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11. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

A simple one we did quite abit (to continue your newspaper theme) is get hold of a large brown paper bag, and put 2 eyeholes in it, then just walk around all day with it on.

This works very differently depending upon if it..:

  • is just a plain paper bag
  • has a funny face drawn on the front
  • has a message written on the back ("Yup, another bad hair day" is always a good message to use)

The other variation is similar to the post it game - Somebody writes a message/random object/whatever on it, and you have to go up to random strangers in the street/town centre and get them to give you a clue each as to what it says, without mentioning that word.

A final variation is to go out on Fri/Sat night or clubbing wearing the bag. With an extra hole for a straw so you can drink. A friend of mine used to wear one (she is absolutely stunning), with a short skirt/top etc, so everybody could see her legs etc. And written on the bag was something. "Single and looking for a boyfriend/girlfriend/quick shag (the more inventive and funny, the better)" - and say that even if your not, her bf used to be out with us as well - and then just let the evening unfold. But under NO circumstances, take the bag off during the evening.

You can't be in a big group though, unless the group watches from a distance, but always have either 1 or 2 others with you to stop the bag being removed.

It's almost more fun for the people you are with/who are watching, but great fun anyway.

Btw, the other version of the postit note trick is to go mad with them. preferably whilst your housemate is away/out. I mean use THOUSANDS. label everything!!! And if possible, set up a video camera to watch the response.

One of my old housemates at Uni is still apparently finding these post it notes now, 5 years on....

And many, many more games/ideas etc if you want them.

12. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

whatis calvinball?

13. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting Brendan

whatis calvinball?

It's real fun! I bet you never really read Calvin & Hobbes , do you?

14. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

ah! okay I thought it sounds familier.. I remeber calvin and hobbes talking about calvinball, but I can't remember the rules... can anyone post them? I may start a league here.

15. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting Brendan

ah! okay I thought it sounds familier.. I remeber calvin and hobbes talking about calvinball, but I can't remember the rules... can anyone post them? I may start a league here.

IIRC, your own rules!

Brendan, here! Whoosh... doosh! *hits brendan right in the face* ... *Hien runs away!*

16. Posted by whitb (Budding Member 35 posts) 11y

Here's my addition to the debate,
-stealing housemates' food/personal items and leaving ransom notes with words cut out of newspapers.
-while driving beeping and waving at complete strangers and watching while they try to remember who you are.
-hiding your housemates mattress.
-living room rugby ,played on your hands and knees.
-leaving the TV on timer to switch to ridiculous programmes at 10 min intervals all day,particularly if your not going to be there.
-taking the batteries out of the remote control.
thats all I can think of for now

17. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Here's mine..

- turn the volume of every switched-off appliance up as loud as possible. Nice surprise when they turn it on.

- drop the car keys into the toilet bowl

- super glue coins to the roof!

18. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

yeh ive done the sliding own the stairs on a cushion or like!

I always end up leaving the stereo up loud but i dont do this on purpose!

argh...havent got time to think-better dash for work! oops!

19. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

The best moments are just finding stuff they've left you
(and vice versa)

  • Blow up doll in the shower with a note saying "piss off i'm takin a shower"
  • They've padlocked a toy dog that humps to my door
  • Notes everywhere, the last one was in my cupboard telling me they'd tried on all my clothes and they smelt nice.
  • We signed our housemate up to a gay website, gays have been sending him pics of themselves naked for months.
  • Turn off all the lights and selotape around the door, when they go through they'll get covered
  • Clingfilm all their possesions
  • I found an inflatable chair in my bed last night.
20. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

If you have one of those hose sprayers on your sink. Wrap a rubber band around it and aim it towards yourself. The next person to turn it on is going to get a shower;)