No Weenies Allowed

Here is a classic! If you know me, one of my favorite “causal” disparaging remarks is to refer to someone as a “weeny” or a “wiener”. Freshman year, my roomie Dan was one of the biggest weenies that I have had the pleasure to meet (I love you Dan!), so while he was gone on spring break, put this together and hung it above his bed. It’s a cardboard replica of the sign from the Spongebob season 3 “No Weenies Allowed” episode!

The little wiener loved it!

The sign currently rests above my brothers bed, because he is also a weeny.13324209_1122962527745635_1753070005_o

The Toaster

This one is simple and barely even a shenanigan, but it is funny so I will share it anyways, just to archive it here. One day in high school I brought my own toaster to lunch, you know, to toast pop-tarts. Everyone knows they’re better that way!
After plugging it in and halfway toasting a pop-tart, the principles quickly confiscated my appliance, only after they all laughed their heads off. I think they thought it was funnier than even I did.
From then on, whenever the assistant principal saw me, he always asked that I leave all appliances at home or in my locker. I begrudgingly did so, lol

Laser Day

One evening freshman year, I decided that our hallway was just too boring as it was. Something had to be done to spice it up, and thus laser day was upon us!
My hall-mates and I strung up some red yarn on command hooks throughout the hallway and then became secret agents for the rest of the day!
Check out this awesome video I made with my GoPro!

It was fun being secret agents, until a cranky RA ripped it down saying it was a “fire hazard”, which is somewhat reasonable, although we purposefully rigged it up to be instantly released if you knocked into any part of it. Its funny that she brought up fire hazards, considering the dorm building was violating fire code by locking our courtyard door supposedly… And not stopping my neighbor from smoking pot in his room with his smoke detector covered up… and not doing anything about the same neighbor playing with an “Axe spray/lighter flame thrower” in his room… Yes, that happened. Scary.  Anyways.

Lasers!
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Your New Background

I’ve been doing this for years! When someone leaves their user account logged in on a school computer, I change their background to this picture of an obese horse and I re-name it as NowYouWillAlwaysRememberToLogOut.jpg and then log them out.

I’ve never seen anyone leave a computer logged in with an obese horse background, so clearly its pretty effective.

And one time last year I changed a background of a logged in computer and upon logging out I realized that it was ME who had left the computer logged in… I’m a smarty pants!

Collecting roadkill in costume!

This one was all me and Ryan K!
We dressed up like creepy emo goth kids and picked up roadkill off of busy-ish roads!

What I appreciate about this shenanigan is that it covers the essentials of what a good shenanigan is. It directly involves onlookers and begs them to ask  “WHAT?!”, “WHY?”, and “REALLY?”
I just imagined someone driving by and saying “Honey, look, those satan worshipers are at it again!”

We really just moved the roadkill to the grass on the side of the road and let the vultures consume their natural diet in safety.

That look on my face was perfect though!

The New Faces of Callahan

Outside of one of the Sorority hallways at Callahan there was a poster board featuring the “New Faces This Fall!” This poster board only featured sorority girls, even though its made by the RAs… Everyone knows Sorority girls are the best prankees! Basically it was just askin’ for a prankin’.
One day I found this old photo of a teddy bear holding a sign and decided it would fit in well here. It stayed up until the end of the semester!

Also, bonus prank! I noticed yesterday that my additional notes of Hall Director expectations are still up in the Callahan classroom! its been months since I added them! They must really appreciate the brainstorming

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Twister In the Round-About

If this is not the quintessential Shenanigan of the week, I don’t know what is!

Playing Twister in the center of the Roundabout with Victoria K., Chris K., Ian L. and Ryan K.! This one doesn’t need much explanation, except that it is not blatantly illegal to be in the center of the roundabout (I could not find any mention of it in KY law. However, I did read that the KY transportation Cabinet advises against crossing to the center island).
But what is illegal (at least in most states) is honking your horn at anything that’s not an imminent threat… Like pedestrians 25 feet from the road.

