Author Topic: Best of April 1st.  (Read 2094 times)

quixoticgeek

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Best of April 1st.
« on: April 01, 2021, 10:17:31 am »

A thread to share the best April 1st stories you've come across today.

I'll start by offering up:

https://dutchreview.com/news/dutch-government-announces-english-as-official-language-the-netherlands/

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/04/get-in-line-queues-may-become-compulsory-after-coronavirus/

and for the geeks out there:

https://twitter.com/ptkaster/status/1377427814052335618

Please reply with the best ones you find today.

J
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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 10:30:01 am »

Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 10:32:31 am »
VW rebranding as Voltswagen was quite amusing.
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2021, 10:35:10 am »
VW rebranding as Voltswagen was quite amusing.

That was just making it match how everyone mispronounces it anyway.


This was briefly worrying
https://www.facebook.com/FisherandDonaldson/posts/4077211382310600


citoyen

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 11:25:44 am »
I wish this were real...

"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2021, 11:32:34 am »

ian

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2021, 11:42:37 am »
I wish this were real...



I'm pretty sure there's an artisan pickling operation (I just like writing artisan pickling operation) in Brooklyn that does just this.
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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2021, 11:46:42 am »
VW rebranding as Voltswagen was quite amusing.

That was just making it match how everyone mispronounces it anyway.


This was briefly worrying
https://www.facebook.com/FisherandDonaldson/posts/4077211382310600

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hellymedic

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2021, 12:14:33 pm »
I fell for the Heinz Tomato Soup/Innocent banana & Strawberry smoothie blend on Twitter, shortly after midday.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Smoup?src=hashtag_click

OOops!

hellymedic

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2021, 01:06:16 pm »
Ritter Sport Square eggs  'Squeggs'...

Should be a cube/cuboid, surely?

ETA this is a serious gift box with eight bars inside.

https://shop.ritter-sport.co.uk/gorgeous-gifts/

Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2021, 01:06:29 pm »

A thread to share the best April 1st stories you've come across today.

I'll start by offering up:

https://dutchreview.com/news/dutch-government-announces-english-as-official-language-the-netherlands/

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/04/get-in-line-queues-may-become-compulsory-after-coronavirus/

and for the geeks out there:

https://twitter.com/ptkaster/status/1377427814052335618

Please reply with the best ones you find today.

J


Not every one was amused:

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Mark Rutte April 1, 2021 At 09:17
Do you think it’s funny to make such news as a news website? And not mentioning April 1st at all?
Sic transit and all that..

citoyen

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2021, 01:15:41 pm »
I'm pretty sure there's an artisan pickling operation (I just like writing artisan pickling operation) in Brooklyn that does just this.

Almost inevitably.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

ian

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2021, 01:25:09 pm »
I am quite sure I went to a pickle restaurant in Williamsburg. I want to say I hated it, and damn it as some kind of hipster purgatory, a curse of gentrification, but – to be honest – it was fucking awesome.
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tiermat

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2021, 01:50:44 pm »
Heinz doubled down today, not only did they have the Smoup but they had Tiny Rebel producing Spaghetti Hoops IPA.

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citoyen

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2021, 02:03:00 pm »
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

tiermat

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FifeingEejit

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2021, 02:12:58 pm »
VW rebranding as Voltswagen was quite amusing.

That was just making it match how everyone mispronounces it anyway.


This was briefly worrying
https://www.facebook.com/FisherandDonaldson/posts/4077211382310600

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citoyen

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2021, 02:25:33 pm »
Turns out gin-pickled gherkins are already a real thing - although somewhat disappointingly, they only contain 2% gin...

https://shop.baxters.com/products/garners-gin-pickled-gherkins-430g
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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2021, 02:31:48 pm »
Turns out gin-pickled gherkins are already a real thing - although somewhat disappointingly, they only contain 2% gin...

https://shop.baxters.com/products/garners-gin-pickled-gherkins-430g
I'm advised that a capful of gin goes down very well on one's morning grapefruit half.
I've yet to try it.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2021, 03:20:59 pm »
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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2021, 03:23:53 pm »
Tandem training aids.

Want.

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Re: Best of April 1st.
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2021, 03:31:39 pm »
Heinz doubled down today, not only did they have the Smoup but they had Tiny Rebel producing Spaghetti Hoops IPA.
Missed a trick by not getting Michael Jordan or Shaquille O'Neal to promote the hoops.
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