some advice/suggestions on pulling a prank on my friend?

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some advice/suggestions on pulling a prank on my friend?

Post by vaddynwashere » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:41 pm

This year I'm bringing a newbie this for his freshman burn. I'll be decorating his bike with a license plate made out of an LCD picture frame, so the license plate will have a slideshow of a few images.
So I'm thinking, it would be hilarious if one of the images was designed in a sneaky-trojan way, to let everyone around him know that he's a virgin, without him, on the other hand, knowing it.
Something along the lines of: "I am a BM virgin, please sign my pants with a marker", and he'd be wondering why the hell does everyone want to sign his pants.
But it has to be phrased super-careful, so that it takes time for him to crack it. Any suggestions?
I'll be photoshoping the images, so text or image, all and any ideas would do.

Thanks guys!
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Post by Elderberry » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:45 pm

Reminds me of elementary school where you stick a 'kick me' sign on the nurd's back. Juvinile.
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Post by vaddynwashere » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:56 pm

Absolutely juvenile! But just to weird him out, not to harm or scare him; absolutely no kicking or damage to his property. I just gave the first example that came to mind and it was a bad one, which is why I'm asking for better ones...

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Post by moonrise » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:00 am

oops
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Post by oneeyeddick » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:05 am

Why don't you just put BenGay in his underware?
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.

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Post by vaddynwashere » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:52 am

WTH come on man, that would be ridiculously mean.
Like I said, this is supposed to be a funny, witty friendly joke to enhance his experience, not to ruin it.

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Post by Sham » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:46 am

I think that moonrise says it best. Listen to him--he's a wise man!

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Post by delle » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:58 am

I'm a huge fan of back signs. I say run with it.

One of the first times my husband (who I imported from NY) came to visit me in Quebec was during his birthday.

We went out on a shopping spree... to a bunch of little shops.

He couldn't understand why people kept coming up to him, smiling and saying "Bonne Fête!!".

....until we got home and he discovered I'd announced it was his birthday on his back.


I understand how you want this to be a GOOD experience for your friend. Surely we can come up with something!!!
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Post by vaddynwashere » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:06 am

The "title page" of the slideshow compilation, will be a legit-looking Oregon license plate "GOSHAMAN", cuz the guy's name is Gosha, and in our group of friends he goes by nickname "Shaman" :)

But it would be so cool to enhance the license plate repertoire with a good-quality prank, unfortunately, thus far, I can't come with anything funny :(

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Post by delle » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:12 am

But of course it needs to be done RIGHT!!!


Another experience happened one day when the kids were still little.

I went out to get some groceries... and some gas.... and some stuff at the pharmacy and at the hardware store.

At each stop, as is my usual habit, I talked with the staff and with whoever was infront and behind me in the checkout line... but was perplexed with peoples' reactions. There was a very weird vibe about the entire day.

I thought I was totally off my game! Huge booger in my hair, maybe? I dunno.

Anyhow, when I got home, I was leaning over to grab a bag out of the car when my (probly around 7yr old at the time) daughter came careening over and ripped something from my back.


Yep. She'd put a "Kick Me" sign on there --- not knowing I was leaving the house.


Fortunately nobody kicked me. I found it interesting that nobody told me either.....

Still, I thought it was hilarious. (but I've always been quite a fan of juvenile)
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Post by vaddynwashere » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:23 am

I'm a huge fan of juvenile, as long as it's happy juvenile :)

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Post by Sic Pup » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:34 am

Morphing on delle's story.....how 'bout a virtual "kiss me" sign?

Yeah, it's sophomoric but so is BM to a certain extent (according to my VERY serious 20 year old daughter, anyway).
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Post by Zhust » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:41 am

Photoshop him as Larry Harvey, a shirtcocker, the Man, a sparkle pony, etc.

On second thought, just get him a perfect Larry Harvey outfit — at the very least the hat. He'll get a LOT of attention.
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Post by BBadger » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:22 am

Have him decorate a costume, but use some "invisible" fluorescent ink with whatever message you want to say. Then expose him under some black lights at your camp, or on his bike, or something.

