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A visit to the pranktologist - April Fool's Day Thread

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    Captain CthulhuCaptain Cthulhu Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    CangoFett wrote: »
    Yeah, the baby carriage is more likely to encite a panic.

    The other ones are glorious. I'd pay real money to see a video of the pants vendor.

    yeah, the excellent thing about the pants vendor is, I'll get all my friends to wear definitive outfits and then give me their pants before hand. So when they walk up I'll be all "Oh! I've got just the thing for you!"
    people wouldn't know what the hell was going on.

    "I've got some fine things for sale, stranger!"

    "What're ya buyin'?"

    "What're ya sellin'?"

    "Ahh, I'll buy it at a high price!"

    exactly.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i have one large scale prank

    it would need like

    30 people

    get them all walking seperately in different directions down the same street

    doing various things

    and then

    one dude bursts into song, ala a musical number

    and then everyone else follows seemingly spontaneously

    but it's actually really well-rehearsed and choreographed

    Pony on
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    tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    CangoFett wrote: »
    Yeah, the baby carriage is more likely to encite a panic.

    The other ones are glorious. I'd pay real money to see a video of the pants vendor.

    yeah, the excellent thing about the pants vendor is, I'll get all my friends to wear definitive outfits and then give me their pants before hand. So when they walk up I'll be all "Oh! I've got just the thing for you!"
    people wouldn't know what the hell was going on.

    "I've got some fine things for sale, stranger!"

    "What're ya buyin'?"

    "What're ya sellin'?"

    "Ahh, I'll buy it at a high price!"

    exactly.

    oh man, if you could get ahold of a hot dog stand that would be amazing. Amazing!

    tugga on
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    Captain CthulhuCaptain Cthulhu Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Pony wrote: »
    i have one large scale prank

    it would need like

    30 people

    get them all walking seperately in different directions down the same street

    doing various things

    and then

    one dude bursts into song, ala a musical number

    and then everyone else follows seemingly spontaneously

    but it's actually really well-rehearsed and choreographed

    Ha, its funny, we've been doing pre-production for a while on a music video for my band where this is pretty much what happens. Except its just me stopping in the middle of the street with my keytar and starting to play, and then the vocalist, Janey, stops as she's walking past and starts to sing and dance. Then, slowly, more and more people start just breaking out of the crowd and joining in the choreographed dance along with janey, until the crowd stretches all the way back almost out of sight. What makes it difficult is we want to film it mid day, in one take, when the streets are pretty crowded with people who will have no idea what's going on. People will be all walking down the street saying "what the hell is going on over there?" and the dude next to them will be like "I don't know, but I want in." The goal is to make the dance simple enough and repeating so that any people who aren't even involved can catch on and jump in if they want to.

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    Captain CthulhuCaptain Cthulhu Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    tugga06 wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    CangoFett wrote: »
    Yeah, the baby carriage is more likely to encite a panic.

    The other ones are glorious. I'd pay real money to see a video of the pants vendor.

    yeah, the excellent thing about the pants vendor is, I'll get all my friends to wear definitive outfits and then give me their pants before hand. So when they walk up I'll be all "Oh! I've got just the thing for you!"
    people wouldn't know what the hell was going on.

    "I've got some fine things for sale, stranger!"

    "What're ya buyin'?"

    "What're ya sellin'?"

    "Ahh, I'll buy it at a high price!"

    exactly.

    oh man, if you could get ahold of a hot dog stand that would be amazing. Amazing!

    Yeah I'm thinking I'm just going to make something that looks good enough that I can wheel down there. I can't afford to buy an actual cart. That or make friends with one of the hebrew national guys.

