September 26, 2004

Practical Jokes

Hello folks. I just had one incredible practical joke played on me--which I am very impressed with actually. The guys who live in the next building over planted a flower in our toilet ("potted" plant). It was a harmless joke, as they put plastic down first, but I'd like to get them back in like fashion. Some joke that is harmless, but creative. Any ideas?

Posted by Mary at September 26, 2004 11:06 PM | TrackBack

This one will cost a few dollars to do. Empty one of the victim's desk drawers, then seal all the edges with bathtub caulk or silicone sealant. Wait a few minutes for it to set, then make jello in the drawer. If you're feeling particularly vengeful, add a handful of paperclips, pens, etc to the mix instead of fruit cocktail.

Posted by: Ted at September 27, 2004 11:41 AM

Ask Brian Harskamp for advice ...

Posted by: Gideon Strauss at September 28, 2004 05:41 PM

I would if I knew him... unfortunately, we're in different countries.
Aren't you a professor?

Posted by: Mary at September 29, 2004 11:08 AM

Check out what the guys in a dorm at my daughter's college did to a guy from a rival dorm they caught sneaking in to trash their hall, here.

Scroll down past the philosophy stuff to the second part of the post.

Posted by: Alan at September 29, 2004 05:36 PM

This takes a huge amount of saranwrap, but it's fun...But it only works if your doors open INTO the dorm rooms. Once the guys are in their room and the door is closed, cover their doorframe with saranwrap (or whatever, really--saranwrap is just better bc you can see through it) so it's really tight. Then fill the space between the door and the saranwrap with bits of paper, confetti, foam, little styrofoam packing chip things. Then when they open the door at anypoint, the stuff falls all over them and into their room. =)

Posted by: Carrie at September 29, 2004 06:39 PM

Thanks Carrie. Brilliant!

Posted by: Mary at September 29, 2004 07:58 PM

Carrie, and anyone else who may be interested--
We took your idea and expanded upon it. It was beautiful :) We did everythign you said, throwing in a few extras just for kicks... (the theme was definately PINK) and signed a powerpuff balloon (since there were three of us doing it). We also put random posters up over all their windows from the outside. Anyway, we did this all at 4 this morning. They have it down and taken care of now... and placed a "Platypus protected" sign in their window! :) Once again, thanks for the idea!

Posted by: Mary at October 2, 2004 01:19 PM

A practical joke I was witness to at Lancaster involved moving the entire contents of some-one room. The peron concerned was taken out for the night by his 'mates', who duly got him very drunk. A few of his other mates moved the entire contents of his room from the top floor of the residential block to an identical room on the ground floor. At the end of the night, all the merry souls came back from the bar, carrying their, now ,very drunk friend. An arguement broke out, and the friends grabbed hold of the drunkard, opened the window and threw him out of the window. Imagine his alarm, he thought he was three floors up!

Posted by: johnson at October 15, 2004 12:14 AM
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