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11/26/2006 11:23:45 PM · #26
Originally posted by karmat:

Originally posted by mk:


lol! I can't wait to have kids...


Does this thought scare anyone besides me?

<kids, if I have told you once, I've told you a million times. NO MORE CHANCES. smite smite msite>


I think mk's children will be very well behaved. :-)

More children need smiting
11/26/2006 11:28:10 PM · #27
I have school lunch with a different class every day. Whenever there's some kind of dessert, I always contrive to "steal" them of kids' trays.
I'm a fast eater. If there's a yoghurt or ice dessert, I eat mine without completely taking off the cover. Then I swap it with an uneaten one while the kid isn't looking and wait to see the expression on his/her face when he/she picks up an empty dessert container.
Today's dessert was a frozen half pear. One of the first things a kid said to me was ... "Don't take anyone's dessert". Hmm, it seems I've built up a reputation. ;-)
Of course, I always give the deesert back.
11/26/2006 11:28:29 PM · #28
Hmmm....I like to make coffee for people. Then when I bring it to then I swap to an empty cup and just when I'm about to get to them I pretend to trip and throw the cup on them! Most people tend to jump like crazy!! *snigger*
11/27/2006 12:37:16 AM · #29
Originally posted by NathanW:

I like to go to bathroom and after washing my hands not dry them completely. Then I go up to a coworker and wipe my wet hands on her shirt. She freaks out all the time. She says she's going to get me back one of these days, but I don't believe her. *grin*


I do something similar to this with my husband, kids etc....except...I wash my hands...don't dry them or just shake dry a little bit and then go up to them and touch their hand, face, arm...any skin....and then go, "oops....I guess I should have washed my hands after I went to the bathroom huh?". First time I did it to Troy was priceless!!!

(we all have a very warped sense of humor :)

11/27/2006 01:51:49 AM · #30
I took one of those plastic squeeze dispensers for ketchup, dyed some string the right colour and put it in the bottle with a knot in the top to keep the end from slipping in and one in the other end to keep that in the dispenser.
At picnics I would "accidently" squeeze it in someone's direction, causing the string to shoot out onto them, looking JUST like ketchup. It NEVER failed to cause a wonderful reaction. The best part was after they'd leapt back, then looked down and found nothing there. The puzzlement was priceless.
11/27/2006 01:54:04 AM · #31
Originally posted by BeeCee:

I took one of those plastic squeeze dispensers for ketchup, dyed some string the right colour and put it in the bottle with a knot in the top to keep the end from slipping in and one in the other end to keep that in the dispenser.
At picnics I would "accidently" squeeze it in someone's direction, causing the string to shoot out onto them, looking JUST like ketchup. It NEVER failed to cause a wonderful reaction. The best part was after they'd leapt back, then looked down and found nothing there. The puzzlement was priceless.


Ooooh, gotta try that!
11/27/2006 01:58:08 AM · #32
Another I saw on TV and want to try sometime;

Find a public bench made of painted boards and paint the back of a jacket in stripes to match. Sit on bench, wait until someone sits beside you then stand up, making sure they see the paint on your jacket.
Have a helper filming the reactions!
11/27/2006 02:12:08 AM · #33
I suddenly thought of a VERY mean thing to do!
Here's what you can do, too...

1. at beginning of voting period, give all photos a 10
2. at nearing voting-end period, vote the actual score on the photos.

Many will be pulling their hairs out wondering why their scores dropped like crap, LMAO!!!

ok, dont do that. I repeat, dont do that!
11/27/2006 02:15:21 AM · #34
A good one my roommates have learned to look out for is putting a rubber band tightly around the extendable water spout in the kitchen sink(don't know what that thing is actually called). This holds the handle down so when they go to turn on the sink, water shoots all over them. Pretty hillarious to watch.
11/27/2006 02:30:52 AM · #35
Put red Kool-aid in the shower head in the morning....when the water comes on, it turns the water red and most people fear the worst! (may be best to try this on a weekend)
11/27/2006 02:36:16 AM · #36
From photographers for photographers (feel free to add to the list):
1. swap the lens cleaning cloth/paper in his bag with sandpaper
2. drain his batteries the night before he goes shooting tomorrow
3. bad-format his memory cards before a shoot
4. reset his custom settings in his camera
5. change his camera date
6. there is no #6
7. loosen his neck strap so it may fall at any time during use
8. loosen his camera bag's strap (same as #7)
9. switch the voltage of his travel charger
10. put a few drops of salt water into the battery compartment (repeat for a week)
11/27/2006 02:36:27 AM · #37
*laughing*
Okay see this is exactly why I dont want a roommate.. y'all are hilarious!!!
11/27/2006 03:19:04 AM · #38
Originally posted by crayon:

I suddenly thought of a VERY mean thing to do!
Here's what you can do, too...

