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  • He Saw Catamounts A’Comin’

    05/30/2017 7:29:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/17 | Jimmy Reed
    Growing up on the Mississippi Delta After a just-right, late May rain gave my father’s young cotton crop a much-needed soaking, halting fieldwork on his Mississippi Delta farm, my boyhood best friend and mentor, Jaybird, offered to take my cousin Hunter and me fishing. The night before, we boys pitched a tent in Jaybird’s yard, knowing the old black man, a master storyteller, would entertain us with breathtaking tales as we sat around the campfire.
  • Bear Pranking

    12/09/2016 9:11:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/9/2016 | S Morstan
    Would you this to your co-workers? Bear! Or not. With friends like these, who needs enemies? Sometimes office teasing goes a little beyond "Go pick up a bottle of elbow grease" or "See if you can find me the level straightener", and delves into the pre-planned pranking. case in point: The "bear" milling around outside! On a construction site, seeing a bear probably isn’t all that far from the realm of possibility. I've never been one to tease somebody for having a functioning Fight or Flight reflex, though. What do you think? Seen or done any good pranks lately? I'm...
  • First on CNN: Trump sent prank care package to Rubio

    10/05/2015 6:04:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    CNN via The Right Scoop ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Noah Gray, CNN
    Donald Trump is making headlines for pranking Marco Rubio with some of his own water, which he sent to Rubio to mock the fact that he sweats a lot: CNN – Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Sen. Marco Rubio with a special delivery for his rival: “Trump Ice Natural Spring Water.” Trump has previously trained his fire on Rubio, claiming he has the worst voting attendance record in the U.S. Senate and that he sweats a lot. But CNN learned that the Trump campaign sent a “care package” to Rubio’s Washington campaign office that contained a 24-bottle case...
  • Apple fans fooled by Dutch humorists into thinking Android is iOS 9

    09/03/2015 7:57:54 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 18 replies
    Android Community ^ | August 6, 2015 | Ida Torres
    Apple fanboys have often been accused of worshipping anything that comes from the brand, even though the rest of the world is saying it sucks or it’s nothing special anymore (I guess that’s why they call them fanboys). Some Dutch humor artists decided to test this out, pretending to show them the new iOS9, which is in fact just an Android OS loaded onto an iPhone, Predictably, the results were hilarious. Well, it would be funny if you were an Android fan or even user, not so much if you were one of said fanboys. What these humor artists did...
  • Creepy Van With 'Free Candy' Written on it Concerns Calif. Residents

    08/30/2015 4:24:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    KBOI2 ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | KIMBERLY SUITERS
    A panel van advertising "free candy" is leaving some parents in California uneasy. Parents and kids in a Sacramento neighborhood were hoping the van was a trick, and not really offering free candy. A 12-year-old spotted the van in his neighborhood and thought something was off. His mom agreed. As it turns out, the van was decked out as a prank and headed for the annual Burning Man event. WJLA's Kimberly Suiters has more on this bizarre story; watch the video above.
  • Cochran Gears Up for Final Campaign Push

    06/14/2014 11:54:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Surprised that he is facing a run-off against State Senator Chris McDaniel to represent Mississippi in the US Senate, sitting Senator Thad Cochran (R) made an odd bid to corner the bestiality and animal cruelty vote. With a knowing wink to his Pine Bluff audience, Cochran boasted that he'd done "all kinds of indecent things with animals" growing up in rural Mississippi. Cochran campaign spokesman Jordan Russell downplayed Cochran's comments contending that they were "the sorts of antics that many boys and young men engage in as youths. Let's face it, rural Mississippi is just plain boring. Who can blame...
  • Watch: Son Pranks Dad by Telling Him Girlfriend Is Pregnant

    05/31/2014 4:21:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 20, 2014 | Gareth Butler
    Father angrily kicks and punches his son before being told it was all a jokeHe thought it was just a bit of fun and expected it to end in smiles. But Delhi student Prateek Verma got much more than he bargained for when he told his dad his girlfriend was pregnant — and filmed it. Sunder Verma reacted angrily, punching, kicking and slapping his clearly shocked son. But he wasn't shocked enough to stop him uploading the clip to YouTube, via his SocioCatastropheTV account. Prateek starts by explaining the prank to his audience as he waits for his father to...
  • Got any good April Fools Jokes?

