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  • iancognito 1 Apr 2014 14:06:54 2,404 posts
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    When I was 19 I feigned my own death. I got all my friends in on it too. My girlfriend at the time was devastated. Thing is, we forgot to tell her so years later she still thinks I'm dead. She's refused to move on and has built my memory into that of the perfect man, and she's never been able to find anyone to take my place. Basically it's ruined her life, but you have to laugh.
  • CosmicFuzz 1 Apr 2014 14:08:55 28,837 posts
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    @rockavitch Fair enough, but the whole thing just makes me uncomfortable. Including her prank, that's also fucked up.
  • rockavitch 1 Apr 2014 14:16:34 548 posts
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    @CosmicFuzz Aye was surprised by hers last year and even though it was well prepared I jokingly promised revenge. Knew she's see the funny side like I did last year otherwise I wouldn't have done it. Hopefully that's the end of it like she said or I'll have to be prepared for next year.
  • Load_2.0 1 Apr 2014 14:27:28 20,968 posts
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    I went on holiday with some chums once and "borrowed" their daughter (excused myself for 20 minutes while we were all at dinner). Had her stashed in my basement for years now.

    Going to bring her on her 16th birthday, going to be a hoot!
  • nickthegun 1 Apr 2014 14:28:38 64,293 posts
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    Its my nans birthday today and every year I send her a 21 today card.
  • whatfruit 1 Apr 2014 14:32:10 2,021 posts
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    rockavitch wrote:
    @CosmicFuzz Last year I was left to think the girl I put life on hold and moved to a country I did not speak the language cheated on me. We're now even and seeing how it affects only us it's no big deal. It's not like I attacked or fooled a stranger. Should be a nice relaxing year next year so it's a win win.
    She is so going to fuck you up next year.
  • CosmicFuzz 1 Apr 2014 15:23:40 28,837 posts
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    How did rockavitch tell his fiance it was a joke in the end? I'm imagining something along the lines of the ending to the first episode of The Office, when Brent tells Dawn he was only kidding about firing her, whilst she's in tears. Que very awkward silence.
  • BinaryBob101 1 Apr 2014 17:51:01 25,719 posts
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    Lots of mouth twitching too.

    That's all just fucking weird.
  • atomicjuicer 1 Apr 2014 18:05:21 315 posts
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    Rockavitch should put march 31 in his 2015 calendars right now.
  • DaM 1 Apr 2014 18:11:58 14,167 posts
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    atomicjuicer wrote:
    Rockavitch should put march 31 in his 2015 calendars right now.
    If he hasn't murdered her first for the "lols".
  • Tonka 1 Apr 2014 19:11:02 23,002 posts
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    I thought Googles automatic Hasselhof photo bomb was a joke. Turns out it wasn't.
  • mal 2 Apr 2014 13:13:37 24,181 posts
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    Just found this one from KCC. Rather silly!

    Edit: Tag-fu.

    Edited by mal at 13:13:53 02-04-2014
  • senso-ji 2 Apr 2014 13:16:53 6,483 posts
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    Andy Murray's April Fool joke didn't quite go according to plan
  • Trowel 31 Mar 2015 18:18:58 18,842 posts
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    The guys at Google have been earning their keep again, this year enhancing Maps with a great little Pacman mode :)

    Seems you can play it anywhere in desktop view, but some areas have dedicated maps with mobile support - clues here: https://support.google.com/maps/answer/6178227?hl=en
  • TSD 31 Mar 2015 18:21:24 1,270 posts
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  • Gus 31 Mar 2015 18:25:45 2,050 posts
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    The internet can't seem to decide whether this is an april fools or not.

    https://www.amazon.com/oc/dash-button

    If it's real it's a clever bit of marketing to launch now, in this way, to create a lot of PR around whether it is or isn't.

    If it's an April Fool it's a shit one. It's not a bad idea at all and you wouldn't be a "fool" for falling for it. There's a few flaws to the concept but fundamentally it's something that could easily exist.
  • mal 31 Mar 2015 18:48:33 24,181 posts
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    Yay! I've run out of bog roll. Just press this button and I can wait three days for the next delivery!
  • CosmicFuzz 31 Mar 2015 18:48:55 28,837 posts
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    Wonder what that cheeky scamp rockavitch is up to this year.

    I'm going with "I shagged your mum and she's refusing to get an abortion!" complete with faked scans, text messages and her mum prearranged to pop round at 10am for a nice cuppa.
  • b0rk 31 Mar 2015 18:54:34 4,518 posts
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    Tired of this shit. Every fuckin' year.
  • CosmicFuzz 31 Mar 2015 18:55:37 28,837 posts
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    Tried immodium plus?
  • Gus 31 Mar 2015 19:12:24 2,050 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Yay! I've run out of bog roll. Just press this button and I can wait three days for the next delivery!
    It doesn't claim to solve that issue though. The ability to re-order at the exact point at which you realise you run out is good user experience. Evian already had a device that works in exactly this way to stick on your fridge, and that's definitely real.
  • jamievilla 31 Mar 2015 19:25:51 708 posts
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    Apparently the Amazon one is real, unless they're really dedicated to the joke.

    http://www.droid-life.com/2015/03/31/here-come-the-april-fools-jokes-a-day-early-google-and-samsung-are-first/
  • CosmicFuzz 31 Mar 2015 19:41:35 28,837 posts
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    Nothing should ever be unveiled at this time of year.
  • millerlfc 31 Mar 2015 20:45:18 429 posts
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    Last year my organisation unveiled a brand new website, company logo and change to our email address domain - all on April 1st - our marketing department are idiots.
  • iancognito 31 Mar 2015 21:35:17 2,404 posts
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    It's a point of the year that pisses me off. We can't tell if the Amazon thing is a joke or not and they'll linger around for several days afterwards so every strange story we read online for the next month needs careful checking. We're not 8 years old. It's the online equivalent of this.

    Your shoe laces are undone.
    Are they?
    No, April Fools!

    Hilarious.
  • mal 31 Mar 2015 21:42:58 24,181 posts
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    Gus wrote:
    mal wrote:
    Yay! I've run out of bog roll. Just press this button and I can wait three days for the next delivery!
    It doesn't claim to solve that issue though. The ability to re-order at the exact point at which you realise you run out is good user experience. Evian already had a device that works in exactly this way to stick on your fridge, and that's definitely real.
    That's a point. Weren't we already meant to have things to put on our fridges (or buy new fridges more like) which would RFID everything in there, monitor your usage and automatically order stuff to arrive in time for your current consignment running out?
  • rockavitch 31 Mar 2015 22:32:53 548 posts
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    @CosmicFuzz Nothing planned this year, no woman to torture. I have a somewhat odd day tomorrow and the only people I actually will see is whoever is on the street before 7am and after 9pm. 14 hour shift doing security at an empty unused warehouse alone...

    Forgot to say about last year. I ended up sending her a text from across the room saying "At least I didn't cheat *winky smiley*". She understood immediately.

    Surprised we lasted as long as we did now I think back lol
  • Mola_Ram 31 Mar 2015 22:35:20 10,641 posts
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    /awaits avalanche of Chrome selfies
  • CosmicFuzz 31 Mar 2015 22:47:05 28,837 posts
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    @rockavitch ah, sorry to hear that dude. Did you go one prank too far then?
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