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Fooling Around on the Internet

April 1, 2009, 12:00 am
By Patricia Sauthoff
There's nothing worse than a bad April Fool's Day prank. The old, "Mom, I'm pregnant" doesn't bring anyone joy. Now that we have the internet and the ante on Loki-esque antics has been upped SFR thought it would be super nice of us to collect and distribute some of our favorite pranks of the day.



Video Vixens

Click any video on You Tube's homepage for April Fools Day fun. This one, called "Hiss," might be my favorite, though the "Ninja Kitten" is pretty sweet too.

Oy Mate-y

Lawsuits are funny right? Only if you're a bit torrent tracker like The Pirate Bay.

The Twitterverse

With a six hour lead England's Guardian newspaper beat Asheville, NC's Mountain Xpress to the joke. However, the Americans did it better!

Picture This

Everyone knows Google likes to do silly jokes with their email programs and homepage but it's the image page that really takes the cake today. Awww. Not really a joke but still pretty awesome. Bounce around Google's many sites and such for lots of fun times hidden here and there.

Be Prepared

Slate offers a guide to steering clear of media hoaxes. And remember, if you're gullible, might be a good day to stay off Facebook. Some of those status updates are sure to be bullshit.

Old School

If you're a fan of The Onion and think April Fools Day if for amateurs check out this past episode of This American Life where the radio show goes inside The Onion's newsroom to make up those hilarious stories.

Find anything else fun? Send it to me! Culture [at] sfreporter.com and I'll update this list throughout the day as fun things come my way.

 

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