    04/01/2014 5:24:05 AM PDT · by Gefn · 76 replies
    Me | April 1, 2014 | Me
    So far I've been pranked by Netflix and Google. I'm on the lookout for some more April Fools in the news.
  • Utah Beauty Queen Accused of Throwing Bombs Resigns Title

    08/15/2013 9:51:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed, Aug 14 2013 | Laura Zuckerman
    Utah beauty queen accused of throwing bombs resigns title A Utah beauty queen accused along with three friends of throwing homemade bombs in a Salt Lake City suburb resigned her Miss Riverton title on Tuesday, according to a statement posted on the city's website. In the statement, city officials said they had been informed by the director of the Miss Riverton Pageant that Kendra Gill, 18, had resigned her position effective that day. "Prior to the alleged incidents of August 2, 2013, Kendra had done a good job during the short time she served as Miss Riverton," the statement said....
  • On April 1 in 1957: BBC fools the nation. (video)

    04/01/2013 3:31:55 AM PDT · by golux · 16 replies
    BBC Archives ^ | April 1 1957 | Staff / Archive
    The BBC has received a mixed reaction to a spoof documentary broadcast this evening about spaghetti crops in Switzerland. The hoax Panorama programme, narrated by distinguished broadcaster Richard Dimbleby, featured a family from Ticino in Switzerland carrying out their annual spaghetti harvest. It showed women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a tree and laying them in the sun to dry. But some viewers failed to see the funny side of the broadcast and criticised the BBC for airing the item on what is supposed to be a serious factual programme. Others, however, were so intrigued they wanted to find...
  • 'Gallon Smashing' Comes to the North Shore — The Stupidest Teen Prank Ever?

    03/06/2013 10:09:01 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 49 replies
    Danvers (MA) Patch ^ | 3/6/13 | Chris Helms
    Four girls went "gallon smashing" at the Shaw's in Salem in Monday. How do you rate this in the annals of stupid teen pranks? (with video--which was not filmed at that market) In an evolutionary sense, we owe a lot to the adolescents of the species. The unnecessary risks they take helped our ancestors learn important lessons — like which plants were poisonous. But Monday in Salem there was an example of juvenile behavior for which I'm hard pressed to see the advantage. "Gallon smashing" is, well, just take a look at the YouTube video attached to this post. People...
  • LAPD storms Clint Eastwood’s home after prank emergency call

    Tough guy Clint Eastwood has joined the ranks of Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus and many other celebs as the latest victim of a prank known as “swatting.” A law enforcement source told TMZ that a 911 call sent multiple units rushing to Eastwood’s Los Angeles home this week. The prank call reported that multiple males armed with assault weapons were inside the actor’s home and people had been shot.
  • Workplace pranks?

    01/27/2013 9:19:58 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 104 replies
    Vanity | 1-27-2013 | MtnClimber
    I once took a coworkers phone apart and swapped the wires for column 1 and 2. He could still dial 9 for an outside line, but all calls with most numbers went to wrong numbers. Also super glued a full cup of coffee on his desk. One that did not work on me....I left my office and my office mate thought I went to the bathroom and thought I was in a stall. He soaked a hand full of paper towels and threw them over the door and splat onto "my" head. He was laughing when he ran into the...
  • Senior Pranks Cost Brentwood High School Students Their Graduation

