Saturday, April 01, 2006

April First

When I arrived at work at 7:00 this morning, I suggested that it would be a great April Fool's Day joke to give everyone decaf instead of regular. My idea was heartily shot down, however, and I quickly forgot entirely about the holiday. (Aside: Don't worry, I wasn't really going to give people decaf instead of regular. It would have been much more fun to give regular to people who ordered decaf.)

I got home from work and fired up my laptop to check my blog rolls. The first blog I visited informed me that J.J. Abrams had issued a press release that ABC's Lost would be cancelled after the second season. After a moment of confused dismay, I remembered, "Oh yeah. April Fool's Day."

The internet is a dangerous place to be on April Fool's Day. Slashdot is infamous for running fake news stories all day, and I've grown to just assume that everything new I read on April 1 is probably fake. (When I remember the date, anyhow.) My personal favourite Slashdot April Fool's story this year is Slashdot Design Changes for Wider Appeal (pink and ponies to appeal more to pre-teen girls).

Oh, and have you visited Google Romance? Just enter what qualities you're looking for in a mate, and it will find you your perfect match (if one exists for you).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

what's really dangerous is to put Daylight Savings Time on the same weekend as April Fool's. I thought my mom was joking when she said that I should switch my clock tonight...

~Marlene

Brian said...

My favourite was when Google announced Gmail (I think it was Gmail, anyways...) on April Fools' Day, and everyone thought it was a joke.