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We respect your right to personal privacy. We do not rent, sell or share personal information about you to anyone. Period. We collect and use information gathered through our Web site solely for the purposes of communicating with you, if you so choose, and improving the content of our Web site. Your information is never shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes, but is not limited to, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users”™ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.

Legal Disclaimer: We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

Changes to this Privacy Statement: We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement on this Web site.

Legal Notices & Conditions of Use

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This site is meant to be humorous, satirical and challenging. People without an open mind and a profound sense of humor should proceed at their own risk.

By using ArtofthePrank.com, joeyskaggs.com or www.bswatch.com, you signify your agreement to the following policies:

You are 18 years old or older, or, if not, you are viewing pages on this site with parental permission and/or guidance. Not all pages on the site are suitable for all ages and all sensibilities. Visitor discretion is advised.

Any work submitted to this site for publication will be credited to the submitter and to whomever else the submitter indicates should receive authorship credit. The site assumes that all contributors will do their best to honor the intellectual property rights of others. Providing correct attribution is the responsibility of the contributor. ArtofthePrank.com will function merely as a “pass-through” and will not be responsible for any intellectual rights that are not under its owner’s control. If ownership of any materials is contested by a third party, they will be removed from the site until the rights ownership can be clarified.

Joey Skaggs takes no responsibility for any written material, photographs, sound files, video files, or any other media that is not totally under his control and ownership.

Links: Joey Skaggs has no connection or affiliation with, and takes no responsibility for, any links on this Web site that are not totally under his own control or ownership.

Copyrights: All content included on this site, such as text, photographs, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, images, and sounds, unless otherwise noted, is the property of either the submitter or of Joey Skaggs and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, replication, display, or performance of the content of this site is strictly prohibited without prior written permission.


You agree that your use of the service provided by ArtofthePrank.com shall be at your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ArtofthePrank.com, its owners, officers, directors, employees, and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Web site and your use thereof. Pranks.com makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the service”™s content or the content or any sites linked to this service, and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, or any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the service, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation or transmission to or from the service, (v) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the service by any third party, and/or (vi) any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the service. Pranks.com does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the service or any hyperlinked Web site, or featured in any banner or other advertising, and good will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.

Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state and jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

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You agree that ArtofthePrank.com and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses, resulting from: (i) the use of the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration or your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service: or (v) any other matter relating to the service.

Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.


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How to Submit Materials

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You are invited to submit any original or pre-existing material you feel is relevant to the topics and categories to submit@artoftheprank.com. Length is not an issue as long as the piece is interesting and compelling. The following formats are acceptable:

    Links to other sites
    Video (preferably linked from another site)
    Podcasts (video or audio)
    Audio clips

No matter what the format of the material you submit, please provide a title for your post and either a summary or your personal comments to frame the item for the Art of the Prank site. Materials submitted without a title or your framing comments might not be selected to be used on the site (this is true of plain links too). Please also, wherever possible, include photographs or illustrations with your text.

Any work that you submit will be credited to you and to whomever else you indicate should receive authorship credit. We will assume that all contributors will do their best to honor the intellectual property rights of others. Providing correct attribution is your responsibility. Art of the Prank will function merely as a “pass-through” and will not be responsible for any intellectual rights that are not our own. Please act responsibly in this regard. If ownership of any materials is contested by a third party, they will be removed from the site until the rights ownership can be clarified.

All submissions will be reviewed by one or more editors before being mounted on the site. If your material is deemed appropriate and acceptable, it will be uploaded as quickly as possible. If you do not see your postings, please do not be discouraged. There could be any number of reasons. And, you are encouraged to continue submitting materials you would like considered for posting.

Art of the Prank is intended to be interesting to people of all ages. Even though parts may be controversial and somewhat subversive of status-quo-run-of-the-mill thinking, contributors are requested to be mindful of the use of offensive language that might cause parents to censor the site from their children. To have a future filled with full-functioning, responsible, independent adults, positive examples of critical thinking must be available to the young!

Please submit all materials to submit@artoftheprank.com. Include your first and last name. If your material is not verifiable (i.e., if we can”™t tell if it”™s true or not, but we think it’s interesting), it will probably be placed in the “Truth or Fiction: You Decide” category.

Thank you in advance for sending us your interesting and inspiring contributions.

Art of the Prank Bookstore

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Below is a list of books and films about topics covered on The Art of the Prank. If you click on the name of the item you will be able to purchase it from Amazon.com or other booksellers such as RE/Search Publications.


