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[April Fools'] The Return of the Best Day of the Year

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    I mean if actual, substantial evidence that this button is causing problems for people isn't enough proof that it's a bad idea then I don't know what to tell you.

    Granted, 99% of the time people ARE going to have the presence of mind not to press the big obvious joke button. The cruel thing about it though is that the 1% of people who don't are probably have a lot of other stuff going on in their minds at the time. In which case, it's much more likely to be a pretty damn important e-mail that they're sending and not just "oi m8 u up 4 drinks at the tav later rotflmao".

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    Here's a joke idea they could have gone with: Change the search button options to "Search", which works as normal, and "I'm feeling lucky, punk", which returns the top search result only with all images replaced by random photos of Clint Eastwood.

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    Nirya wrote: »
    I am a fan of John Stamos Day on Netflix.

    Im assuming that The Ranch is one big april fools.

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    MvrckMvrck Dwarven MountainhomeRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Goddammit. It didn't get me, but I am incredibly sad that the Stamos documentary thing is almost certainly fake.

    Edit: I saw from Twitter the other day he had talked about another Netflix project coming up. WHHYYYYYY.

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    godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    Butler wrote: »
    Here's a joke idea they could have gone with: Change the search button options to "Search", which works as normal, and "I'm feeling lucky, punk", which returns the top search result only with all images replaced by random photos of Clint Eastwood.

    That's not half bad!

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    I saw the other Gmail Send button earlier but it wasn't where the old button was, it's just next to it. That said, my e-mails were not about important things at all so it probably wouldn't have mattered if I hit the wrong button by accident.

    It does strike me as not being a good April Fools' prank if there are ramifications beyond the individual prankee's embarrassment of being fooled.

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    klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    Maddoc wrote: »
    April Fools is the best day to announce things that will actually really happen

    Joke announcements are played out

    To counter that, April Fools is the worst day to die, because no-one will believe it.
    Ronnie Corbett died yesterday. If he'd died today, all the stories announcing it would have been filled with comments like 'lol, good one'.

    They just raised the minimum wage in the UK, I'm half expecting them to announce "Ha! April Fools! Go back to your regular pittance, peasant."

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    I saw the other Gmail Send button earlier but it wasn't where the old button was, it's just next to it. That said, my e-mails were not about important things at all so it probably wouldn't have mattered if I hit the wrong button by accident.

    It does strike me as not being a good April Fools' prank if there are ramifications beyond the individual prankee's embarrassment of being fooled.

    I believe it's where the "Send & Archive" button would be, but not everyone has that enabled so most folks would've just had the new one pop up next to regular "Send"

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    BarcardiBarcardi All the Wizards Under A Rock: AfganistanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    ha, watching all the corn right now

    Barcardi on
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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    I simultaneously believe this was a terrible idea and Google should not have done it and also that it is hilarious in that cringe-worthy, "oh no!" Sort of way. I feel genuinely sorry for the guy who lost that job and also I cannot help but laugh.

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    SomestickguySomestickguy Registered User regular
    klemming wrote: »
    Maddoc wrote: »
    April Fools is the best day to announce things that will actually really happen

    Joke announcements are played out

    To counter that, April Fools is the worst day to die, because no-one will believe it.
    Ronnie Corbett died yesterday. If he'd died today, all the stories announcing it would have been filled with comments like 'lol, good one'.

    They just raised the minimum wage in the UK, I'm half expecting them to announce "Ha! April Fools! Go back to your regular pittance, peasant."

    !!!?!?!?!!?!

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    yeah, died at the age of 85

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    BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    http://play.pokemonshowdown.com/ a site where you can battle your pocket monsters online

    the background has been changed fittingly

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    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    Beasteh wrote: »
    http://play.pokemonshowdown.com/ a site where you can battle your pocket monsters online

    the background has been changed fittingly

    What is wrong with the Digimon's eyes? Patamon looks like he just set a village on fire.

    Also motherfucker I wish I'd made an episode of our podcast about pokemon now.

    I have a podcast about Digimon called the Digital Moncast, on Audio Entropy.
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    Diablo FettDiablo Fett Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9j9pGi-l4c

    here's an april fools prank that fell out of a time portal from 2006

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    wanderingwandering Russia state-affiliated media Registered User regular
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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    wandering wrote: »

    Holy shit, the Homsar call at around 8:30

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    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9j9pGi-l4c

    here's an april fools prank that fell out of a time portal from 2006

    Okay, funny that you mention that because he was just on rebels.


    Imgur announced imgur for pets and produced funny humans gifs to go with them.

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    ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9j9pGi-l4c

    here's an april fools prank that fell out of a time portal from 2006

    I want :(

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    every time I see Darth Maul used properly

    I curse George Lucas

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    Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
    darth maul was so cool, i liked how he did nothing for two hours then had a dumb fight in a nonsensical location and died like a chump

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    darth maul was so cool, i liked how he did nothing for two hours then had a dumb fight in a nonsensical location and died like a chump

    It's Star Wars tradition to have a "badass" character who barely does anything. The prequels had Darth Maul/General Greivious, the OT had Boba Fett, and the new movie has Captain Phasma.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    If that google thing had just had the minion gif it would have been stupid but fine

    the fact that it muted the email thread and seemingly there was no way to undo it was a horrible idea, regardless of how many warnings they put up about it

    Holy shit I can't believe how stupid that is

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    SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    How long was that even up? It seems like it wasn't actually up long enough for anyone to lose their job. I'm guessing some of that is the internet making things up again.

    Still, there's a minion in it so it never should have seen the light of day.

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    AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    It was up for at least 12 or so hours

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    How long was that even up? It seems like it wasn't actually up long enough for anyone to lose their job. I'm guessing some of that is the internet making things up again.

    Still, there's a minion in it so it never should have seen the light of day.

    It was up for about 12 hours and the help thread about it on google's help forum is filled with stories of people getting fucked by the button including jobs/interviews and causing problems between friends/coworkers/loved ones

    it was hideously ill-advised

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    SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    My personal favourite April Fools so far is one for the Brits


    For non Brits/Euros, there is going to be a referendum in June to decide if the UK should leave our current relationship with the EU. Nigel Farage is the leader of UKIP and very much opposed to staying in.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Aheh

    As someone who has been dealing with identity theft all week as a result of someone at our company just not being smart, informed or attentive enough to check what they click 'send' on

    Regardless of how tired they might have been

    I'm not entirely unsympathetic but boy I'm short on the normal charity I'd feel for people who misclicked in their email.

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    King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    Think Geek has some winners this year including a Plombus and a white noise machine I am very interested in

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    30 minutes of phone calls. Geez.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Aheh

    As someone who has been dealing with identity theft all week as a result of someone at our company just not being smart, informed or attentive enough to check what they click 'send' on

    Regardless of how tired they might have been

    I'm not entirely unsympathetic but boy I'm short on the normal charity I'd feel for people who misclicked in their email.

    Shit, that really sucks, LS.

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    I legit want the think geek Star Trek White Noise Machine/ Alarm clock.

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    mmmppphhhh

    wanna get a grip on thor's hammer, know what i'm sayin?

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    klemmingklemming Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    I'm pretty sure thinkgeek always use this to test some outlandish ideas just to see if there's a market for them.
    Former April Fools winners that were turned to real products are the 8 bit Tie and Tauntaun Sleeping Bag, so that white noise machine is almost guaranteed to become available.

    klemming on
    Nobody remembers the singer. The song remains.
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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
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    godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Think Geek has some winners this year including a Plombus and a white noise machine I am very interested in

    baRPG looks legitimately fun to play

    godmode on
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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    I legit want the think geek Star Trek White Noise Machine/ Alarm clock.

    God, that might be my ideal sleep setup.

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular

    But I want to be able to switch on the fly between different ships, also the alarm!

    It all seems super feasible though, the touch lcd screens being the only costly thing.

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