I started looking at the sequel yesterday, because I am a lunatic. One of my favorite scenes is actually inspired by a senior prank played by one of my friends when he was in high school. I'm not going to give you the exact deets, because duh, I want you to read my book. But it got me thinking about pranks. Fun, mean spirited and otherwise.
I think my favorite prank ever was planned out by one of my college roommates. This was the guy who looked vaguely devilish and was obsessed with the X Files. Anyway, his high school graduation was supposed to be outside, only for some dumb reason they moved it into the musty, yucky gym. They were concerned about allergies or something. Well, the seniors all wanted to graduate out in the sun where it was pretty and didn't smell like old socks. No go. Administration wouldn't allow it.
So roommate went to school with boxes upon boxes of alarm clocks. And put them in the rafters. Set to go off at different times. By the time all of them went out, the noise was deafening. Graduation was moved outside. I hear it was lovely.
I'm not exactly advocating this. I do think it's funny, and it was a creative way to accomplish the goal. But roommate got into a LOT of trouble over it, so please bear that in mind, Gentle Readers. (And you not-so-gentle readers? REALLY bear it in mind.) But it's great book fodder, isn't it?
What are some of your favorite pranks?