Blog Posts

Mugshot Gag

Filed under: Practical Jokes and Mischief, Pranksters

Robert Burt, a 19-year-old Maine resident, showed up to serve a weekend sentence for DUI and, in the interests of gallows humor and career suicide, sported a t-shirt with his mugshot from his original arrest.

Robert Burt

Read the full story here.

Microsoft Viral Stunt

posted by
Filed under: Media Pranks, Publicity Stunts

Submitted by Paul C. from Yahoo! Finance, by Chris Nichols, August 13, 2009:

Microsoft’s Marketing Stunt Goes Viral

Turns out the official recipe for fun and the way to create an Internet sensation are the same: Start with a megacorporation, add in a group of Germans on a hillside, liberally take advantage of slick editing software and let the power of the Web do its thing.

If you spend any time online, have a TV or know anyone who does, you’ve probably heard about the latest craze blasting its way through cyberspace. In case you haven’t, a recap: A guy in a neoprene suit goes barreling down a waterslide, flies off the end and through the air, traveling a great distance, and splashes down in a tiny pool. It’s the MegaWoosh. See?

Please understand. This is a hoax. (more…)