Foolish Friday: I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good


A joke is a very serious thing. ~Winston Churchill

I’ve always enjoyed playing practical jokes. In fact, I don’t even mind being the target of said jokes, unless bodily fluids and/or rotten food is involved. That’s just mean.

I really blame my dad for making me into a jokemeister. He was the guy who thought exploding golf balls, Ex-Lax brownies, and pies in the kisser were hilarious. After all, he grew up on a steady diet of The Three Stooges, so I’d be disappointed if he’d been straitlaced. Since my dad didn’t have a son, I became the heir apparent to the Fart Machine and the rubber chicken.

I’d like to think I’ve been a part of many great practical jokes over the years, either as the giver or the receiver. There was the shrink-wrapped toilet, the “trapped kitten” in the closet, and my personal favorite, the leaky toilet over the mean kids’ classroom. I loved the thrill of planning and then executing random acts of hilarity.

You may have seen some variation of this joke on Jackass:

I took it one step further by rigging a remote controlled device, then hiding in the bushes in my camouflage ghillie suit. Yes, it’s puerile and even a bit cruel. It’s also fooking hilarious.

I’m so serious and reserved at work. This must be my way of getting in touch with my inner Crazy Fool, because I’ve always had a knack for it. Nothing was too ludicrous. Gorilla suits, wacky intercom messages, mysterious lost items. As long as nobody really got hurt it was all good.

I want to hear about the best practical jokes you, the reader, have been a part of. Whether you scared someone half to death or frustrated your nemesis to no end, it’s all fair game. The one that makes me laugh the most will get something special from the site mascot and I!

Note to my American readers: Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend and I hope you will take time to honor our brave servicemembers, past and present. I also have a special announcement coming next week, so stay tuned.

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~ by Howlin' Mad Heather on May 25, 2012.

3 Responses to “Foolish Friday: I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good”

  1. One of my favorites (I’ve never done this) was wrapping every individual item in someones office in tin foil while they were on vacation. Everything, from the individual letters on teh keyboard, all the way down to paperclips in their drawer.

  2. I don’t think I ever was a physical practical joker. I have “put a few people on” with tall tales which ended in “just kidding!” I bet it was fun around your house!

  3. In highschool my best friend and I tried to make the metal hand rail on the stairs electrified. Not some big kill people shock, just small ones that would be more like static shocks.
    We failed but if it had worked it would have been epic.

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