Since high school I have had a vision of the ultimate pirate performance piece / urban prank. Imagine, if you will:
You’re sitting at a stop light, minding your own business. Suddenly a pickup truck pulls up next to you at the light. In the back of the pickup truck is an entire crew of pirates, minding their own business, acting for all the world like they belong there. You get a chuckle out of seeing an unexpected crew of pirates, maybe people start pointing.
Then it turns ugly.
A second pirate crew pulls up in a different pickup truck, flying a different pirate flag. Soon, a fight breaks out, complete with swashbuckling, boarding planks, and choreographed sword duels. Eventually everything is settled and the two trucks drive away as if this were the most normal thing in the world.
The closest I ever came to this was dressing up as a pirate and driving around with another pirate and a Jolly Roger in the back window. No sword fights though. No swashbuckling.
So, I think it’s time for the real deal. Who’s with me?
Okay, usually pranks like this are really lame. People who call in or write in to a show and just scream something stupid, or say some inside joke that only a few friends will get are just dumb. You’re not impressing anybody.
On the other hand, sometimes there are clever pranks, which are done well enough that the person who is pranked just has no clue. Case in point #1:
Even better would be if you could subtly Rick Roll someone while they are talking about being pranked:
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