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April Fool’s 2011 rundown
Posted: 01 April 2011 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Ok, let’s see now. So far I’ve seen:

* Google is pretty much playing it straight… except their search requests also include a link to their Jobs page - ‘We’re Hiring Autocompleters!’

*YouTube is apparently celebrating 100 years, with a few vintage clips, and different logo.

* The Team Fortress 2 wiki has a very convincing page explaining that the wooden cow cutouts will now be melee weapons for the Heavy.

* Minecraft has in-game ‘locked crates’ parodying the MannCo crates in Team Fortress. When clicked on, they lead to a bogus ‘items for sale’ site, with things like Creeper Saddles and Response From Support.

* Kingdom of Loathing has some pretty epic April Fool’s content - Fighting the butts of the various dev team, a trophy that can only be achieved if you have less than 10,000 Meat (trophies cost 10K Meat to activate…), and the actual, legitimate return of the Spectral Pickle Factory.

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Posted: 01 April 2011 02:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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On Youtube you can also 1911-ify a video, basically muting it, adding a scratchy sepia screen, and playing silent movie-esque piano accompaniment. 

Wikipedia has some interesting articles on their Main page.

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Posted: 01 April 2011 04:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Here is CNN’s list of online April Fool’s things this year.

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Posted: 01 April 2011 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 01 April 2011 05:49 PM

Ok, let’s see now. So far I’ve seen:

* Google is pretty much playing it straight… except their search requests also include a link to their Jobs page - ‘We’re Hiring Autocompleters!’

Dude… did you click on the “Gmail Motion” link on the front page?!?!

EDIT: Featured prominently on Acci’s link LOL

And Hulu is featuring throwback technology presenting the web as if it were 1996…
Grainy photos and X-files (Dude - YES!)
Huffington Post article w/ screenie
or go there and be visitor #54

Go to their guest book and it sets you up to view an April fools Simpson’s short… enjoi teh dial-up modem connection indicator prior to teh short LOL

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Posted: 01 April 2011 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Oooh, bad of me…I almost forgot it was April Fool’s Day.

On a light note, I’ve broken my leg.

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Posted: 01 April 2011 05:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Maegan - 01 April 2011 09:22 PM

Oooh, bad of me…I almost forgot it was April Fool’s Day.

On a light note, I’ve broken my leg.

When did you get into acting?  hmmm

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Posted: 01 April 2011 05:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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oppiejoe - 01 April 2011 09:25 PM
Maegan - 01 April 2011 09:22 PM

Oooh, bad of me…I almost forgot it was April Fool’s Day.

On a light note, I’ve broken my leg.

When did you get into acting?  hmmm

Ten minutes ago!  Thank you folks…I’ll be here all weekend!  Be sure to tip your waitress…

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Posted: 01 April 2011 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Maegan - 01 April 2011 09:29 PM
oppiejoe - 01 April 2011 09:25 PM
Maegan - 01 April 2011 09:22 PM

Oooh, bad of me…I almost forgot it was April Fool’s Day.

On a light note, I’ve broken my leg.

When did you get into acting?  hmmm

Ten minutes ago!  Thank you folks…I’ll be here all weekend!  Be sure to tip your waitress…

kiss

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Posted: 01 April 2011 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Maegan - 01 April 2011 09:29 PM
oppiejoe - 01 April 2011 09:25 PM
Maegan - 01 April 2011 09:22 PM

Oooh, bad of me…I almost forgot it was April Fool’s Day.

On a light note, I’ve broken my leg.

When did you get into acting?  hmmm

Ten minutes ago!  Thank you folks…I’ll be here all weekend!  Be sure to tip your waitress…

Why, so she can break her leg, too?
(I know, not terribly funny, but the best I could come up with… LOL )

Seriously, though—sorry you’ve broken your leg.  *hugs*  How’d you manage that?

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Posted: 02 April 2011 02:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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LOL Crafty!

One’s I’ve heard about (but didn’t get links for):
* Artline (maker of pens and rival of Bic) were releasing a pen with a microchip in it which would send tweets as you write.
* Ikea had announced their high-chair for dogs
* A nessie-type critter was spotted sporting in Sydney Harbour.  They even called up an expert by the name of Tsuj Gniddik…
* Local fishermen had headed up the Swan River (our major river here in Perth) to catch blowfish that they were then going to sell to the Japanese.
* One of the local breakfast radio crew announced that a team from Justin Bieber’s entourage were in town to film adoring fans to put up as a back-drop at Bieber’s up-coming concert in Perth.

Article on other hoaxes played on the Aussie public.

Oh, and I think this is something I really want…

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Posted: 02 April 2011 06:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Nice! (The “I want” thing…)  Though I found it both disturbing and funny that they had to put “No actual cats were harmed” as one of the selling points! LOL  LOL

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Posted: 04 April 2011 07:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Each year on April 1 they put out a news release with some April Fools prank in it.  This is one that they pulled at work this year.

WestJet introduces state-of-the-art money-saving feature

01/04/2011    

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WestJet introduces state-of-the-art money-saving feature
Helium mixed in ventilation system lightens the load

CALGARY, Alberta. April 1, 2011

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