How to Create Customized Popup Jokes to Prank Your Friends

Have you ever seen this message on your PC?


I’ll put it this way, you’ll only see that message if I’ve had a little time to sabotage your PC while you had your back turned. Believe me, I love PC pranks and jokes. I’ve been doing them for years – just ask my friends at work. Read on and I’ll tell you how to create one of the easiest, but most flexible pranks.

The VB Script Prank
First, open up your Windows Notepad or your favorite plain text editor. Now paste in the following text.

MsgBox “Windows has determined that you may not be smart enough to surf the internet. Click OK if you are stupid!”, 0, “Error”

Now save the file as joke.vbs

Finally, double click the file to test it. You should see the same message box I displayed above.

How does it work?
The VBS in joke.vbs, stands for Visual Basic Script. As far as I know, every copy of Windows can interpret Microsoft Visual Basic scripts. Visual Basic scripting is a powerful programming language that can work miracles or destroy your hard work. In this prank, all it does is pop up a harmless message window. VBS by itself isn’t evil. It depends on who the programmer is. So when you use it, be very very careful.

Can you change the message?
Yes, it’s easy to tweak this prank. Here’s a template you can use.

MsgBox “***YourMessage***”, 0, “***MessageBoxTitle***”

You can replace the text ***YourMessage*** with your message. If you want to change the title that displays in the window’s title bar, you can change the text ***MessageBoxTitle***.

Be sure that you keep the quotes.

How can you make people click on it?
Let’s say someone you know uses a shortcut on their desktop to run Internet Explorer. We’ll replace their shortcut with our own prank short cut.

1. Move their shortcut and your joke.vbs file to somewhere in a folder on the PC.

2. On the desktop, create a shortcut to your joke.vbs file.


3. Right click on the joke.vbs shortcut, select Properties, and choose the “Change Icon” button.


4. Now select the icon which looks like Internet Explorer.


5. Change the name of the shortcut to Internet Explorer.


6. Get ready to laugh at them when they try to go surfing.

If you’d like to learn more about the VB MsgBox function, you can read about it at vbtutor.

Do you have any questions about jokes, pranks or programming? Do you have any ideas you’d like to share? Be sure to add a comment below or email me. I’d love to hear from you.

Reverse Text, Flip Text Upside Down and Shuffle Text

Oh with lots of free time on hand we definitely need some sort of way to pass our time. If you enjoy driving your friends nuts by playing stupid pranks on them, then here are some more tools that will help you have some fun.

Reverse Text


Back in the days when I was in school we just to use a code language, the code language involved speaking text in reverse. We had a lot of fun using it since it annoyed the hell out of people who were around us.

If you want to do the same you can use the reverse text service to reverse the text order and then paste it as your or status message or even send them as emails or IM messages to your friends.

Flip Text Upside Down


How does the world look upside down? Well I can’t tell you that, but I can definitely show you a service called Flip Text that flips text upside down.

Just type in the text you want to flip and hit the flip button, send the flipped text to your friends to see them go nuts.

Shuffle Text


Though not exactly a prank, this was an actual experiment where it was determined that most users do not read entire words. Instead we just focus on the first and last letters in a word while reading. It does not matter what characters are in between them. Think SMS language :-).

Want to give it a try then check out the Shuffle text service.

Do you have any other similar services you use to play pranks on your friends? Don’t forget to share them with us.

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Well lets not leave it at that, there are several other blogs that pulled pranks on their readers, like last year’s April Fool pranks coverage we have coverage of the best April Fool pranks of this year too :-).

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