We had many grumpy, fat, old people honk at us! Which means shenanigan accomplished!

The Hebron Scavenger Hunt

Seeing as this is the week of April Fools, I’m posting one of my most favorite pranks that I’ve done! I did this one my senior year, and I had actually almost forgot about it!

Essentially I made a gag scavenger hunt in Hebron just to see if I could get people to do it!
It had three parts, one beginning clue, middle clue and end clue, just so I could tell if someone had actually done it by seeing if multiple clues were moved.

The beginning clue was phrased as if it were one of the last clues of some larger scavenger hunt, this way our prankee would stumble upon it and would be instantly bound in mystery and keep them interested.  I hid at least 7 of these things all around Hebron! I know I hid one in the microwave at Remkees, taped under a table at Wendy’s, on a bathroom door,
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taped to a phone outside of UDF,
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under some candy at UDF,
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and on a paper towel dispenser at the Crew Lounge Bar!

This clue led to the second clue, which I hid near the Hebron roundabouts in a plastic bag.
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Which said:
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This one was removed twice, along with the third clue, meaning people definitely took the bait! :D
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The final clue, which really wasn’t much of a clue, really more of a let down for the prankee, was at the Hebron Lents branch Library (Rest In Peace!). I found the most obscure book I could, one that would probably not be checked out that often… “Collecting Pens: The Instant Expert”

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This clue read “Sorry, this wasn’t part of a real scavenger hunt… I just wanted to see if anyone would actually do this… Here’s some stickers though for your effort.” And then I had power rangers stickers there, which the first person took, so  I replaced those with Obese Cat stickers (doesn’t everyone have some Obese Cat stickers laying around?).CAM00183 CAM00203

But yeah, so at least 2 people did this scavenger hunt! I really wish I was able to see them do it! I would love to have just causally struck up a conversation with them about what they were doing, acting as if I knew nothing about it, that would have been interesting!

enjoy your April fools day, Get creative and Prank on!

 

“Coco” the Gorilla and the Taco Bell DriveThru

Senior year of high school Jeremy R. and I realized that we still had not done anything stupid to the new Taco Bell drive thru that had just gone in down the street from our high school! So we decided to change that and of course incorporate the gorilla suit (a classic for every gag or prank!). I think Coco and me made at least 4 people’s day with that visit! The noisy little guy really wanted his nachos!

“NO COCO! BEHAVE!”

*unruly ape-like behavior ensues*

“BAD COCO! THIS IS WHY I DON’T TAKE YOU OUT IN PUBLIC!”

*coco begins throwing a tantrum*

“OKAY THAT’S IT! YOUR GOING BACK IN YOUR KENNEL WHEN WE GET HOME!”

*sad whooping gorilla noises*

(turns to drive thru attendant)
“I am so sorry, hes not usually like this. He’s usually much better! He just really needs his nachos!”

*attendant laughs and hands me food*
“Thank you!”

*Coco swats at food as I begin to pull away*

“THAT’S IT MISTER! YOUR GOING BACK TO THE ZOO!”

*more gorilla whooping*

Professor PowerPoint Recommendations

Freshman year, my EMB Intro to Broadcasting professor would sometimes “cancel class” and instead of having a live, in person lesson, he would send us links to video versions of his lessons and PowerPoints he had uploaded to Vimeo…
These “lessons” were literally just screen captures of him going through the PowerPoints while talking into a microphone… And they were anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half long! Painfully boring! (Big surprise, most of us didn’t watch them)

While I was watching one, I noticed the Vimeo page stated that the videos were over a year old, meaning that he didn’t even create them for our class, he created them for the class he taught the year before! Very lazy, but understandable I guess.

I also noticed that several of these videos had the comments enabled, so I decided to have a little fun and I created a Vimeo account named “X-Wing@Aliciousness” (yes, from Key and Peele!) and made some comments to hopefully liven up the videos for future students he assigns the videos too!

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Hopefully he noticed the comments as he was posting the videos again the next year! Hah!

 

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