Options

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

12357

Posts

  • Options
    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    As usual, Blizzard has some stuff.
    Starcraft 2:

    StarCraft II Balance Manager 2016

    Carbot Zergling Co-Op Commander

    Heroes of the Storm
    IN BETA: NEXUS LANE VIEW!

    World of Warcraft
    Introducing the Frostdoge Clan

    Peewi on
  • Options
    DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    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".

    There isn't substantial evidence, there's a bunch of people on twitter putting up neatly cropped text and nothing else.

    Nothing else? I assume you didn't actually take a look at the google customer service forums, where all the complaints are? Google did pull it and apologise for a reason.

    I did, it isn't like those forums don't fill up with BS complaints all the time. Just looking at the threads on it, it became very clear that a majority of the people were complaining about it because other people might click on it, and they quickly devolved into just general hate of Google.

  • Options
    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    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".

    There isn't substantial evidence, there's a bunch of people on twitter putting up neatly cropped text and nothing else.

    Nothing else? I assume you didn't actually take a look at the google customer service forums, where all the complaints are? Google did pull it and apologise for a reason.

    I did, it isn't like those forums don't fill up with BS complaints all the time. Just looking at the threads on it, it became very clear that a majority of the people were complaining about it because other people might click on it, and they quickly devolved into just general hate of Google.

    so your assumption, rather than going 'ok I guess this didn't work for some people', is to assume that a forum full of people are just lying for attention

    makes sense

    I have a podcast about Power Rangers:Teenagers With Attitude | TWA Facebook Group
  • Options
    DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    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".

    There isn't substantial evidence, there's a bunch of people on twitter putting up neatly cropped text and nothing else.

    Nothing else? I assume you didn't actually take a look at the google customer service forums, where all the complaints are? Google did pull it and apologise for a reason.

    I did, it isn't like those forums don't fill up with BS complaints all the time. Just looking at the threads on it, it became very clear that a majority of the people were complaining about it because other people might click on it, and they quickly devolved into just general hate of Google.

    so your assumption, rather than going 'ok I guess this didn't work for some people', is to assume that a forum full of people are just lying for attention

    makes sense

    If that's how you want to read it, cool.

  • Options
    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    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".

    There isn't substantial evidence, there's a bunch of people on twitter putting up neatly cropped text and nothing else.

    Nothing else? I assume you didn't actually take a look at the google customer service forums, where all the complaints are? Google did pull it and apologise for a reason.

    I did, it isn't like those forums don't fill up with BS complaints all the time. Just looking at the threads on it, it became very clear that a majority of the people were complaining about it because other people might click on it, and they quickly devolved into just general hate of Google.

    so your assumption, rather than going 'ok I guess this didn't work for some people', is to assume that a forum full of people are just lying for attention

    makes sense

    If that's how you want to read it, cool.

    thats not 'how I'm reading it', its what you said
    Just looking at the threads on it, it became very clear that a majority of the people were complaining about it because other people might click on it

    I have a podcast about Power Rangers:Teenagers With Attitude | TWA Facebook Group
  • Options
    DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Anzekay wrote: »
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Butler wrote: »
    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".

    There isn't substantial evidence, there's a bunch of people on twitter putting up neatly cropped text and nothing else.

    Nothing else? I assume you didn't actually take a look at the google customer service forums, where all the complaints are? Google did pull it and apologise for a reason.

    I did, it isn't like those forums don't fill up with BS complaints all the time. Just looking at the threads on it, it became very clear that a majority of the people were complaining about it because other people might click on it, and they quickly devolved into just general hate of Google.

    so your assumption, rather than going 'ok I guess this didn't work for some people', is to assume that a forum full of people are just lying for attention

    makes sense

    If that's how you want to read it, cool.

    thats not 'how I'm reading it', its what you said
    Just looking at the threads on it, it became very clear that a majority of the people were complaining about it because other people might click on it

    I'm not making the assumption that people are lying. I went through the Gmail complaints forum, and the absolute vast majority of complaints in there are about how "someone else" might click on it thinking it was the right button. The horror stories where people talk about losing jobs or sending them on death notices show up on twitter and not the google forum.

    I'm only talking about the Gmail forum because Anzekay brought it up as the place where the "substantial evidence" of it causing people significant issues apparently resides.

    Dedwrekka on
  • Options
    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    "Simple, real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time." -Mustrum Ridcully in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather p. 142 (HarperPrism 1996)
  • Options
    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I really think radiologists should maybe not get in the April Fool spirit.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • Options
    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    godmode wrote: »
    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

    It is.

    That one is fully functioning. Play testing was special.

  • Options
    Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    April Fools, the Weezer album that came out today is actually great

    You assumed it would be bad because of all logic and reason but they got you!!

    6F32U1X.png
  • Options
    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I liked Redbox's April Fools, they're hiring to be the person in the Redbox that pushes out the DVDs!

  • Options
    MuzzmuzzMuzzmuzz Registered User regular
    CBC radio program IDEAS usually has some good april fools shows. Last year was an incredibly convincing episode about people who suffer from "Single Personality Disorder". A few years back they had one about a particular disease in the 1800's that caused people to go into deep hibernation, and get buried alive. Complete with experts on that particular era/place.

    I wonder what they'll do this year. Even if I know it's a fake episode, they are very polished, convincing programs.

  • Options
    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Skwigelf wrote: »
    Al_wat wrote: »

    I would go there and sign the petition, but he pronounces "both" with an L. There is no L in Both.

    You just got April Fooled, Andrew W.K..

