SOURCE: Simply Fired

April 02, 2007 08:00 ET

Simply Fired Celebrates Website Relaunch With 1st Annual Office Pranks Contest

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay Among Celebrity Judges for Submissions to "The Prankies"

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 2, 2007 -- Simply Fired (, the community humor site run by job search engine Simply Hired (, today announced both a relaunch of their site and a contest to commemorate the relaunch: "The Prankies." The Prankies is not your ordinary contest -- but then again, Simply Fired is not your ordinary website! The new and improved Simply Fired includes fan favorites like the blog and the forums, but also allows for video and photo submissions, RSS feed, and other nifty functions.

About the Contest

To celebrate the relaunch of Simply Fired (, we are hosting a contest honoring the time honored tradition of office pranks. While we are not encouraging you to get yourself fired by putting your co-workers' office supplies in Jell-O or replacing your boss' contact list in Outlook, we know that you have some stories to share. Your stories will be posted on Simply Fired, and the best ones (as voted by Simply Fired's loyal readership) will win a prize. Dig into the recesses of your mind to recall some humorous hijinks of jobs past -- it can be cathartic and you might even win some free stuff. We will accept stories of your pranks in the form of video submissions, photographic evidence and even the lo-tech written word.


The Grand Prize involves Las Vegas, which is all we will say for now. "Limited Edition" Simply Fired "Prankies" shirts for all category winners, including:

*Fired Fan Favorite
*Best Way to Get Fired
*Best Visual
*Best Story
About the Judges

Andrew Dice Clay made a career out of being the most outrageous comic of his time. Before Chappelle, before "South Park," Dice was shocking audiences -- breaking the rules with a never-before-seen style of hardcore comedy. His rise to fame was meteoric -- with sold-out arenas, platinum albums, and starring roles in films and TV specials. His fall was just as epic -- blackballed by the industry and becoming the man to hate by every PC group in the country. He calls himself the Rocky of Comedy, and now this heavyweight king of comedy is coming out of retirement to train for the greatest career move yet, documented in his new VH1 reality TV show "Undisputed." The Diceman's website is at

Vijal Patel ( Although Patel has two degrees from The University of Pennsylvania (engineering and business), he is now best known as one of the writers for the hit Fox television show "'Til Death," starring "Everybody Loves Raymond's" Brad Garrett. In his copious free time, Patel enjoys playing music and cooking -- although usually not at the same time.

James F. Thompson is the author of "The Cubicle Survival Guide" and works in a cubicle at a television network in Washington, DC. He has written for several national, regional, and online publications. He lives in Arlington, VA. Check out his website at

About Simply Fired

Simply Fired ( is a community humor website dedicated to sharing stories about people getting fired, brought to you by the people at Simply Hired ( (For those new to today's program, Simply Hired is one of the largest job search engines on the planet and also powers job search on MySpace and LinkedIn.) With the tagline, "If You Don't Laugh, You'll Cry," Simply Fired offers light-hearted tales of termination, interviews with victims, and exciting contests like the one we are running now.

Contact Information

  • Press and Media Inquiries:
    Lucas Mast
    Director of Marketing and Communications
    Simply Hired
    lucas [at]