The Mighty Boosh’s Rich Fulcher, author of Tiny Acts of Rebellion: 97 Almost-Legal Ways to Stick It to the Man, advises everyone to let out his or her inner prankster all year round. It’s good for your health!

What inspired you to write this book?

I have always been committing “tiny acts” ever since I was a toddler. Things like sticking items in your mom’s shopping cart, moving the steering wheel while she’s driving … the only difference with me is I’ve just kept doing it into my adult life. I believe that it’s important to do little acts of rebellion on a daily basis or else they’ll build up inside of us and we’ll wind up like that Michael Douglas character in Falling Down. We need to do what we can when we can while we can … yes we can.

How did you come up with these pranks?

These are things I do or my friends do throughout their day. For instance, I like to put my own “do not disturb” signs up in hotels. “Do not clean up blood” is a good one. Also, I like to be the last one to clap at an event … when I get that last extra “pow” in there, it gives me a great sense of accomplishment. Another good one is flipping people off underneath the table so they can’t see you. It’s really quite exciting to be smiling at someone and flicking them off at the same time.

How many of them have you personally done?

I have literally done all of them, except for the recommendation that you elope … haven’t done that. So, in case you’re wondering about the efficacy of these “tiny acts,” these have been tried and tested in the field. Oh yes indeedy! No worries there. It has my zeal of approval.

What are your favorites?

I like putting up random signs like “I like corn” while I’m driving. Voluntarily telling people that you’ve farted is always good, especially when you haven’t even farted. And flipping off things and animals are always fun to do (examples of which are on my Web site When the book debuted in the UK, I got a group together to flip off Big Ben. Finally, when one is giving gifts for weddings and whatnot, why not try a giant fist?

What is the worst April Fool’s prank that has been done to you?

A friend of mine set my alarm to go off at 3 in the morning but it coincided with an interview I had to get up early for so he literally got me up and made sure I took a shower. I got up and was dressed at 3:30 when I discovered and had a shit fit. It was good.