    (I don't know how April Fools works)

    I just said it out loud with and without an L and genuinely can't tell a substantial difference.

    cdci44qazyo3.gif

  • Options
    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    mmmppphhhh

    wanna get a grip on thor's hammer, know what i'm sayin?
    Yo dude, and this is just my opinon I guess but

    these are kinda super gross comments

    like if I said that about a video of a swole lady I am pretty sure I would have been yelled at a bunch by now

    like hey

    dude is attractive as hell, sure

    but I WANNA GRAB HIS DICK is kinda gross, duder

    But... okay

    I thought the whole deal with stuff like this is that swole ladies are harassed like every day, and that's why it's important that we don't encourage that behavior

    I'm pretty sure Thor Bjornsson has never been sexually harassed by anyone, ever

    (because he could palm them in his hand and throw them into the sun)

    and so a stray comment about how you wanna ride Mjolnir isn't a huge issue

    signature-deffo.jpg
    PSN ID : DetectiveOlivaw | TWITTER | STEAM ID | NEVER FORGET
  • Options
    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    I think blank is more saying that objectifying anyone is wrong, regardless of gender or what have you. Which is definitely an argument I can respect and acknowledge as valid!

    Edit: also I'm pretty sure accidental live burials were totally a thing back in the days, some Victorian graves actually had bells for the "occupant" to ring, via a pull chord, should they wake up and find themselves interred.

    Metzger Meister on
  • Options
    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular

    On a scale from one to utterly crushed, how sad are you that those aren't real?

  • Options
    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    April Fools, the Weezer album that came out today is actually great

    You assumed it would be bad because of all logic and reason but they got you!!

    Hell of a long game there, Weezer.

    Hell of a long game.

    forumsig.png
  • Options
    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
  • Options
    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular

    This could not be more directly targeted for me, holy shit.

    cdci44qazyo3.gif

  • Options
    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Berkeley Breathed, you magnificent bastard ....

    byq5ebqyvjd5.jpg

  • Options
    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »

    On a scale from one to utterly crushed, how sad are you that those aren't real?

    Sad, though I did find and eat some of these yesterday

    Three-Flavors-Left-Angle.jpg

    I have a podcast about Power Rangers:Teenagers With Attitude | TWA Facebook Group
  • Options
    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Berkeley Breathed, you magnificent bastard ....

    byq5ebqyvjd5.jpg

    Oh, this mother fucker.

  • Options
    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Berkeley Breathed, you magnificent bastard ....

    If he got watterson's approval on that it's amazing

    Psykoma on
  • Options
    LarlarLarlar consecutive normal brunches Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    Passing along a friend's story from this morning.
    So, at work

    We just moved into a new office and, for the first time in (maybe forever?) we have a microwave.

    No one had used it yet, so one of the devs goes over with a looped MP3 of Chinese firecrackers and hooks up some speakers, the opens and closes the microwave, then starts it and starts the MP3

    The CEO is like “What is that noise?” and guy says “Just my coffee…” and someone else is like “In a metal cup?” and he responds “Yea!” and the CEO just flips “ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? GET IT OUT OF THERE."

    Meanwhile, the entire dev pod is crying laughing

    iwantanswers3.png
  • Options
    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Psykoma wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Berkeley Breathed, you magnificent bastard ....

    byq5ebqyvjd5.jpg

    If he got watterson's approval on that it's amazing

    even if he didn't it's still one hell of a fine april fools joke

  • Options
    Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    That looks like it might actually be Watterson's work. Are we sure it's not?

    No I don't.
  • Options
    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    my gut feeling is it's just a good copy of his style, but I could be wrong.

    BahamutZERO.gif
  • Options
    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    All of those poses have appeared in C&H before so it's an easy reference. I'd say it's a copy.

  • Options
    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Breathed has always had a close enough style to watterson that I'm not surprised he can copy it fairly closely

    I have a podcast about Power Rangers:Teenagers With Attitude | TWA Facebook Group
  • Options
    NeveronNeveron HellValleySkyTree SwedenRegistered User regular
    While I reckon that it's not actually Watterson ("This isn't [...] particularly legal."), it's worth remembering that Watterson did draw some new comics with Stephen Pastis two years ago. I wouldn't completely rule it out.

    I'm pretty sure I've seen most of those poses before, though, so maybe it's just a trace.

  • Options
    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Calvin's pose in the second panel has absolutely been in a previous C&H comic.

    BLM - ACAB
  • Options
    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    4707354458_95be8edbaf_b.jpg

    BLM - ACAB
  • Options
    DedwrekkaDedwrekka Metal Hell adjacentRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    The Netflix John Stamos joke is good
    "Continue Watching With John Stamos"
    "Documentaries John Stamos Thinks You Should Watch"
    "Comedies The Manage to be Funny Even Though John Stamos Isn't in Them"
    "Action & Adventure that John Stamos Enjoys With His Bros"


    Edit: oh god!
    "Popular Like John Stamos Was in High School"!

    Dedwrekka on
  • Options
    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
  • Options
    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KX_DN-8TuI

    Played a little too straight in my book.

  • Options
    Death of RatsDeath of Rats Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    4707354458_95be8edbaf_b.jpg

    Well that would explain why it's so convincing!

    No I don't.
  • Options
    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    How bad is it that I actually knew that pose came from one of the Revenge of the Babysat comics and so I googled it directly?

    BLM - ACAB
  • Options
    JarsJars Registered User regular
    that non sequitur guy has a long storied history of being an asshole doesn't he

Sign In or Register to comment.