I’ve always enjoyed helping people out by taking their surveys. When ever NKU sends surveys to my email, I make sure to help them by giving them some fresh new ideas when possible. Here are just two examples!
Hopefully I made someones day a little better… And hopefully they will GET AIRBUD ON THE NKU BASKETBALL TEAM ASAP.
Last week I moved into my new apartment near NKU. Seeing as my apartment windows face the main road of the complex, my dear friend Conan has been on guard during spooky late night hours.
You know, just greeting the neighbors.
Say, how much is that Handsome Barbarian in the window?
Office chair riding has long been one of my favorite forms of recycling! But once last year me and my bandmates at the time ended up being the the talk of the day on the national radio station K-LOVE after one of our neighbors called in during a caller segment asking “what is the craziest thing you saw this weekend?”
So yeah. One of my previous bands was on K-LOVE. Not for our Christian rock music though. For riding an office chair behind a car…
Unfortunately the segment wasn’t recorded, so I can’t show it to people… Highly disappointing.
Anyways, for several years whenever we have an office chair to be thrown out, we give it one last good use. With a helmet and kneepads, and a car to hold on to, a simple office chair can turn into a ton of fun!
You can only get up to about 15 miles per hour before the wheels start giving way or you begin to topple.
We have rode countless office chairs, and every time the wheels melt or break off at about the same distance, which if your wondering, is about 1 mile.
Apparently office chairs are designed for 1 mile of rolling and have a top speed around 15MPH. Now you know!
Last year, when our university housing department decided that “beautification trees” would a good use of several of the best parking spots in our already-at-capacity parking lot, I at least wanted them to know how we felt…
Or at least make someone laugh.
To that point, I think I hit the nail right on the head. I made some lawn signs in the shape of grave stones and painted them with the phrase “R.I.P. Good Parking.” I stuck them in the ground of the recently departed parking spaces and even placed some fake flowers in front of them.
They were a big hit! Several Callahan and NKU students tweeted them around that afternoon! I’m just glad I was able to express what we were all feeling in a fun, silly way.
Those parking spots were so young, it was sad to see them go :'(
This past weekend, Zach R., Derek K. and I dressed up as the classic “walks into a bar” gag and, well, walked into bars in Clifton and OTR.
we really committed and got all decked up in nice costumes, and it paid off.
Not everyone got it, but those who did thought it was the funniest thing!
Several bartenders and patrons got pictures with us. One bartender even told us that from now on, we are his “this one time when I was working at a bar” story.
all of the videos that we tried to film got messed up when my phone screen lock went on in my pocket, unfortunately. The biggest loss was the great bit we did when we walked into a bong-filled headshop in Clifton and I (the priest) casually stated to my companions “see, this is that new age religion I was telling you about.”
It worked out pretty good. Last time we all went into a bar, it turned out to be one big joke. Ha!
If an old Cozy Coupe car is being thrown out, it might as well provide someone with one more laugh. Or many people with a laugh. So that’s just what I made happen.
Basically I just put a cozy coupe in the best parking spot near the front of my dorm hall. I even outfitted it with a fake, clearly photocopied (with the numbers covered up) NKU parking pass in it. You know, just in case any of the parking goons wanted to ticket it.
It was the talk of the day, or at least the afternoon bus ride for Callahan Hall! I’m pretty sure I saw a tweet about it, but I didn’t save it or screenshot it, oh well.
It got moved to the sidewalk pretty quickly, but only after having the fake parking pass stolen.
I would love to know who took the parking pass and what they did with it. lol
Of course I went back and retrieved it later and properly disposed of it. Otherwise that’s littering, which isn’t fun for anyone.
Temporary car paint is only supposed to be left on for a few days to a few weeks at a time. It can actually permanently stain if you leave it on for too long!
Since a lot of the sorority and fraternity students at college were leaving this paint on their windows on for months at a time (or in some cases, as long as 4 years), I decided the least I could do is help them out with a little gag.
Basically I just changed their frat or sorority (gang sign) letters to different Greek letters in the same place. Others, like the one in the picture above, had their propaganda statements written on them, so I spell checked them. You know, to help them out. They are in college after all.
Most of them noticed and changed them back pretty quickly, but I love the idea of someone just driving around, then looking in their rear view mirror and realizing “WHAT I’M NOT IN OMICRON SIGMA GAMMA!”
One day me and Jeremy R. drove around Hebron until we spotted someone out jogging. We would then drive up next to them while blaring “The Eye Of The Tiger” and frantically cheer them on while shaking our foam fingers. “You can do it!” “You’re almost there!” “Keep it up!” “You’re doing great!”
A few of the joggers seemed to be almost offended by us interacting with them at first, which is to be expected, but as soon as they realized what we were doing they all would start laughing and honestly seem to enjoy the encouragement. everybody likes encouragement, no matter how silly!
This is absolutely my new favorite prank and video!
This Tuesday, Taco Bell gave away one free taco to every customer from 2pm to 6pm as part of their “Steal a Taco” promotion with the NBA. So of course, me and Daniel I. used this opportunity to push the limits of acceptable behavior and, in a costumed charade of silliness, scored 15 free tacos!
This story really begins way back in 2011 when Taco Bell had a promotion involving the World Series. They promised to give every customer a free Taco if a player stole a base, which ended up happening. So of course, Jeremy and I wanted our free tacos, then we decided to make it a little more fun. We wanted to see how many free tacos they would give us. Inevitably, costumes and characters became involved.
The video really tells the whole story, but essentially we went through 2 different taco bells (I cut them out of order in the video, it made it funnier) in 8 different outfits, and got 15 free tacos. The employees mostly seemed to enjoy it, and one even asked up for pictures!
It just goes to show that you can get anything if you make people laugh enough!
Honestly it was a lot of fun. I appreciate Taco Bell for allowing us to take advantage of their generosity, for the sake of good clean fun!
This prank is a lot like the parrot prank, and this one also holds a very special place in my heart as one of my favorites.
Essentially we wanted something a little more bizarre and uncanny than the parrot… A cut-out of a movie character or celebrity juuuuust recognizable enough to notice, but not so much that you ever would expect to see it anywhere…
We made a whole list and eventually narrowed it down to Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan The Barbarian, because even if you have not seen any Schwarzenegger films, you still know a barbarian when you see one.
Jeremy R., Ryan K. and I used a printer and some plywood to craft our very own life sized version of Arny. We set him up in the woods between the Hebron Roundabouts (one of our favorite locations) in December when all of the leaves were off the trees and the colors were just right for him to blend in. We positioned him so that he would only be visible for a few seconds as you drove by, but would be very noticeable during that time.
He stayed there for a few days before the weather forced us to retrieve him! We’ve since used him for numerous pranks. It’s a convenient thing to keep around in a college dorm room, as it turns out.