Office Chair Fun

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!

R.I.P. Good Parking

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.
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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 :'(

A Rabbi, Priest and Minister Walk into a Bar… Seriously.

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!
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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!

The Cozy Parking Spot

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.
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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.

Encouraging Joggers

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!
Fun times!

The Conan Cut-Out

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.
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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.

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

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!

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