April Fools Day - John C. Kirk
Apr. 1st, 2008
11:09 am - April Fools Day
I normally do Google searches using the box in IE7, but when I noticed today's date I went to their home page for a change. They have a good track record of amusing ideas, and this year is no exception: they're recruiting for Virgle pioneers (to colonise Mars). That's actually something that sounds vaguely plausible, so I'd be quite tempted to really apply for that in a few years; it makes sense that computer skills and first aid experience would be a useful combination.
However, even though I was aware of the date, I've been fished in by a few other sites...
I started out by checking my daily webcomics, and went to Questionable Content, but it came up with Dinosaur Comics instead. That's a bit weird, but I figured that there was a DNS problem, and it would probably resolve itself later. After a bit more thought, it then occurred to me that this might be deliberate, so I went to Qwantz.com (home of Dinosaur Comics), and saw an xkcd comic instead. Then at xkcd.com, they have the latest issue of Questionable Content, so we've gone full circle. That's quite a fun idea (especially since I read all three comics); I don't know whether any other sites are doing something similar.
Then I got this email through from Pizza Hut:
Sadly, if you click on the link, it turns out that they won't do your washing up for you when they deliver a pizza. As with Virgle, this was just on the edge of plausibility.