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How I Pranked My Roommate With Eerily Targeted Facebook Ads

2014 Sep 18, 2:27

“This is the chronicle of the most epic retaliation and how I pranked my roommate with targeted Facebook Ads to the point of complete paranoia and delusion.”

Funny anecdote but also a how-to on creating a Facebook ad campaign that targets a single person.

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Dare to Fight, A Hilarious Ninja Ambush Prank

2011 Oct 24, 2:14
Ninjas fight dirty.

Berners Street Hoax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2010 Dec 6, 12:17Ye olde DoS: "The Berners Street Hoax was perpetrated by Theodore Hook in the City of Westminster, London, in 1809. Hook had made a bet with his friend, Samuel Beazley, that he could transform any house in London into the most talked-about address in a week, which he achieved by sending out thousands of letters in the name of Mrs Tottenham, who lived at 54 Berners Street, requesting deliveries, visitors, and assistance."PermalinkCommentshumor history prank

Porn pranksters have a field day with YouTube injection flaw

2010 Jul 5, 4:23Cross-site scripting attack on YouTube over the weekend: "That turned out to be as simple as using two script tags in a row (<script><script>fun scripting stuff goes here!), as noted by F-Secure researcher Mikko H. Hypponen on Twitter—the first of the two tags would get stripped, and the second was allowed through."PermalinkCommentstechnical youtube security cross-site-scripting javascript

Yeah Ok, So Facebook Punk’d Us

2009 Sep 14, 4:36Facebook makes a 'Fax This Photo' button but only lets TechCrunch employee's see it... Also, enjoyed the 'Oh my god this guys arm!' AD reference.PermalinkCommentshumor prank facebook journalism fax photo

The IKEA Fancy Dress Dinner Party

2009 Aug 11, 9:11Invite your friends for a fancy dress party with wine, dinner and board games of course, at IKEA. "...Jason downplayed our real intent, but let the very nice man know that we were here to play board games, and that we had chosen IKEA for the location because it was so much nicer that any of our own actual homes..."
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Mix an Exploding Drink - Wired How-To Wiki

2009 Jun 4, 3:14You've seen the YouTube clips demonstrating the riotous effect of dropping Mentos into Diet Coke. Why not turn the fizzy fun into an epic party prank of your own? Here's our recipe for a little cocktail we call the Manhattan Project.PermalinkCommentsvia:boingboing mentos meme wired humor coke soda howto alcohol drink for:hellosarah

CW 11 Files Copyright Claim at Improv Everywhere

2009 Apr 15, 7:38The Improv Everywhere's "Best Funeral Ever" April fools prank is reported as news and then runs into copyright issues: "The biggest fools of all were the CW 11 news team who reported on the funeral as if it actually happened... I of course uploaded their story to my personal YouTube channel to show the world their lack of journalism skills. Tonight I got a copyright notice from YouTube informing me that Tribune ... had filed a copyright claim against the video and that it had been removed."PermalinkCommentscopyright humor video prank improv-everywhere funeral via:boingboing

What's New with the Glue Society - Hi-Fructose Magazine

2008 Nov 21, 3:52I like the melted ice cream truck. "Our Australian friends 'The Glue Society', a group of artists, designers and projecteers, have created these amazing series of sculptures and films where they've created chair rainbows on the frozen tundra, a curb-side wrap party, gratuitous nudie pictures for airplanes passing by, a house of crates, and a blow-up doll's vacation paradise."PermalinkCommentsstreetart art prank culture nature photo sculpture ice-cream-truck via:boingboing

6.09: The World According to Woz

2008 Jul 7, 5:26"888-8888. This was his new cell-phone number, and his greatest philonumerical triumph. The number proved unusable. It received more than a hundred wrong numbers a day."PermalinkCommentsapple prank wired article phone education steve-wozniak

Human Mirror at Improv Everywhere

2008 Jul 7, 11:38Many sets of twins board a subway and act innocent forming a sort of mirror on the train.PermalinkCommentshumor prank video subway nyc performance-art via:boingboing

Mail a brick to junk mailers using paid postage - Creative tips with dealing with spammers and bulk mailers

2008 Apr 7, 1:50Attach spam's pre-paid postage to objects and mail them back. FTA: "Dear Bulk Mailer, Please find attached to your no-postage-necessary envelope, this brick."PermalinkCommentshumor box junk mail prank spam howto

Miscellany: INSERT COIN

2008 Apr 1, 1:16Change HP printer status LED to read 'Insert Coin': "This little perl program allows you to set the "Ready Message" on HP printers to whatever you'd like."PermalinkCommentshumor prank printer hack hardware howto

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Paris Hilton targeted in CD prank

2007 Dec 23, 8:46Banksy replaces Paris Hilton CDs with his own satirical music and cover art in stores.PermalinkCommentsart article culture graffiti hack humor music parody prank streetart paris-hilton bbc

Wooster Collective: A Wooster Exclusive: Banksy Hits New York's Most Famous Museums (All of

2007 Dec 23, 8:44Banksy adds his own pieces to NY's museums.PermalinkCommentsart article culture graffiti hack humor museum nyc painting prank streetart banksy

YouTube - Airport Security - The Chaser

2007 Jul 11, 9:00The last segment is sort of like Bart Simpsons prank calls to Moe's Tavern applied to airport boarding calls.PermalinkCommentsairport security youtube video humor the-chaser

Office Remodel

2007 Jun 11, 4:20Venkat NameplateMy manager has come back this week from a 10 week vacation and paternity leave. In response and similar to other office hacks some dedicated coworkers and I decided to do something to my manager's office.

Venkat's New Office SpecWhile gone we knew my manager, Venkat, was getting into meditation. My coworker Vishu had the excellent idea of easing Venkat back into work by making his office better suited for meditation. To start with, we updated his nameplate with an Om.

Venkat's New and Improved OfficeNext we emptied his office of anything that could distract him from meditation and replaced it with a yoga mat. Of course I left a copy of the specification for the remodel in his office.PermalinkCommentsmicrosoft personal office humor nontechnical

Microsoft Pulls Prank / Company takes browser war to Netscape's lawn

2006 Oct 27, 1:51PermalinkCommentsmicrosoft netscape history prank internet ie mozilla browser-war article

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

2006 Aug 2, 11:28PermalinkCommentsreligion humor politics evolution education pranks

All Too Flat : Pranks

2006 Jul 31, 1:11PermalinkCommentshumor prank pranks nerds
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