It's only January 18th and yet an Australian has already accomplished what may stand as the best car prank of 2012 with the help of a 100-ft axe and a lot of cameras. Revenge is a dish best served... with a gigantic freaking axe.

The big axe is the culmination of a months-long prank battle between two Aussie lager louts who may or may not be gainfully employed. It started with an innocent, simple, wake-your-buddy-up-with-a-party-popper gag, before elevating to axe-in-car status via sexy cell phone pics.

The big axe appears to be the final prank in the series; it'd take a huge budget, not to mention several difficult explanations to car insurance providers, to take it further.