The Ultimate Guide to College's Greatest Tradition
By John Austin
(Three Rivers Press, Paperback, 9780307338433, 224pp.)
Publication Date: July 25, 2006
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BAD BEHAVIOR 101
Forget about Punk’d. Or any of those other stupid hidden camera shows. Executing the perfect prank is an art that demands deft craftsmanship and sly cunning. Whether you’re talking about a good-natured practical joke between roommates or an elaborate hit against a nosy neighbor, nothing sends a message with satisfying elegance like a well-designed prank. But how can you, just some regular schmo, become an ultimate prankster?
Welcome to Prank University! Here are 100 essential pranks—from classics such as Doorbell Drench and Silly-String Sleep to more modern operations like Quick Leg Shave, Wasabi Paste, and Plastic Forking (you’ll have to look inside for that one, but trust us, it’s good). Step-by-step instructions and ingenious diagrams make these diabolical schemes all too easy. An icon system denotes prank difficulty as well as the number of accomplices needed, costs involved (if any), and whether to film the event for posterity. Just remember to use this information judiciously . . . you never know when some young jokester (also armed with this book) might be coming after you.
With Prank University, jackass class is in session!
John Austin works as a toy designer. This is his first book.