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Phone Booth Removal Instructional Video

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From Public Ad Campaign, posted by Jordan Seiler:


This instructional video teaches you what you need to break into a phone booth, and how to do it. Remember it is illegal to tamper with private property even when it’s in your public environment, assaulting your senses with messages you couldn’t care less about for things you don’t need.

Fake KMart PS3 Slim Ad For “Quick Internet Fame”

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From Gamezine.co.uk, August 13, 2009:


K-Mart PS3 Slim Ad proven fake in 6 steps – Neogaf forum plays prank

fakeslimadCheeky Neogaf does it again, but we don’t think we’ve ever fallen for their pesky pranks.

First they created concept art for the PS3 Slim, which is now the media’s standard image for Sony’s presumed console, and now the Neogaf gaming forums have created the ads to promote it. All they have to do now is actually build it and sell it in the shops…

Today Gizmodo reported on a K-Mart promotional ad featuring a 120GB PS3 Slim, priced at $299.99. Sure, the website noted that they thought it was “shenanigans,” but now we can prove the ad is false, with Neogaf’s chubigans as the cheeky culprit. He explains his methodology (with images after this link): (more…)

Scam Alert

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Man steals people’s banking information Video

via Walkinc1, thanks Lea

How to Enlarge Your (or Someone Else’s) Breasts

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From TutCast Design Training:

Breast Enhancement

thanks Roger

Campers Unite and Prank-on

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While You Were Sleeping: The Art of Camp Pranks
From SparkLife, by Kathryn Williams, June 9, 2009

campprank-200We recently posted about preparing for summer camp, which inspired Super Summer Sparkler rockgod2009 to ask, Hey guys, what are some good relatively clean pranks to do on girls?

You are in luck, rockgod2009, because this contributor just so happens to have ten years of summer camp pranking experience up her wizard sleeves.

As any prankster worth her whoopee cushion knows, pranking is an art. (See Looking for Alaska.) There are a few ground rules:

1. Don’t be too mean. There is a fine line between making someone laugh and making someone cry. The fun fades quickly when you find yourself scrubbing bathrooms or explaining to your parents that you got kicked out of camp for supergluing a kid’s butt cheeks together.

2. No one should get hurt. This includes both victims and pranksters. If the caper involves scaling walls, dropping hammers, or shooting staple guns, it probably falls under the “Bad Idea” column.

3. Consider your audience: age, gender, general sensitivity. If they cry at ghost stories, they will probably not find it funny to wake up to a Scream mask hovering over their sleeping head. Guys are terrified of feminine products; little girls probably won’t get it.

Now that we’ve covered basic guidelines, let’s explore some classics. Nothing new, but they’ll work every time: (more…)

Prank How-To From Rich Praytor

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From 5min.com: Rich Praytor twists the kitchen tap in order to prank random house guests – even his mom.

How to Prank Guests with a Splash


via Bukisa

How To Booby Trap a Water Bottle

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from ThatFunnyInterweb, via ManticoresMoustache

How to Program an Electronic Road Sign

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Zombies Ahead

Inside Programmable Road Signs
by Atmosfear 1337
iHacked.com
January 20, 2009 (updated January 22, 2009)

image002smHow many times have you driven by an electronic road sign like one of these?

This is the ADDCO portable sign. Today, you see what is on the inside, and how they are programmed to display important information.

*** WARNING YOU SHOULD NEVER TAMPER WITH THESE SIGNS ***

portablesigns

1. The access panel on the sign is generally protected by a small lock, but often are left unprotected. Upon opening the access panel you can see the display electronics.

2. The black control pad is attached by a curly cord, with a keyboard on the face.

3. Programming is as simple as scrolling down the menu selection to “Instant Text”. Type whatever you want to display, Hit Enter to submit. You can now either throw it up on the sign by selecting “Run w/out save” or you can add more pages to it by selecting “Add page”

** HACKER TIPS ** Should it will ask you for a password. Try “DOTS”, the default password.

In all likelihood, the crew will not have changed it. However if they did, never fear. Hold “Control” and “Shift” and while holding, enter “DIPY”. This will reset the sign and reset the password to “DOTS” in the process. You’re in!

thanks Iain

A Bright Idea

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From Kip Kedersha of Kipkay Videos, producer of DIY, hacks, mods, how-to’s and other cool and fun vids! Watch all of his videos at http://www.kipkay.com.

