Funny Best Buy Prank

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mgargan1, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

    mgargan1

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2003
    Location:
    Reston, VA
  2. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

    Foxglove9

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    #2
    Seems a little drawn out and a lot of effort for something that isn't really funny.
     
  3. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
    #3
    There's 10 minutes of my life I'll never get back. :rolleyes:
     
  4. xsedrinam macrumors 601

    xsedrinam

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    #4
    Thanks for saving 9:50 for the rest of us. We owe you.
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #5
    I didn't mind reading it. I like the improveverywhere type of prank.
     
  6. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    #6
    I love improveverywhere! If there were a Houston chapter or something, I'd be all over it! :)
     
  7. Lau Guest

    #7
    I love stuff like this. It reminds me of the kind of stuff me and my friends used to get up to when we were at school — things that are hard to set up, take a huge amount of planning, are fun and harmless(ish) and generally get people all worked up but they're not sure why. :D
     
  8. MacFan782040 macrumors 6502a

    MacFan782040

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2003
    Location:
    Scranton, PA
  9. dsnort macrumors 68000

    dsnort

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2006
    Location:
    In persona non grata
    #9
    It amazes me the amount of effort people will put into something as pointless as this. Just writing the story itself was more effort than the whole gig was worth.
     
  10. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #10
    I often wear Apple T-shirts, and sometimes I'm wearing one when I visit Apple retail stores. If people come up and ask me questions, I give them the answer. But I don't have dozens of other co-conspirators!
     
  11. technicolor macrumors 68000

    technicolor

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Location:
    ><><><><
    #11
    Yeah that group is great. I love the cell phone prank they played in a bookstore.
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Location:
    Bergen, Norway
    #12
    I've on occasions worn my old style Apple cap to the Apple dealer in Bergen... and that really throws the staff off... they have now idea how to deal with that - or me, for that matter... :D

    [​IMG]

    Found the image of it over in the Apple Clothes thread... :)
     
  13. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2003
    Location:
    The "Garden" state
    #13
    Those guys totally stole my idea!! I still have my best buy shirts from that dark and strange period in my life, and I am always tempted to wander in wearing it and see what happens...when I worked there I wouldn't have known an interloper from a real employee, there were too many and I worked in the warehouse too much of the time.

    In addition, I always wanted to wear the best buy shirt when I worked at Borders. maybe for halloween or something, as a test of whether the nametag or the shirt color registered first in a customer's mind.

    Anyhow, I think that it was sort of funny, but the joke stopped being funny 3/4 of the way through the page.
     
  14. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

    ibook30

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Location:
    2,000 light years from home
    #14
    They just got there before you did - next time do it !

    Improve Everywere is a genius idea! I have been following their antics for a year, and they are extremely impressive. Think French Situationalists. or Dada, or the Surveillance Camera Theatre Play,,,, Absolutely brilliant stuff. Thank you mgargan1 for bringing this to the forum.
     
  15. mgargan1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    mgargan1

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2003
    Location:
    Reston, VA
    #15
    I try my best to post interesting things ;)...
     
  16. spicyapple macrumors 68000

    spicyapple

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    #16
    They also pulled off a Home Depot prank where the participants shopped in slow motion, and at a pre-determined time, they would all freeze for 5 minutes or so.

    Got the employees excited and management angry.
     
  17. annk Administrator

    annk

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Location:
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    #17
  18. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    #18
    I liked that, although I think it'd be more fun to bring some rare-earth magnets and go into the monitor section of best buy :D. That or get "TV-be-gone" and start randomly shutting off best buy TVs :D.
     
  19. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    #19
    Funny, but too much work. I would take part in it, but wouldn't go through the trouble of organizing it.
     
  20. Koodauw macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Location:
    Madison

Share This Page