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RussianJet
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Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:27 pm

So, how are you planning to make a fool of your friends/family/colleagues on April fool's day?  smile 

Did anyone fool you?

Were you successful in your attempts at fooling others?

I'm still plotting, having finalised anything yet.

Do you remember any particularly notorious or successful April fool's day exploits?
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:32 pm

Im not at work tomorrow so I cant . I would probably set the clocks forward an hour and put salt in the sugar container otherwise  Big grin
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:42 pm

If you go to fodey.com, you can generate a fake news story that looks like a scan of a newspaper clipping. I'm using it to create a clipping that says United Airlines is turning RNO into a major international hub. My family doesn't know much about aviation, so maybe it will work...

Have fun with whatever you decide to do!
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:51 pm

The Mods appear to have a good one running in Site Related and Photography. If it isn't a joke, it's the death of Airliners.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:58 pm



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 3):

Just been reading it.

They sure have posted it early, half the us is no where near the 1st yet.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:04 pm



Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):

watching the a.net photogs get themselves all in a lather over the thread in photography about them getting charged to upload....
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:20 am

A big big joke on Americans tomorrow. GOP to release another alternative budget, presumably it's going to be longer than 19 pages and with numbers this time around.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:56 am

I called my dad and said I found his mother dead in bed this morning. You should have heard him scream. Hilarious.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:49 am

Swedish media tried this, VIP card for subway and bus passengers in Stockholm, first to step onboard and
first to use the seats.
Burning tapwater from methangas.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:23 am



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 4):
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 3):

Just been reading it.

They sure have posted it early, half the us is no where near the 1st yet.

No point in posting it later and missing out on trying to snaffle a few from Oz and the Shaky Is - biggest bunch of A foolers around.

So what was mine. SWMBO* had her credit card compromised and we spent most of 31 March sorting out (real) fraudulent purchases made in another country. So at about 1.00 am on 1 April, I told her I had just logged into her card account and found YET another fraudulent purchase and just as I had done that the A fools virus had struck, hence the blank screen - the computer was off.

It worked for about 20 seconds which was as long as I wanted it to work - cannot be too cruel.


*She Who Must Be Obeyed.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:44 am

Once upon a time, with the help of a friend, I introduced said friend to my parents as their future daughter-in-law. I then handed them a card congratulating them on their new grandchild, telling them the card was nine months early.

The jig was up earlier than I expected because my friend couldn't keep a straight face.

[Edited 2009-03-31 21:46:03]
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:26 am



Working for In-N-Out, I created this one to bring into work tomorrow to stir the pot. Big grin
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:33 am

Heres a few from Australia-

http://www.theage.com.au/national/ap...in-force-20090401-9iso.html?page=1

Shane Warne and a Sydney radio station got together to convince listeners Warnie was making an Ashes comeback.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:57 am



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 8):
Swedish media tried this, VIP card for subway and bus passengers in Stockholm, first to step onboard and
first to use the seats.

Saw that one this morning, that was pretty funny.

Another Swedish paper reported about the new wind-powered car being developed by Volvo and scientists at the technical college of Lund University. The engine is called the Volvo Working Wind Engine, or VoWWE (sounds like the Swedish word for doggy) and they claim the new car will save consumers tens of dollars. Excellent!

Cheers
Mats
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:18 am

Haha i see youtube have turned all their videos upside down  Smile
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:44 am

 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:04 am

An ex of mine that I'm on good terms with im'ed me all nervous and fidgety saying she thinks shes pregnant and that she used to be pro-abortion but now she wants to have the child. Freaks out for a good 20 min then asks me if she can give the child my name if its a boy.

I totally bought it too, I didn't even realize the date. Dammit!
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:22 am



Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
So, how are you planning to make a fool of your friends/family/colleagues on April fool's day?

I'm preparing going at faculty. Hope to fool some of friends if my attempts are successful.  Wink

Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
Did anyone fool you?

Nope until now. Still is morning around here.

Fatmir
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:30 am

Hellz, I just bought it. Silly too, I looked at The Pirate Bay's website, and it said that Time-Warner had just purchased The Pirate Bay. And I totally believed it for a few seconds... stupid, stupid...

Cheers
Mats
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:51 am

Just got a great one from Pizza Hut in my email lol


http://newsletter.pizzahut.co.uk/por...tm_campaign=2009-03-25+April+Email
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:52 am

I glued my managers phone down with super glue! I then got one of his bosses to text him and tell him an important delegate was going to call shortly! I stood round the corner calling him, watching him struggle! Eventually he answered, to which i replied 'cock' and put the phone down! (I get on well with my manager!).
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:41 am



Quoting Danfearn77 (Reply 20):

You better hope so haha
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:28 pm

The New Zealand Herald ran a great april fools story about Microsoft buying Apple.

http://blogs.nzherald.co.nz/blog/mac...ys-apple/?c_id=5&objectid=10564509
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:36 pm

A couple of years ago, I called my mom and told her (in a serious voice) that it hurt when I peed. Her voice took on a real serious tone, but within about thirty seconds she said "wait a minute, it's april fools, you little a...hole."

I then called my dad (who is a surgeon) at his office, and described the symptoms of having an std. Unfortunately, he doesn't catch on as quickly as my mother, so I am completely ad-libbing for a good 2-3 minutes. I finally just have to tell him that its April Fools, and he proceeds to laugh his ass off/sigh with relief.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:39 pm



Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
Did anyone fool you?

Three-four minutes ago an A.NET member about 787 First Flight within 3-5 Weeks. Big grin

Fatmir
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:06 pm



Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 24):
Three-four minutes ago an A.NET member about 787 First Flight within 3-5 Weeks

And me  Big grin  Wink
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:09 pm



Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 24):
Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
Did anyone fool you?

Three-four minutes ago an A.NET member about 787 First Flight within 3-5 Weeks.

Same here. I was really excited when I read the headline but unfortunately it was only a joke!
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:34 pm

I just read this on the French newspaper Le Figaro:

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/20...-homer-simpsons-dans-les-gares.php

Quote:
Announcements in 15 French railway stations will be made by Homer Simpson's voice talent.

To perform this April fools day joke, the SNCF (the French railway operator) contacted Philippe Pethieu, the "official" Homer Simpson voice for the French version.

[...]

The voice of Homer Simpson tells passengers that a train is coming from Alaska ("beware of icebergs and bears on the platform!") or departing to Reykjavík.

 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:52 pm



Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 24):

Three-four minutes ago an A.NET member about 787 First Flight within 3-5 Weeks. Big grin

 praise  I'm surprised it worked as well as it did.  Big grin
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:11 pm

I remember back in '96 the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran a full front page headline announcing that Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh were running on a joint ticket for the Republican nomination. It was amazing! They just went all out: fake interviews, reactions from the public, everything. Took up most of the front page as well as an interior page.

I'm not planning on doing any this year, though.

Texan
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:11 pm

My kids put an egg in my shoe
My kids put a foam head (which we use on Halloween) in the fridge
My wife and i saran wrapped my daughters door way
My wife put candy worms in the kids apples for lunch
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:34 pm



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 30):

What a nice family haha
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:51 pm

What was that one a few years ago where Flemish TV reported that the country of Belgium ceased to exist and half was in French territory and half in Dutch territory!? The public were calling in and there was panic! I rmember hearing about the whole thing in the english press. Sure it was about 2/3 years ago. Hilarious.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:18 pm

So I just called my father...

"Dad....breaking news from CNN.com....McDonald's is going out of business!" He starts out "HOLY $h!t!", telling my grandfather, etc., then he tells me that he's looking for the remote now....I'm like "Dad, I got two words for you.....APRIL FOOLS!!!!"

My dad is ready to kill me now Big grin.

No pranks pulled on me this year.....yet...but here.s the story of the best one ever pulled on me.

I'm in college. Freshman year, My resident assistant comes up to me, and says he was given a letter for me. I open it, and the letter (which is on official stationery) states that I am being kicked out of school for violating several counts on the code of student conduct. I start flipping out, I call my dad, and read him the letter. I tell him that there's a phone number on it, so he tells me to call it. I do. It was the number to the local Chinese restaurant. Story gets better.....my parents were IN on the prank. Now, I knew that my roommate helped plan it, and both he and the RA worked for the Dean of Students. So I nonchalantly asked if I could hang on to the letter to commemorate a great prank. They say okay. Next day, when I know they're both in class, I take the letter over to the Dean's office. Sufficed to say she was not thrilled that her signature stamp was used in a prank. They got a stern lecture, but did not lose their jobs.

Well, that's my story. I'll post here if anyone gets me good today.

Marc
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:23 pm

CNN ran an article featuring a few of the stories around the world.
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/04/01/april.fools.pranks/index.html

among them:

..."The Guardian in London ran a story Wednesday announcing that, after 188 years as a print publication, it will become the first newspaper to deliver news exclusively via Twitter. Twitter, a micro-blogging site, allows users to post updates that are 140 characters long. In keeping with the limitation, the newspaper said it had undertaken a mammoth project to retool the newspaper's entire archive. For example, Charles Lindbergh's 1927 flight from New York to Paris, France, was condensed to: "OMG first successful transatlantic air flight wow, pretty cool! Boring day otherwise ... sigh."
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:32 pm

I may never have the chance to do this but:
I really need to start my own airline just so I can Rickroll the safety video. That would be awesome and legendary.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:39 pm



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 35):
just so I can Rickroll the safety video. That would be awesome and legendary.

Have to disagree - that would in fact be crappy and annoying, just like every other example of this foolish activity!
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:42 pm



Quoting RussianJet (Reply 36):
Have to disagree - that would in fact be crappy and annoying, just like every other example of this foolish activity!

April Fools Day was invented so we could do crappy and annoying things.  Big grin
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:55 pm



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 31):
What a nice family haha

A family that pranks together stays together.  Wink
My 8 year old daughter is a clever one. The ideas she had for this year were very good, we just didn't have enough time to arrange things.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:03 pm



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 11):

How did you get the image onto your post? I'm trying to but it isn't working.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:37 pm



Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
So, how are you planning to make a fool of your friends/family/colleagues on April fool's day

I wrote something stating that my computer teacher couldn't give me hard work on the roster.

KH
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:54 pm



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 39):
How did you get the image onto your post? I'm trying to but it isn't working.

When the image came up, I just right clicked "Copy Image Location" and than came here and did the [img] tags and inserted the link between.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:10 pm

HAHAH My sons coach just called me and told me that my son got in a fight at school today and is being kicked off the baseball team ... I bought it hook line and sinker .. then I heard my kid laughing in background .
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:45 pm

We had a Miami Air charter this morning at work. Since they were so short staffed I decided to put another memo about a World DC-10 military charter ferrying in and being live out at the same time the Miami air was supposed to leave. Saying they would have 6 busses, 12,000lbs of equipment etc etc etc. Mr. no sense of humor supervisor about went through the roof, and I stopped him before he started calling managers at 6am. He ripped it out of the book saying that wasn't funny, don't do that again. Aahahahaha.  Big grin
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C_iy7SyDJE&feature=channel

Now, this is the best prank I have seen so far.
Watch the video, then click the link with a friend and do it.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:15 am



Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 43):

Lol. Very funny. I would have gone through the roof too unless it was today.  Smile

KH
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:04 am

I attempted to pull a prank on my professor tonight for my administrative writing course...

I wore my West Chester University alumni hoodie. I went into my class about 10 min early, sat down, turned myself around and turned my hoodie around so that the back of my head would show through the front of the hood...

A couple of my classmates laughed at it, but I don't think the professor noticed. Besides, someone was giving a presentation of an internal proposal, and I did not want to be rude...  Smile
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:25 am

The best one I've heard so far:

So we at our hospital have text pagers. Those little pagers that doctors carry for us fold open and have a mini keyboard.

Well, the Chief Resident sent out an E-mail to all the residents that their text pages were monitored and many text pages were very unprofessional (which is true, they send all sorts of stuff to each-other). Thus, each resident would be called in to discuss his/her professional behavior individually.

The residents just about crapped their pants.

They waited FIVE HOURS before sending out the "April Fools!" follow-up E-mail.

 rotfl  Best one I've ever heard.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:33 am



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 44):

Now, this is the best prank I have seen so far.
Watch the video, then click the link with a friend and do it.

Here's the stranger bit. I was watching the demo video and I correctly guessed all three shapes.

And no, I'm not April Foolsing you.
 
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RE: Your April Fool's Day Jokes

Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:22 am



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 48):

Don't worry lol, I guessed 2 out of 3 for some reason haha

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