Well, here it is April 1, 2012 and nobody has brought up April Fools day.
A local radio station (WNOR-FM), used to always do something, that is until they got into trouble with the FCC. They announced on air that an Armored Truck was involved in an accident on Virginia Beach Blvd, at an intersection that didn't exist, and thousands of dollars were blowing all over the place. Well, a lot of people fell for it and the police department was swamped by calls asking where the non-existant intersection was. Plus there were a lot of people driving recklessly up and down VA Bch. Blvd. looking for something that they could never find. It was a lot of laughs at the time.
Here's a story about the 5 greatest April Fools Day jokes played on the public.
I think we have all had a gullible moment, but these "Take the cake"!
What's your favorite April Fools Day joke?
Just because I still have my working NES system.
Can't wait for the Sega Genesis 32x version....
I was working security at a local hospital last night. We have a computer that shows when people use thier card to get into a room (green name for access/white name access denied). At 2:00am the names started showning up in white. I knew alot of these people were allowed acces to those rooms. So I looked up their name and the access code was gone. This was for the whole hospital roster. Whatever name I clocked on the code was gone (even my own)..I had to manually add the codes back into the people I knew the code for.
wow a bit too far...
Didn't here even one Aprils fool day joke.
Meet NOITALS. It enables the Commission to see what's going on in each and every individual computer, nationwide, without tipping off the computer's user.
I got married.
I guess it wasn't actually on April 1st, but it was a good "joke" on the public when the radio played a "breaking news" story about Mars invading the earth. I believe it was Orson Wells in 1938.
Those are some very funny spoofs posted.
The blog post about the FCC is kinda scary in an Owellian sort of way.
In 1980,the Channel 7 news in Boston ended with a special bulletin announcing that a 635-foot hill in Milton, Massachusetts, known as the Great Blue Hill, had erupted, and that lava and ash were raining down on nearby homes.
Footage was shown of lava pouring down a hillside. The announcer explained that the eruption had been triggered by a geological chain reaction set off by the recent eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington. An audio tape was played in which President Carter and the Governor of Massachusetts were heard declaring the eruption to be a "serious situation."
At the end of the segment, the reporter held up a sign that read "April Fool." However, by that time local authorities had already been flooded with frantic phone calls from Milton residents. One man, believing that his house would soon be engulfed by lava, had carried his sick wife outside in order to escape. The Milton police continued to receive worried phone calls well into the night.
Channel 7 was so embarrassed by the panicked reaction that they apologized for the confusion later that night, and Homer Cilley, the executive producer responsible for the prank, was fired.
It's amazing how gullible people can be. By the way - the word "gullible" does not appear in any credible dictionary, it's not a real word.
By the way - the word "gullible" does not appear in any credible dictionary,
Yes, it does.
it's not a real word.
Yes, it is.
Are you sure? did you check?
A day late I know.
.....just love computers. Especially when the access codes take a hike.
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