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Fake Sneeze

 Are you bored right now? Well, I have a little trick to entertain yourself. Pour some water on your hand or stick it under the faucet for a second. Then find somebody that’s not looking at you, creep up behind them, pretend to sneeze while shaking the water off your hand onto the back of their neck. Hilarity ensues. They will think that you sneezed on them. They either get really mad or figure out that you duped them. Nobody wants to be sneezed on so they will be quite relieved that it was only a fake sneeze. They might even join you in your laughter. Or they might punch you in the face. It’s comedic gold no matter what. And yes, I have faked quite a few sneezes in my day. I haven’t gotten punched yet, but I’ll admit that I deserve it when it finally happens. And I just wrote about fake sneezes, I must be getting desperate for things to blog about. Fuck. 

Critically Rated at 10/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Scaring Someone

I consider myself something of a trickster. I like playing pranks on people. Scaring someone is an easy and cheap way of entertaining yourself. All you need to do is sneak up on somebody who’s not paying attention. You creep up behind them and say “BOO!” Then you laugh as they jump and curse you for scaring them. Alternatively you can hide from view and then pop out at them. Remember to say “Boo!” It’s always funnier when you say “Boo!” when you scare them. It’s cliché, but it’s cliché for a reason. People like to be scared. They won’t admit it to save face, but you’re doing them a favor by scaring the shit out of them so don’t feel bad. It helps to hone their reflexes and could potentially save their life someday. The next time that you’re bored and need something to do, consider scaring someone. It will be well worth it, I assure you.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Manager Goose Chase

I’m a bit of a prankster at work sometimes. One of my favorite tricks to play on people is to send them on a manager goose chase. It’s a wild-goose chase for a manager that they will never find. It’s a simple gag. First off, get the managers in on it. They like to stave off boredom just as much as you do. Then you tell an unsuspecting coworker that a manager is looking for him. He goes to the manager to see what he wants. The manager says that he wasn’t looking for him, it was another manager. He goes and tracks down the other manager to see what he wants. That manager directs him to a different manager. He goes to find that manager to see what he wants. That manager sends him to a different manager. It can go on for a while depending how many supervisors and managers are on the clock. The best way to end the gag is to have the last manager send him back to the original manager. If the coworker hasn’t figured it out by then, he deserves to repeat the process. It’s a good prank. Nobody gets hurt, no property gets damaged, and it’s not good enough to post on YouTube so you won’t be ruining any lives. The manager goose chase. Try it the next time Monday is bringing you down.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

'I sent Higgins on a wild goose chase so we could get some work done.'

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We Cause Scenes: The Rise of Improv Everywhere

We Cause Scenes: The Rise of Improv Everywhere is a 2013 documentary about Improv Everywhere and its founder Charlie Todd. If you’ve been on the internet in the last five years, you’re probably familiar with Improv Everywhere. They are the comedy/performance art group known for performing elaborate pranks in public places. They never break character to create a moment of amusing bewilderment for anyone who happens to be in the area. They are the guys that froze in place in Grand Central Terminal for five minutes, the organizers of the No Pants Subway Ride, and raiding Best Buy with an army of people wearing blue shirts and khaki pants.

Director Matt Adams takes you behind the scenes of Improv Everywhere and introduces you to Charlie Todd, the creator and founder of the group. Todd talks about his inspiration for Improv Everywhere. It started with him impersonating Ben Folds in a bar one night. A couple of girls bought into it and he wanted to share his story with as many people as possible, but he didn’t have an outlet to do it. So he wrote it down and created a website. He started thinking of more and more pranks and they got bigger and bigger. Improv Everywhere also had connections to Upright Citizens Brigade, which have proved very influential to their performances. Todd is quick to point out that Improv Everywhere was started two years before flash mobs were a thing and that the two have very little in common. Flash mobs are a trend. Improv Everywhere is art.

The documentary also explores some of the group’s most famous pranks. You find out how they came up with the idea, how they pulled it off, and reflections of the aftermath. It’s a very interesting film and you can find it on Netflix. It’s hard to grab the attention of the internet and go viral. It’s even harder to do it on a consistent basis. Improv Everywhere deserves all their YouTube glory. Watch this documentary and find out why.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Saran Wrap Over the Toilet

April Fool’s Day is rapidly approaching. I know it’s not the end of January yet. I know we still have all of February and all of March. That doesn’t mean that we should neglect our duty to prank everyone and anyone we can. One of the simplest and most timeless pranks is to put Saran Wrap over the toilet. Your victim will use the toilet to either take a piss or take a shit. The Saran Wrap will keep their excrement from being easily flushable. They will do their business and see that it doesn’t go anywhere. Doesn’t that sound like fun? It is. Try it today and see for yourself.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Draining the Hot Water

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, you always have to haze the new guy. Servers are no different. You send the rookie out to accomplish an impossible task. Different restaurants do different things, but draining the hot water is one of the best and most traditional ways to haze somebody new. The premise is simple: you ask them to drain the hot water from the coffee machine. Most industrial coffee machines have a hose keeps it constantly supplied with water, but the newbie doesn’t know that. They will stand there and fill pitcher after pitcher until they eventually give up out of frustration or have somebody take pity on them and tell them it’s a prank. Either way the victim feels stupid and everyone else laughs at him. But it’s not an insult; it’s a form of initiation. If you ever find yourself draining hot water, the only way to redeem yourself is to wait a few months until they rehire and then get the new guy. It’s the circle of life.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Whoopee Cushion

A whoopee cushion is one of the first novelty gifts that you get as a kid. It makes fart noises and fart noises are funny. The traditional way to use one is to blow it up, then you get somebody to sit on it without realizing it’s there, it sounds like he farted, and then everyone laughs at him. Then he demands the whoopee cushion so that he can get somebody else, and the cycle continues.  They are really immature, but so am I, and I brought one to work the other day. Most of the dudes that I work with appreciated it, but I was surprised that it was the girls who wanted to play with it the most. Maybe it’s because they can’t fart in public. Guys fart all the time and we’re proud of our gas. Girls are embarrassed and try to hide their flatulence. But everyone thinks farts are funny, even if they don’t admit it. A whoopee cushion is great because you get the obnoxious sound without the noxious fumes.

Critically Rated at 14/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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