The Activist Cookbook, by Andrew Boyd, United for a Fair Economy, 1997


The Arts of Deception: Playing with Fraud in the Age of Barnum, by James W. Cook, Harvard University Press, 2001

At the Edge of Art, by Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito

At the Edge of Art, by Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito, Thames & Hudson, 2006


Campaigning for Hearts and Minds: How Emotional Appeals in Political Ads Work, by Ted Brader, University of Chicago Press, 2006


The Chalice and the Blade, by Riane Eisler, Peter Smith Publisher, 1994


Comments on The Society of The Spectacle by Guy Debord, Verso, New Ed edition, 1998


Consciousness Explained, by Daniel C. Dennett, Penguin Books Ltd, 1993


The Demon Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark, by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, Ballantine Books, 1997


The Diamond Age, by Neal Stephenson, Spectra, 2000


Don’t Believe It!: How Lies Become News, by Alexandra Kitty, The Disinformation Company, 2005

encyclopediaofhoaxes.jpgEncyclopedia of Hoaxes, by Gordon Stein, Gale Research Inc., 1993


Essays on the Blurring of Life and Art, by Allan Kaprow, University of California Press, 2003

Other Books by Allan Kaprow


Fakes, Frauds & Other Malarkey, by Kathryn Lindskoog and Patrick Wynne, Zondervan Publishing House, 1992


The Fame Formula, by Mark Borkowski, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 2008

Fiona: Mysteries & Curiosities Of Literary Fraud & Folly, by W. J. Elvin III, CreateSpace, 2008


Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov, Doubleday, 1982


Future Active: Media Activism and the Internet, by Graham Meikle, Routledge, 2002


Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up by Joshua M. Epstein and Robert L. Axtell, The MIT Press, 1996


Happy Mutant Handbook: Mischievous Fun for Higher Primates, by Carla Sinclair, Gareth Branwyn, Mark Frauenfelder, Riverhead Trade, 1995


Herzog on Herzog by Werner Herzog, Paul Cronin (editor), Faber & Faber, 2003


Hoaxes, by Curtis MacDougall, Dover Publications; 2nd Edition, 1958

How To Draw a Bunny (2002)

How To Draw a Bunny (2002), DVD, by John W. Walter, Palm Pictures, 2004


Jamming the Media, by Gareth Branwyn, Chronicle Books, 1997


The King in Yellow, by Robert W. Chambers, Wildside Press, 2005


Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits, by Jason Salzman, Perseus Books Group, 2003


Media Hoaxes, by Fred Fedler, 1989


Media Virus!, by Douglas Rushkoff, Ballantine Books, 1996


Media Wizards: A Behind the Scenes Look at Media Manipulations, by Catherine Gourley, 21st Century, 1999


Metamagical Themas, by Douglas R. Hofstadter, Basic Books, 1996


The Modern Con Man: How to Get Something for Nothing, by Todd Robbins, Bloomsbury, 2008

Modern Primitives, RE/Search Publications

Modern Primitives, by V. Vale, RE/Search Publications, 1989


The Moral Animal, by Robert Wright, Abacus, 2004


Mount Analogue, by Rene Daumal, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2005


The Museum of Hoaxes, by Alex Boese, Orion, 2004


No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs, by Naomi Klein, Picador, 2002


OurSpace: Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture, by Christine Harold, University of Minnesota Press, 2007


Pranks!, RE/Search Publications, 1987

Pranks! 2, RE/Search Publications

Pranks! 2, RE/Search Publications, 2006


Publicity Stunt, by Candice Jacobson Fuhrman, Chronicle Books. 1989


Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within, by Jeff Sparrow and Jill Sparrow, Vulgar Press, 2004


The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 2006


The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord (Author), Ken Knabb (Translator), AKPress; New edition, 2006


Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson, Goldmann, 2002


Spite, Malice and Revenge: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Even (3 Diabolical Volumes in 1), by M. Nelson Chunder and George Hayduke, Random House Value Publishing, 1988


Spook Country, by William Gibson, Putnam Adult (August 7, 2007), Putnam Adult, 2007


Stories of hoaxes in the name of science, by Irving Adler, Collier Books, 1962


The Third Culture: Beyond the Scientific Revolution, by John Brockman, Touchstone, 1996

Trespass: A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art, by Carlo McCormick (Author), Marc Schiller (Author), Sara Schiller (Author), Ethel Seno (Editor), 2010


The Wolf Files: Adventures in Weird News, by Buck Wolf, Globe Pequot, 2003


The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead, by Scott Kenemore, Skyhorse Publishing, 2007

More Coming!


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