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Naked in New York

The post-April Fool’s Day pranks continue. My friend Scott passed along this outrageous prank by Improv Everywhere in the NYC subway. Pants-off, panties-off, everything out in public. The shocked faces by fellow subway riders are classic.

My favorite part: the electronica by Tyler Walker. Just as fabulous as the actual prank.

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Dwight Schrute Asks, “Who Moved My Desk?”

When I was a freshman at B.U. (way back in 1990), I once came back to my dorm room after a long day of classes. I was taking Mass Communcation and Archaeology that first semester. Or maybe it was Astronomy–hard to remember, as I was barely keeping my neck above water my first semester in college.

My floormates on the 11th floor of Warren Towers loved pranks. That night, as I turned the key and opened my door, I stood in the door with my mouth open. My film posters, the clothes hanging in my closet, my textbooks and cassette tapes scattered on my desk had been reversed with my roommate’s belongings. Mirror opposites, like I’d walked into an alternate reality. Even the posters had been rehung in the same positions, though on the opposite wall. Needless to say, my seventeen year-old self was not amused. Twenty years later, it seems like a pretty handy prank.

All to say that I found this equally amusing ode to pranksterville on YouTube. It’s a compendium of The Office‘s best pranks on Dwight. Happy April Fool’s Day.

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Twelve Great April Fool’s Day Hoaxes

The Daily Beast put together a gallery of the best April Fool’s Day jokes. My favorites are the left-handed Whopper (1998) and the rumor, twenty years ago, that Big Ben went digital.

What type of pranks are you pulling off today?

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Times reports: “Iraq War Ends”

12times-480Yesterday, professional pranksters The Yes Men handed out thousands of fake issues of The New York Times in New York, Chicago, and other major cities with a bold headline that read “Iraq War Ends.” It’s dated July 4, 2009, and has real versimilitude.

I received a copy via email, and could barely believe my eyes. Other headlines in the utopian issue included “Court Indicts Bush on High Treason Charge” and my favorite: “Nation Sets its Sights on a Sane Economy.”

Ah, if only.

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