Peloton Pranks

Fruit on the Vines

The folks in D410 grow an awesome garden on their patio, including lush vines growing over the edge and down over the patio below. When they asked one of the D310 residents what he thought of them, he repiled "It would be better if they had fruit on them".

A week later, the D310 residents noticed something fluttering over their balcony. They went outside to find the vines blooming with little bags of Welch's Fruit Snacks, and heard giggling from above!
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So begins Peloton Pranks... which are continued by the D310 folks who sent some crustaceans parachuting onto the patio of D212.


There's a Lobster Loose!

Quick, cover yourself in hot butter and carry lemons just in case!*

Shortly after the blooming fruit bags, this ad appeared on a neighborhood email:
"For Sale: Authentic Weathered Maine Lobster Trap…a great conversation piece for your deck…$10 or best offer."

Followed by this reply:
"Hey, For $10, I'll take it."

So, now that the seller's patio was now lobster-trap free, the local lobsters discovered it was a safe place to gather. Indeed, the first lobster to appear notified its friends...

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And then another parachutes in...


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And some more drop in...


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In the end there are 5 of them partying on the patio!

<-- EXCLUSIVE! Behind the scenes video uncovered of the perps testing the parachuting crustaceans!
"Gee, I hope we don't get caught", says one of the perps during the flight test.
"I don't think there's any rule about parachuting crustaceans down a stairwell", replies the cameraman.
[Insert foreboding background music here - foreshadowing the next episode.... ]

Meanwhile, this episode reminds us of:
*From Bill Murray on the National Lampoon Radio Hour: "Everybody get outta here, there's a lobster loose! Holy cow, he's loose! ...



The Empire Strikes Back

In which our heroes are busted.

While conducting balcony inspections, HOA Management detected some strange behavior in the neighborhood, and decided to crack down. Apparently, there are rules about this sort of debauchery! The perps received a violation letter!

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Jail


The Empire is struck...

The following week, HOA management arrived at the office to find this very colourful fellow adorning their entrance:


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Meanwhile, the Lobsters move on

Residents of C420 report finding a slew of lobsters had parachuted onto their balcony while they were out of town!


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A Taste of Their Own Medicine

The folks in D410 made the mistake of leaving town. Upon their return, they discovered ...

INVASION !!!!!
UNHEARD OF ENVIRONMENTAL PHENOMENON HAPPENING NOW IN BOULDER, COLORADO.
SEAFARING CRUSTACEANS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN DETECTED SEEKING HIGHER GROUND AS BOULDER CREEK RISES.

THESE CRUSTACEANS HAVE POWERFUL CLAWS AND DANGEROUS ATTITUDES. THIS ALLOWS THEM TO CLIMB TO HIGH PLACES, NOTABLY CHANDELIERS AND SUSPENDED POT RACKS.
NOTE ENCLOSED INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE ->


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THE ONLY KNOWN SOLUTION IS FOUND IN A MYSTERIOUS NEW ENGLAND BOOK OF FAMOUS CRUSTACEAN INVASIONS AND HOW TO DEFEND HEARTH AND HOME. BELOW FIND A RARE PHOTO OF THEIR FAMOUS REMEDY:


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On their way in, the Lobsters allegedly assaulted an unsuspecting neighbor tasked with watering plants.

A neighbor recounts: "It was all a blur... a knock on the door, I being the unsuspecting person I am, call come in; next thing I know a bag is thrown over my head and a deep voice says, 'hand over the keys to D410'. I sensed their urgency and out of fear of leaving my new dog and old kitty orphans, I obliged. Conk! on my head and everything went black. I woke up later with the keys in my hand and a note telling me to stay out of the condo and don't call the cops.
So, that's my story and I'm sticking with it ... "

Something smells a little fishy here... ok, Junior Detectives, who can spot the holes in this story?


Down from Above

D310 folks return home one day to find the Lobsters from above invading their balcony!


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This Ain't No Lobster Trap!

The folks in D416, who bought the alleged "Authentic Weathered Maine Lobster Trap", are quick to point out that it is a Crab Trap, and not, in fact, a Lobster Trap. Since it poses no threat to lobsters, the Lobsters found their way onto the patio of D416 where they merrily continued their party.

Recently discovered drone footage seems to support the theory that they parachuted in.


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And one nearly lands on a passer-by!
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But wait! There seems to be someone above helping them....
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The mystery deepens...


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Incognito

DUE TO THE FACT THAT WILD LOBSTER SIGHTINGS HAVE BEEN REPORTED AT THE PELOTON, OUR HARDSHELLED HEROS HAVE DONNED DISGUISES IN ORDER TO AVOID “THE HEAT!” BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR

LuLu "Lips"
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"Big Tony"
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Carlotta "the Claw"
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"Lightfoot" Louie
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Sally "the Snitch"
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Don Guido
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DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE THESE CRUSTACEANS HOUSEPETS AS THEY MIGRATE OFTEN AND ARE EQUIPPED WITH MANY LEGS, POWERFUL TAILS (AND TALES) AND POWERFUL CLAWS AND DANGEROUS DISPOSITIONS! FOLLOW THE ENCLOSED INSTRUCTIONS FOR DIRECTIONS ON SAFE HANDLING TECHNIQUES FOR WILD PLASTIC LOBSTERS!