1. at beginning of voting period, give all photos a 10
2. at nearing voting-end period, vote the actual score on the photos.

Many will be pulling their hairs out wondering why their scores dropped like crap, LMAO!!!

ok, dont do that. I repeat, dont do that!

Funny thing is, the first thing I thought of while reading this threads was this post from the troll thread:

Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

' . substr('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/sm/torched_horse.gif', strrpos('//www.kpriest.com/dpchallenge/sm/torched_horse.gif', '/') + 1) . '

On a related note, here's a fun way to pass time: as soon as a new challenge begins, rush in and quickly vote 1 on all entries. Then jump over to the "scores" thread for that challenge and watch the moaning and groaning. The next day change all your votes to 10 and go back to the scores thread and observe the ensuing confusion! You can just hear the calculators clacking away as people try to figure out all the possible scenarios that could have caused the change in their score. Leave the 10's until 2 hours before the end of the challenge and vote normally. :)

Priceless in it's simplicity.

David
11/27/2006 03:38:16 AM · #39
clean the kitchen and most of the house using amonia... lots of it.

then make sure the windows and doors are all closed and sit on the lawn and wait for your room mates to come home.

they're usually too busy turning blue and dieing to really do anything to you.
11/27/2006 03:52:00 AM · #40
We had a guy working with us who took it upon himself to start early & then said if he started early, then he would finish early. So as a bit of a joke I came up with the plan of putting all the clocks in the building back a couple of minutes a day just to see how long I could keep him at work. I actually got away with it for for just over three weeks. The really funny thing was that he was changing the clock in his company vehicle because he thought it was faulty.
What gave it away was A building that he drove passed that had an illuminated clock on the side of it. He came to work the next day absolutely fuming bacause he thought it was our boss that had done it. I was actually going to let it go on a bit further & keep my mouth shut but it was just too good to let someone else take the blame. I wasn't too popular for a while especcially as I couldn't stop laughing every time I thought about it.

11/27/2006 04:07:36 AM · #41
I had a good friend at work who had a slight clean/orderly neurosis... (not really, she was just very particular about things)

Her desk was always extremely neat and tidy. You know one of those desks where she can find everything instantly and everything has its place?

Well I started out small.. i'd move one thing a day for a while.. she would come in and while chatting about the events of the last shift casually move the object back to its place.

Then i'd move a couple of things.. again over the course of a couple of weeks.. same thing.. she would absently move the objects back to where they should be.. (So much fun to observe)

Then I came in one day and completely re-arranged the entire desk.. touched every single thing on it.. and she nearly lost it when she got in.. I laughed for days about that... *** update..shes had a child since then and her tendancies towards that kind of order have relaxed in big ways *** ;) I still tease her about it.
11/27/2006 04:40:11 AM · #42
i'm sure I'll think of more later on, but we've had an ant problem in our bathroom for a few weeks. So, I surrounded about 15 of them on our sink with rings of water and toothpaste. My mom was so confused.
11/27/2006 06:46:16 AM · #43
Originally posted by Blue Moon:

i'm sure I'll think of more later on, but we've had an ant problem in our bathroom for a few weeks. So, I surrounded about 15 of them on our sink with rings of water and toothpaste. My mom was so confused.

I bet the ants ended up with clean teeth though.
11/27/2006 06:56:02 AM · #44
A very good friend of mine was once so angry at someone that she peed in their shampoo bottle.

And no, it isn't "a friend" = "me". ;)
11/27/2006 07:02:51 AM · #45
Originally posted by yanko:

troll voting. :P


Well, apparently you're not alone..... <whimpers>

11/27/2006 07:30:09 AM · #46
I used to be a general Manager at a major retailer. One of my favorite things to do to my associates, usually before i promoted them, or gave them a good job performance write-up:

I would call them in, with an assistant manager, sit them down, and explain:

Jane Doe, one of the hardest jobs I have as a store manager is when I have to terminate an employee for poor performance (safety violation, whatever else works in the situation).
The look on their face was priceless at this point, pure confusion.

This is one of the hardest things I have to do, and Im so sorry I have to do this right now.......The reason i have brought you in here is to,

Promote you (lol) I always got the best reactions from that little speech. Of course in my store, everyone knew i liked to prank, so they were on the look out for me. We always had fun and worked hard.

I dont miss the job or hours, but I miss my crew.
11/27/2006 08:05:49 AM · #47
Most of these fall under the heading of "practical" jokes.

I've never played a practical joke. I find them humourless and cruel.

The mechanism of these jokes requires that someone else be made to look foolish...or to suffer embarrassment or inconvenience or discomfort.

I find that most perpetrators of practical jokes are people trying to express some resentment or disappoinment or latent feelings of low self-esteem. The result is a form of bullying. If you think about it...many "pranksters" could fit the definition of bully also.

Before you pull a prank like those described here, ask yourself exactly why you're doing it...who's going to benefit...who's going to suffer...and how you'd feel if you were the victim.

11/27/2006 08:18:40 AM · #48
Originally posted by Fromac:

Most of these fall under the heading of "practical" jokes.

I've never played a practical joke. I find them humourless and cruel.

I find that most perpetrators of practical jokes are people trying to express some resentment or disappoinment or latent feelings of low self-esteem. The result is a form of bullying. If you think about it...many "pranksters" could fit the definition of bully also.



I am to assume then that you are not a fan of "The Three Stooges", "The Marx Brotheres", "Benny Hill", "Abbott and Costello", "Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis", "Monty Python", "Kids in the Hall", "Mad Magazine", "Rodney Dangerfield", "Little Rascals", and so many more I can't think of.

Must be a government official.
11/27/2006 08:19:49 AM · #49
Meanest (but deservedly so) thing I have ever done was to a manager who used to really make my life hell at one of my old jobs (about 12 years ago)..

OK, he used to have these two small rubber balls, a wee bit smaller than golf balls, in a box on his desk, and whenever he was giving me a bollocking or moaning about some trival thing I had/hadn't done he would take these balls and kind of `spin` them around each other in one hand (he was actually pretty good at it). Anyone, I had a load of work to catch up on so came in (in my own time) on a Saturday morning. At around 11 o'clock and I was off to get a coffee, I went past his desk.. with THOSE balls sitting on there.. Now, the next bit, dont ask me why I did it, is pretty gross.. I got those balls out and kinda, well, stuck them down my underpants next to my balls.. And left them there, all sweaty and such, for the next hour or so.. Sure it was uncomfortable and once I thought they had been there plenty long enough to absorb some of my manly secretions I put them back..

And strangely, after that, I kinda enjoyed my weekly meetings with him , spinning those damn balls in his hand, trying to suppress a smile...

And that, your honour, is the case for the defence..

Sorry.

Oh, and once, when I used to be the IT guy at a company, I used to read AlexSaberis emails.. hahahahah.. sorry alex.

Message edited by author 2006-11-27 08:21:51.
11/27/2006 08:27:36 AM · #50
Originally posted by American_Horse:

Originally posted by Fromac:

Most of these fall under the heading of "practical" jokes.

I've never played a practical joke. I find them humourless and cruel.

I find that most perpetrators of practical jokes are people trying to express some resentment or disappoinment or latent feelings of low self-esteem. The result is a form of bullying. If you think about it...many "pranksters" could fit the definition of bully also.



I am to assume then that you are not a fan of "The Three Stooges", "The Marx Brotheres", "Benny Hill", "Abbott and Costello", "Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis", "Monty Python", "Kids in the Hall", "Mad Magazine", "Rodney Dangerfield", "Little Rascals", and so many more I can't think of.

Must be a government official.


Actually, I'm a professional comedy writer. And if you look more closely, many of the comedies you've cited, while they do operate largely through practical jokes, also contain elements that do not require the victimization of the "other" but rather the "self".

There's a careful, precise mechanism at work in comedy. Most people laugh at the obvious physical displays, without appreciating the timing, precision and intuitive understanding of psychology that must be present for the form to work.
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