Monday, April 1, 2013

A Foolish April indeed

A Foolish April indeed

I constantly have to remind myself that April 1st is probably the one day out of the year that I don't want to be anywhere near the computer or the internet because of the massive amounts of stupid April fools jokes. Many of which are beyond lame. But it seems like with spring here and everyone sort of refreshed from a long winter, it's all about making a joke or two. Maybe it's just the cabin fever finally settling in that the holiday takes its roots from.

Then again, maybe I shouldn't complain that the internet can take a day off of the serious business of posting cat pictures and getting hit in the crotch and have some sense of humor to it. In any event, I sort of have loved the actual creativity that is put into all these.

In unrelated news, turns out YouTube finally has enough entries and will be shutting down:

Thanks for all your great entries.
YouTube finally has enough videos to begin selecting a winner.
What do you think is the #bestvideo on YouTube?

We've been thrilled with all of the diverse, creative entries we've seen so far, and we can't wait to begin the process of selecting the best video. We'll be announcing the winner in 10 years.

What else? Well, how about Half-Life 2 Episode 3 is coming! Failing that, how about Half-Life 4?
(Neither of these are official Valve pranks, I wonder if they got something lined up at all)

And if it's treasure that you're after, how about some Google Maps introducing an amazing new treasure map feature.

But they're not stopping there. Welcome Gmail Blue...

Image hosting site Imgur is going to turn to the world of snail mail for your picture uploading needs.

And then there's the concept of having a Glass-bottomed plane Which, well. If you ask me is a bit strange. I have no clue why you'd want to be looking at everyone's bags for the whole flight, but sure. Why not.

How about some Skinny Skinny jeans?

And on Hulu, you now have the ability to watch episodes of Itchy and Scratchy, Inspector Spacetime and NumberWang! In short, it's starting to be a very unproductive April 1st.

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