Things You Are Buying At The Chicago Aeropostale

Since last week, our tips@deadspin.com inbox has been receiving a series of emailed receipts for purchases and returns made at the Aeropostale store at Water Tower Place in Chicago. The transactions are on multiple credit and debit cards, so either we are being pranked by one store employee, or by multiple Aeropostale… »5/12/15 5:35pm5/12/15 5:35pm

Who Has More Clout at NYC's Top Restaurants: Brian Williams or Geraldo?

It's difficult, these days, to find examples of the name Brian Williams not being preceded by the word "disgraced," but is the suspended newsman as much of a pariah in New York City at large as he is in journalism circles? To figure out, we ran a (highly scientific) experiment. Gawker, posing as the personal… »2/18/15 10:36am2/18/15 10:36am

This Prank Should Be a Part of Every Bachelor Party

Thanks to bro folklore, movies like The Hangover, and simple observations, the association between bachelor parties and bad behavior is one that's deeply ingrained in America's cultural consciousness (yes, #notallmen, but certainly a lot of them). What we don't think of when we think of bachelor parties is prankery. »11/18/14 4:22pm11/18/14 4:22pm

Burger King Phone Mixup Inspires Hilarious Series Of Pranks

There's a guy in Chicago whose office phone somehow got listed on a Burger King website as the contact number for one of their local restaurants. As you might imagine, he gets a lot of calls from people looking to complain about service, apply for a job, or check on when their shift starts. But rather than complain,… »9/10/14 11:40am9/10/14 11:40am

Prankster Poses As Ukraine Eyewitness, Calls MSNBC Host "Dumbass"

MSNBC's Krystal Ball couldn't foresee being called a "dumbass" by a prankster posing as an eyewitness to today's MH17 flight disaster, even after the guest—claiming to be stationed at the U.S. embassy in Kiev—claimed the plane was shot down by "a blast of wind from Howard Stern's ass." »7/17/14 3:43pm7/17/14 3:43pm