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Title: Guys guys I know which seat to take!
Post by: sean on 01 Apr 2011, 08:20
APRIL FOOLS!

april fools day is the best.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 01 Apr 2011, 08:27
How is that even an April Fool?
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Post by: sean on 01 Apr 2011, 08:29
dude its friday
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Post by: imagist42 on 01 Apr 2011, 08:52
I got the joke

still didn't laugh
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 01 Apr 2011, 09:02
dude its friday

So I'm guessing either non-sequiteur humour or a pcr that I just don't get.

On balance I'm happy being that fool.
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Post by: tania on 01 Apr 2011, 09:05
 :psyduck:
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 01 Apr 2011, 09:08
Google-fu has finally suggested revealed the joke and am now definitely glad I didn't get it.
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Post by: pwhodges on 01 Apr 2011, 09:10
<Groan>

This just makes what's been a black day, a little blacker...
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Post by: McTaggart on 01 Apr 2011, 09:27
Urgh. Also it is after twelve and I forget what happens if you april fools after 12 but I'm pretty sure it goes on your permanent record.
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Post by: valley_parade on 01 Apr 2011, 09:42
dude its friday

He has a point, it IS Friday.

Fuck you, Sean!
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Post by: pwhodges on 01 Apr 2011, 09:46
Urgh. Also it is after twelve

That's for UK, NZ, Aus.  Mainland Europe, US, Far East don't apply this rule (according to Wikipedia).
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Post by: imagist42 on 01 Apr 2011, 10:19
This just makes what's been a black day, a little blacker...

a++ would "like" on facebook
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 01 Apr 2011, 10:44
Man if you guys didn't think this was funny you don't want to go to Funny or Die today.
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Post by: tania on 01 Apr 2011, 11:09
i know i say this every year, but ladies who participated in april fool's day pranking this year: i really hope you didn't just tell your boyfriend/friends you were pregnant. i'm sorry to say this but the pregnancy scare is seriously the lamest, most hackneyed and predictable one in the book. it honestly makes me a little bit mad even! it's just so disappointingly unoriginal. be creative, there's more to you than your uterus.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 01 Apr 2011, 11:14
i work in a gymnastics center and i was thinking about putting up signs that say something like "notice: all tuition costs have tripled! sorry for the inconvenience"

i think it would backfire though, the people around here are fucking idiots, so i don't particularly wanna bother and have it be a pain in the ass. i have enough shit to do today without adding to it
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Post by: Verergoca on 01 Apr 2011, 11:21
At work they announced they are going to reflag our boats to Panama for tax reasons! Like this (http://www.schuttevaer.nl/indeximages/artikelen_fotos_7275_800.jpg)

Given that we are an agency of the ministry, it is awesome :D
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 01 Apr 2011, 11:23
Yeah my cousin pulled the "I'm pregnant and engaged!" thing on facebook, only all of her 17 year old high school friends are taking it seriously and that's the part that I find funny. What's really disappointing is that she goes to like a special acting school because her dad is rich, guess it isn't doing her any good.
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Post by: tommydski on 01 Apr 2011, 11:30
How about if a woman really is pregnant and the joke is she had it aborted or plans to?

Subtle variation on an old theme.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 01 Apr 2011, 11:45
The eldest daughter here wrote a letter purporting to be from her school saying that she was doing so badly in maths that she needed to be moved down a class - printed it out, put it in an envelope and addressed it as a school would, then "brought it home" today and her mum was completely taken in. I was impressed at the sophistication, she's only eleven.




Oh and incidentally, what is a manly sense of responsibility? Is that a sense of responsibility that's only activated when it slaps you in the face?
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Post by: tommydski on 01 Apr 2011, 11:46
manly sense of responsibility

 :psyduck:
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Post by: sean on 01 Apr 2011, 11:51
oh geez guys its just a really bad joke/bad rebecca black reference. last one though i swear.
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Post by: sean on 01 Apr 2011, 11:52
but whatever i've just been making bad fools all day, gonna continue.
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 01 Apr 2011, 11:53
Not to sound mysoginist, but I hate women.

You manage to so well though!
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Post by: Tom on 01 Apr 2011, 12:09
Urgh. Also it is after twelve

That's for UK, NZ, Aus.  Mainland Europe, US, Far East don't apply this rule (according to Wikipedia).

