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April 7, 2011      Share

Ah, April — the favorite month of fools, pranksters,
and other Military Occupation Specialties.

The Top 9 Military Pranks

9> Fill a SEAL team’s scuba tanks with laughing gas.

8> Replace the aircraft arresting cables on a carrier’s landing
deck with bungees.

7> Tell GE you want to order a bunch of their engines… for
lawn mowers.

6> On the base PA system, switch out “Taps” with “Boogie Woogie
Bugle Boy.”

5> Call Gaddafi and ask if his air defense system is running.

4> Instead of every fifth round being a tracer, make it be a flag
that says “Bang!”

3> Paint a picture of a Japanese destroyer on your sub’s
periscope lens.

2> Replace AIM-7 Sparrow missiles with real sparrows.

and the Number 1 Military Prank…
1> Put up posters of Sarah Palin emblazoned with the word “CINC.”



Selected from 39 submissions from 9 contributors.
This week’s list authors are:

Kevin Dopart, Washington, DC — 1, 5, 7 (3-day pass! 28th #1), Banner tag
Andrew Hoenig, Rockville, MD — 2, 4
Michael Cunningham, Woodridge, IL — 3, 9
David Bloyer, Comer, GA — 4
Leonard Topolski, Pearland, TX — 4
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA — 6, 8, Banner tag
Colonel Howie, The Pentagon, VA — Topic
Kilroy, Washington, DC — Graffitist