10 delightful practical jokes

[Video Link] Mostly harmless. (Via biotv)


  1.  “A ‘practical joker’ deserves applause for his wit according to its quality. Bastinado is about right. For exceptional wit one might grant keelhauling. But staking him out on an anthill should be reserved for the very wittiest.” – Robert A Heinlein

  2. The ketchup one is too cruel for my tastes. The rest are pretty good. The shirt thread is brilliant.

  3. I was quite gratified to see the video from the same person doing a trick where he inverted a glass of water over his macbook pro. Afterwards there’s a blooper where he attempted the trick and completely saturated his laptop. Karmic revenge?

  4. I tried the one with the ketchup a couple of times but it flopped.  Finally, I  accompanied it with a rag-time melody and then is was hysterical.

  5. This is perfect internet video editing:

    No overlong introduction, no transitions, no voice-over breaks, no messing up and redoing actions on camera.

    They even fast-forward the video to keep the pace high without sacrificing any clarity.  It contains exactly that is promised in the title with no cruft.  I highly approve.

  6. Instead of a ketchup packet, just use a ketchup squeeze bottle to fill up one end of the straw, flip the straw over and place it back in the drink, the first sip is a mouthful of ketchup.

    1.  This will only work as a joke if your friend isn’t already drinking a cup full of ketchup.  If that is so you have to use mustard instead.

      1. I mix my ketchup and mustard like chocolate-vanilla ice cream from a machine. You’ll have to use relish.

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