So this is why my Dutch friend had no idea she was being an ass.
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Post by: scarred on 01 Apr 2011, 12:57
guys i'm pregnant

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Post by: tommydski on 01 Apr 2011, 13:06
It's going to be really hard to get a DNA test from everyone on that aircraft carrier.
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Post by: scarred on 01 Apr 2011, 13:08
also everybody google Helvetica

(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Jace on 01 Apr 2011, 13:10
One year I told my mom I got a girl pregnant. She believed me. Another time I called her out of breath and panicked sounding saying I had killed someone and needed bleach.
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Post by: tania on 01 Apr 2011, 13:43
during my second year of university, me and my (lesbian) housemate tricked my friends into thinking we had hooked up. the best part about this particular plan (we thought) was that the two of us actually built it up progressively for a full month - we each deliberately told our most gossipy friend about it in a really secretive way at the beginning of march and waited for the rumour to spread, then spent the next several weeks playing through all these really elaborate, dramatic, complete fake little stories, including a "panic attack" i had about my sexuality and my housemate not knowing what to do because she really loved me and me getting mad and not speaking to her and her wanting to kick me out of the house and so on and so forth. then on april 1st we publicly revealed to everyone that the entire thing had been an act, at which point the phrase "hell hath no fury" becomes probably the most appropriate descriptor for our friends' reactions. totally worth it.

oh hey it just occurred to me how to save this lame thread! everybody share your april fool's pranks! duh.
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Post by: tommydski on 01 Apr 2011, 13:47
my (lesbian) housemate

I would probably see this band.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Apr 2011, 14:15
I've never really done any good ones, or any of note, but my mom likes to try. One year she woke me up with school was canceled due to a snow day.
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Post by: squawk on 01 Apr 2011, 14:22
You couldn't fool your mother on the foolingest day of your life if you had an electrified fooling machine!

yeah that's all i got
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Post by: KvP on 01 Apr 2011, 14:23
<3 Anna

April Fools! I do not love you.
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Post by: johnny5 on 01 Apr 2011, 14:40
thanks to april fools day, i falcon punched my girlfriend and am now posting from the communal jail computer

don't let this happen to you!
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Post by: Lunchbox on 01 Apr 2011, 14:58
My housemate told her mother that her long-term boyfriend asked her to marry him.
That is the meanest thing to do to a mother! Poor lady.

The only thing that happened in my world is that the IT dept went around early in the morning and put post-its over everyone's mouse laser. We then hatched a conspiracy to put as many IT requests as possible into the system, complaining that our mouses didn't work.
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Post by: Lines on 01 Apr 2011, 15:21
My roommates sent out an email with a slideshow from a wedding announcement website saying that SURPRISE! WE'RE STILL NOT GETTING MARRIED!

I, for one, turned into a lesbian on Facebook. We'll see how that works out.
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Post by: pwhodges on 01 Apr 2011, 15:29
also everybody google Helvetica

In the UK it's coming up in Times New Roman instead of Comic Sans!
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 01 Apr 2011, 15:59
so this hell-bitch of a client actually apologized to me earlier for her ranting at me last week even though she was wrong and i was right

i kept holding my breath thinking she was gonna say "april fools, dick, i'm still a bitch!" but she didn't


she still had that disgusting look of condecension on her dumb face but at least her words were sort of polite
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Post by: est on 01 Apr 2011, 16:10
The media relations lady at work actually did the best one I have seen in a while.  Our opposition leader here in Aus (Tony Abbott) is really staunchly opposed to doing anything about global warming, due to it having an impact on business.  He even showed up to an anti-Carbon Tax rally and gave a speech telling people he supported them, etc.

We work at a renewable energy company, so the Carbon Tax (CPRS) is a pretty big deal to us.  In the morning's media wrap the lady sent around a pdf titled something like "Abbott approves CPRS and calls for party to join support" and when you opened up the pdf it just said "Think April 1st."  Considering what it would mean to our company it was a good way to do it.  Give people that little burst of incredulity without stringing them along.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Apr 2011, 19:02
I had to start work at 2am today! I kept expecting to show up and told "April Fools you dicks, go home" but instead we just worked.

It probably would've been better if it was an April Fool's joke.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 01 Apr 2011, 19:26
So now that the day is almost over, can someone bring together all the April Fools Day things?


