No April Fool's page? Nothing at all? April 1, 2006 6:41 AM   Subscribe

So.... no April Fool's page? Nothing at all?
posted by XQUZYPHYR to MetaFilter-Related at 6:41 AM (54 comments total)

There wasn't one last year too. Some people like it better this way, myself not included.
posted by wheelieman at 7:02 AM on April 1, 2006


It's not April Fool's day yet you jackass!
posted by loquacious at 7:12 AM on April 1, 2006 [1 favorite]


I've pretty much done everything on this list, so there not a lot of options.

I couldn't come up with anything original, plus I'm exhausted after a long week, so nothing.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:16 AM on April 1, 2006


hey, there's a spider on your head!
posted by pyramid termite at 7:17 AM on April 1, 2006


Yeah I agree with Anil, if you're not Brad it's hard to do April 1 correctly. Any other sites doing a good April Fools gag today?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:19 AM on April 1, 2006


Well, I was going to complain about the "older/newer" links at the bottom, and suggest they be changed to "previous"
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:30 AM on April 1, 2006


I was hoping I might awaken to the new look VBulletin Metafilter.
posted by fire&wings at 7:36 AM on April 1, 2006


Slashdot looks quite darling this morning.
posted by agropyron at 7:53 AM on April 1, 2006


And don't miss Google Romance.
posted by agropyron at 7:59 AM on April 1, 2006


I don't know what mathowie could do to fool us, really. Maybe start threading comments or making some of the shit-stirrers into admins or something? What would we have fallen for?
posted by danb at 8:20 AM on April 1, 2006


See here.

Signed,

Todd Lokken The Bot
posted by languagehat at 8:27 AM on April 1, 2006


> Slashdot looks quite darling this morning.

You know, we really do need a .OMG domain.
posted by jfuller at 8:35 AM on April 1, 2006


I think it's good to do something only once in a while. People have come to expect/demand something now, which is not a good frame of mind in which to experience a joke.
posted by scarabic at 9:00 AM on April 1, 2006


APRIL FOOLS!
posted by Eideteker at 9:04 AM on April 1, 2006


omg! president bush just quit!
posted by pyramid termite at 9:06 AM on April 1, 2006




*smacks Eideteker*

Knock that shit off.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:22 AM on April 1, 2006


A good source for checking out the list of pranks is usually Wikipedia, but it's pretty stinking long this year.
posted by onalark at 9:27 AM on April 1, 2006


I can't believe none of you have noticed what he's done yet.
posted by nanojath at 9:29 AM on April 1, 2006


*lines up to smack Eideteker as well*
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:30 AM on April 1, 2006


*is next in line*
posted by Galvatron at 10:06 AM on April 1, 2006


I like what Eidetaker's done with the place.
posted by rxrfrx at 10:14 AM on April 1, 2006


Haughey just burned all of his t-shirts, bought a Men's Wearhouse suit, and got a new job in a cubicle somewhere.

Quonsar and I will be your new admins.
posted by keswick at 10:50 AM on April 1, 2006


I keep seeing references to this Todd Lokken, but I don't get it. Could somebody please post an explanitory link?
posted by Afroblanco at 10:50 AM on April 1, 2006


We did a little joke at linkfilter.net , hope you folks don't mind
posted by beaglebot at 10:55 AM on April 1, 2006


Todd Lokken is actually Kristanna Lokken, post-surgery.
posted by pretzel at 11:00 AM on April 1, 2006


*cuts into line to smack Eideteker upside the head*
posted by loquacious at 11:14 AM on April 1, 2006


Wait! Hold up!! I'm not done carving my Eideteker whacking paddle into the shape of quonsar's pants fish yet.

*Bah! back of the line for me..*
posted by Balisong at 11:22 AM on April 1, 2006


It'd be neat if he made all the comments for April 1 threads show up in random order.
posted by ODiV at 11:23 AM on April 1, 2006


Y'all didn't hear about the MeFi Spaghetti Harvest?

Also I hear quonsar is running for the jessamyn spot under the slogan "I didn't do anything wrong, and I won't do it again".
posted by dgaicun at 11:37 AM on April 1, 2006


This looks like an AFJ, but unfortunately its just broken.
posted by Afroblanco at 12:11 PM on April 1, 2006


Am I the only person that is glad matt didn't do anything?
posted by puke & cry at 12:56 PM on April 1, 2006


That's not a bug -- it's a feature.
posted by booksandlibretti at 1:45 PM on April 1, 2006


*Observes ceaseless beatings of Eideteker*

It warms my heart to see so many people getting into the true spirit of this holiday.
posted by ook at 2:01 PM on April 1, 2006


Is this the right room for Eideteker beating?
posted by yhbc at 2:10 PM on April 1, 2006


The Kingdom of Loathing page threw me for a second or two.
posted by edgeways at 2:18 PM on April 1, 2006


Can we get a separate waiting room for those of us in line for an Eideteker beating? Perhaps with sharpening tools and some aprons to keep the blood off our clothes? Also, I want a pony.
posted by jmhodges at 2:19 PM on April 1, 2006


I think it's official. April Fool's Day has jumped the shark.
posted by graventy at 3:10 PM on April 1, 2006


I'm going to murder Eideteker with a trident.
posted by keswick at 3:24 PM on April 1, 2006


I think it's official. April Fool's Day has jumped the shark.

April Fools Day is sooo 1508. I now christen 4/01 'Meh Day', a day for savoring and reflecting on our routine apathy. Or not. Whatever.
posted by dgaicun at 3:44 PM on April 1, 2006




April Fools day is being ruined, RUINED I tells ya, by godless heathens, there is a WAR on April Fools day... oh wait, wrong day of the year.
posted by edgeways at 3:59 PM on April 1, 2006


You know I've been reading this thread on and off all day and I couldn't figure out how what Eideteker said was so annoying or worthy of all this attention. Then I saw the flag queue which is filthy with flags and they all go to the same dumb comment, in threads all over the site. So, um, I guess the joke is on me. Eideteker, please quit it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:02 PM on April 1, 2006


In Eideteker's defense, at least he kept it out of AskMe.

Though that's kind of like saying, of a person who goes around thwapping people in the back of the skull, that at least they're not doing it to people with obvious head injuries.
posted by Gator at 4:05 PM on April 1, 2006


"In Eideteker's defense, at least he kept it out of AskMe."

On the other hand, he's an asshole.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:13 PM on April 1, 2006


Eideteker also posted stuff about april fools on myspace.
posted by delmoi at 4:32 PM on April 1, 2006


My apologies to stavrosthewonderchicken for not liking linkfilters little joke. Just a little stylesheet fun with no real change to the site setup. I _did_ announce it some comments up here at 12:55.

Wishing you all well,

Beaglebot
posted by beaglebot at 4:48 PM on April 1, 2006


Nothing at all?

Well, I was going to post an AskMe about getting my blind girlfriend's sister pregnant, but I didn't think you guys would see the humor in it.
posted by jenovus at 4:53 PM on April 1, 2006


keswick, I beat you to it. But feel free to mutilate his corpse.
posted by loquacious at 5:08 PM on April 1, 2006


My apologies to stavrosthewonderchicken for not liking linkfilters little joke.

Hey, I don't like or dislike it. It just looks kinda shitty, in Firefox, anyway.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:05 PM on April 1, 2006


I would like to recommend that next year for april 1st, all posts have a random user OTHER than the actual poster attributed to them, so that a post made by me on april 1st would instead say

posted by Gator at 5:00 PM EST - 21 comments (21 new)

or something like that.

(I just copied the text from gator's fpp because it was at the top of the page, there's no real reason why I picked his name.)
posted by shmegegge at 7:57 PM on April 1, 2006


oh, and I'm just talking about posts, not comments.
posted by shmegegge at 7:57 PM on April 1, 2006


The April Fool's joke here is that there was no April Fool's joke, thus sending you on a wild goose chase looking for one.
posted by kindall at 9:44 PM on April 1, 2006


"Then I saw the flag queue which is filthy with flags and they all go to the same dumb comment, in threads all over the site."

Better, worse, or the same as a day of neverending politicsfilter axegrinding bickering? I allowed myself the conceit, momentarily, that I actually had a part in keeping those sorts of posts from being made today. But even I'm not full of myself enough to believe that.

Sorry to cause you worry, Jessamyn. I really didn't think I'd hit the radar today. Thank you and Matt for not banninating me.
posted by Eideteker at 11:11 PM on April 1, 2006


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