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    there is an idea i want to try, as something of a social experiment

    but i'm too concerned about it going really tragically

    and that is having a bunch of people, milling about a public street, amongst other folk

    then suddenly

    one dude comes peelin' out of an alley on foot

    screamin' "RUN! JESUS CHRIST RUN!"

    and the people in the know would react and start running and screaming and looking back in terror

    i want to see if it creates a mexican wave effect

    only of terror and running

    and i'd have it go on for like two blocks before the everyone just stops and starts laughing

    the reason i'll never try this?

    i'm afraid of actually inciting dangerous panic and people getting trampled or hurt

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    potatoepotatoe Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    pony, you're such a softy

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    tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    what i want to do here at campus

    is during a test

    when its all quiet

    start saying shit like

    "FUCK YOU TEST YOU SON OF A BITCH"

    and just freaking out

    and run screaming from the room

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    Captain CthulhuCaptain Cthulhu Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Oh yeah, and there's this ledge on a building in town that's about 5 feet off the ground. I want to stage a "jumper" on it and have a dude in a cop costume with a megaphone show up to "talk him down"

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    why "mexican wave effect"?

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    tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Oh yeah, and there's this ledge on a building in town that's about 5 feet off the ground. I want to stage a "jumper" on it and have a dude in a cop costume with a megaphone show up to "talk him down"

    ive seen that on improv everywhere

    that was pretty funny when his friend came around the corner to help him

    tugga on
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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    christ if i had like

    a special fx studio at my disposal

    like the dudes in gwar

    oh my god i'd do so much random bullshit

    i'd have a dude chased down and mauled by a werewolf in broad daylight

    see what people do

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    AHH!AHH! Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    GUYS I KNOW A GOOD APRIL FOOLS JOKE USE LENSMAN

    AHH! on
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    SASA Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I want to beat somebody with a pipe while screaming "APRIL FOOLS, FUCKER"

    SA on
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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    tugga06 wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    CangoFett wrote: »
    Yeah, the baby carriage is more likely to encite a panic.

    The other ones are glorious. I'd pay real money to see a video of the pants vendor.

    yeah, the excellent thing about the pants vendor is, I'll get all my friends to wear definitive outfits and then give me their pants before hand. So when they walk up I'll be all "Oh! I've got just the thing for you!"
    people wouldn't know what the hell was going on.

    "I've got some fine things for sale, stranger!"

    "What're ya buyin'?"

    "What're ya sellin'?"

    "Ahh, I'll buy it at a high price!"

    exactly.

    oh man, if you could get ahold of a hot dog stand that would be amazing. Amazing!

    Yeah I'm thinking I'm just going to make something that looks good enough that I can wheel down there. I can't afford to buy an actual cart. That or make friends with one of the hebrew national guys.

    Jerry-Seinfeld-Dad-Again-2.jpg

    I think he converted for the hot dog cart!

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    Captain CthulhuCaptain Cthulhu Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    tugga06 wrote: »
    Oh yeah, and there's this ledge on a building in town that's about 5 feet off the ground. I want to stage a "jumper" on it and have a dude in a cop costume with a megaphone show up to "talk him down"

    ive seen that on improv everywhere

    that was pretty funny when his friend came around the corner to help him

    yeah, those guys are my fucking heroes. If I lived in New York I would be an agent at every single one of their missions.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    you know what would be a good one if you just walked up to a guy in a suit and pissed on his shoes and then yelled APRIL FOOLS he couldn't be mad because it was april fools

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    Knob wrote: »
    you know what would be a good one if you just walked up to a guy in a suit and pissed on his shoes and then yelled APRIL FOOLS he couldn't be mad because it was april fools

    i use this same mentality to rob banks

    it's actually pretty sweet

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    tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    knob i love you

    so hard

    tugga on
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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    knob are you going to kill yourself this April Fool's day

    i do it every year, it's tradition

    Knob on
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    GravesGraves Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=-nSD3IVdVtw

    I really wanna try this.

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Knob wrote: »
    knob are you going to kill yourself this April Fool's day

    i do it every year, it's tradition

    This reminded me of this: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21439894-2,00.html

    Gives me a big ol' D:

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    i lost track of time this year and it really only occurred to me that april fools was soon just the other day

    so i ain't had time to assemble materials


    put the gun in your mouth is gonna have to wait, so i'm thinking this year is gonna be an o.d.

