Friday, April 2, 2010

April Fools round-up

Since the advent of the Internet, April Fools has taken on a whole new life that can be enjoyed inclusively from the comfort of one's computer desk. If you've been following my Twitter account, you've taken part in the entertaining gags as I've discovered them. If you haven't, here are some of my favourite videos from this year's April Fools...

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iPhone move over - Google proves that its Android technology is ready to dominate the smartphone application market just like they have pwned all things Internet. Ever wanted to know what your cat or dog was thinking? Look no further than Google Translate for Animals. Although, depending on the quality of your pet, it may not help much.

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Sure, we've heard tales of geeks falling in love over World of Warcraft, meeting without superficial considerations like physical appearance or social awkwardness and cutting right to the meat of shared interests and superior raiding skills, but such stories are a rarity right? Not if Blizzard Entertainment can help it. Building on their Battle.net matchmaking technology for Warcraft and Starcraft games, Blizzard hopes to help their gamers find true love on the Internet. No eHarmony required.

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Justin Bieber is a celebrity, and celebrities do whatever the f*ck they want, right? Here's a rare glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and the famous. "I once ran into a club. They said, 'Sir, you're not old enough.' So I bought the club, and I made it a Chuck E Cheese. Now who's old enough, bitch?"

(This video linked courtesy of Bieber's biggest fan, Sandlot)

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Lastly, I know this isn't April Fools related, but this is one of the coolest animated videos I've ever seen on YouTube. Stick Man vs Mouse Pointer. It's a bloodbath.

(This video linked courtesy of Ruru)

2 comments:

Joyce said...

Omg i love the Google Translate for Animals one. i totally forgot it was April's Fool, everyone was just at school working. :(

Btw, the Bieber vid got taken down...(not that i particularly like him anyway, so it's cool 8D)

And YES that Flash animation is incredible!

a_ndy said...

I fixed the Bieber video, although that's probably no joy for you.

Yeah, the Flash animation is so cool! My favourite part is when the keyframes start falling down and the mouse cursor starts flicking them at the stickman.