03.27.10

Alan Grayson hits one out of the park

Posted in humor, pranks at 2:30 pm by angela

It’s so nice to have a Democrat with guts, and also with a major sense of humor. He has crafted for our enjoyment (and his fundraising, of course), a crazy message from George Bush that is so close to real it is almost believable. Good work to the impersonator, too.

Visit him on the web, of course.

11.15.08

New York Times Special Edition

Posted in humor, News, pranks at 2:42 pm by angela

The other day a “special edition” of the New York Times dated July 4, 2009—a parody, actually—was printed and distributed in major cities. There was only good news to be seen: end of the wars, health care, etc. At the time I first got the link, the website—a perfect copy of the real NYT site— was not working. Later, only the front page worked, but now all the links are working, so enjoy!

09.11.08

Those Palin kids and the wholesome family life

Posted in Accountability, pranks, Sarah Palin at 4:59 pm by angela

Following up on a previous post where I showed the Daily Show video in which Bill O’Reilly declared that Palin’s daughter’s pregnancy was in no way a reflection on the parents, although he had previously stated that Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy was a reflection on HER parents…

Yesterday O’Reilly had the lack of sense to show the bit and claim that 1) it was entirely taken out of context, and 2) the Palin girl was not being unsupervised at the time she got pregnant.

That’s pretty mind-boggling. They were supervising her as it happened? He would have been better off keeping his mouth shut than letting something nonsensical pop out, like that.

Clearly teenage pregnancy occurs during periods of lack of supervision. Well, hopefully. The alternative is unthinkable. I wonder who he is implying was supervising the conception?

Okay, enough of that. It’s up to Bill O if he wants to take that foot out of his mouth before he chokes on it. But I had heard a rumor previously that <rumor> even though Sarah Palin is bragging about how proud she is about her eldest son going to Iraq, there were—shall we say—mitigating circumstances that would imply that the decision to enter the service was not one entirely of his own choosing, kind of like the fact that Bristol’s marriage might not have happened without parental pressure. Which hmm, hasn’t happened yet, has it?

But getting back to the insane rumor, somebody in a series of comments pointed out that Track Palin spent two years attending high school in Portage, which is near Kalamazoo, of all places.() The story is that he did it to play hockey, even though the school system doesn’t have a hockey league and there was perfectly competitive hockey happening back home.

It just seems pretty odd that a boy that age would be sent to someplace far away to do something he could do as well at home. Somebody made the observation that since Sarah Palin herself attended 5 colleges in 6 years to get her journalism degree (FACT), and it seems her daughter was pulled out of her local high school and sent to a different one for an extended period of time.

A person with connections back in the Portage area asked around and found that Track Palin had a reputation for being a troublemaker and an Oxycodone addict. The coupe de grace was an incident involving the vandalism of a large number of school buses.

Link

Very interesting. Read the comments on the article for more information. It sounds to me like an extreme lack of supervision going on in the household, or maybe just a lack of appropriate parenting. Two oldest kids in trouble, special needs baby being passed around like a theatrical prop. Did it happen? How many families do you know where they send the kids away to attend high school?

Now, a snippet from two trolls on Yahoo Answers

08.20.08

Little Freudian slip

Posted in Election 2008, News, pranks at 2:35 am by angela

Or did somebody working for the Associated Press do it on purpose?

09.30.07

The greatest telemarketer prank

Posted in humor, Modern life, pranks at 10:25 am by angela

I’m not usually into telemarketer pranks. I used to work for a marketing research company, where we’d call people at home to try them to take surveys or take part in (paid) focus groups. A lot of times people would try to pull stuff on us, and it was dumb, not remotely creative or funny. Then they’d hang up, thinking they’d got the better of us, and we’d be telling the person on either side of us about the moron we just spoke to.

Seriously, of course we called people at home in the evening. That’s when they were home. People would ask for my home phone number so they could “call me during dinner”, and I’d flat out tell them that I didn’t get dinner, I had to work—but they could call me at work. Or I’d give them the phone number for the main switchboard at the local police department.

If somebody was abusive enough, I’d take down their number in reserve, in case I ever wanted to give it to another idiot so the idiots could call and abuse each other. That never actually happened, but it could have. These people didn’t realize that the fact that we had their phone numbers meant that if they pissed off somebody who was really crazy, they were not protected by anonymity.

But anyway, on to the video. I was laughing so hard on this one I could hardly breathe.

04.08.07

For everyone who ever had a Yahoo account hacked

Posted in Chat, Communications breakdown, pranks, Techie at 8:44 pm by angela

I had a Yahoo account hacked this week. I have no idea how it happened, but it did. One day I shut down the computer, and the next, my username and password didn’t open the account.

I tried to get back in, but the account was a couple of years old, so I’m not absolutely sure what information I used when opening it. Besides, it wasn’t accepting the image verification no matter what.

Everyone assured me that it happens all the time that you lose control of an account, and eventually you are able to get access to it again.

Then somebody on my buddy list told me that they’d been approached by somebody apparently using my account, somebody who didn’t appear to speak English. Wonderful.

So I sent an email to Yahoo requesting that they restore the account to me or reset the password. The canned response I got said that I needed to supply them with not only all the original account registration information, but I needed the original email I registered it to, which is long gone and closed by the ISP, which no longer exists. Tough luck. We don’t give a shit. They stole it fair and square.

Today my new account almost got hijacked when I was contacted by somebody using a buddy’s yahoo account to send out links to what must have been a phishing site. I had to recover the password twice to get the account back under control, but at least it was new enough that I had all the original account information. Sheesh. Click the thumbnail to see what I think of yahoo and the security they provide to their members.

04.01.07

Gold Star Academy of Discipline to open Washington DC branch!

Posted in humor, pranks at 1:00 pm by angela

President Bush today announced that the Treasury is without funds. He will begin selling off the country’s assets immediately.

The Gold Star Academy of Discipline put in an early bid on the White House and got a bargain! I guess Halliburton forgot to bid on it.

We will begin converting the lowest level into dungeons this week, including the “Imperial Suite”, a special cell for those with delusions of grandeur. The following week we will convert the remainder of the lower levels into housing and recreational facilities for our young women. We anticipate that there will be no need to change any of the other levels, as they are already appropriate for luxury living, classroom, and seminar space.

We will be filling an important need in the Nation’s capital, a veritable den of iniquity where debauchery is rampant and no self-discipline seems to have been exercised in years. I’m sure there will be a years-long waiting list of applicants. We will whip those males into line!

02.01.07

Valentine’s Day is coming up, guys

Posted in pranks, video at 9:47 am by angela

What are you getting your special lady for the holiday? The Principal wants to help give you guidance on this one, knowing how you are often so clueless.

I’ll give you a hint: If this is what you’re planning on giving her, make sure you have another, expensive gift to give her. We wouldn’t want her to think you were a frickin’ cheapskate, now would we?

I tried to post the video, but YouTube is not cooperating with my registration. If I get it worked out, I will post it for you.

01.28.07

Too funny for words

Posted in Bad girls, pranks at 8:56 pm by angela

Discovered a great blog while surfing Linkreferral. It’s called The Monkey’s Cheese, and I have linked to the funniest prank I have seen in a long time. I was laughing so hard…

What a dumbass!