Thursday, April 1, 2010

April 1, 2010 Favorites

Here are a few of my favorite April Fools day 2010 pranks.

"Shocking news last night as former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced that she is following in the footsteps of the noble senator from Pennsylvania, Arlen Specter, and is switching parties to become a Democrat." here

Introducing the "Google Translate for Animals" Android app.

"McDonald's announced this morning that it would discontinue plans for a worldwide composting initiative after scientists confirmed that no item on the McDonald's menu is compostable." here

"Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka." here

"Dangerous PCs: Users Blame Sudden Acceleration for Recent Spate of Injuries
Emergency-room visits involving Windows-based computers mount, but industry sources point to user error as likely culprit." here

"Starbucks announced today the introduction of two new beverage sizes in stores in the U. S. and Canada this Fall. The announcement follows a year of research and direct customer feedback through requesting even more choice in beverage size." here

"PSS worked closely with 24 celebrities to create more than 250 different pre-recorded prompts for its Celebrity IVR Library." here
A few include:
* Randi Jackson: “Okay, dawg... check it out. I'm down with your selection, but are you down with your selection?”
* Paris Hillton: “You called us. That’s hot.”
* Sarahh Palin: “You betcha you can press 5.”
* Arnolde Schwarzenegger:  “Please hold. I’ll be baaack.” 

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