Wednesday, 1 April 2009

What is the April Fool?

The British have a dry sense of humour and sometimes the slight sense of sarcasm is difficult to detect to those that are not on this fair isle. So today being April Fools, it is a time that you take the news articles with a very big pinch of salt or at least take a long look at the date they are published. So here are my top 3 'Should be April Fools' but are in fact published before the big day:

1) Teacher in Trouble over Thong - This made it to the BBC's front page in the most viewed, but was published yesterday. Not and April Fools.

2) Men can laugh women into bed - Yeah right, but as this was also published yesteray, I better get back to editing 'Caution Wet Paint'.

3) Alan Shearer the new manager for Newcastle - Well, I would not have believed it, but it is in every news outlet, so unless the Magpies are having a joke on us...

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And here are the three definite April Fool articles that I have spotted. Well, I reckon they are the April Fools for the day.

1) The Guardian switches to Twitter. Very amusing one, especially the reference to Stephen Fry's tweets taking up all that precious bandwidth.

2)
'Beauty of Nile' unmasked – wrinkles and all
. All right, this one is a toughie. In fact, it could very well be real, but I cannot be bothered to google all the archaeologist's names. If this is an April Fools, then bravo to the Indy for a very good one.

3) Thousands of senior civil servants, doctors and judges have pay rises capped at 1.5pc . What, Gordon and the rest of the pigs at Westminster showing restraint? Surely not...

2 comments:

Asad said...

Gordon and the Pigs...that could be the name under which they tour...

el director! said...

Well Gordon will need a new gig soon, as his current one ends in just over a year...