I tend to get wrapped up in late night Internet surfing. One of my distractions this past summer was pranks. You cannot believe how many people do nasty, vindictive things to their roommates, family members or significant others and then upload them to YouTube for all to see. And you cannot believe how funny I find them.

I feel bad, just a bit bad, about how much I love watching these pranks. Because for the most part, they are dangerous and people get hurt.

But wow, are these people clever!

It makes me wonder how many of these pranks would exist if it weren’t for the possibility of venues such as YouTube. I mean, I am sure that people have pulling pranks on each other for centuries but how much does a user-friendly digital platform encourage people to do really stupid things to each other?