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Title: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: jeffandnicole on April 01, 2019, 10:19:07 PM
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Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: US71 on April 01, 2019, 10:28:47 PM
I generally ignore April Fools Day... bad memories.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: formulanone on April 02, 2019, 07:24:30 AM
I made a silly thread instead of a dumb thread.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: Brandon on April 02, 2019, 09:21:34 AM
If you're going to do an April Fools post, make it somewhat believable while outrageous at the same time.  Make it readable instead of silly shit like those stupid law-type threads.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: FightingIrish on April 02, 2019, 10:11:40 AM
I admit, I posted something April Fool's related on the AA Roads FB page. I had mentioned a road border connection between towns in Yukon and Nunavut. Of course, I made up everything. Some people got kinda mad when they realized it. First giveaway was that the two provinces aren't even next to each other.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: PHLBOS on April 02, 2019, 11:20:36 AM
One April 1st many years ago, the font on this site went all-Clearview.  Such was definitely a bit hard on the eyes that day.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: signalman on April 02, 2019, 12:00:47 PM
One April 1st many years ago, the font on this site went all-Clearview.  Such was definitely a bit hard on the eyes that day.
I remember that, I also remember it pissing me off.  I also remember another year (I don't think it was the same year) when some members got promoted to staff for the day.  I seem to remember HB being one of them.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on April 02, 2019, 12:22:21 PM
It's one day. Have some fun.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: jeffandnicole on April 02, 2019, 12:33:36 PM
It's one day. Have some fun.

It's fun until there's numerous different threads of the same thing.

Gotta be unique about it.  With an element of surprise to the point where you may not realize it's 4/1.

The McDonalds pickle sandwich was a pretty good one, for example.  People were actually pissed at Mickey D's when they found out it wasn't true!
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: Brandon on April 02, 2019, 12:35:01 PM
It's one day. Have some fun.

Just remember, it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: PHLBOS on April 02, 2019, 01:45:48 PM
Just remember, it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

(https://steemitimages.com/DQmV8BV94PMgZpYyLwBTwim2HaYFWZk51jSa7w91TGVpc38/shoot.PNG)  :sombrero:
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: X99 on April 02, 2019, 02:26:28 PM
My April Fools post was somewhat justifiable. It was a petition to resign I-29 as I-31, so I-27 could be extended to Denver and I could still have my new I-27 plan renumbered to I-29. I didn't directly mention that, though.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: formulanone on April 02, 2019, 06:11:37 PM
It's one day. Have some fun.

Just remember, it's all fun and games until someone loses an interstate designation.

FTFY.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: roadman65 on April 02, 2019, 08:20:10 PM
I still like the one from two years ago saying the Hypotenuse was being built across Chicago.  That was funny considering the one who was obsessed with it was a big joke himself.

I thought though this year the Kmart expanding again was a hit.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 03, 2019, 10:54:53 AM
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: roadman on April 03, 2019, 01:36:18 PM
On March 31st, 2011, my former boss left for lunch and didn't return.  As he occasionally took afternoons off, this didn't raise any red flags with anybody.  The next morning, we got an e-mail from him in which he stated he had retired.  Because it was April 1st, and because of how he phrased his e-mail, it took a while for it to sink in that his e-mail wasn't an April Fools joke and that he had indeed retired.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: JoePCool14 on April 03, 2019, 02:28:46 PM
One April 1st many years ago, the font on this site went all-Clearview.  Such was definitely a bit hard on the eyes that day.

Yup, I remember that one too. Unfortunately because I was so young, it took me a while to get the joke. So, I guess it worked...? :spin:
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: Kulerage on April 03, 2019, 09:50:01 PM
Did the site have a joke for April Fools? I wasn't able to get on then.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: 1 on April 03, 2019, 09:51:13 PM
Did the site have a joke for April Fools? I wasn't able to get on then.

There were some user-created ones, but there was nothing official (such as word filter replacements and the Clearview font that have happened in previous years).
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: Kulerage on April 03, 2019, 09:54:08 PM
Did the site have a joke for April Fools? I wasn't able to get on then.

There were some user-created ones, but there was nothing official (such as word filter replacements and the Clearview font that have happened in previous years).
Ah, just about what I expected. Thanks!
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: jeffandnicole on April 03, 2019, 10:31:04 PM
On March 31st, 2011, my former boss left for lunch and didn't return.  As he occasionally took afternoons off, this didn't raise any red flags with anybody.  The next morning, we got an e-mail from him in which he stated he had retired.  Because it was April 1st, and because of how he phrased his e-mail, it took a while for it to sink in that his e-mail wasn't an April Fools joke and that he had indeed retired.

Wow!  Was he pissed off at the company?  Or did he just decide then and there to retire?  Was there anything that he lost due to such a short retirement notice (unused paid time off, penalties for pension or whatnot, etc)?
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 04, 2019, 12:30:59 AM
Did the site have a joke for April Fools? I wasn't able to get on then.

Several, the most coherent were the Interstate 32 proposal and Sears opening new stores.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: X99 on April 04, 2019, 09:59:51 AM
Did the site have a joke for April Fools? I wasn't able to get on then.

Several, the most coherent were the Interstate 32 proposal and Sears opening new stores.
Hey, the I-29 renumbering looked pretty normal too!
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: US71 on April 04, 2019, 12:06:29 PM
Did the site have a joke for April Fools? I wasn't able to get on then.

Several, the most coherent were the Interstate 32 proposal and Sears opening new stores.

Sears IS opening news stores.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/04/sears-after-going-bankrupt-is-opening-new-stores-for-home-goods.html
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: Max Rockatansky on April 04, 2019, 01:45:02 PM
Did the site have a joke for April Fools? I wasn't able to get on then.

Several, the most coherent were the Interstate 32 proposal and Sears opening new stores.

Sears IS opening news stores.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/04/sears-after-going-bankrupt-is-opening-new-stores-for-home-goods.html

Thatís interesting, it seems like they might be banking on small foot print stores.  Those are usually far less risky and easier to open/close on a whim. 

Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: SectorZ on April 04, 2019, 03:26:08 PM
On March 31st, 2011, my former boss left for lunch and didn't return.  As he occasionally took afternoons off, this didn't raise any red flags with anybody.  The next morning, we got an e-mail from him in which he stated he had retired.  Because it was April 1st, and because of how he phrased his e-mail, it took a while for it to sink in that his e-mail wasn't an April Fools joke and that he had indeed retired.

In 2002, my entire dept. was being laid off. Though we worked until August, we were made aware of the layoff on 4/2. The HR dept. was writing up all the layoff paperwork on 4/1 and actually deferred telling us by a day due to April Fools.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: kphoger on April 04, 2019, 03:40:14 PM
April 2nd is a long way off...
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: Verlanka on April 05, 2019, 10:19:23 AM
April 2nd is a long way off...

Since this is the 5th, it would be almost a year before it comes around again.
Title: Re: Who can't wait until this thread is locked?
Post by: hbelkins on April 05, 2019, 12:45:48 PM
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Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: kphoger on April 05, 2019, 12:46:54 PM

April 2nd is a long way off...

Since this is the 5th, it would be almost a year before it comes around again.

Figured that out, huh?
Title: Re: Who can't wait until April 2nd to knock this stupid shit off?
Post by: Verlanka on April 06, 2019, 09:06:40 AM

April 2nd is a long way off...

Since this is the 5th, it would be almost a year before it comes around again.

Figured that out, huh?

Exactly. :-D