Foolish Friday Fun

Happy April Fools Day!

Annoyingly, I don’t think I’m going to get much chance to hunt down the fools this morning, so what I propose is that I share a couple that I’ve spotted already and then return later in the day to offer some highlights.

It seems that The Guardian has had an ideological shift overnight, in terms of its attitude to the Royals. (Read the comments on that one – hilarious.)

YouTube is celebrating its centenary.

A new statue is proposed for Potters Field (a mayor on a bike).

Disappointingly, at the moment I can’t see anything from Google (creators of some of the best past fools), but it may take a while to appear. Oh, wait, I’ve just gone back and there’s something there – go look for yourself…

That’s going to have to be all for now, but do let me know of others you discover and I’ll come back later and report back.

Later…
Right, I’m back. Thanks to Kate for suggestions in her comment – we have The Telegraph reporting that Labour are suggesting we celebrate Ed Milliband’s forthcoming nuptials with street parties and The Independent suggesting that Portugal are selling Ronaldo to Spain in order to alleviate their national debt.

A few other fun things cropped up on Twitter during the morning. Particularly painful was the typing of ‘helvetica’ into Google which resulted in all the search results appearing in Comic Sans – ouch. [I got this wrong first time around, thanks to viewing on an iPhone & misinterpreting tweets.]

Then there was the Marmite flavoured Vaseline (the Lip Therapy version, in case you were having any other thoughts). I personally think this ought to be real, but C didn’t think it would be very good for your lips or your salt intake.

Continuing the theme of ‘if only it wasn’t an April Fools’, Rich spotted Starbucks Mobile, while James rather liked the Car Turbine.

As ever, the Guardian (along with other reputable news sources, probably) has done a useful round-up of some of the others. My favourite has still got to be Gmail Motion – if only so that sending an e-mail could be done by licking a pretend stamp and placing it on my knee…

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