    Knob on
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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i am going to copy-paste what i think is probably one of the best prank ideas ever

    Zack: I think possibly the coolest prank would be to put up an ad on monster.com for some amazing job. Like a corporate vice president, seven figure salary, and then give an address for the applicants to come to. The address is like an old abandoned molasses factory and then you just cram it full of people wearing this costume:

    07.jpg

    So when they open the door they are confronted with 20-30 of these. No desks or office equipment, just these guys standing around a molasses stained factory.

    Dr. Thorpe: And maybe you could get twenty or thirty old tape recorders with tapes of babies crying and hide them all around the place, playing baby screams at full volume.

    Zack: Yeah, and in the run up to the interview all correspondence should be via email and it should all have some weird foreign diction. Like they'll think you're Chinese or something. Then they realize that the whole company is just a bunch of these. We should totally have our own TV show. You know that.

    Dr. Thorpe: Definitely. Also, there should be a big pink banner that says "WELCOME TO THE NEW DEATH" or something. Or maybe just "PROBLEM."

    Zack: With a question mark, and there should be some really tinny music playing, like some old 1920s big band music on a record player

    Dr. Thorpe: ¿PROBLEM?

    Zack: When they first open the door all of these guys are just kind of shuffling around. They're all doing things that people do, but not quite. Like moving a broom awkwardly or just holding a telephone receiver that's not connected to anything.

    Dr. Thorpe: And when they see the guy come in they all just stop and stare and start wordlessly vocalizing in monotone.

    Zack: Yeah, like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" or something. You could have framed employee of the month pictures by the entrance and they could all just be like turn of the century family portraits.

    Dr. Thorpe: The kind with posthumous baby shots.

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    tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    my roommate cant walk

    so im gonna nail a 2x4 about 3 ft off the ground on the inside of the bathroom, but im gonna write "april fools!" on it so he cant be mad

    this plan could backfire involving misplaced human excrement.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    tugga06 wrote: »
    my roommate cant walk

    so im gonna nail a 2x4 about 3 ft off the ground on the inside of the bathroom, but im gonna write "april fools!" on it so he cant be mad

    this plan could backfire involving misplaced human excrement.

    do it while he's IN the bathroom

    then he won't shit where he's not supposed to

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    my favorite kinds of pranks are ones that are just surreal

    that make people question what in the hell is going on and if they are actually seeing what they are seeing

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Pony wrote: »
    my favorite kinds of pranks are ones that are just surreal

    that make people question what in the hell is going on and if they are actually seeing what they are seeing

    Yeah I generally prefer those kinds to the ones that directly ruin someone's day.

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    oh you mean like going around with a squirtgun full of opium, dmso, and lsd

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    KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetModerator Mod Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    people will have no idea if they're seeing what they thing they're seeing

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    i've often wanted to test the ability of average passers by to actually accept something utterly horrifying but totally unreal

    because i mean in all these horror movies, all this weird stuff happens when like, nobody but the protaganist is around, right

    i am wondering

    if you did this kind of shit in broad daylight

    in front of everyone

    would people even react with anything but disbelief?

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    wow how utterly vague and rather nonsensical

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    PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    for example

    the aforementioned prank of having a dude in like, a really high quality animatronic werewolf costume

    appear to slaughter a man in the middle of a sidewalk, in the middle of the day, with everyone watching

    would people even call the cops at first?

    or would they just stand around gawking and doing nothing

    looking for the movie cameras

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    tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    dress up like a zombie

    chase your friend

    if you plan your route correctly

    the zombie woiuld never actually have to catch the victim

    tugga on
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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    edited March 2007
    on april fools day


    would a dude in a werewolf costume actually fool a city full of people into thinking there is a real werewolf eating a dude


    hmmmmmmm

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    tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    dress up in a bird costume

    harass an old man feeding a bunch of pigeons

    tugga on
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