Hilarious sign hack from the 2008 election. Spotted in New Hampshire.
Reminds us of the Tom Hanks Trash Can
Those crazy MIT hackers have struck again with a new hack on the Great Dome. This time the pranksters attached the first seven notes of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” essentially Rick Rolling all of Cambridge.
Of course there is a rich history of “hacking” at MIT and you can read about all the old classics at hacks.mit.edu. The Great Dome is a popular target– the R2D2 and police car hacks are among my favorites from the past.
There’s a great book documenting all of the best MIT hacks (which by the way is the campus term for pranks).
Interested in reprogramming an electric road sign to say something hilarious? It’s definitely illegal and possibly dangerous, but here’s how to do it. You know, just so you know.
Here’s a local news story from Austin, Texas about a road sign prank there. It was the top story.
Brooklyn street artist D.Billy recently executed two new “conversions” in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
A fire / police call box flipped to be a drive-thru speaker
A rusty welded metal cover for a window air conditioner turned into a TV set
Previously: D.Billy’s Balloon-Based Street Art
via Gothamist / And I Am Not Lying
A group of Iraq war veterans do a little bit of culture jamming at a gas station late one night. Created by Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Poster Boy continues to outdo himself. See if you can find the hidden smiley face.
Here’s a cool video of a simple hack on a traffic light on a bike lane in Berlin. Using tape, a prankster transformed the light into a heart, star, and drop of water.
This is either an awesome hack, or a very clever marketing campaign on the part of Dreamworks.
(sent in by Dan Berman.)