Prank the Monkey: The ZUG Book of Pranks

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About the Book

  • How does Bill Gates respond when you try to kiss him on the nipple?

  • What are the consequences of sending in your tax return, filled out entirely in Roman numerals?

  • What happens when you wake up e-mail spammers with 4:00 a.m. phone calls?

Action-packed and stocked with laughs, PRANK THE MONKEY follows the quest of one crusader of justice as he dishes out revenge on the world's biggest -- and most deserving -- targets. Superprankster John Hargrave goes after Wal-Mart, pompous celebrities, and the entire U.S. Senate in this outrageously funny book, exposing them for the chimps they really are.

This premiere volume features dozens of all-new pranks, more ambitious than any attempted to date, plus updated versions of the stunts that made ZUG famous.

About the Author

Sir John HargraveSir John Hargrave, the "King of Dot-Comedy," is the editor-in-chief of ZUG (, the world's oldest humor Web site. His comedy work has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, the Boston Globe, and BusinessWeek. He has made appearances on Comedy Central, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, MSNBC, TechTV, and the BBC. He is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and wacky morning radio shows across the nation.

He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons, Isaac and Rocket.

About the Illustrator

Al NatanagaraAl Natanagara was born in New York City, then raised in New Jersey where he learned how to talk real good. His love of drawing began when his mother first took him to New York's Museum of Modern Art, showing him the power of Picasso's Guernica, the raw eroticism of DeKoonig's female nudes, and the deceptive intimacy of Chuck Close's portraits. It was also at MOMA that Al ate the foot-long hot dog with onions and kraut that sent him to the crapper for an hour. On those stall walls, he beheld the crude scribbles depicting women with breasts that defied reality, and pubic hair mounds that made the forest of Fangorn look like a shrubbery. He had found his calling: eating cheap meats and drawing genitals.

He lives in Boston with his wife and two children, all of whom enjoy cheap meats.

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