    06/05/2012 3:20:32 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 34 replies
    KCBS-5 San Francisco ^ | 6/5/12 | Dave Padilla
    BRENTWOOD (KCBS) — More than two-dozen high school seniors at Heritage High School in Brentwood were suspended for a prank the principal says “crossed the line.” The mass suspension includes barring students from walking with their graduating class at commencement in addition to not being able to take their final exams. At least 25 students have been identified so far, but the investigation continues. Some students said they need to take finals in order to earn their diploma. “We knew we’d get in a little bit of trouble, we didn’t think we’d get suspended for five days and not walk,”...
  • Breaking: Romney apologizes for high-school pranks

    05/10/2012 8:50:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 183 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Thankfully, our long national nightmare is over: Mitt Romney apologized on Thursday morning for pranks he helped orchestrate in high school that he said “might have gone too far,” including an incident in which he pinned down a fellow student and cut his hair.The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was responding to an article published a few hours earlier by The Washington Post documenting the episode with first-hand accounts from Romney’s classmates.“Back in high school, I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that,” Romney said in a live radio interview...
  • Milwaukee Mother Shoots Son During Prank

    02/05/2010 6:09:05 AM PST · by One_Upmanship · 86 replies · 1,632+ views
    WTMJ News ^ | Feb 5, 2010 | The WTMJ News Team
    MILWAUKEE - A prank turns to terror on Milwaukee's north side. It happened when a 21-year-old man thought it would be funny to scare his mother when she got home from shopping Thursday night. He put on a ski mask, confronted her behind their home and pretended to rob her. That's when she pulled out a .357 revolver and fired several times. Her son was hit at least twice by bullets, one of them to the groin. He is in the hospital this morning, but there is no word on his condition. Officials say they discovered two guns on the...
  • 'Happy-splashing' driver facing charges for YouTube prank

    10/18/2009 5:06:31 AM PDT · by tlb · 44 replies · 2,181+ views
    Asylum ^ | Oct 14th 2009 | Simon Crisp
    The art of driving through a puddle and splashing pedestrians is nothing new -- we're sure mammoths were running through puddles at high speed to splash cavemen even before the invention of the wheel -- but filming it and posting it to YouTube is. Well now drivers have been warned they could face criminal charges for carrying out a drive-by-drenching. Kerry Callard, 29, was recently caught after soaking a group of kids at a bus stop in Plymouth, Devon, and uploading the footage to the web. The clip, called 'drowning school kids' was filmed by her partner who provided a...
  • Telephone Terrorists Outed

    08/05/2009 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Z80_Inside · 10 replies · 698+ views
    AUGUST 4--At 4:15 AM on a recent Tuesday, on a quiet, darkened street in Windsor, Ontario, a man was wrapping up another long day tormenting and terrorizing strangers on the telephone.
  • Our teacher's been abducted by aliens! Pupils terrified as UFO stunt backfires.

    07/17/2009 11:06:15 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 939+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 17, 2009 | Paul Sims
    It was supposed to inspire pupils to write more creatively. But the arrival of a UFO at Southway Junior School also inspired something rather different - terror. Some of the seven to 11-year-olds were left in tears after a spaceship apparently crash-landed and a teacher was abducted by aliens. To make it look realistic, the school obtained sirens and flashing lights from the police and littered the grounds with debris from the 'spaceship'.
  • 10 Most Hilarious April Fool’s Pranks (by Companies)

    04/01/2009 10:03:15 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 9 replies · 1,045+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 01 09 | Nick
    10. Tesco’s Whistling Carrots In 2002, Tesco ran a fake newspaper ad announcing the ‘whistling carrot,’ a carrot genetically modified to contain airholes on each side that caused the carrot to whistle when it finished cooking. 9. Lebanon Circle Magik Co.’s Mummified Fairy Lebanon Circle Magik Co., a studio specializing in sculptures and curios, posted a picture of what appeared to be a mummified fairy on its homepage in 2007. The site explained that the fairy had been found by pedestrian in rural Derbyshire, leading to an explosion of online speculation about whether the fairy was real. Even after owner...