Also, will Nega John be sticking around or will he have an unfortunate accident?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Apr 2011, 19:42
also everybody google Helvetica

(click to show/hide)

Wait, how'd you get spoiler tags to work?  Do you need a certain amount of posts or something?
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 01 Apr 2011, 23:03
You gotta buy the upgrades from Jeph at a con.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 01 Apr 2011, 23:50
Some years ago I lived in a shared house with a couple of guys that drove Volvo's, the night before I switched their keys over and enjoyed the hilarity. Took about an hour for them to work it out in the morning.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Apr 2011, 08:32
You gotta buy the upgrades from Jeph at a con.
Ha, good one.  But seriously, though, how?
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 02 Apr 2011, 09:02
my work here is done
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Apr 2011, 09:32
I only plan on using them in TV threads when using, you know, actual spoilers.  But when I tried making a post with them, it told me I wasn't allowed.

Modify: Whoa, it lets me do it now.  Weird.
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Post by: Eris on 02 Apr 2011, 15:29
They have been available to use for at least a month.
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Post by: jwhouk on 02 Apr 2011, 18:45
<Groan>

This just makes what's been a black day, a little blacker...

You know, I don't think you should Really Becca about this.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Apr 2011, 20:01
They have been available to use for at least a month.
Then I have no idea what happened, I tried it less than a week ago in the The Wire thread and got an error message.  But meh.
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Post by: KvP on 03 Apr 2011, 15:34
My rip of the new Okkervil River album got downloaded 181 times  8-)
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Post by: tania on 03 Apr 2011, 15:37
i'll kill you thompson
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Post by: tommydski on 03 Apr 2011, 16:37
My rip of the new Okkervil River album got downloaded 181 times  8-)

What was it really?

A few weeks before The Mountain Goats' new record was released, I put out a zip which was just Get The Knack. Over 200 downloads before it was removed.
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Post by: KvP on 03 Apr 2011, 16:39
an empty zip entitled "April Fools!"

I really could've put some more effort into it and retagged some random album, but I was at work so whatever.
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Post by: McTaggart on 04 Apr 2011, 07:07
Urgh. Also it is after twelve and I forget what happens if you april fools after 12 but I'm pretty sure it goes on your permanent record.

Ok, so my original phrasing for this was "but I think it's jail time" or something, but I changed it because I figured it was too close to this recent Nedroid comic (http://nedroid.com/2011/03/pinch-me/). Anyway, today I check those comics and he makes that joke anyway! (http://nedroid.com/2011/04/wont-get-fooled-again/). Maybe I should just not worry so much about whether I am plagiarising jokes.
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Post by: Dliessmgg on 15 Apr 2011, 03:28
today is friday the 13th (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxleH60hDJY&feature=youtu.be)
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 15 Apr 2011, 03:40
I've checked and it really isn't.
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Post by: Tom on 15 Apr 2011, 03:41
chills, down my spine
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 15 Apr 2011, 03:46
Had a look through some of the covers and it really is a sad indictment when you do the worst version of your own song, expecially on youtube.
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Post by: look out! Ninjas! on 15 Apr 2011, 06:57
an empty zip entitled "April Fools!"

I really could've put some more effort into it and retagged some random album, but I was at work so whatever.
Nobody downloaded my 'Best of 2010' mix
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Post by: Inlander on 15 Apr 2011, 08:23
Still with this shit?!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Apr 2011, 09:49
It hasn't stopped being funny.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 15 Apr 2011, 09:55
For that to happen it would have had to be funny in the first place.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Apr 2011, 09:58
I take it you haven't seen Colbert's performance.
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 15 Apr 2011, 14:04
Oh fuck I can't believe I forgot he was gonna do that.
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Post by: Lines on 15 Apr 2011, 16:18
It was epic.

Yes, someone managed to make that song good.





(Nah, the song is still terrible, but seriously the performance was hilarious, awesome, and, yes, epic.)
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Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 16 Apr 2011, 15:20
How about if a woman really is pregnant and the joke is she had it aborted or plans to?

Subtle variation on an old theme.

It has long been a goal of mine to get knocked up sometime in late February or early March just so I can announce my pregnancy on April 1st and see how long it takes people to realize that I'm not kidding. 

(I do not intend to do this unless I'm actually okay with the idea of making a baby).
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Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Apr 2011, 22:04
You wouldn't be the first to get pregnant as a prank.

(I can't think of anyone, but come on, it's a planet of nearly 7 billion people and 93% of those are some sort of terrible.)
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Post by: Ozymandias on 18 Apr 2011, 14:28
I don't understand why CHris Hansen is there.
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Post by: KvP on 18 Apr 2011, 14:35
Because internet