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2021-04-21 2:41:28 PM  
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Been done.
 
2021-04-21 2:44:22 PM  
Someone would be getting the beating of a lifetime. FH
 
2021-04-21 2:45:53 PM  
So that's how they do it in their family
 
2021-04-21 2:46:00 PM  

Advernaut: Someone would be getting the beating of a lifetime. FH


And someone thought this was a funny idea?!
 
2021-04-21 2:46:31 PM  
Hellfire missile inbound in 3, 2, 1
 
2021-04-21 2:47:41 PM  
Tragedy + Time = Comedy

You might want to fiddle with that second variable.

/ya chucklefarks
 
2021-04-21 2:47:49 PM  
It's just a prank bro!
 
2021-04-21 2:49:51 PM  
Watch as we play this great prank on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson!

...

Please join us in a moment of silence for our fallen colleagues.
 
2021-04-21 2:51:07 PM  
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2021-04-21 2:52:56 PM  
I don't think kidnapping should be in quotes in the article.
 
2021-04-21 2:54:42 PM  

GameSprocket: Watch as we play this great prank on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson!

...

Please join us in a moment of silence for our fallen colleagues.


Would be a fun movie to make afterward, watch it be dramatized having Vin Diesel as himself shooting the producers of this prank show in the head.
 
2021-04-21 2:55:04 PM  
This is horrible, period. How horrific. Those people are probably traumatized. I can't imagine being in a country where that sort of thing could happen... even if it's fake in the end- they THOUGHT it was real. They THOUGHT they were going to die. This isn't entertainment. It's brutality.
 
2021-04-21 2:55:26 PM  
Gee, that seems like fun
 
2021-04-21 2:56:12 PM  
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2021-04-21 3:00:45 PM  
Jeezy creezy, don't give January 6th scumbags any ideas for their criminal trial defense. "We were joking. Only making sure cap police were doing their jobs. Totes swear".
 
2021-04-21 3:00:47 PM  

bobug: This is horrible, period. How horrific. Those people are probably traumatized. I can't imagine being in a country where that sort of thing could happen... even if it's fake in the end- they THOUGHT it was real. They THOUGHT they were going to die. This isn't entertainment. It's brutality.


Exactly.

Here's the line I draw when I'm going to prank someone:

Would I be okay with it if this happened to me?
 
2021-04-21 3:00:48 PM  
Nope that is just straight up horrid.
 
2021-04-21 3:01:35 PM  
Sounds like a good defense for that flash mob in January

'We were actually extras for something called the
New American Zany Incident! reality show
'
 
2021-04-21 3:01:50 PM  
Sometime in the mid 80s, I watched some bloopers type show hosted by Ed McMahon. They were showing clips from hidden camera shows from around the world. One clip from an Israeli prank show featured a man with a briefcase. The man would walk up to a table at an outdoor cafe, set the briefcase down, then run away. The people at the cafe would freak the fark out, of course, because similarly staged bombings were a frequent event there, in those days. I remember the Israeli presenter of the show laughing so hard he fell of of his chair.

Apparently this has been a "style" of comedy in a very unfunny part of the world for decades.
 
2021-04-21 3:03:14 PM  

beezeltown: pparently this has been a "style" of comedy in a very unfunny part of the world for decades.



Conservative people generally have under-developed humor organs.
 
2021-04-21 3:03:34 PM  

bobug: This is horrible, period. How horrific. Those people are probably traumatized. I can't imagine being in a country where that sort of thing could happen... even if it's fake in the end- they THOUGHT it was real. They THOUGHT they were going to die. This isn't entertainment. It's brutality.


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2021-04-21 3:05:06 PM  
American version can't be jihadis with exploding vests. That kind of stuff doesn't usually happen here most of the time (when was the last time?).

The US version will be MASS SHOOTING! Imagine getting Cardi B in a charity event (lol!) and then suddenly a crazy mass shooter guy shows up and "shoots" people (of course just fake bullets that pop like in kids' toys) and then Cardi B gets taken hostage. She is then made to twerk in front of the hostages (children and nuns) while pleading for her life. The mass shooter then tells her to rap about asses and dollars or he'll kill one child every minute. Cardi B begins to rap but fails and the mass shooter "shoots" a child. Cardi B starts twerking again and rapping to pacify the mass shooter and then out of nowhere, he just gets up and "shoots" all the kids and nuns. Cardi B is then made to stand in the middle of the dead children and nuns and forced to twerk for her life, before the undead children rise up and say "IT'S A PRANK!"
 
