Posted on April 01, 2005 at 12:53 AM
The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. - Mark Twain
It has started already, only 53 minutes (CST) into the day. Granted it has been April Fools day around the world for 18+ hours already, I just expected a little more action. Where's Orson Welles when you need him?
Here's what's happened so far:
Google announces Google Gulp
Google is pleased to announce the release of Google Gulp (BETA) with Auto-Drink (LIMITED RELEASE), a line of "smart drinks" designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty.
Google Gulp comes in 4 flavors: Beta Carroty, Glutamate Grape, Sero-Tonic Water, and Sugar-Free Radical.
And for those of you watching your weight, Google Gulp is low in carbs.
Send Google Gulp bottle caps to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: A Google Gulp cap is up for sale on ebay Current bid is $99,999,999.00. Ridiculous.
Update: This auction was taken down for obvious reasons. Here is a picture that I captured from my web cache for the Google Gulp Ebay auction when the price was still at $15,090.
MSN Search Spoof: Create funny MSN Search results to fool your friends
The MSN Search Spoof lets you enter the first and last name of your spoof-ee, select their gender, and then select a stereotype that best suits them. Not satisfied with the stereotypes they have listed, then create your own.
Once you submit the query, MSN Search returns a list of fake search results pertaining to your victim and the stereotype you chose. If you're satisfied with what you see then hit the "It's perfect button" to email the results off to your target and/or friends.
Gmail storage increased to infinity+1
Today is the 1 year anniversary of Gmail, which ironically when introduced a year ago was thought to be a hoax. Google is announcing that Gmail will be offering users infinity+1 bytes of storage for their Gmail accounts (would that be an infinibyte?).
Would you like a Gmail account with an infinibyte of Storage? Leave a comment below and I will send one your way.
Apparently President Bush has signed a decree to whack the space shuttle program stating:
"We cannot find any justification to continue deficit funding of a program that has no application other that proving that with enough money America can do anything," said Bush. "The whole world knows that already, so why keep spending money on it," he added.
Coming soon to ebay, the auctioning of the International Space Station.
This one filed from the "you've got to be kidding me department" here at JoeSchmidt.com
Google releases Google Underwear Search - www.undergoos.com The more I click around, the more scared I get. See Mountain View and Autostink for more details. You're on your own if you click on the "I'm feeling lucky" link. Can you say Mr. Snuffleupagus? (Note: This site is not affliated with Google. Duh, they have stock options to worry about now.)
I can't believe it's taken them this long to find it.
Steve Jobs has been named acting CEO of Ikea. He will maintain his current CEO positions at Apple and Pixar.
Jobs is believed to have won over the phlegmatic Swedes with his legendary charm. "It's time this f***ing business of mass mutha****ing furnishing moved from the f***ing Altair era of f***ing self-f***ing assembly, to the Apple II era," he told the board.
Apparent merger of Google and Yahoo! Founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to leave the company.
Looking for more April Fools day antics? Use Google's April Fools Day search feature. (Note: Site not affliated with Google.)
Stay tuned to this blog for continuous coverage of April Fools Day pranks as they happen.
And don't forget about those computer pranks.