Sometime during the heavy snowfall (and subsequent snow-days) of the winter of 2015 I decided the roof of the unused building across from Callahan was disappointingly bleak (perhaps I was suffering cabin-fever?). So I added a nice message for my fellow dorm-mates and school employees.
Yeah, this one was probably on the more risky side of silly things I’ve done, all things considered, but I was safe about it. Anyways, WHOOOHOOO FOR SNOW DAYS!
So NKU informatics department streamed a live feed of the first 2016 Presidential debate in our Digitorium. They also had a live voting count and a live twitter comment feed on screen… Its as if they assumed we wouldn’t hijack it for Trump and Harambe memes!
Or at least thats what I did with it.
Every single tweet got a chorus of laughter from the theater! Thrilling to say the least. It made the debate buffoonery go down much easier.
Here are a few of the tweets, all from my various random fake twitter accounts for shenanigans (these accounts will be featured in several other shenans in the future!)
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!
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 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.
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