Worthwhile April Fools Day joke

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lunchstealer wrote:This one isn't particularly clever, but since it's taking my great-grandfather's invention into the air, I'll post it here.

http://blog.virgin-atlantic.com/t5/Our- ... /ba-p/6096
That's one of those gags that disappoints me a bit to realize it's just a joke, because that sounds fucking cool. Though I may be overestimating my bravery, there.
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Your great-granddad invented the watery version? Seriously, or another AFD comment?
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Eric the .5b wrote:
lunchstealer wrote:This one isn't particularly clever, but since it's taking my great-grandfather's invention into the air, I'll post it here.

http://blog.virgin-atlantic.com/t5/Our- ... /ba-p/6096
That's one of those gags that disappoints me a bit to realize it's just a joke, because that sounds fucking cool. Though I may be overestimating my bravery, there.
Oh, that would be so cool!

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Jennifer wrote:Your great-granddad invented the watery version? Seriously, or another AFD comment?
He's one of a few people credited with the invention, although his claim is one of the more commonly accepted. We've got a copper pressing of the supposed prototype. He invented it to improve his luck at fishing in his favorite fishing hole, which is now the tourist attraction Silver Springs, near Ocala, FL. Apparently he was offered the chance to buy it for some relatively small amount of money, plus one mule, but my great-grandmother wouldn't part with the mule.
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Eric the .5b wrote:Youtube's gags are good. As are Google's in general.

Google's best gag still remains Gmail, announced on an April 1, not actually being a joke. One gig of free storage? Come on.
Agreed. I still remember the Gmail one. That was fucking awesome.

I got a giggle out of the Twitter/Twttr thing this year, for whatever reason.
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Ellie wrote:
Eric the .5b wrote:Youtube's gags are good. As are Google's in general.

Google's best gag still remains Gmail, announced on an April 1, not actually being a joke. One gig of free storage? Come on.
Agreed. I still remember the Gmail one. That was fucking awesome.

I got a giggle out of the Twitter/Twttr thing this year, for whatever reason.
Netflix putting the "New Episodes!" sign on Firefly (and some other, even older shows) was cute.
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And apparently there was a DOD release to the effect that the Pentagon is looking into a new, Ellie-friendly source for MPs.
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I haven't actually come across many April Fool's Day jokes/pranks today. Anybody see any good ones? (Or amusingly bad ones?)
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Ellie wrote:I haven't actually come across many April Fool's Day jokes/pranks today. Anybody see any good ones? (Or amusingly bad ones?)
This was pretty amusing.
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This was amusing to me, but would not be funny to anyone not in the payments business.

I liked the Google Maps Pokemon.
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Mo wrote:This was amusing to me, but would not be funny to anyone not in the payments business.

I liked the Google Maps Pokemon.
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I liked Fark's return to 2004 today.
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The local fishwrap, the Times-Colonist, had a front-page story that the University of Victoria was changing its name to University of Saanich-Oak Bay, ostensibly because the University is located on the boundary of those two communities.

The joke, of course, was that the nickname of the university would now be USOB.

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Bryn Mawr decides to drop vowels.

The grade inflation comment was great.
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thoreau wrote:Bryn Mawr decides to drop vowels.

The grade inflation comment was great.
"If you are feeling confused by Brn Mwr's actions, consider today's date."

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You have never been to a faculty meeting. At least one dumbfuck would start firing off letters of protest while another would insist that we just need to give the Dean a blw-jb, and a couple idiots would ponder if q is basically a vowel because it is always followed by u. Meanwhile, the Polynesian Student Association would protest their loss of identity and the IIAA in LGBTQQIIAA would demand that the LGBTQQ people need to step up as allies to protest the erasure of their identity.
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It's April Fools' Day in the internet era, if you need a reminder of that you're way, way, way up your own ass. If the payments industry blog can fire off a half dozen jokes, I think academics can stand a couple without having to have it explain. I'm not a Warrenite in general, but geez.
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I'm the guy who thinks that there's no such thing as the thread title, just like there's no good halloween.
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Highway wrote:I'm the guy who thinks that there's no such thing as the thread title, just like there's no good halloween.
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I realized a short bit ago that my favorite April Fool's joke is this short movie that was meant to air 37 years ago tonight:

[youtube]gmNFzBVKqyE[/youtube]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_3
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Jennifer wrote:I dunno, I just never found amusing the subgenre of humor called "Let's tell stupid lies and see if anyone falls for them." (Although someone who gets off on semantic quibbling could say that's what satire is, but I'd say otherwise: Jonathan Swift never intended people to take his modest proposal seriously.)
Many years ago, I devoted one of my columns in the college newspaper to a satire of something or other. I've blocked the article itself from memory, probably because it was undergrad-awful. But I remember the headline: "A Modest Proposal to be Read Swiftly."

I still got comments from people who didn't catch that it was satire. College students who didn't catch that it was satire.
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Number 6 wrote:
Jennifer wrote:I dunno, I just never found amusing the subgenre of humor called "Let's tell stupid lies and see if anyone falls for them." (Although someone who gets off on semantic quibbling could say that's what satire is, but I'd say otherwise: Jonathan Swift never intended people to take his modest proposal seriously.)
Many years ago, I devoted one of my columns in the college newspaper to a satire of something or other. I've blocked the article itself from memory, probably because it was undergrad-awful. But I remember the headline: "A Modest Proposal to be Read Swiftly."

I still got comments from people who didn't catch that it was satire. College students who didn't catch that it was satire.
The only surprise is that you find that surprising. There is no joke that someone will not take seriously or find an excuse to rant about.
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