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My favorite April Fools' Gags so Far
Ah yes, April Fools day. As long as it's not mean I find I can enjoy much of it. Here are some of my favorites for today, and please comment if I missed your favorite:

The BBC reported that a bomb blew up part of a statue of Lenin in Leningrad... so that it looks like he had a truly explosive fart. BEst image of the day.

ThinkGeek are selling a Unicorn Chaser - a drink shot specially formulated to cleanse your mind and soul, ostensibly after seeing some gross image/video on the web that, "makes your eyes bleed." They even have a promo video.

The UK Guardian plan to switch all of their news stories to Twitter, because, "Experts say any story can be told in 140 characters." Worth it just to read some of their historic examples at the end of the article.

Google always rock April Fools. On Gmail they have a new tool called Autopilot to help you manage your email. It will do things like answer spam, manage your relationships and mimic your style. Super funny. On the main Google page they have CADIE (Google Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity), the world's first "artificial intelligence" tasked-array system. The homepage created by CADIE is sheer genius and well worth a look by all designers, and those who think they can do what designers do.

Expedia have a 24-hour sale selling $99 tickets... to Mars (Save over $3 Trillion! Red hot fares to the red hot planet.). Pretty excellent with lots of great humour.

If you're The Onion, where it's April Fools Day every day, then what do you do? Well, you step it up a notch!

For software/web geeks, Lullabot came up with the perfect CMS, simple enough for anyone to use.

For math geeks who want real math and not yet another joke, A site called Scrivener's Error points out that today is 01/04/09, which is "One four nine. The squares of the first three integers." They go on to proclaim today, Monolith Day.

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wyldkyss From: wyldkyss Date: April 1st, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
thirdworld From: thirdworld Date: April 3rd, 2009 03:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Awesome, thanks! Pretty long list. Too long for all but the most obsessive of us. And it grows every year. Wow, information is getting out of hand.
From: kirsten.myopenid.com Date: April 1st, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

YouTube

YouTube videos are upside down. :p
thirdworld From: thirdworld Date: April 3rd, 2009 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: YouTube

Haha, yeah, that was pretty good, sort of a classic geek trick. In fact my coworker pulled this on my boss.
wouldyoueva From: wouldyoueva Date: April 1st, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
For math geeks who want real math and not yet another joke, A site called Scrivener's Error points out that today is 01/04/09, which is "One four nine. The squares of the first three integers." They go on to proclaim today, Monolith Day.

Presumably, you celebrate that during the 25th hour of today. Except that...doh!

My favorite is the one at www.psfs.org, sent to me by Number #1 son. Just amazing for those of us familiar with the PSFS members.

thirdworld From: thirdworld Date: April 3rd, 2009 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I saw several variations on mocking Sci Fi's change to SyFy. Y'all did a great job.
nolly From: nolly Date: April 1st, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
The one the got me until my coffee kicked in was one of the more subtle ones -- http://addons.mozilla.org has "Firefox Change-Arounds" today. SOunds just like the sort of "friendly" terminology some marketing folks come up with, doesn't it?
thirdworld From: thirdworld Date: April 3rd, 2009 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
That's fun. Amazing that every little corner of the web seems to get involved.
From: kirsten.myopenid.com Date: April 3rd, 2009 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I also liked that iTunes this week is offering, as a free Classical download, John Cage's 4' 33", which you probably know contains no notes, it's completely silent. :)
Actually, only the first part, you have to pay $1.98 to get the second two parts, ha ha ha.
thirdworld From: thirdworld Date: April 3rd, 2009 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooohhh, mean one. Witty and subtle.
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