A couple weeks back, I ended up telling one of my friends about the Greatest Prank that by the Grace of God was not pulled on me (and don’t ask, either you know that story or you don’t), then over the weekend another homie sent me this clip which has had me randomly in stitches all week, so I thought I’d share.

Here are the elements of a great prank, in my humble opinion.

1. Mean enough to get a reaction, not so mean that the victim won’t ever speak to you again (unless they’re the extra sensitive type)

2. Anyone (in theory) can pull it off.  I mean really, how much money did this one cost? A decent lunch for the Facilities Manager of the building?

3. All the rest of us not involved should laugh uncomfortably.  I was sitting in the comfort of my home, years later I imagine when I watched this, and as soon as the lights went out, I audibly said, ‘Nope!’

Last but not least, a very special shout out to homeboy at the end of the clip, who decided to cut his Man Card up into a million pieces, then get a million matches to individually light each of those million pieces on fire.  You’re on the list with the guy in school who tried to jump through a Taco Bell window as ‘We’ll be 75 years old and you still won’t live that one down.’

Anyway, enjoy!