2021-04-21 3:12:32 PM  

beezeltown: Apparently this has been a "style" of comedy in a very unfunny part of the world for decades.


They do a lot of those in Central America. Even the less extreme ones would still NEVER fly in the US.

I saw one where a series of people went one at a time into an elevator in what looked like an office building. Halfway through the elevator ride, the lights would cut out and a girl actress wearing a costume like the girl in The Ring would crawl out of a fake panel they put in there, get right in front of the victim and then turn the lights back on.

I have to admit it was funny, but I would be so worried that someone would have a heart attack and die right there.

To be fair (.gif), there was an unaired segment of Punkd when they faked a very young looking teen vandalizing Zach Braff's (yes, THAT Zach Braff) car and apparently he just up and kicked the shiat out of the kid.
 
2021-04-21 3:14:03 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bobug: This is horrible, period. How horrific. Those people are probably traumatized. I can't imagine being in a country where that sort of thing could happen... even if it's fake in the end- they THOUGHT it was real. They THOUGHT they were going to die. This isn't entertainment. It's brutality.

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I can't save I've seen any commercials like that.
 
2021-04-21 3:15:37 PM  
Speaking of James Corden.....why is he so annoying?
 
2021-04-21 3:18:47 PM  

beezeltown: Sometime in the mid 80s, I watched some bloopers type show hosted by Ed McMahon. They were showing clips from hidden camera shows from around the world. One clip from an Israeli prank show featured a man with a briefcase. The man would walk up to a table at an outdoor cafe, set the briefcase down, then run away. The people at the cafe would freak the fark out, of course, because similarly staged bombings were a frequent event there, in those days. I remember the Israeli presenter of the show laughing so hard he fell of of his chair.

Apparently this has been a "style" of comedy in a very unfunny part of the world for decades.


I've been thinking for a while that my next Fark Fiction Anthology entry will be about aliens that come to Earth to troll humans, and I've been stuck on "What would universally troll all humans?" I may now have my answer. Fear.
 
2021-04-21 3:20:20 PM  

Magnanimous_J: beezeltown: Apparently this has been a "style" of comedy in a very unfunny part of the world for decades.

They do a lot of those in Central America. Even the less extreme ones would still NEVER fly in the US.

I saw one where a series of people went one at a time into an elevator in what looked like an office building. Halfway through the elevator ride, the lights would cut out and a girl actress wearing a costume like the girl in The Ring would crawl out of a fake panel they put in there, get right in front of the victim and then turn the lights back on.

I have to admit it was funny, but I would be so worried that someone would have a heart attack and die right there.

To be fair (.gif), there was an unaired segment of Punkd when they faked a very young looking teen vandalizing Zach Braff's (yes, THAT Zach Braff) car and apparently he just up and kicked the shiat out of the kid.


I saw the elevator one. That was pretty funny, but could certainly be dangerous for some people.
 
2021-04-21 3:23:05 PM  

Fireproof: beezeltown: Sometime in the mid 80s, I watched some bloopers type show hosted by Ed McMahon. They were showing clips from hidden camera shows from around the world. One clip from an Israeli prank show featured a man with a briefcase. The man would walk up to a table at an outdoor cafe, set the briefcase down, then run away. The people at the cafe would freak the fark out, of course, because similarly staged bombings were a frequent event there, in those days. I remember the Israeli presenter of the show laughing so hard he fell of of his chair.

Apparently this has been a "style" of comedy in a very unfunny part of the world for decades.

I've been thinking for a while that my next Fark Fiction Anthology entry will be about aliens that come to Earth to troll humans, and I've been stuck on "What would universally troll all humans?" I may now have my answer. Fear.


Wave a wand and make the oxygen disappear around a person a minute or so. Just long enough to freak them out without killing (most of) them.
 
2021-04-21 3:24:24 PM  

Fireproof: beezeltown: Sometime in the mid 80s, I watched some bloopers type show hosted by Ed McMahon. They were showing clips from hidden camera shows from around the world. One clip from an Israeli prank show featured a man with a briefcase. The man would walk up to a table at an outdoor cafe, set the briefcase down, then run away. The people at the cafe would freak the fark out, of course, because similarly staged bombings were a frequent event there, in those days. I remember the Israeli presenter of the show laughing so hard he fell of of his chair.

Apparently this has been a "style" of comedy in a very unfunny part of the world for decades.

I've been thinking for a while that my next Fark Fiction Anthology entry will be about aliens that come to Earth to troll humans, and I've been stuck on "What would universally troll all humans?" I may now have my answer. Fear.


Fear of anal probes.

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2021-04-21 3:33:49 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bobug: This is horrible, period. How horrific. Those people are probably traumatized. I can't imagine being in a country where that sort of thing could happen... even if it's fake in the end- they THOUGHT it was real. They THOUGHT they were going to die. This isn't entertainment. It's brutality.

This could be either:

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Or:

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Dunno... I've NEVER found things like this funny. Why? Because I've survived violence. If someone "prank" kidnapped me, blindfolded me, threatened to kill me, held what I thought was a knife to my neck, and so on? That's not a joke. That is nightmare fodder. Being trapped, restrained, threatened, and in fear for your life isn't a joke. It's a terrorist act, by definition.
 
2021-04-21 3:36:00 PM  
A movie that has become even more true as time goes along (NSFW language):

NETWORK - Faye Dunaway lays down the law
Youtube _7Nca5nns6I
 
2021-04-21 3:36:08 PM  

bobug: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bobug: This is horrible, period. How horrific. Those people are probably traumatized. I can't imagine being in a country where that sort of thing could happen... even if it's fake in the end- they THOUGHT it was real. They THOUGHT they were going to die. This isn't entertainment. It's brutality.

This could be either:

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Or:

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Dunno... I've NEVER found things like this funny. Why? Because I've survived violence. If someone "prank" kidnapped me, blindfolded me, threatened to kill me, held what I thought was a knife to my neck, and so on? That's not a joke. That is nightmare fodder. Being trapped, restrained, threatened, and in fear for your life isn't a joke. It's a terrorist act, by definition.


It's not good, but it's not terrorism. Everything that is scary is not terrorism.
 
2021-04-21 3:40:59 PM  
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2021-04-21 3:41:48 PM  

BafflerMeal: bobug: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bobug: This is horrible, period. How horrific. Those people are probably traumatized. I can't imagine being in a country where that sort of thing could happen... even if it's fake in the end- they THOUGHT it was real. They THOUGHT they were going to die. This isn't entertainment. It's brutality.

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Or:

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Dunno... I've NEVER found things like this funny. Why? Because I've survived violence. If someone "prank" kidnapped me, blindfolded me, threatened to kill me, held what I thought was a knife to my neck, and so on? That's not a joke. That is nightmare fodder. Being trapped, restrained, threatened, and in fear for your life isn't a joke. It's a terrorist act, by definition.

It's not good, but it's not terrorism. Everything that is scary is not terrorism.


They systematically terrorized people, and that means... yeah, it was, by definition. Just because jihadists are used as the poster kids doesn't mean others aren't engaged in it.

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2021-04-21 3:55:06 PM  
Huh.  Nobody here has ever seen Scare Tactics.  Lotta folk thought they would be killed.

"Scared?  You shouldn't be..."
 
2021-04-21 3:55:21 PM  

jake_lex: A movie that has become even more true as time goes along (NSFW language):

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door's open, door's closed.

Pretty terrible continuity errors, man.
 
2021-04-21 3:58:00 PM  

WhoGAS: Huh.  Nobody here has ever seen Scare Tactics.  Lotta folk thought they would be killed.

"Scared?  You shouldn't be..."


Ooooh....I remember that show.

But at least those scares involved the supernatural, aliens, mutants, etc.
 
2021-04-21 4:05:50 PM  
Surprised nobody said this until now:
Fake.

/because there is no prank "kidnapping" without the person's consent. And as volatile as Iraq is, it still has laws.
 
2021-04-21 4:11:55 PM  
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2021-04-21 4:12:57 PM  

The_Sponge: WhoGAS: Huh.  Nobody here has ever seen Scare Tactics.  Lotta folk thought they would be killed.

"Scared?  You shouldn't be..."

Ooooh....I remember that show.

But at least those scares involved the supernatural, aliens, mutants, etc.


They also have mob members shooting a guy in the back and threatening to kill the "mark", too, if he doesn't comply.  A bit of that, really.

Just finished the last season on Netflix.  Lauren from Superstore is in it.
 
2021-04-21 4:14:30 PM  

bobug: Dunno... I've NEVER found things like this funny. Why? Because I've survived violence. If someone "prank" kidnapped me, blindfolded me, threatened to kill me, held what I thought was a knife to my neck, and so on? That's not a joke. That is nightmare fodder. Being trapped, restrained, threatened, and in fear for your life isn't a joke. It's a terrorist act, by definition.


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The show they had in Iran was a lot more realistic, but it wasn't very funny either.
 
2021-04-21 4:17:11 PM  

GreenSun: American version can't be jihadis with exploding vests. That kind of stuff doesn't usually happen here most of the time (when was the last time?).

