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Sun Apr 1, 2012, 07:42 PM

Anybody have any "most likely to be believed" April Fools' stories?

I don't but the thought occurred to me so I'm asking:

Every now and then someone winds up looking dumb because they quote a prank April Fools story. And it happens all year 'round with stories from The Onion.

Any such stories from today that look ripe for leaving someone's ass hanging in the wind?

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Reply Anybody have any "most likely to be believed" April Fools' stories? (Original post)
JHB Apr 2012 OP
Ruby the Liberal Apr 2012 #1
NYC_SKP Apr 2012 #2
JHB Apr 2012 #8
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #9
JHB Apr 2012 #11
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #14
polly7 Apr 2012 #3
Liberty Belle Apr 2012 #6
polly7 Apr 2012 #7
Liberty Belle Apr 2012 #4
Liberty Belle Apr 2012 #5
Voice for Peace Apr 2012 #10
A-Schwarzenegger Apr 2012 #12
A-Schwarzenegger Apr 2012 #13
SomethingFishy Apr 2012 #15



Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 08:09 PM

8. Damn! I didn't read that one, just saw the subject line...

...and was shaking my head. Fell for it.

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Response to JHB (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 08:16 PM

9. are you sure that's not real?

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 08:24 PM

11. Even worse, it seems to be:

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/scarce/not-april-foolssarah-palin-co-host-today-sh

Not April Fools: Sarah Palin to Co-Host 'The Today Show'
By scarce
As TV Newser mentioned earlier today, Sarah Palin will be co-hosting on Tuesday.

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests were somewhat incredulous at the news, figuring it had to be an April Fool's joke. The dumbing-down of American media continues.

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Response to JHB (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 10:05 PM

14. ok.. that's what I thought. I hate to say it but

she may be very good at being a host.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 07:48 PM

3. I posted two silly stories, but I don't think anyone got them.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 07:57 PM

6. Links?

I have a whole bunch of silly stories here, aimed toward folks in San Diego but some are good for a chuckle anywhere: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/april-fools-day-2012

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 08:09 PM

7. Well, I confess mine were lame, I'd taken a transfer earlier and was too tired to

find anything very complicated. I've enjoyed everyone else's though!

Google Maps goes 8 bit! I just noticed a few people did reply to that one.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Manhattan,+New+York,+NY&hl=en&ll=40.780671,-73.981762&spn=0.125175,0.264187&sll=40.783434,-73.96625&sspn=0.25034,0.528374&oq=manhatt&t=8&hnear=Manhattan,+New+York&z=13



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Meh ...... not so funny, but I did participate!


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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 07:50 PM

4. El Cajon plans "Vice Revival" for Centennial

http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/9209

April 1, 2012 (El Cajon ) – Before El Cajon became an incorporated city back in 1912, horse racing down Main Street was a popular pastime. The town’s saloons also attracted visitors including gold miners and cowboys from the backcountry. But Temperance Society members and women, who had just won the right to vote, lobbied the new city council to ban both practices.

Now, however, El Cajon announces a bold new plan to revive the city’s ailing economy and boost tourism in its centennial year by bringing back a long-lost feature from the past: vice.

“Since vice was a proven economic boost, we’re returning to our historic roots,” Mayor Mark Lewis announced in a press conference held outside the El Cajon Brewery, a drinking establishment recently opened with help from public funds. “This place has been so popular, we realized it’s time to change our zoning laws. Soon we will have saloons up and down Main Street,” he proclaimed. (Full story at the link above)



Note: This is a town run by conservative Christians on the Council who have actually banned smoking and playing cards in public, among other things.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 07:55 PM

5. And another one:

Mega-Millions Lotto Winner in Lakeside reveals big plans:
http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/9210

April 1, 2012 (Lakeside) – “It’s a miracle!” Milt Cyphert, co-founder of the East County Community Action Coalition and winner of the Mega-Millions Lotto told East County Magazine. Cyphert purchased the winning ticket while on vacation in the Midwest to escape the Sunrise Powerlink construction by his home in El Monte Valley.

Asked what he plans to do with his new-found wealth, Cyphert grinned, then shared an exclusive news scoop.

“We bought stock,” he revealed. “Now my wife, Laura, and I are the majority owners of Sempra Energy-- and SDG&E.”

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 08:18 PM

10. I haven't trusted anything I've read today..

I still have NO idea which articles were true, and which were April Fool's jokes. Luckily I've already forgotten what they were about.

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Response to JHB (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 08:31 PM

12. BBC News Show on Flying Penguins...

&feature=fvwrel

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Response to A-Schwarzenegger (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 08:32 PM

13. And the rest of the story...

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