Monday, September 10, 2012

To Prank or Not To Prank

Hey all,

I often go to the HuffPost Weird News when I want a laugh, and I never fail to find one.  I was surfing today, looking for something to chat about when I came across this bit of fun.  
They did a post of the 10 Funniest Public Pranks and I had to admire the ingenuity of some of the pranksters.  Take a look and let me know which you think is the BEST of the lot...

An office is a great place to pull a prank, but you have to be careful not to go too far and get yourself fired.  This classic post-it note wall paper has been done since the things were invented.  Not all that creative, but you have to admit, the sticktuitiveness of the perpetrator is amazing.

Pranksters in Spokane, Washington, built not one, not two, but three of these pyramids out of picnic tables in different public parks. It took a bucket truck and about $500 to dismantle each structure.
You have to admit whoever did this picnic table prank was quite creative.  Just how the HELL did they do it?

Summer, 2012: A Hamburg street artist adds a Photoshop toolbar to the H&M outdoor swimwear ads. Point taken!
Since I'm living in Europe right now, I shop at H&M and have seen this ad.  When I saw this I laughed like a loon.  Perfect!!!

Is this s bit of fun or a political statement?
Some of the best pranks are those with a bit of truth.  And as you all know, this is 100% true right now.

Arthur O'Neil has been collecting these kitschy, pink lawn flamingos for four years and often likes to dress them in seasonal attire.  But he's been seeing red since May when the first rash of robberies happened. Since then, it's happened three other times.
Late last month, there was a break in the case: One of the fake flamingos was returned with a ransom note scribbled on it with a black Sharpie: "If you want to see the rest of the flamingos, call this number," and listed a Massachusetts phone number with a Worcester area code.
A prank or theft?  I'm not sure, but I have to admit when I read this article it tickled me.  I feel sorry for the guy who is having his property stolen, but the idea of having flamingos kidnapped just cracks me up.

The Bushman says this...  I'm hiding in a bush costume. I love to scare people. I thought this dog was going to bite me!!
And this one cracked me up.   The best prank I've seen in a long time, but he's lucky it didn't end differently.

Hope you enjoyed them.  I  thought a few chuckles were a good way to start the week.   Which one did you think the best?  Have you ever pulled a prank?  Let me know in the comments below!

Hugs to all,

CJ England
Follow Your Dreams


The Whistler said...

I'll vote Bush.

Phylis said...

Funny. Some of those seem a little on the expensive side. The bush one is good. Buddy would have jumped too. lol

Ray said...

I like the picnic tables. Too bad it cost so much to fix the problem.

Before he had kids my dad was on the school board in the days of outdoor toilets. He tipped a couple over for Halloween.

Some kids in my high school put a VW Bug on the gym roof.

CJ England said...

LOL, Robert. I just laughed when I saw it. The look on the dog's face.

CJ England said...

Yeah. I agree, Phylis. Expensive, but a hoot.

CJ England said...

Those sound like funny pranks, too, Ray. How DID they get a VW up on the roof? We did a cow, once, but she went up on her own. The stairs were tight, so I can't imagine a VW. LOL