Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sign prank in Alaska fools the whole town

Earlier this week, fliers began appearing all over the small town of Bethel, Alaska (population 6,000) announcing that a Taco Bell would be built by mid-summer. Everyone in town was pretty excited about the prospect of an actual fast food place coming to their town and they weren't too happy when they found out it was a hoax.

Local radio station KYUK broke the news to the town. “I repeat: Bethel is NOT getting a Taco Bell.”

"An evil hoax," declared the Anchorage Daily News. "It's not known who is behind the hoax or why."

The fliers included a local phone number and an email address and included instructions on applying to work there. According to one of the news stories I read, the phone number has been disconnected and emails to the hoaxer have not been answered. Also missing from every single story about this hoax is a picture of the fliers that were put up. If any of those appear anywhere, I will post them on here.

Good job, Alaska prankster! We can't wait to see what you do next. Below are links to a few of the news stories, where you can get an idea of how sad the entire town is that they won't get to experience Taco Bell bowel movements.

Cruel Taco Bell hoax rocks tiny Alaskan Town

LA Times story

Taco Bell hoax upsets small Alaska town

Taco Bell hoax leaves small Alaska town devastated. Yes, DEVASTATED.

Rumors of Taco Bell for Bethel

Taco Bell will remain 400 miles away (by plane only) in Bethel

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fiddle With Your Cell Phones

I don't remember where this came from, but it was on about a billion blogs last week. Remember, you saw it here LAST!

Juvenile Sign Pranks

Thanks, Brian S., for this sign pranks that will be especially funny to those in middle school!

As long as I'm doing an update here, I should mention that Zug recently did an interview with me about my sign hacking projects. Well, it was mostly about my projects over at, but there was a little bit of sign hacking thrown in there too. Zug is a fun web site and they're responsible for some pretty amazing pranks, including sign hacking. Click here to check it out.

Fuck Off, Harrods!

Fuck Off Harrods

From a reliable news source in the UK: A disgruntled employee, fired by Harrods from his job as the toy department’s Father Christmas, took revenge last night in spectacular style. Gaining access to a maintenance control room, Lloyd Hudson, 35, from Ilford, Essex, was able to locate the chart and corresponding switches for Harrods’ 10,000 external lights.

Read the rest of the story here...

And then consider yourself pranked since it's completely false. But it sure would be funny if it actually happened. Which is your cue to barricade yourself inside your nearest department store's make-believe control room and find this mystical wall full of switches that are inexplicitly wired to individual strings of Christmas lights. Maybe you can make them spell out TURK 182 or something.

Thanks for the article, Rob T Firefly!

Should Rhyme But Doesn't


I created this sign after seeing a really great comic by Toothpaste for Dinner. I stuck it on public bulletin boards around my city and I'm sure it'll create a fair amount of WTFing from the people that read it. The original comic is below.

Toothpaste For Dinner

Visit our Printables page and you can download a PDF file of this poster so you can hang them up too. Also, if you don't read Toothpaste For Dinner religiously, then you're going to hell. Visit their website at

A few funny signs...

This walk signal sticker was making the rounds on a lot of blogs months ago, but I was always too lazy to repost it here myself. It was done by a self-proclaimed artist. I'm not sure I understand why people who put up signs like this call themselves artists. I put up weird shit in public all the time and I don't pretend I'm an artist. I'm comfortable with the fact that I'm immature and a burden on society. Quit pretending that you're artists, you good-for-nothing sign makers!

Capitocapito posted this gas pump sticker on the PLA Forums this week. I wish I could read what the small print says. By the way, if you don't regularly check out the PLA Forums, you're missing out on some good pranks. Go visit them now.

I can't remember where I got this image, but it made me LOL. I want to recreate a sign similar to this and start slapping it on the door of every 7-Eleven I go to.

Have you got some hilarious unauthorized signs to share with us? Post them in the comments here, or email them to and maybe they'll get featured on this site.