I have to admit, it’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Millicent Phillips got pranked by her brothers recently after having her wisdom teeth pulled. While still on anesthesia, they convince her that a zombie apocalypse had taken place and they drove her around asking her questions.
It is comic gold.
Honestly, her reactions are priceless.
Here’s my response: 1) If she murders her brothers and I’m on the jury she gets off paying a small fine.
2) These guys probably better sleep with one eye open.
3) My impression of Millicent Phillips is that she is a really nice person, but she does not seem to like her dog much!
Her brother, Cabot, a Liberty student, has done a series of videos exposing left-wing bias on campus, including a brilliant one in which he interviewed college students about fictitious presidential candidates (General Mills, Sarah Connor, Jon Bon Jovi, etc) and got their reactions. He has evidently been on Fox News pretty often.
So, here’s my question (and please understand, I think this is one of the funniest things I’ve seen, and these seem like some of the nicest people): Is this okay?
- Is it okay to trick your drug-addled sister into thinking that a zombie apocalypse has taken place?
- Are these kind of pranks just fun and frolic, or is there a line that can’t be crossed?
Honestly, it seems that Millicent is not in the least offended; rather she seems to have enjoyed it all. But does that make it okay?
David Worley posted a video on Facebook this morning of a guy who arranged an elaborate set-up to propose to his girlfriend. Here’s slightly different version of it.
Again, my prejudices come into play. I hate these elaborate proposals. Just ask the girl to marry you. Don’t hire a marching band or stage a flash mob. A proposal is a private matter, not a Hollywood production.
Oh, and get off my lawn you young whippersnappers!
I hate those kinds of things, so this seemed out of place, gauche, and tacky to me. But was it any worse than convincing the girl that she was in danger from zombies and that the Costco was about to become a bloodbath? I found that brilliant and hilarious and the other I thought was kinda dumb. Why? I don’t know.
So, back to my question. Is there a clear moral standard for these things? Is there a line we cannot cross or it is one of those “eye of the beholder” things?
I have a few ideas, but I’m dead tired and headed to bed. You guys hash this thing out and maybe we’ll come to some kind of agreement.