The Halliburton SurvivaBall™

Yes Men, from the fake site Halliburton Contracts:

Halliburton’s reputation as a disaster and conflict industry innovator will be cemented by the SurvivaBall™, a one-size-fits-all solution to global warming.


BANKSY: The Story Disneyland Doesn't Want You To Know

Wooster Collective:

Families visiting Disneyland on their holiday this week saw a life-size Guantanamo bay inmate standing inside the Rocky Mountain Railroad ride at Disneyland in Anaheim California.

The sculpture, consisting of an inflatable doll dressed in an orange jumpsuit with its hands and feet manacled remained in place for one and a half hours before Disneyland’s security staff shut down the ride and removed it amid fears over public safety.


Paris Hilton targeted in CD prank – BANKSY

BBC, via Boing-Boing:

Banksy has replaced Hilton’s CD with his own remixes and given them titles such as Why am I Famous?, What Have I Done? and What Am I For?

He has also changed pictures of her on the CD sleeve to show the US socialite topless and with a dog’s head.

A spokeswoman for Banksy said he had doctored 500 copies of her debut album Paris in 48 record shops across the UK.

She told the BBC News website: “He switched the CDs in store, so he took the old ones out and put his version in.”


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Video: Here.

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UK Serious Games Conference Pranked by Anti-McDonalds Activists

The Yes Men strike again!

From Gamasutra, via boing-boing:

According to online reports, the UK-based International Serious Games Event, which deals with games for educational, corporate training, and other uses, this week hosted its conference in Birmingham, England, complete with a session by Andrew Shimery-Wolf, Strategic Comm. Mgr at fast food giant McDonald’s, on “McChange: Serious Games from Training to Corporate Social Responsibility.”

Shimery-Wolf claims to be part of an organization named McDonald’s Interactive, which has apparently announced that it “is striking out on its own from parent company McDonald’s.” “We can no longer stand by while McDonald’s corporate policies help lead the planet to ruin,” said Andrew Shimery-Wolf, co-director of the former Interactive Division.

However, as is clear by the apparent text of Shimery-Wolf’s speech at the legitimate International Serious Games Event, someone has been hoaxed – the speech claims that McDonald’s has run an elaborate ‘serious game’ to help work out the future of its business.


Audio Hoaxes and Urban Legends, Part 3: Jud Jud

From WFMU’s Beware of the Blog:

Jud Jud was the band that was too straight edge for instruments. Every song (including their “tuning”) on their 1989 seven Inch The Demos consists of Steve Heritage (in the left stereo channel) and “B” (in the right channel) chanting their manifesto, which consists mostly of the word Jud, as well as occasional feedback and explosion noises. But mostly the word Jud. Repeated over and over again. The Demos contains pictures of fake flyers for Jud Jud headlining over bands like Minor Threat, which never happened. But the hoax/parody worked remarkably well.


Rebar pranksters

From SFWeekly:

“My favorite reaction we get now and again is: ‘Why in the world would somebody do that? Why in God’s name would you do that?’ People are stunned that we would drive out to the desert to build a library or put a park in a parking space. I love that reaction. My response to that is: ‘Exactly.'”


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Basketball Prank

From some blog:

On Saturday, at the game, when Pruitt was introduced in the starting lineup, the chants began: “Victoria, Victoria.” One of the fans held up a sign with her phone number.