the chair. I was embarrassed and still pretty drunk as I thanked them for their help and carried my lounge chair back into the road.

Then I had to figure out where the hell I was and how to get back.  

Some friends I had, right?

Understanding the events that shaped your life really makes me understand how you became the guy we all know and love.
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Post by: weazletoe on June 28, 2010, 03:09:56 PM
Wow man! WOW!!!
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Post by: richardt on June 28, 2010, 03:44:36 PM
I’ve done a few pranks that, fortunately, escaped detection on the HR radar.  Here’s one from 8 years ago:

One of the staff members at work really enjoyed pulling pranks on April Fool’s Day.  So, to get the guys in the office, she decided to place Saran Wrap over the toilet bowl and then put both seats down.  The idea was that the Saran Wrap would be stretched tight and looks clear as glass and the guys who used that toilet would get a lot of back splatter.
 
Well, it didn’t work—it wasn’t stretched tight (reflected too much overhead light).  I decided to turn the tables.  I pulled it off and promptly went to the employee’s restroom (used only by the females in the office) and applied the Saran Wrap properly.  I figured it was a long shot.

Turns out that our 65 year old Type A++ Control Freak Office Manager who was already quite annoyed with all the dumb April Fools jokes being played on everyone that day had to answer Nature’s Call.  She just charged in there, pulled up her skirt, sat down, turned it on “blast!” and treated herself to a golden bidet.

She didn’t look at or speak to me for 3 days afterwards.  When she finally did, I couldn’t help myself—I burst out laughing! 
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Post by: mikeypedersen on June 28, 2010, 03:50:15 PM
A really simple, but hillarious one for the office is to go around and lower everyone's chairs as far as they go.  It's kinda funny, becuase office chairs will go very low, and when you are used to them being a certain height it will surprise the heck out of you.  We've even had people go to sit down, and scream because they thought they were falling.  Kinda funny and harmless.....
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Post by: Slowbrew on June 29, 2010, 06:15:32 PM
A coworker and I had some fun with a guy in the office who made the mistake of complaining that someone was stealing his Mountain Dew every afternoon.  He's a good sport so we couldn't resist messing with him.  Everyday we would do things to his soda.

He always brought in 2 cans of Dew that he taped together with his name on them.  First day, we replaced the morning can with new one.  Second day, we added 2.  Third day, we drilled a hole in the bottom of a can and drained it, then replaced the afternoon can.  This went on and on.  We drained and refilled cans with Kool-aid, salt water and expanding foam.

The funniest part was that he'd run over to us everyday to tell us what the prankster had done that day and ask for ideas on who we though it might be.  We gave him lots of ideas but they never seemed to work out. ;)

He finally figured it out when both of us were on vacation and nothing happened.  Somebody then spilled the beans and everyone had a good laugh.  It's been 10 years and I still check under my desk everyday waiting for the reprisal. ;D

Paul 
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Post by: abraxas on June 30, 2010, 07:44:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/xegxN.gif)
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Post by: weithman5 on June 30, 2010, 07:48:06 PM
its all coming back to me.  i really must have soaked up a lot of radiation.  we used to take small capacitors from old electronics and put them into outlets controlled by light switches. people would come in to a room flip the switch and instead of a normal lighted room there would be a brief fireball and then darkness as the capacitor exploded from the 120v ac.
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Post by: dhacker on July 01, 2010, 01:36:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/xegxN.gif)

Classic stuff!
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Post by: yugamrap on July 01, 2010, 07:26:28 PM
In some versions of Windows there's a multi-key macro that will rotate the computer's display by 90 degrees.  We pulled that one a lot on a coworker who wasn't very computer-savvy and didn't know the command.  For a while, we'd do it every time he left the room.  He always assumed he'd done something wrong, or that his PC had a virus.  That key combo doesn't seem to work in Windows 7, though.
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Post by: a10t2 on July 01, 2010, 08:43:29 PM
Sometimes when I'm in a bad mood and see someone leave their car running in a fire lane to "run in for just one thing", I'll turn it around so it's pointed in the opposite direction, then discreetly watch as they come out of the store and freak out. I like to think that they never do it again, but that's probably wishful thinking...
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Post by: weithman5 on July 01, 2010, 09:07:45 PM
Sometimes when I'm in a bad mood and see someone leave their car running in a fire lane to "run in for just one thing", I'll turn it around so it's pointed in the opposite direction, then discreetly watch as they come out of the store and freak out. I like to think that they never do it again, but that's probably wishful thinking...

i think i saw you on that tv show "bait car"  but officer i was just moving it for a friend... here have a homebrew. 
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Post by: beerocd on July 01, 2010, 10:15:13 PM
Sometimes when I'm in a bad mood and see someone leave their car running in a fire lane to "run in for just one thing", I'll turn it around so it's pointed in the opposite direction, then discreetly watch as they come out of the store and freak out. I like to think that they never do it again, but that's probably wishful thinking...

i think i saw you on that tv show "bait car"  but officer i was just moving it for a friend... here have a homebrew. 

Yeah, I think even for just that U-turn you do - it's still Grand Theft Auto.
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Post by: a10t2 on July 01, 2010, 10:28:51 PM
Yeah, I think even for just that U-turn you do - it's still Grand Theft Auto.

Oh yeah, no doubt. That's why unless I actually see them park and walk in, I just call the cops.
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Post by: brewballs on July 02, 2010, 02:45:56 AM
Quote
Oh yeah, no doubt. That's why unless I actually see them park and walk in, I just call the cops.

Really???
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Post by: a10t2 on July 02, 2010, 05:36:46 AM
When someone parks in a fire lane? Absolutely.
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Post by: brewballs on July 02, 2010, 01:35:42 PM
OK, but that certainly doesn't fall under the category of "pranks".
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Post by: MrNate on July 02, 2010, 05:05:40 PM
Calling the cops and grand theft auto both seem like good pranks to me...
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Post by: capozzoli on July 02, 2010, 09:47:54 PM
If you want to impress me lets see ya do it to a cop.
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Post by: Robert on July 02, 2010, 10:00:32 PM
If you want to impress me lets see ya do it to a cop.

I have! I've also removed a cop's red and blue lenses on his overhead lights and pulled off all his wheel covers and tied them to the bumper and hid them under the car. Nothing like the look on his face as he drove away from 7-11 with 4 wheel covers dragging 20 ft behind him.

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Post by: denny on July 02, 2010, 11:45:02 PM
Yeah, but you're a cop!
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Post by: Robert on July 02, 2010, 11:56:12 PM
So I'm disqualified from impressing capp?  ;D
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Post by: beerocd on July 03, 2010, 12:21:50 AM
Yeah, but you're a cop!

Ooh! You've been outed. (no not like that)  ;)
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Post by: denny on July 03, 2010, 12:59:49 AM
So I'm disqualified from impressing capp?  ;D

Hell, no!  That just makes it MORE impressive!
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Post by: MrNate on July 03, 2010, 04:24:35 AM
Believe me, nothing impresses Cap. You don't know how many dead birds I left at his doorstep before I learned that lesson.
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Post by: capozzoli on July 03, 2010, 05:16:40 PM
So I'm disqualified from impressing capp?  ;D

No disqualifications on my end. And for the record I would never do anything like this.

Oh, and yes, I am impressed.  ;D
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Post by: speed on July 13, 2010, 03:28:22 AM
back when cars had ignition points we would save the old condensers from the distributors and if you stick the wire in a spark plug wire, it would charge the condenser. as long as you didn't touch the body and the wire end you were o.k. then all you had to do was toss it so some unsuspecting sucker. he would grab it and zzzzzzap.