The prank war between the University of Arizona and Arizona State raged on last week when UA enacted their revenge in a big way.
But before we get into that, let’s look at how this particular prank battle began (one of many battles in the endless prank war that has existed since both universities were established in 1885).
Last November, a group of ASU pranksters posed as UA students, visited the UA campus, and convinced 33 UA kids to sign Proposition 200, which stated that their school was built on land stolen from Mexico and demanded it be returned. Problem is, no such proposition exists. Even the Daily Wildcat, UA’s student-run paper, thought they were a legitimate organization, and commended the noble cause in an article titled, “Voting ‘Yes’ For Prop 200 Is A Vote For Your School.” (The title has since been changed).
Just a great, clean prank. I always love to see a cherished university landmark desecrated with spray paint or feces or both. Petty vandalism is flat out funny. But these guys inflicted all of the humiliation with none of legal liability in a creative, hilarious way.
It’s a tough one to match, but I think UA might have done it with their revenge prank.
Two UA guys found out that ASU used to be called Tempe Normal (they even pose next to a large engraving on the campus that says “Normal 1894”). But the thing is, a lot of ASU kids don’t know that. So the pranksters visited the ASU campus and interviewed students about a little-known college named Tempe Normal, which is plagued with deplorable post-graduation employment rates and an inflated sports budget for teams that consistently lose to their rival.
The ASU students all came to a general consensus: they would never attend — nor allow their children to attend — the very campus they were walking on. The reveal at the end is brutal. Also, shout out to the girl at 2:00 for giving an extremely well thought-out answer.
Looking forward to ASU’s response..
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