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April 01, 2003

April Fools

The child in me loves April Fools. It is the one day a year when I can unleash my immaturity without fear of embarrassment or reprisal. It literally makes me giddy.

I've already pulled a few jokes on co-workers; replacing the sugar in the break-room with salt, changing a few Windows desktops to screen shots of the desktop and hiding the toolbar, and most genius of them all; I attached a remote control device that replicates the sound of someone who ate a couple cans of beans to the underside of the boss's chair in the meeting room. I then 'activated it' every time he moved in his seat. After the seventh time a couple in the meeting burst out laughing so I had to come clean. In #lockergnome I said Microsoft announced they will release the long awaited Windows Longhorn as open-source/freeware. A few fell for it or either played along.

One of the local radio stations pretended this morning that Krispy Kreeme donuts finally opened their first location here in Vermont and even acted out a live remote from the location. The joke went on for about an hour and they had so many cars looking for the new Krispy Kreeme it caused a huge traffic jam. The police even went to the radio station to demand that they clue people in on the joke or they'll start making arrests.

Among the best April Fools jokes I've seen on a web site yet, 3DRealms announced that Duke Nukem Forever has finally been released, but for only Atari2600. posted a press release announcing Microsoft purchased Infopop. Pud faked a CNET article that was acquired by Salon. Fark pretended the were hacked by hamsters. The Google Weblog said that Google is irrelevant compared to Overture and they're shutting down. Chris Pirillo is making his blog look like you need glasses. American RealPolitik reprinted an article announcing the USRSF. Toms Hardware Guide said, Microsoft Buys Linux. And in one of the more lamer attempts at an April Fools joke Slashdot claimed their partner site ThinkGeek, is offering a George Foreman USB iGrill.

Posted in Jokes by usrbingeek at 2003-04-01 13:22 ET (GMT-5) | 0 Comments | Permalink


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