I mean, a good prank is one that is believable enough to maybe get you, but obvious enough that it could have been spotted. But now, in 2016? What can people possibly say that would be obvious?
A few months ago, this would have been a good joke.
"Donald Trump brags about his penis size at debate."
Haha, that almost sounds like something he'd do!
Then it happened.
A few weeks ago, this would might have gotten a few people.
"Donald Trump attacks appearance of rival's wife."
Haha, that sounds like Trump's level. Except, well, damn, it actually happened too. Then there's:
"Ted Cruz proposes patrolling, securing Muslim American neighborhoods."
Haha, that sounds like something that crazy Islamophobe would say. Alas, just like -- since he actually proposed doing exactly that.
Or how about:
"Republicans flocking to candidate they despise, joke about killing."
Except we know that's happened too.
With all the things that have already happened...it seems like anything could actually happen in the next few days.
I mean, really, what is the standard for implausibility at this point?