Offices are dull and oppressive places -- the jail cells of capitalism, where we are captive for nine hours a day. A minuscule, money-making cog in the hateful self-perpetuating circle-jerk that is capitalism.

What we're saying is that sometimes you just need to alleviate the crushing, stifling routine of office life.

To those ends, we thought we'd get together and try to workshop some practical joke ideas. To get your creative juices flowing, we've dug up some ingenious (and just plain funny) practical joke videos.

Make people think they're vampires:

Toilet trick (they left the laxative part out -- we're sure you can figure out where it goes):

The office snake:

Wrap everything in newspaper:

Toilet office (please try to ignore the laughter track):

The office princess: