Wednesday, April 01, 2009

April Fool's Day

I'm not much in the mood for making jokes myself today but this one at The Guardian is cute.
Consolidating its position at the cutting edge of new media technology, the Guardian today announces that it will become the first newspaper in the world to be published exclusively via Twitter, the sensationally popular social networking service that has transformed online communication.

A mammoth project is also under way to rewrite the whole of the newspaper's archive, stretching back to 1821, in the form of tweets. Major stories already completed include "1832 Reform Act gives voting rights to one in five adult males yay!!!"; "OMG Hitler invades Poland, allies declare war see for more"; and "JFK assassin8d @ Dallas, def. heard second gunshot from grassy knoll WTF?"
I'm also told that Jim Henley has a good one. Probably true since I can't get the blog to load at all. Probably because everyone is linking to it and the traffic crashed the server.

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Anonymous Kevin McKague said...

NPR's "All Things Considered" does a special April Fool's story each year. They aren't always funny, but last year, their story was followed by another zinger.

In the same staid NPR voice that normally announces underwriters for the show, listeners heard that "...funding for NPR and "All things considered is made in part by the Soylent company, makers of fine man-made food products in a variety of fashionable colors...including GREEN! At Soylent, we believe in people...'Soylent Green is people!' "

I laughed so hard I almost drove off of the road!

2:11:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That is funny.

3:18:00 PM  

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