The US version will be MASS SHOOTING! Imagine getting Cardi B in a charity event (lol!) and then suddenly a crazy mass shooter guy shows up and "shoots" people (of course just fake bullets that pop like in kids' toys) and then Cardi B gets taken hostage. She is then made to twerk in front of the hostages (children and nuns) while pleading for her life. The mass shooter then tells her to rap about asses and dollars or he'll kill one child every minute. Cardi B begins to rap but fails and the mass shooter "shoots" a child. Cardi B starts twerking again and rapping to pacify the mass shooter and then out of nowhere, he just gets up and "shoots" all the kids and nuns. Cardi B is then made to stand in the middle of the dead children and nuns and forced to twerk for her life, before the undead children rise up and say "IT'S A PRANK!"


Now, THAT is a show. And you've thought about this too much.
 
2021-04-21 4:30:30 PM  
Very sophisticated ptsd inducing show they have there.
 
2021-04-21 4:40:48 PM  

Fireproof: beezeltown: Sometime in the mid 80s, I watched some bloopers type show hosted by Ed McMahon. They were showing clips from hidden camera shows from around the world. One clip from an Israeli prank show featured a man with a briefcase. The man would walk up to a table at an outdoor cafe, set the briefcase down, then run away. The people at the cafe would freak the fark out, of course, because similarly staged bombings were a frequent event there, in those days. I remember the Israeli presenter of the show laughing so hard he fell of of his chair.

Apparently this has been a "style" of comedy in a very unfunny part of the world for decades.

I've been thinking for a while that my next Fark Fiction Anthology entry will be about aliens that come to Earth to troll humans, and I've been stuck on "What would universally troll all humans?" I may now have my answer. Fear.


Religion. Humans have 4,000+ varieties.

Punk them with the South Park version: a spaceship lands outside a church, and aliens walk in. They claim to be angels sent by God to gather the faithful before Armageddon.

The head alien says, "So, you guys are the.. (checks list)... Mormons, right?"

" No, we're (insert religious sect name here)."

" Oh, too bad. Mormons only. Have a good day."
 
2021-04-21 4:43:33 PM  
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2021-04-21 4:52:42 PM  
The Simpsons - Made You Think Your Family Was Dead!
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2021-04-21 5:28:47 PM  
 
2021-04-21 5:37:08 PM  

GreenSun: American version can't be jihadis with exploding vests. That kind of stuff doesn't usually happen here most of the time (when was the last time?).

The US version will be MASS SHOOTING! Imagine getting Cardi B in a charity event (lol!) and then suddenly a crazy mass shooter guy shows up and "shoots" people (of course just fake bullets that pop like in kids' toys) and then Cardi B gets taken hostage. She is then made to twerk in front of the hostages (children and nuns) while pleading for her life. The mass shooter then tells her to rap about asses and dollars or he'll kill one child every minute. Cardi B begins to rap but fails and the mass shooter "shoots" a child. Cardi B starts twerking again and rapping to pacify the mass shooter and then out of nowhere, he just gets up and "shoots" all the kids and nuns. Cardi B is then made to stand in the middle of the dead children and nuns and forced to twerk for her life, before the undead children rise up and say "IT'S A PRANK!"


I'll  buy that for a dollar.
 
2021-04-21 5:46:50 PM  
Truthfully, I think this actually is a bit good. It shows why radicals, in this case ISIS, in ours, the KKK need to be caricatured, and ridiculed. Driving them off to the hinterlands and not part of society.
 
2021-04-21 6:24:21 PM  

bobug: BafflerMeal: bobug: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: bobug: This is horrible, period. How horrific. Those people are probably traumatized. I can't imagine being in a country where that sort of thing could happen... even if it's fake in the end- they THOUGHT it was real. They THOUGHT they were going to die. This isn't entertainment. It's brutality.

This could be either:

[Fark user image 369x464]

Or:

[Fark user image 495x568]

Dunno... I've NEVER found things like this funny. Why? Because I've survived violence. If someone "prank" kidnapped me, blindfolded me, threatened to kill me, held what I thought was a knife to my neck, and so on? That's not a joke. That is nightmare fodder. Being trapped, restrained, threatened, and in fear for your life isn't a joke. It's a terrorist act, by definition.

It's not good, but it's not terrorism. Everything that is scary is not terrorism.

They systematically terrorized people, and that means... yeah, it was, by definition. Just because jihadists are used as the poster kids doesn't mean others aren't engaged in it.

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Yep, and mock execution is well established as a method of torture.
 
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