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!

 

Kidnapping Edgar’s Dog

Since I was unable to post a blog last week as I was busy on a field trip in Mammoth Caves, I’m making today a triple feature! lol

One day senior year, Ashley and I went over to my bro Edgar’s house and rang the doorbell. When Edgar opened the door, we lunged for his dog Shaggy (yes, named Shaggy, not Scooby lol) and then booked it to my car. We drove shaggy over to my house and texted Ed some ransom pictures of us holding him. Then after 30 minutes or so we brought him back and acted like nothing happened.

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Fun with pet-napping!

Handing Out Lemons

This is a perfect example of a fun and silly thing that can really screw with people! (and that’s what is really at the heart of a good, clean shenanigan after all!)
Me and my buddy Jeremy made shirts with the word “life” on them and then went to Kroger and bought like 9 or so lemons and then went and stood outside of the Florence mall and handed out them out! Most people didn’t really get it or thought we were trying to sell them something or didn’t just plain didn’t want them (what’s life like? Lol) but a few people who put 2 and 2 together thought it was hilarious!
Here is me with captain America and some girls! We forgot to get any other pictures! hah

The Dart Gun Drive-By

Armed with several Nerf automatics and enough foam to fill a small couch, Me, Beans and Jeremy put the squeeze on a few local businesses! We Darted up McDonald’s and the Kroger parking lot, not one of our cart-pushing high school friends were spared!….

And they were nice enough to help us pick up the darts afterwords! lol :)

The Craigslist Mean-Ass Rooster

A few years ago, I was looking through the free section of craigslist a saw an odd posting titled “free mean ass rooster”. The ad concisely stated that a man was looking to get rid of one “mean ass rooster” for free. To funny! I showed this ad to several friends, simply because I was captured by its unintentional humor and mystery. But soon enough it was removed and the fun was over!

Then, this past September I found myself looking at the free section of the Cincinnati craigslist again, and as luck would have it, I see the following ad:
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This was, without a doubt, the same man’s ad looking to get rid of his mean ass rooster! what are the odds of seeing this “sequel” ad out of all the hundreds of weekly postings!?!

I immediately saved this ad and sent it around, then it occurred to me… I now have the opportunity finally find out why that rooster’s rear-end was so mean! So I texted the number in the ad and this was our conversation:
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Darn! Someone already swept up that mean, mean rooster! Hah! So I asked my burning question, which he responded with a disappointingly empty answer.
Clearly this guy has a problem with his roosters developing “mean-ass” qualities, so I thought I should offer him my services in case it should happen again (and I decided I’d use his kind of grammar to blend in a bit) :
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You never know, it could be a dud.
Maybe that rooster could just from a bad egg.
I’m no veterinarian, but I’m pretty sure that dud is a medical term for a bad rooster.

He never replied to this message, I’m guessing because he was simply baffled that I had figured out that his new rooster was already going bad, and he didn’t want to admit to himself that he had already failed the little guy.

But I couldn’t just leave it there, so I gave it a few months and then texted him back to check in his new rooster:

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Now the fun is really starting! Let’s see if I can convince him he ended up with a dud!

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I’m pretty sure he meant “who is this” but I answered the question regardless

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Donny Nuggets is the name of a character from Textastrophe, a blog (similar to this one) that pranks people on craigslist, which inspired me to text “Mean Ass Rooster Mike” in the first place, so I thought it was a fitting tribute.

I’m just trying to help him out of a jam! That rooster will do Mike no good, and he knows that!

That’s the end of our conversation…
For now!   I felt like I was pushing Mike a little too hard, so I’ll wait a few months and I’ll text him again, probably sometime around April… So stay tuned for the conclusion!

When I do text Mike again, what should I say about his new nice rooster? Tell me in the comments below!

The Hotel Room Heist Hijinks

This is just a classic case of hijinks and being in just the right place at just the right time!

We were at the Kentucky Junior Classical League annual Latin convention on a school trip with our Latin club. The rules for the rooms were “no leaving rooms after midnight” or something. So of course, my friends who were in the room connected to ours decided to sneak out the window (we were on the first floor) to our neighbor’s room to hang out, leaving their windows open so they could return. Since they were quite afraid of getting in trouble, we of course decided to play to those fears and mess with them!

After they left, Chas W. and I went into their room and took EVERYTHING we could out and piled it all into their bathroom with the bathroom door closed and window left gaping open. We succeeded in truly making it appear as though the room had been ransacked by window-entering crooks!

When they returned an hour or two later, we positioned ourselves to listen as they climbed in the window and began freaking out about the empty room before them! They were in almost complete panic when they busted into our room to tell us that they had been robbed just moments before also poking their heads into the bathroom to discover their belongings were still there.

They were good sports about it, and so were we, as we help them put everything back. I think in the end Chas and I had the most fun that night!

That picture, taken by Chas W (all credit is due!) is the lift-able contents of their hotel room completely condensed into just their bathroom! Fun!

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