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George Hayduke is the pen name of a prolific anonymous author of prank books. The name is believed to be based on the character George Washington Hayduke III, created by Edward Abbey in his 1975 book The Monkey Wrench Gang, and 1990 book Hayduke Lives.[1] Often in collaboration with perhaps equally pseudonymous co-author M. Nelson Chunder, Hayduke has authored numerous guides to pranks and practical jokes, primarily intended for vengeance. Activities suggested range from the merely annoying and mischievous to the illegal and extremely dangerous. Hayduke's book "Get Even: The Complete Book of Dirty Tricks" was found in the locker of a man accused of the USS Iowa turret explosion, which killed 47 people.[2]

George Hayduke
Notable worksGet Even : The Complete Book of Dirty Tricks
One of Hayduke's books (right).

One of Hayduke's books recommended a prank submitted by a female reader, who suggested bringing a water pistol into pornographic movie theatres and surreptitiously squirting other patrons during sex scenes, in the hopes that the targeted patrons mistake the fluid squirted from the gun for semen, thus provoking conflict between the victim of the prank and other patrons. The reader further stated that a woman performing this prank would be better able to avoid suspicion.


Title Year Pages
Don't Get Mad, Get Even: The Big Book of Revenge 2006 310
The Second Amendment Revenge Book: Hayduke's Guide to Getting the Gun Grabbers 2003 184
The Big Book of Revenge: 200 Dirty Tricks for Those Who Are Serious About Getting Even 2001 231
Byte Me!: Hayduke's Guide to Computer-Generated Revenge 2000 154
Revenge is Sweet: Dozens of Wicked Ways to Have the Last Laugh 1997 144
Silent But Deadly: More Homemade Silencers from Hayduke the Master 1995 88
Revenge Techniques from the Master of Mayhem 1994
Righteous Revenge 1993 229
Hardcore Hayduke: More Down-And-Dirty Revenge Techniques 1993
Mayhem!: More from the Master of Malice 1992
Advanced Backstabbing and Mudslinging Techniques 1991
Sweet Revenge: A Serious Guide to Retribution
(previously published as I Hate You, c1983)
Payback: Advanced Backstabbing and Mudslinging Techniques 1989
The Hayduke Silencer Book: Quick and Dirty Homemade Silencers 1989
George Hayduke's Kickass!: More Mayhem from the Master of Malice 1988
Make My Day!: Hayduke's Best Revenge Techniques for the Punks in Your Life 1987 224
Screw Unto Others: Revenge Tactics for All Occasions 1986 248
Make 'em Pay!: Ultimate Revenge Techniques from the Master Trickster 1986
Revenge! 1984
Getting Even 2 1983
Up Yours!: Guide to Advanced Revenge Techniques 1982
Get Even 2: More Dirty Tricks from the Master of Revenge 1981 170
Get Even: The Complete Book of Dirty Tricks 1980 208


  1. ^ George Washington Hayduke
  2. ^ Thompson II, Charles C. (1999). A Glimpse of Hell: The Explosion on the USS Iowa and Its Cover-Up. pp. 190–191 W. W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-04714-8.