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The Cliff

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Ever wanted to scare the bejeezus out of somebody? Say, a little brother or and annoying co-worker? Here's what you can do:

Take'em to the "cliff"!

Invite your friend/co-worker/victim hiking. Tell them you've found this wonderful spot with a great view. You climb some hills, climb some rocks, and you're at the top of a cliff.

Now, this isn't really a cliff. It is a clever mock-up of a cliff. At the edge is:

A)a painting mockup of some ground cleverly designed to look like it is hundreds of feet below.

Or B) a really fine net suspended at the edge of a real cliff; so fine that you can't see it unless you know it's there, but strong enough to catch a falling cow.

Your victim is admiring the view, and you tap him/her/it on the shoulder and say, "How far is it down to the bottom?" He/she/it says "I don't know".

Then, you run at your victim, screaming "LET'S FIND OUT!!!!!" and shove him over the edge. For a split second, he/she/it is mortally afraid, thinking that they're doomed! Then, they are caught by the net/painting mockup; hopefully after wetting their pants.

From then on, hopefully your victim will not annoy you for a while.


DesertFox, Oct 14 2004

very funny series ended with the bus going over a cliff... http://www.ironwork...ungone/youngone.htm
pun - cliff richard & his film, The Young Ones or summer holiday or some thing... [po, Oct 16 2004]


       I think it would work as well if you jumped off yourself while your friend looked on aghast.   

       Public: Transportation: Hiking
Public: Fairground Ride: Air Travel
Other: Energy: Bioenergy: Fear
Health: Suicide: Fake

       I must say I would prefer to have a net below me when I'm on a cliff, whether or not I choose to push someone off.
DrCurry, Oct 14 2004

       How to lose friends and incontinence people...
lostdog, Oct 14 2004

       //Then, you run at your victim, screaming "LET'S FIND OUT!!!!!" //

Famous last words.

       ...your "victim", having had this trick pulled on him by someone else, sidesteps and you fly confidently over the cliff's edge, secure in the knowledge that you'll be saved by the net that your "vicitim" removed earlier that day...
half, Oct 14 2004

       Continued from [half] ...except that you, having been the victim of the ol' sidestep maneuvre before, have replaced the section of mountain at the *top* of the cliff with a painted mock-up. As you fall, you pull on two rip-cords - one to release your parachute, the second to collapse the painted-mock-mountain...
vigilante, Oct 14 2004

       This kind of happened at the end of the movie - 'The Game', which I really enjoyed, but only because I didn't know what was going to happen at the end of the movie.
benfrost, Oct 14 2004

       I would suggest 'public: evil' as a category.
RayfordSteele, Oct 16 2004

       Painted mockup is impossible--people do have depth perception, you know. Ultrafine net is concievale but I can't think of any material that fits your requirements.
5th Earth, Oct 16 2004

       carbon nanofilament. very strong.
DesertFox, Oct 16 2004

       //freedom fries//   

       Ha ha ha, I thought that grudge held against the French hadn't left any traces.
Pericles, Oct 16 2004

       carbon nanofilament wrapped in something that wouldn't slice me up. besides, I know that carbon nano-filament woul be terribly expensive. It was just an example for 5th earth.
DesertFox, Oct 17 2004

       Might be sorta tough to come up with something so thin that it's invisible and yet won't cut you up.
half, Oct 17 2004

       //This kind of happened at the end of the movie - 'The Game', which I really enjoyed, but only because I didn't know what was going to happen at the end of the movie.// [benfrost] you are one of the funniest people I've never seen.
neilp, Dec 20 2004

       Good idea, but It would help if you had a blindfold.
Xcubeds, Jul 01 2005


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