It’s clear that Friday afternoon is the best day for posting online videos and getting insta-views. Weekend videos rarely do as well. But I couldn’t resist posting one of my favorite recent pranks on Saturday because that’s the day we pulled it off.
- Inspired by Charlie Todd’s recent book titled “Causing a Scene: Extraordinary Pranks in Ordinary Places with Improv Everywhere,” I decided on Friday to place a classified ad for a garage sale at the nearby home of my friend Terry (who is known online as Zipster08).
- Of course I didn’t tell him… it’s much more fun when garage sales surprise you.
- Babysitterofnalts met me at 5:45 am on Saturday, and we rushed to hang up giant signs promoting the sale. Sign543 also helped us plan. Here’s the “Fake Garage Sale Prank” video, but Zipster’s vlog account of the morning is funnier. He is a great storyteller.
- I also posted the debrief on my top secret responseofnalts, where Zipster’s mom talks about the frightening bearded guy who knocked on her door at 6:00 a.m.
Good times. Good times. Nothing like a fresh prank to make your weekend.