Still, this all just kind of seems like high school freshman shaving kind of thing.

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Post by ibdave » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:51 am

every year the BMorg hide the "Blueoldon Ticket" in one of the shiters on the last day. 1st to finds it, free Ticket for next year....... 8) 8) 8)

and of course, send him here>>> http://www.playazon.com/home.html

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Post by Sham » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:15 am

Why don't you just wait until he uses the port-a-potty, and then padlock him in there for the week. That ought to bring a good chuckle when he gets out and kills you!

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Post by lucky.bastard » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:25 am

just keep warning him about scorpions and then a couple days in put a plastic one in his tent/ sleeping bag
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Post by knowmad » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:17 am

A Daft Punk reference will out him fer sure.

But the Free Ticket Idea up there is pretty good.

Ditch him at Crack Whores.

Tell him it is customary for Virgins to Walk into Center Camp, Drop thiere drawers and loudly proclaim "I'm A Virgin! Do Me!" Have your cohorts (you do have cohorts right?) be in Center camp yelling "I'm A Virgin! Do Me!" Randomly, as the two of you enter, the place is so Busy, he will not notice his friends in the crowd, do this on Tuesday, or his first visit to C.Camp.
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Post by Foxfur » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:57 am

^Funny!

I love good natured practical jokes!
The premade ones are easy and they never get old:
Blackface soap
Fish oil candy
Hot pepper gum

I'm not sure of what the object or item would be for this at burning man, but sending someone around to get something that doesn't exist is fun.
In the field artillery we'd hand the new guy a bucket and send him towards the noisy end of the howitzers to get a bucket of muzzle blast for velocity analysis. Earplugs and faceshield were provided :) ).
In the boy scouts it was sending them down to the waterfront to ask for a length of shoreline. Also to the dining hall to ask the head cook, Betty, if they could borrow her fallopian tubes.
The quest for a left handed smoke shifter was great. Everyone who was asked told 'em to "go see X" then X would send em on to Y and so on.

I'll be thinking long and hard today. I know I can come up with something, muhahaha!

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Post by AntiM » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:12 am

One year there was a "Practical Joke Seminar" in the WWW guide, listed as being at noon out by the trash fence.

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Post by knowmad » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:26 am

AntiM wrote:One year there was a "Practical Joke Seminar" in the WWW guide, listed as being at noon out by the trash fence.
My Virgin year:
I saw one of those signs on a Street Corner on Thursday, It was advertised As being Tuesday, I felt bummed cause I love practical jokes; and then it hit me. :roll:
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Post by Laughing Forest » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:02 pm

To the OP:

Why would you on your second year, feel compelled to possibly interfere with your friend's initial experience at Burningman? Have you asked yourself what you would have thought if someone had done the same to you upon your arrival for the first time? Seems pretty sophomoric to me that you'd feel it necessary to stamp your neophyte friend as a doofus for your own pleasure.

Unless, you and your friend are in the same fraternity.

Leave him be and allow him to experience his own version of the Magic without your interference.

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Post by goathead » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:19 pm

hook him up with LF.

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Post by BBadger » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:36 pm

goathead wrote:hook him up with LF.
Then he'd never actually get to go because he'd be relying on some sucker to give him a free ticket.

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Post by goathead » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:52 pm

BBadger wrote:
goathead wrote:hook him up with LF.
Then he'd never actually get to go because he'd be relying on some sucker to give him a free ticket.
wouldn't the universe provide for them both?

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Post by AntiM » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:53 pm

A free hugs sign on his back?

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Post by goathead » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:00 pm

AntiM wrote:A free hugs sign on his back?
and send him into the DPW camp

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Post by graidawg » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:49 pm

just post his pic on eplaya then leave the rest to chance
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:01 pm

My older sister used me as a object on which to work on her issues. Then I was an outcast in jr. high. I don't see practical jokes as anything but mean and an abuse of power.
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Post by FIGJAM » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:52 pm

But does'nt everyone want a friend with the playa name "Doofus'?
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