Apil 1st joke news items

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  1. Serial thread killer

    Serial thread killer Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    sorry wrong area.
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  2. EnsignRicky

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    Oh man, you got me, I thought there was going to be a news item in here. Good one. :techman:
     
  3. gh4chiefs

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    I guess this is a good a place as any for this story. This morning, a couple of our local DJs put out this story that at exactly 7:06 AM CDT that Jupiter and Pluto would be lined up in such a way that it would affect Earth's gravity and if you jumped up at 7:06 you would experience a brief sensation of weightlessness.

    So I'm driving to working hearing this nonsense, all the while doing this :rolleyes:, but the worst part was that after 7:06 a rather large number of callers called in to the radio station and said, "Yes I jumped and I felt it." The power of suggestion is pretty strong amoung morons apparently.

    Didn't make me too proud of my fellow mid-Missourians, I'll tell you. (Of course it's possible that at least some of the callers were trying to pull a joke too.) Finally somebody called in and busted them on the BS.

    I hate April 1. :rolleyes:
     
  4. S. Gomez

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  5. gh4chiefs

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    Well that explains where they came up for the idea. It's almost verbatim, just the time changed.
     
  6. witchie

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    My local DJs created a fake radio promotion for a new plastic surgery company, who fixed ugly babies. If you had an ugly baby, you could bring it in for consultation for surgery to correct the ugliness. I can't believe there were people who bought it considering the day, but apparently there were. Dumbasses. It wasn't funny. It was lame and annoying.
     
  7. Starbreaker

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    Americans are idiots.
     
  8. gh4chiefs

    gh4chiefs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well if you read S. Gomez's post, it's not confined to Americans. The original hoax was done in the UK.
     
  9. TemporalFlux

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  10. RobertVA

    RobertVA Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    One of the local waste disposal sites was designed to become a public park once it was filled. Alternating layers of trash and soil form the only significant hill in an community that's otherwise nearly as flat as your dinner table.

    A few decades ago a couple of radio hosts thought it would be clever to broadcast a "breaking news" bulletin that decomposition had created an explosive accumulation of methane under that mound of soil and trash. They reported that authorities had ordered an evacuation of the neighborhoods and highway adjacent to the park.

    On a much smaller scale the prank had an effect similar to that infamous Orson Wells/ Mercury Theater War of the Worlds broadcast.

    The FCC was not amused.
     
  11. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's fucking classic. :lol: A bunch of Brits demonstrate what fucking morons they are and people use that as evidence that "Americans are idiots." :rolleyes: I guess we know who the real idiots are now.
     
  12. darthraidr

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  13. PsychoPere

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    That one's believable, too. WoW for consoles has been rumored for a few years now.
     
  14. darthraidr

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    believable until you check out the link...
     
  15. captcalhoun

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    one fo the best games-related ones was Duke Nukem Forever being released on 3 3/4 in floppy discs, complete with a picture of about 120 discs for the whole game! that was on the official site, too...
     
  16. PsychoPere

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    Heh, yeah. The link wasn't working earlier when I posted that, so I hadn't had a chance to look at Blizzard's "screenshots." Still, if you were to just hear the basic idea ("World of Warcraft coming to consoles!"), it'd be a believable claim.
     
  17. Cmndr J Crichton

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    I like the concept, then the actual game shots. :D Almost reminds me of Adventure for the Atari 2600. You see these awesome drawings, then you see the game and think, 'WTF?"
     
  18. Garrett

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    The Molten Core one is probably funnier than the bard page, though I got a good laugh from that one, too. The MC page reminds me a lot of those old manuals from the NES days that really detailed artwork of the various creatures in the game, and when you actually saw them they were little pixelated blobs. :lol:
     
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  20. The_Book_Of_G'Kar

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    There was an article in the Metro this morning about BMW creating a car that can electrocute any dogs that urinate on it. I took this seriously until I realised half way it was complete bollocks. The guy who created it is called Dr Hans Zoff! And he calls the invention the C.R.A.P! And the person against it on grounds of cruelty is called Lola FORPI!!! It does sound possible though don't it? Lol.