Surprise BirthdayS for DudeS

He can see the funny side now. But bank manager Tony Sharp wasn’t laughing when he fell victim to a fake kidnapping devised by a friend intent on making his 40th birthday one to remember.

Mr Sharp was seized at gunpoint on his way to work by masked men in what he thought was a Securitas-style raid.

He was beginning to fear he was about to meet his maker when the gang revealed themselves – as a dozen of Mr Sharp’s bank colleagues and his friend Les Allen, who had planned the stunt in revenge for one played on him last year.

Gun-wielding kidnappers seize bank manager – as a prank on his 40th birthday

Mr Sharp said the prank had been “timed to perfection” but added: “I thought I was going to die.

“My thoughts turned to my family. I kept on talking about my three boys but I don’t think I mentioned my wife.

“Then they suddenly pulled off the pillowcase and said ‘Happy Birthday, Sharpy’.

“I’ve got to pay tribute to them. This is one practical joke I’ll never forget.”

A police spokesman said: “In general we would discourage this sort of thing. It is not a good idea to go around in public with replica or toy guns and balaclavas.”

OK .sweet friends..Tell me one thing.
Is this a “guy thing”, cuz I’m strugglin to find the “humor” in this birthday “surprise.”

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Talk about the male power of imagination…Ha.

Let’s see. I’ll wager we could come up with some “safer” ideas eh.biggrin.gif

Howzabout a restaurant, um..dinner..and a cake?…lol
Or is that just my estrogen talking? hippie2.gif

Not adventurous enough eh?
Tickets to a concert, sporting event? A ski or golf outing.

Ice fishing? A day at the shooting range. Hunting?..

Well, that involves blood at least.

So ya wanna be a little different eh.


Try a murder mystery dinner. You can purchase the game. It even includes the menu, scripts, costume ideas, and clues.
Everyone dresses up and gets into character, and he’ll never expect it. And hey, isn’t murder macho enough?laughing0.gif


If he wants to lose his shirt, try a casino party. It can include 3 dealers for craps or blackjack, and they set up everything for ya. At the end of the night the person with the most chips wins a prize.


Bowling parties can be a blast. Give out goody bags with scratch offs and mini bottles of Jack Daniels just for the heck of it.


Howbout a good ole fashioned backyard barbeque party with games like bocci ball, or badmitton. Make a bonfire for effect.

Nice romantic party for two?. Mmmmmmmm.

Stay at home kinna guy?
Then have an at home low-key party. Order his favorite pizza and wings, get tons of pasta side dishes or salad from his favorite restaurant. Break out a few decks of cards and poker chips, and heck try some board games or Charades to entertain the crowd.

Heck, you can even have a big piece of poster board and sharpies for his buddies to comment or write nice things on. Rrright. Ha.booyah1.gif

Well, it sure beats a fake kidnapping. don’t it?
Then again, maybe that’s just a “guy thing” after all. Heh.

What say Y’all Guyz and Dollz?

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59 Responses to “Surprise BirthdayS for DudeS”

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  5. david mcmahon says:

    Certainly not something I would do ….

  6. MK says:

    “…salad from his favorite restaurant.”

    Salad, man, birthday….. no way Angel, those three words should be put together in same sentence unless he’s allergic to meat or something.

    Yeah it does sound like a guy-thing, hopefully he doesn’t carry, that would be a bad outcome. Firefights tend to kill the humor if you know what i mean. :)

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  8. American Interests says:

    Some guys are really…well guys I guess…I wouldn’t go down the same path though…

  9. The Hermit says:

    That’s funny as hell. But it might have gone sour in a number of ways. I can see either of my brothers pulling something like that in a heart beat.

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  12. Joe Gringo says:

    Maybe if the guy was going to school and working at a bank, but the bank manager, nah, bad move, I’d be pissed, unfortunately we live in different times, gotta question his friends

  13. Gayle says:

    My estrogen is talking too, Angel, because I think this would be a really stupid thing to do. Suppose the poor guy had suffered a heart attack? It would not have been funny then, would it?

    Well, I guess they weren’t as dumb as the drunk guy who won the Darwin award. He was drunk and to prove how macho he was, he cut his own head off with a chain saw! I suppose stupid is as stupid does!

  14. nanc says:

    come on, woman – you’re talking about a species that likes to add fire to farts! they’re crazy i tell ya – crazy!

    you’ve got to love them – especially before they kill themselves trying to have fun.

