Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy AF Day

Thought for the day: Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality.-- Clifton Fadiman

They’re hilarious. The latest caption contest has a pic of SRK and Saurav together. Have a look. I burst out laughing at many of them. Also, tell me how my two captions are, too!!
Happy April Fool's Day.

So, what are you doing today to fool people? What did people do to fool you? I just put up a post on BUF, on how I was fooled some years back.
Was trying to find out about the funniest April 01 pranks from the media in the recent past. Here are some really fun ones.

The Case of the Interfering Br*ssieres:

In 1982 the Daily Mail reported that a local manufacturer had sold 10,000 "rogue br*s" that were causing a unique and unprecedented problem, not to the wearers but to the public at large. Apparently the support wire in these br*s had been made out of a kind of copper originally designed for use in fire alarms. When this copper came into contact with nylon and body heat, it produced static electricity which, in turn, was interfering with local television and radio broadcasts. The chief engineer of British Telecom, upon reading the article, immediately ordered that all his female laboratory employees disclose what type of br* they were wearing.

Whistling Carrots
In 2002 the British supermarket chain Tesco published an advertisement in The Sun announcing the successful development of a genetically modified 'whistling carrot.' The ad explained that the carrots had been specially engineered to grow with tapered airholes in their side. When fully cooked, these airholes caused the vegetable to whistle.

Don’t Disturb the Squirrels
In 1993 Westdeutsche Rundfunk, a German radio station, announced that officials in Cologne had just passed an unusual new city regulation. Joggers going through the park would be required to pace themselves to go no faster than six mph. Any faster, it was felt, would unnecessarily disturb the squirrels who were in the middle of their mating season.
Then, who can forget our very own google… this year, I don’t see any hoaxes on their site. But, in the past, they’ve been really active.Like, there was the hoax about the ‘search technology that supposedly read the user's mind to determine what the user wanted to search for, thus eliminating the step of actually typing in the search query.’ (I guess, if this were true, most pages would end up being ‘A’ pages)

This always ended up to a page full of April Fool's results.

Then, there was ‘Fictitious job opportunities for a research center on the moon.’
‘Google pulp’ a fictitious drink.

And, the best of the lot’ Google TiSP (short for Toilet Internet Service Provider) was a fictitious free broadband service supposedly released by Google. This service would make use of a standard toilet and sewage lines to provide free Internet connectivity

But, try as I might, I cannot find any hoax this year…why, I wonder?..

Foot note: I found it. It’s all about Virgle, the tieup between Virgin and Google.
On to the end jokes:

Came across some funny PJs recently.

- Santa meets an ole friend after quite some time and :
Santa: A & B, A & B, A & B, A & B, A & B.Friend: Oye, iska matlab?(oye, what does that mean?)Santa: Kuch nahin yaar, I mean long time no C.(Nothing…I mean, Long time no C)

- A sweet girl goes to Banta's shop and said: Mujhe underwear dikhao. (Show me underwear)Banta sharmate hue(Banta, shyly): Aaj pehan kar nahin aaya.(I didn’t wear any today)

Till next time,keep smiling.


austere said...

for abt ten minutes, I actually believed that two week internet shut down because of the issue with the cables they announced on FM.
today's timestamp is GOOD.

Keshi said...

My mum tricked me badly yday :( I will blog abt it soon lol!


AmitL said...

Hi,Austy..haha..that was funny.:)
Hi,Keshi-will wait to read about it!:)