Author Topic: April fools 2022  (Read 1471 times)

bhoot

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April fools 2022
« on: 01 April, 2022, 10:36:28 am »
I was expecting to log on this morning and find a topic, but nothing obvious. So I will kick off with this from the Graun

Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #1 on: 01 April, 2022, 10:38:02 am »
The Western Isles weather guy led with a very good forecast warning of 'purple rain' (due to evaporation from beet farms).
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Basil

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #2 on: 01 April, 2022, 10:42:38 am »
Early start

The team are up early, checking the vehicles and topping-up the blue lights before going out on patrol
 https://t.co/gp0OnB37BN
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

PaulF

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #3 on: 01 April, 2022, 10:50:18 am »
My new electricity bill. Although sadly I suspect it's not an April fool.

Wowbagger

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #4 on: 01 April, 2022, 10:50:29 am »
I was expecting to log on this morning and find a topic, but nothing obvious. So I will kick off with this from the Graun

I saw that and just thought it was business corruption as usual...
Bach without a doubt.

Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #5 on: 01 April, 2022, 11:13:39 am »
One for the photographers from Capture One

https://twitter.com/captureonepro/status/1509788421950164992

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From 2023 Capture One will no longer support RAW images.
Our new focus will be JPEG.

We will slowly transform the Capture One Pro desktop app, but you will still be able to work with RAW until we move to JPEG.

Release date coming soon!

(For the non-photographers, Capture One's Raisin of Etre is RAW)

Mr Larrington

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #6 on: 01 April, 2022, 11:16:07 am »
I remain unconvinced of the existence of a Tory MP yclept “Shiv R M’Timbers”, still less that such a Unit would say:

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #7 on: 01 April, 2022, 12:14:50 pm »

ElyDave

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #8 on: 01 April, 2022, 01:12:45 pm »
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens


Wowbagger

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #10 on: 01 April, 2022, 01:39:32 pm »
Today is Chris Grayling's birthday.

Sorry, this post is off topic because it really is.
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Beardy

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #11 on: 01 April, 2022, 01:41:26 pm »
I read an article about a Garda Inspector complaint about poor face topiary with a quote from him saying that they looked like badly watered lawns in a drought.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #12 on: 01 April, 2022, 09:38:50 pm »
Dipped into twitter today - best avoided; Poe's law almost imploding.  People having to say 'this is not a joke'...  AF threads lingering on.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.   EO Wilson

Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #13 on: 01 April, 2022, 09:53:00 pm »

Kim

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #14 on: 01 April, 2022, 11:09:55 pm »


Tim Hall

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #16 on: 01 April, 2022, 11:45:14 pm »
"Ooh goody" thought your correspondent "A shiny! new! video from This Old Tony on that YouTube they have these days."

One minute later: "Git".

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Kim

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #17 on: 01 April, 2022, 11:47:56 pm »
"Ooh goody" thought your correspondent "A shiny! new! video from This Old Tony on that YouTube they have these days."

One minute later: "Git".

"Oh, I bet it's an April Fool and he just karate-chops it square when the camera is off." thinks I.

Having watched the video, it's worse than that.  Aluminimum!  I'd like to see him try the same trick with stainless steel.

Beardy

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #18 on: 02 April, 2022, 12:35:17 pm »
"Ooh goody" thought your correspondent "A shiny! new! video from This Old Tony on that YouTube they have these days."

One minute later: "Git".
yup, I was momentarily excited to see a new TOT video, especially as they have been thin on the ground of late. Although, my initial thought was, ‘but he’s done that before’…
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Wowbagger

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #19 on: 02 April, 2022, 09:00:44 pm »
Bach without a doubt.

hellymedic

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #20 on: 02 April, 2022, 09:31:48 pm »

Pedal Castro

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #21 on: 03 April, 2022, 06:15:54 am »

Zed43

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Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #22 on: 03 April, 2022, 07:36:31 am »
I liked this one from Scottish Cycling:

https://twitter.com/ScottishCycling/status/1509772596656623620
The photo credit is a joke on its own ("Aprilgrap" being the Dutch word for "Aprils fool")

Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #23 on: 03 April, 2022, 12:42:58 pm »
My all time favourite is still the soluble pint of Guiness page which appeared in the national newspapers many years ago. As soon as you popped it into a glass and filled with water, April Fool appeared.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: April fools 2022
« Reply #24 on: 03 April, 2022, 03:42:11 pm »
This is the only one I noticed.
https://twitter.com/OrdnanceSurvey/status/1509799953467592753

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