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So April 1st is about a week away and I'm looking for some good suggestions to play some office pranks (and I'm assuming you are, too).  I work with 5 good natured guys, we all share one big bullpen so it's hard to get privacy and access to someone elses computer/desk without everyone else noticing. Good laughs are definitely appreciated amongst us so let's hear what you got.

 

 

 

 

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So April 1st is about a week away and I'm looking for some good suggestions to play some office pranks (and I'm assuming you are, too).  I work with 5 good natured guys, we all share one big bullpen so it's hard to get privacy and access to someone elses computer/desk without everyone else noticing. Good laughs are definitely appreciated amongst us so let's hear what you got.

Put ValarIan root powder under their desk the take a looong break

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The old hit of acid in the coffee bit gets 'em every time. Good luck and have fun

 

Ooh, that reminds me, I need to bake up some pot brownies for the guys at work!

 

Evidently someone pulled an early April fools prank on the staff at espn980

 

Like when they told Jason Reid that he had job and then was like, "sike!"  We were just playing around.  That one was awesome.

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You can't do this one, but it was my favorite stunt of all time.  Last year, I hosted a science, health, and tech radio news magazine called the Prism and so for April 1st I decided to do a War of the Worlds.

 

Using the fact that Voyager had just gone beyond the Heliosphere and thus became the first man made object to leave our solar system, I decided to "break" the news that it had just received a three way signal. A message that came in English, mathematical, code and something that could be nothing other than an alien language. We announced the discovery of an extra terrestrial Rosetta Stone. I got a sociologist, an astrophysicist, and a political wonk to conspire with me (all very serious, highly credentialed people) we explored the meaning of the message and how the world must adapt to it and what it could mean for fifteen minutes looking at the finding from a multi-disciplinary approach.

 

We took it for fifteen minutes and only in the last thirty seconds did we reveal ourselves. I was so proud of everyone including me. No one broke character or laughed. We all ad-libbed and just kept building it.  It was absolutely fantastic.  Did the audience laugh with us or fall for it... I don't really know, but it was awesome and I was so glad that I got to do it at least once.

I didn't tell my bureau chief what I was about because I worried he might reject the idea on journalistic grounds. (We fooled him actually for most of the piece he later admitted) he kept looking for other sites trying to verify the finding, but knew how seriously I took the Prism.

 

I wish I had the link. They kept it up for a while, but then took it down because they said they didn't want people discovering it at a point where the joke made no sense. 

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So April 1st is about a week away and I'm looking for some good suggestions to play some office pranks (and I'm assuming you are, too).  I work with 5 good natured guys, we all share one big bullpen so it's hard to get privacy and access to someone elses computer/desk without everyone else noticing. Good laughs are definitely appreciated amongst us so let's hear what you got.

Buy some plain donuts and coat them in baking soda or baking powder.   Let the co-workers chow down on some "powdered donuts".  :D

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I will still (and grudgingly) give the award to the ES staff/mods/freaks who pulled off the trick of getting OUR SITE to defer to the Vagiants site a few years ago. 

I had a screwdriver, allen wrench, and a can of air ready for my husband to "fix my computer"! 

 

SOMETHING'S SERIOUSLY WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

While he stood there over my monitor, I refreshed at God only knows what time, and both of us were amazed at the ES banner, and the admission from the guilty party(ies).

 

Please don't do that again, or any version thereof.   I'm in a fragile state right now, as per the usual, LOL

 

As Redskins fans, we're all fragile.  Have mercy.

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Celebrate the inner child.  You watch sports and go nuts for a game that has no real impact on your life.  You're not totally grown up.

My husband gives me that line every once in a while when I'm trying to display maturity...then throws in the Redskins & giggles as he walks away, (quickly walks away), dodging whatever is being thrown at him, usually pointy envelopes, with real-life bills in them,

LOL...tell me I ain't realistic, humph

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- Curse out your boss in a global email

- file harassment charge against hottest person you work with

- submit a resignation letter

- photocopy the phrase "I like big butts", etc. onto 50 plain pages than put them in printer

- carmel covered onions

- citizen arrest (with handcuffs)

- lapdance for least attractive coworker

- pop keys off keyboard and move them around

- do nothing, but write "April Fool's" on post it and put on everyone's computer screen.  Will drive them crazy trying to figure it out.

 

Note:  Some of these might get you fired...but you will be remembered.

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- do nothing, but write "April Fool's" on post it and put on everyone's computer screen. Will drive them crazy trying to figure it out.

This may be the best one listed in this thread. To do nothing, but make someone think you did something would be the ultimate prank. They would be anticipating that gotcha moment all day. The fun never ends with this idea.

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