Anna Gregoline | August 12, 2004
Why do people play practical jokes?

Erik Bates | August 12, 2004
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Anna Gregoline | August 12, 2004
Uh, I was looking for a little deeper examination than that. Why do people want to humiliate other people?

Scott Hardie | August 12, 2004
Love the answer, Erik. :-)

The best answer I can give is that it's part of an ongoing game of one-upmanship between two friends. That's the only kind of practical joke that I play, and rarely at that. Playing them on acquaintances is odd.

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