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?
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!”
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.
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.
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!
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
freshman year I decided to make this treasure map and hide it around the building, leading to the non-existent treasure of the misspelled-wrong-name “John P. Calihan.”
The dorm building that I lived in at NKU was called the “James P. Callahan Hall”, but everyone simply referred to it as just Callahan hall. (It was named after Kentucky Senator James P. Callahan, who advocated for NKU funding and had recently passed away)
For some reason one day during freshman year I decided to make this treasure map and hide it around the building, leading to the non-existent treasure of the misspelled-wrong-name “John P. Calihan.”
The map led to the sand in the valley ball courts. Of course I didn’t actually put anything there in the sand. But the next day, I checked where I had hidden the maps and they were ALL gone… I looked outside at the valley ball courts and there was obvious evidence of attempted digs… My RA Matt and his roomie Michael had found the maps and spent quite some time digging for it!
He was pretty heartbroken when I informed him it was just a prank… I felt bad for tricking him a little, so I decided he needed a real treasure hunt!
A few weeks later I put together a large 10 part scavenger hunt for him and the other residents in the hallway! It was kind of a spur of the moment thing for most of them, which is why it was so much fun! It included pirate costumes, buried clues (for real this time), cross campus treks, secret codes, historical riddles, unlocked basement maintenance closets, Etc.!
And of course, the treasure of John P. Callahan! (not the real one, mind you. That’s a secret closely guarded by miles of under-dorm passageways and various freemason booby-traps!)
Fun was had by all!