  15. EDGE says:

    My friends no better than to pull anything like this on me! :)

  16. Rastaman says:

    I wouldn’t go so far as to lay that kind of stupidity on just men. I see today in the news that a young gal in college just shot and killed two others and then herself. Yesterday a woman was indicted for kidnapping and torturing another woman in a race attack. Just now, the idiot female governor of my state of Washington has announced that she’s endorsing Obama, thereby proving herself too stupid to be governor of a manure pile, let alone a whole state.

    Nope. Stupidity is endemic to humanity, sex has nothing to do with it.

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  18. Brooke says:

    I don’t think I’d be laughing; in fact, I probably would’ve shot them before I realized what was going on!

    Bad idea, boys!

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  20. Debbie says:

    He’s lucky he didn’t get shot. I’m always armed and ready.

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  22. Daniel Ruwe says:

    I thought that prank was pretty good. I’m not sure if I would want it to happen to me. Still, pretty inventive.

  23. frasypoo says:

    I would have killed them!

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  25. Defiant_Infidel says:

    I wouldn’t do this to anyone, and know one that knows me would do it to me. They would have to surprise and disarm me, get by my wife (who is probably a better shot) and then past my tenants, too. Very thin odds.

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  28. Mustang says:

    Angel . . . this wouldn’t be a bit funny if the man had suffered a massive heart attack and died on the spot. We seem to have such an abundance of idiots in our society. If they aren’t patently stupid, they certainly cannot see the possible consequences of pranks, which when played on much younger persons may not be dangerous. Sheesh. I’m with you, my friend. NOT FUNNY.

  29. Jason says:

    Sometimes the best way to truly live is to come face to face with death whether it be real or imagined. Certainly not for everyone and many bad endings are possible but it will be distinctly memorable!

  30. Klin says:

    My man’d be up for the quiet night home with me. His friends might not of made through this little prank. I’m with ya. waaaay to many other options to risk law enforcement involvement.

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  32. kevin says:

    With friends like that…

    A practical joke shouldn’t involve the fear of death! Shaving cream yes, death, no.

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  34. Angie says:

    I like to play jokes on my friends and I love to have a good time and lots of laughs..afraid when I read this I could not help thinking in this day and age it is a mite dangerous for a kidnapping joke..heartattack, someone getting shot..I think it’s my estrogen too.. Or maybe it’s a guy thing!

  35. kapok says:

    For a very romantic evening, I would suggest “Dolly Partons, Dixie Stampede in Branson Missouri. Wholesome family fun. It is a dinner theater.

    You can smell horeshit and eat chicken wings.

    JK

  36. MariesTwoCents says:

    Oh Holy Cow!

    I guess it was humorous later on but the guy could have had a heart attack if he had underlying heart problems that no one knew about or something.

    I once sent my husband to his work a dancing tellegram, but I figured he’d get a kick out of that, not fall over dead!

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  39. Aurora says:

    Definitely a guy thing, Angel. I think I’d want to kill them! LOL Funny pics. I like the romantic party for two one. ;)

  40. Free to think free to believe says:

    I just wonder how it all started – there was that telling comment on the lines of ‘I wanted to get back at him for the surprise he did unto me…’

    Anyone with a sticky pride and a warped sense of humour could escalate upwards to this given enough time – perhaps it started with a kidnapped hamster when they were kids….

    On the malevsfemale – odds are it’s a guy thing but I think if everybody did this stuff in a circle of friends – who knows…

    But, I must say… In this day of ichy trigger fingers – could even a passerby have ruined this? A stunt too far me thinks.

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  44. Robert says:

    Not really sure if that is a guy thing. I have a real problem with this new “Phase” that is coming out now. All I can say is, this is a great way to get yourself shot, because there are too many out there with gun permits now and someone with a mask on like that, and a gun, whether real or not, is likely to get something bad to happen. joke or no joke, the person doing this may get himself shot by someone who doesn’t know what is gong on. I would say this would be a good way to lose a friendship too.

    -Robert-

  45. miriam says:

    Wow! imagine if the guy had a heart attack -God forbid!

    Dinner and murder mystery sounds fun!

  46. HNAV says:

    that is just not funny…

    what if he died of a heart attack?

    meanwhile, i am running my own private campaign…

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  50. Layla says:

    Wow! I guess it takes all kinds. Lucky he did not run into me I would have had to knock him out cold. Period…lol

  51. middleclassguy says:

    I am probably showing my age here, but what ever happened to taking a guy to dinner and then to a club which closes down for a private party and of course the mandatory strippers. Tasteless but safe.

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  54. cube says:

    This was a bonehead idea. One that shouldn’t be attempted with someone who has a gun permit.

  55. Sunflower Desert says:

    Kevin nails it: A practical joke should never include the fear of death. Stupid boys. :)

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