Mysterious Lightbulb Hack

Hacking Drive Thru Speakers

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Update June 27, 2008 from Brad Carter:

Looks like someone put the below instructional to good use and drove the employees and manager of a Burger King nuts:

Burger King Drive Thru Takeover

via fitzmxr


Submitted by Brad Carter from Phone Losers of America, March 30, 2008:

Here’s a video that shows you how to modify an old CB radio to broadcast on fast food frequencies. The things said to the customers at the end of the video are hilarious. And mean. It’s a cool little hack, though.

Jell-O Keyboard/Mouse Prank

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This is an abbreviated version of OffbeatEarth’s DIY how-to instructional for embedding a keyboard and mouse in jello.

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Pranks, Pranksters, Trickster & Tricks: Class is in Session!

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Editor’s note: Artist and ArtofthePrank.com editor Joey Skaggs will be joining the online class the week of February 18. Check it out!


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Tricksters and Pranks with R.U. Sirius – February 11 – March 23, 2008

Pranks and Pranksters, Tricksters & Tricks — the brilliant ones open up a space in the world for magic(k), ambiguity, and novelty. They encourage us to Question Authority and better still, they cause us to Question Reality.

In this course, we will discuss the history of pranks and pranksterism in the contemporary world. We will examine mythical and world historic tricksters like Coyote, Bugs Bunny, Crowley, Puck, Heyoka, Papa Legba, Lucifer, and more. And we’ll explore and discuss the role pranksters and tricksters play in cultures. I will also discuss some of my own pranks and tricks and legendary pranksters Mark Hosler of Negativland and Joey Skaggs will be dropping in on the course to answer questions.

Finally, we will plan pranks, make pranks, and maybe even leave the course with a dedicated prankster cabal. No fooling.

For more information visit the Maybe Logic Institute. If that link doesn’t work, go here.

Related links:

  • Destiny Interviews RU Sirius
  • Pranks, Pranksters, Tricksters & Tricks: An Online Class by RU Sirius
  • Londonpaper Hijack @ Old Street Tube

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    On January 30, 2008 the Decapitator returned.

    From Scott Beale of Laughing Squid:

    Remember “The Decapitator“, the guy who went around London altering advertising to give a gruesome appearance of a decapitation. Well he’s back, this time decapitating heads on ads in thelondonpaper. He’s even made a detailed video showing the entire hijacking, alteration and re-placement process.

    Related link:

  • Decapitator Hits East London, January 6, 2008
  • How to Handle Irritating Passengers

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    Submitted by Kate McCamy’s Dad:

    If you are sitting next to someone who irritates you on an airliner, follow these instructions:

    1. Quietly and calmly open up your laptop case.

    2. Remove your laptop.

    3. Start it up.

    4. Make sure the guy who is annoying you, can see the screen.

    5. Close your eyes and tilt your head up to the sky.

    6. Then click this link at boortz.com

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    Destiny Interviews RU Sirius

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    Writer, Destiny interviews RU Sirius about the online Pranks course he’ll soon be teaching:


    On February 11 (Note new date), countercultural writer and historian RU Sirius is teaching an online course on Pranks, Pranksters, Tricksters, & Tricks for the Maybe Logic Institute, an online academy started by friends and supporters of the late Discordian legend Robert Anton Wilson. Sirius promises to teach trickster mythology and prankster history and to lead the class in planning and making pranks. Prankster legend/ArtofthePrank.com Editor Joey Skaggs, and Mark Hosler of Negativland, will both be dropping in on the course. I asked him a few questions about the upcoming class.

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    Destiny: Your course covers Pranksters and Tricksters. Is there a difference between them?

    RU Sirius: There’s a lot of crossover, but yeah, they’re different. For starters, obviously the trickster is a mythological concept — or a series of mythological figures — and a prankster is a real flesh and blood mortal. Trickster activities generally take place among the gods. Tricksters prank powerful, otherworldly beings while pranksters prank schmucks who think they’re in control. (more…)