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PostPosted: 29-04-2002 11:38    Post subject: Practical Jokes Reply with quote

I should have posted this on April Fool's Day, I suppose, but hey -- only 28 days late.

Have you ever scared a friend silly by dressing up in a sheet in the dead of night? Or has anyone played a spooky trick on you?

One night at school I accepted a dare to sleep in our dorm's"haunted bed" and was plagued throughout the night by a tapping noise inside the wall beside my head. It was probably pipes, but it stopped each time I opened my eyes and started again when I closed them. All night.

I could hear the other girls giggling so I'm not willing to conceded mystical activity in the slightest, but I've never figured out how they did it since it was pitch dark, and at from the angle I was lying at, no one would have been able to see whether my eyes were open or not.

What about you, any good stories?
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PostPosted: 29-04-2002 11:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was a student I shared a flat with a Welsh girl and her room had a skylight. Sometimes I used to scare her by staring up at the skylight and recoiling in horror as though there was something there.

After a few times I sneaked into her room and stuck a picture of a face onto the skylight, then did my staring at the skylight trick. She automatically looked up and nearly wet herself when she saw the face . . . I learnt lots of interesting Welsh swear words!

Carole
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PostPosted: 29-04-2002 18:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

we decided to freak out a housemate once by making him think there was someone in his room when he returned home. To do this we built a 'guy' kinda thing out of clothes and balloons. The only drawback being that it looked like a load of clothes and some balloons rather than an unwelcome guest.

Its not freaky in the unexplained use of the word freaky but we also (on another occassion and to another housemate, same room though!) turned everything upside down. Hilarity ensued as you could well imagine.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: 30-04-2002 13:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good one for instilling paranoia in someone is to send them a fax from a neutral venue (ie a print shop, Post Ofice or anywhere offering fax facilities to the public). The fax should contain a photo of the intended victim, preferably a bad one, and the text should read along the lines of

"Apologies for bad picture - this was the best we could turn up. He is believed to be residing in (fill in area victim lives in). We are attempting to trace his fax number, and whether this a commercial or domestic fax machine. If the former, extreme caution is advised vis-a-vis potential witnesses. You will be contacted on completion of your task."

Had my old flat-mate hiding in the wardrobe for days, that one. He deserved it, BTW...
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PostPosted: 30-04-2002 13:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's evil!

I think the worst thing I ever did was to go up to a friend who was *very* out of it on acid, and say "what are you doing in my dream?"

Messed him up for the entire night! That was many years ago, though. Obviously I'm older, wiser and kinder now...
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PostPosted: 10-05-2002 13:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best practical joke I've heard is where a couple of blokes spent the weekend dismanteling a mini and re-assembling it in a courtyard whose only exit was a small doorway. Mind you this could be an urban myth Very Happy
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PostPosted: 10-05-2002 19:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eek Eek aaw, som of u r sooo evil!!
well, i did the most evil prank on a friend...
i paid an ugly she h8ted a tenner 2 ask her out...
ok, so dat aint evil...im 13, i have a lot more livin 2 do!
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PostPosted: 10-05-2002 22:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orbyn wrote:

That's evil!

I think the worst thing I ever did was to go up to a friend who was *very* out of it on acid, and say "what are you doing in my dream?"

Messed him up for the entire night! That was many years ago, though. Obviously I'm older, wiser and kinder now...


Things not to say to a person on acid:

"Is it just me, or is it getting hard to breath in here?"

"You know, if you think about it hard enough, you can make your heart stop."

"Now THAT'S the biggest spider I've ever seen."
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PostPosted: 10-05-2002 22:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ogopogo wrote:

Things not to say to a person on acid:

"You know, if you think about it hard enough, you can make your heart stop."


So true! I think on the same night, another friend convinced some other unwary tripper that they had taken special "government" acid which would bond with their DNA and make them get progressively higher until they died.

Now, <i>that</i>'s evil.

Also, don't animals seem weird when you're on acid*? I was never particularly prone to chemically-induced visions, but I remember being terrified of a friend's (very mild) Collie, because I could only see the "snarl" in him.

*Obviously I don't experiment any more, and am in no way advocating the use of illegal substances, etc. etc.
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PostPosted: 11-05-2002 04:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I nearly got hit by a car whilst on acid. That was probably the least funny thing that's ever happened to me:eek:

I gave the stuff up forever after that!

stu "clean these days, apart from cigars and beer" neville
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PostPosted: 11-05-2002 08:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I've mentioned this before, but it'll bear repeating here:

My university hall of residence had a narrow drive, with a one way system. There was just enough width to drive past parked cars.

One evening a crowd of blokes lifted a parked car and turned it through a right angle, completely blocking the drive! And there was nothing the poor owner could do unaided to move his car!
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Anonymous
PostPosted: 13-05-2002 21:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

If someone goes away for a few days, soak their carpet with water and sprinkle cress seed all over it, a few days later, the whole carpet is a big lush carpet of cress.

For optimum results, make sure your victim is on acid when they discover it.

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PostPosted: 14-05-2002 18:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a lad in Catholic school, I was required to stop work at twelve
midday and pray to a statue of Mary in the classroom. To emphasise
the solemnity of the Angelus, a little blue light was turned on in
front of the idol, presumably as a safe alternative to a candle.

I decided, for Freethinking reasons, to use the foil from my sandwiches
and a few spare match-heads, donated by a smoker, to replace the
bulb with a more spectacular display of lights.

The trial runs were certainly impressive and led to the need to replace
the fuse in the plug beneath the platform. The actual performance was
a bit of a damp squib, looking only as if the bulb had blown.

In revenge, I am sorry to say that the BVM had a blue plastic bag set
aflame on her head that afternoon. From that day on, I like to think
we were one of very few schools who prayed regularly to our very own
Black Virgin! Smile
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Anonymous
PostPosted: 25-05-2002 20:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

My neighbour has just taken up gardening, and bought himself a greenhouse and a little lemon tree to go in it. He checks the tree's progress each morning.

Last Wednesday, I snuck out in the dark and attached a plastic squeezy Jif lemon.
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PostPosted: 26-05-2002 20:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

At St Mary's Hospital in Paddington in the late 1930's a group of students dismantled an Austin 7(?) and re-assembled it in one of the first floor operating theatres. I know this is often cast as an urban legend but my father was one of the culprits.
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