This tape will self-destruct

Newly disguised, these guys executed a top-secret assignment in another room at the Peloton, which, for legal reasons, we cannot identify. The mission was a complete success, and they are plotting their next operation. Beware...


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The Plot Thickens

Meanwhile, in another corner of the building, a resident comes home to find an interesting addition to her artwork, along with a card containing the following note.... hmmm...
Perhaps you want to nibble on some popcorn while you ponder this plot twist.


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"Happy Birthday from the Peloton Prank enabler!
If this enhancement to your artwork is not to your taste, then it may be passed on to The Supreme Pranksters, in a way that will make them laugh, of course."


Look what Moose caught for dinner!

Our wayward crustaceans were spotted in room D413, also known as “Moose Country”. Clandestine, candid photos hastily obtained of one suspect aiding and abetting the wayward crustaceans were sent anonymously to this reporter.


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As is typically their M.O., they congregated on the balcony.
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Until the Exalted Ruler of the premises discovered (and devoured) them!
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Picture This!

The building C & D lobbies have recently been remodeled. We have new furniture inviting people to sit and visit. But Wait! Let's take a closer look here...

New lobby furnishings.
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Why, if it isn't our Supreme Pranksters.
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Looks like they've been pranked!


Tis the Season

D310 Residents again noticed something strange hovering over their balcony...

What in the world???
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"What delights we shall enjoy,
as our downstairs neighbors we still annoy!"

Oh My! It's an early visit from Santa Claws!
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Look at that beard!


Ding Dong! The witch is dead!

And then one day these signs were discovered on many doorways...
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Lollie goes on tour!

From our friends in room D410, which seems to attract lobsters:

“SANTA CLAWS”
Sunday morning much to our surprise,
stood Santa at the door in a LOBSTER disguise.
He was red and jolly, with a red tail so bright,
A Santa (with) claws was a surprising sight!!
So it was off to church, with mystery in hand.
It seems we all live in “PRANKSTER LAND!”
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What's that hovering over D310?
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D410: "It has been said that a lost pet, if given the opportunity will always find its way home. We submit to you the following optic evidence."
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D212 replies: "Looks like good eating to me."

Dinner is served! Lollie heads to D212.
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D212: "Glad I found a new home with true Maine-iacs."

D410: "You are "Hy-larious!!" But that's SNOW way to treat our favorite crustacean! "

A giant lobster is on my deck? I was expecting it's arrival. Lobster dinner coming up!
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Never get crossways with your wife. You may find your bed on your deck.

He did say "coming UP", so up to D416 it went...
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... whose owners take him to a Party!! Back to D212!
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D212: "Lollie (the now named lobster, and very similar to Ollie, our deck owl, also easy for old folk to remember) is off on his travels again, and I don't expect him to return to our place again. Do I need to emphasize that for everyone. I spotted Lollie in building C and he was nice enough to pose for a picture. I also saw him arrive at his destination, saying that he had to meet with the man from Newburyport, MA to discuss his over consumption of lobster whenever he goes back home to Newburyport. I guess Lollie is all in a broil about preservation of his species. It will be up to Jon and Diane to keep us updated on further lobster tales. Marny and l did enjoy our numerous visits with jolly old Lollie Claus."

Wandering the halls looking for a home
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Let's try C108
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C108: "Lollie got very bored hiding in the crevasses of the C building so with his 10 walking legs and his strong claws, he ventured back to his native home in the D building early this morning. But, he had no fob to get in so he climbed up the closest balcony in the hopes of being rescued. He started banging on the window with no avail. But this is Boulder and no animal or crustacean will be left out in the cold. I am sure he will be invited in for a warm cup of tea or better yet, a well-aged scotch. Happy travels, Lollie!"

Next sighted on D104 patio...
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Lollie was such a nice guest until tonight when he downed a full bottle of prosecco and went wandering down the halls yelling ding dong. We are hoping someone finally let him in and gave him a soft bed to sober up. Thanks for all the joy Lollie!

And the folks in C402 chime in (With apologies to Peter Cottontail...)

Here comes Lollie Lobstertail,
Lobbing (?) down the condo trail,
Flippity-floppity, dinner's on its way.

Grade A butter has been drawn,
Lights are dimmed, the fire's on,
Flippity-floppity, dinner's on its way.

If lobsters don't go to Heaven,
I wanna go where lobsters go.


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And then C401 finds Lollie in the dead of night... -->


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And then he's sighted at C316...
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And soon found his way to D318

Lollie wanted attention so she immediately got in front of my TV.
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When that didn't work she got in bed.
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She got a good night's sleep with the cat.
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And then was ready to travel on to D320.
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Stay tuned for the next episode... it could happen to YOU!