Funny, harmless pranks on kayak buddies.
Posted by: bogmonkey on Aug-16-13 9:23 AM (EST) Category: unassigned
Do you folks have any fun pranks you play on your paddle friends?
My favorite is to wait until we're out in some deep water and very isolated. I sneak out a pint of pig's blood I get from the butcher and keep in the cooler on my SOT kayak. I'll pick a random moment then start screaming "F--KING SHARK!!!" as I burst the blood sac all over my face and upper torso. Then I go real quiet and kinda crumple forward and start twitching.
Always a classic...and all in good fun!
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Posted by: scottfree on Aug-16-13 9:29 AM (EST)
Posted by: bogmonkey on Aug-16-13 9:38 AM (EST)
The fun thing about pulling this prank off Fort Desoto or similar locations here in the St Pete area is that there really IS a chance of a shark being nearby!
Don't think it's funny|
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Aug-16-13 9:54 AM (EST)
Like crying wolf, what if really did happen, not out of the realm of possibility.
not funny to me|
Posted by: thegoose on Aug-16-13 10:05 AM (EST)
although i have paddled with someone that made a dorsal fin out of minicell, weighted so it floats correctly and tows it behind his boat.
Posted by: tiger1964 on Aug-16-13 10:40 AM (EST)
I think it's funny in a way. Uh, for the uninitiated, where does one get pigs blood? Amazon.com? Pigblood Depot?
we do that too|
Posted by: rikjohnson on Aug-16-13 12:24 PM (EST)
my daughter and I fould a battery-operated shark-fin.
Posted by: mcimes on Aug-16-13 11:08 AM (EST)
I think thats hilarious. I personally dont have that kind of commitment to a prank that I would splash pigs blood on me, but I applaud your determination.
Posted by: pblanc on Aug-16-13 11:28 AM (EST)
Play pranks on my paddling buddies?
That's too much for me|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Aug-16-13 1:20 PM (EST)
Have you personally ever seen a person get seriously hurt? If you have, and and if you still think this is "all in good fun", then in my opinion you have no heart. Evening finding out later that it was just a prank doesn't undo that awful kick in the gut that the observer feels if they believe what they see is real. I simply can't fathom the idea of wanting to make another person feel that way, even for a few seconds.
Posted by: atkinsr on Aug-16-13 1:51 PM (EST)
You must post video!
I smell a troll !|
Posted by: JackL on Aug-16-13 4:40 PM (EST)
Posted by: sissy103 on Aug-17-13 9:34 AM (EST)
a fine for feeding them?
I occasionally take my PFD off|
Posted by: Ayornamut on Aug-16-13 5:42 PM (EST)
on land and pretend I'm going down for the 3rd time ... in quicksand.
I'll have to try that one ...|
Posted by: Jeffrey_Lee on Aug-16-13 6:35 PM (EST)
... here on the Great Lakes ...
Alas McGreevy, fellow of infinite jest|
Posted by: Jeffrey_Lee on Aug-16-13 7:13 PM (EST)
When we spent a week last year touring in Lake Superior's Slate Islands, we camped near McGreevy Harbour, presumably named for an early settler. One evening, after perhaps too many sunset scotches, we agreed that one of the many wave-rounded stones on the beach resembled a human skull. We began referring to him as McGreevy.
He is still there as of last week|
Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-16-13 9:44 PM (EST)
but the resident caribou have nibbled a bit on his lichen.
Posted by: rjd9999 on Aug-17-13 11:48 AM (EST)
you think the caribu took a lichen to him?
Good one! NM|
Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-18-13 9:26 AM (EST)
Fishing line Rubber snake|
Posted by: Boyscout on Aug-16-13 9:40 PM (EST)
Yeah, I take up space on the wrong |
Posted by: ezwater on Aug-17-13 12:29 AM (EST)
you'll find the right one someday|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Aug-19-13 2:29 PM (EST)
Of course, the rest of us will never know you did.
Posted by: cliffrnatp on Aug-20-13 10:42 PM (EST)
I must be simple, because I am so easily amused. . On a road trip to Florida with a friend who hates to waste gas on AC, I would wait until we were in the heat of the day, and tell him to look at the rhino (or something equally dumb)out the window. I would Click the heated seat on HI and just wait. Once is no good. You have to see how many times you can pull it off. No better way to wake someone up. It's all about bonding.
Do you have any friends ?|
Posted by: Cliffjrs on Aug-23-13 7:24 AM (EST)
Posted by: bogmonkey on Aug-23-13 10:16 AM (EST)
Wake up call|
Posted by: riverstrider on Aug-23-13 1:14 PM (EST)
I've only had this opportunity a couple times, with excellent results, while camping on trail maintenance projects: