For me, April Fool’s day is like internet Christmas. I love the pranks and fake products that weave their wacky way across the web.
It started online years ago when Google began announcing amusing absurdities every April. The “TiSP,”toilet ISP was their first – flushing a wire down to toilet to use the network of neighborhood plumbing pipes for a better net connection.
Topping the chuckle chart this year was a local story from a local newspaper, Orlando Weekly.
Capitalizing on the low approval ratings of the President and the uproar of his animatronic arrival at the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World, their Cinderella’s Castle Russian overlay was the best. Click the here to read the full, satirical story.
Think Geek came out of the gate with a selection of faux toys. The first of these to catch my eye was the Bicycle Horn of Gondor, a fun mash up of “Lord of the Rings” and a child’s bike ride.
The next Think Geek item that stood out from their other offering (swear jar, hot pocket sleeping bag, swim desk) was the “Where’s Barb?” book. This “Where’s Waldo?” treatment of “Stranger Things” was pure genius.
Did you get pranked online this past weekend? What was your favorite gag? Share you chuckle in the comments below.