Happy April 1st!! A lot of funny things are already floating around the internet, so I’m going to try to collect as many as I can right here. As updates come in, I’ll keep adding to the list of April Fool’s Day pranks:
0) WoW Tinfoil Hat
The WoW tinfoil hat item is just great. Then again, Blizzard is always busting stuff out for the holidays. But, this takes the April fools cake!
1) Google Gmail Paper
Google is offering a new email to paper product for GMAIL called Gmail Paper. Tired of reading email on a computer? No problem, they’ll print and deliver it to your home for free.
2) Avalonstart Redesign Imminent
Dear Avalonstar Readers,
Many of you may know my name from the times Bryan has mentioned me in his entries, podcasts, etc. I am Jen, Bryan’s fiancé. I know how important this site is to Bryan and all the people who have supported him over the years, so I wanted to make sure that you guys are not entirely in the dark even though I am limited in what I’m allowed to say.
Due to circumstances beyond his control, Bryan has been forced to take Avalonstar down indefinitely. He is needless to say a bit restless and emotional and he doesn’t seem to want to talk about it too much. He has, however, allowed me to write this message. We are trying to make any arrangements that are possible, but it’s proving… complicated. As of right now we are uncertain of what is going to happen and even the feasibility of bringing Avalonstar back. In the meantime, I ask that you all continue to support Bryan and Avalonstar as usual, and please wish for the best.
Like I said, nothing is certain at the moment but I will say one thing… this could change everything.
Our favorite WP/Facebook associated designer Bryan Veloso has disappeared off the web, but we know he’ll be back.
3) Shoemoney Lost Forever
Jeremy Shoemoney is also pulling the “make my site disappear” act today, but with more class and imagery from the tv show lost!
4) Matt Cutts Gets Hacked
Matt Cutts proclaiming “In Black SEOs we trust” is the funniest thing ever.
5) Woot’s $1,000,000 Bag Of Crap
The secret to Woot’s $1,000,000 bag of crap is to just enter “please” into your coupon code to get it for its regular price.
6) TechCrunch to buy F**cked dot COM
Tomorrow we will announce that we have acquired Philip “Pud” Kaplan’s FuckedCompany.com in a stock for assets transaction. The basic details of the transaction are included in a press release that will go out around 9 pm PST tonight, and Pud has also mentioned this on his personal blog.
I don’t find this funny at all, but TechCrunch says they’re buying F**Cked dot com, lords knows why…
7) Engadget Wants to Shock Us
Yeah, so uh, Engadget decided to make a fake gadget for the purpose of electrocution. Ouch! Our fingers hurt!
ThinkGeek Selling iPhone
Order the iPhone now … but you can’t click the link!
9) AlbinoBlackSheep Becomes Google: Animation
This makeover for albinoblacksheep is adorable, and who knows, maybe Google will someday do it?
10) BBC UK Sniff Screen
Them blokes at the BBC in London really want us to press our noses vigorously to the screen. Sadder, we know someone did it.
11) Google TISP
Google TISP is one of those weird ideas. Get high speed internet by lowering fiberoptic cable into your toilet? Too nerdy.
12) The Pirate Bay Finds Refuge In North Korea
Today we announce that we’re moving some of our servers to the North-Korean Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.
After lenghty discussions with the leader of North Korea Kim Jong-Il we have decided to start a cooperation.
Some of the reasons are the extremely good bandwidth agreement we get – redundant fibre links, redundant power with diesel to last for four years makes the colocation a very good deal for us.
We are also promised immunity against foreign copyright holders and all of the crew will get North Korean citizenships.
“One of the reasons that we’re doing the move is also that the Swedish King still haven’t granted us a visit with his daughter. This ignorance towards the cultural benefits of having a site like The Pirate Bay can not be ignored.” says Tiamo, one of the founders of The Pirate Bay.
We would like to thank Kim Jong-Il for the opportunity and we would like all of our users to review their current feelings towards this great nation!
The Pirate Bay decides they’re safest in the North Korean embassy. They might even be right!
13) Facebook Injecting News
Facebook is injecting weird news bits into your feed. Check it out, it’s cool!
14) College Humour Expires
It’s a good fake Godaddy expiry page. Collegehumour couldn’t die though, or people would riot.
15) Slashdot It: Digg-like Button
Slashdot added a digg-like button they’re calling “slashdotit” to every post. It appears to actually work.
16) Technorati Anagrams
Technorati is busting out the anagrams for April Fools’ day!
17) Google Romance
This isn’t quite an april fools, but Google Romance certainly deserves a mention. Contextual dating FTW!
Uncyclopedia is running real Wikipedia entries, while McDonalds and Microsoft merge in an unprecedented hostile takeover. Meanwhile, QuakeCon is a seismology conference, and Lawrence Lessig joins the RIAA. There’s also the uberware trio which offer to speed the world up, and tattoo your toddler, for which I have no comment.
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