Pranks and Masculinity on “Who Is America?” and “Nathan for You” | The New Yorker While Sacha Baron Cohen specializes in macho bullies, Nathan Fielder’s urge to manipulate is submerged in irony.
Billboard Uses Tire Screeching Sounds to Photograph Terrified Jaywalkers An unusual billboard was recently set up at a crosswalk in France to promote pedestrian safety. Whenever a pedestrian was detected crossing while the “red man” light was on, the billboard would emit a loud tire screeching sound. A camera built into the billboard would then […]
How a British photojournalist became Plastic Jesus in LA The British-born artist drew international attention this week for his 6-inch-tall wall around Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Humor: Comedian Joe Lycett on Selling an Imaginary Photo to a Paper
“Hello, I’d like to add you to my professional network on Linkedin” is the new “Christ, what an asshole”
Man pranks people upset with Target for no longer segregating toys by gender Mike Melgaard pretended to be Target on Facebook and teased people who are threatening to boycott Target for removing gender labeling from toy aisles (e.g., separate labeling for “Building Sets” and “Girls Building Sets”). The boycotters were nonplussed.
Jeff Wysaski pranks pet store with fake signs Get your Baby Godzilla Lizards, Fieri Hamsters, and Judgemental Tree Frogs right here! LA-based humorist Jeff Wysaski switched out the signs at his local pet store with these far superior versions
The Age of Drone Vandalism Begins With an Epic NYC Tag KATSU, a well-known graffiti artist and vandal, used a hacked Phantom drone to paint a giant red scribble across Kendall Jenner’s face on one of New York City’s largest and most viewed billboards. By all accounts, it is the first time that a drone […]
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Link: Photographer Borrows Public Marquee Signs and Installs Phrases to Provoke Passersby | Feature Shoot Thoughts on Romance on the Road is a project by Rhode Island-based photographer Victoria Crayhon that addresses the effect of media and technology upon human desire
Link: SPONSORED: The Taliban Is A Vibrant And Thriving Political Movement | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source 2012 proved to be just another in a succession of landmark years for the Taliban, as the influential Islamic fundamentalist organization continued its awe-inspiring push toward unprecedented expansion.
Link: Nurse’s Death Stirs Sharp Criticism of Royal Prank Call – NYTimes.com But the stunt took a horrific and unexpected turn on Friday, when the nurse who answered the call, 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha, was found dead, an apparent suicide.
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Link: Nimrod Visits the Sartorialist | Shorties | VICE VICE’s resident gadfly Nimrod Kamer went to London to mess with the Sartorialist, aka fashion blogger Scott Schuman. For some reason, Scott wasn’t so psyched about the idea of Nimrod following him home after his book signing.
Link: Pranksters Hijack Republican Live-Streamed Petition Drive | Threat Level | Wired.com The GOP promoted the campaign heavily online with the hashtag #IWantRepeal, leading Thursday to the inevitable barrage of jokers entering made-up names for the sheer joy of seeing them spit off the printer before a live web audience.
Link: L E N S C R A T C H: Happy April Fool’s Day….I think we are taking ourselves too seriously these days…and I think a little irreverant mischief might be just what is needed in our depressed economy and changing times…ALWAYS love the work of David Shrigley and Jan von Holleben, and you […]
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Laughing Squid The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions is a book of pranking devices by New Yorker cartoonist and freelance illustrator Julia Suits.
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