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At last! The language-learning minds at Rosetta Stone have teamed up with ThinkGeek to bring you: Rosetta Stone Klingon, the first comprehensive full-immersion audio course of its kind. Whether you need to swear a blood oath before the High Council, or just want to be able to confidently order fresh gagh at that important business lunch, today is a good day to die learn Klingon!

(no Worfs were harmed in the making of this FPP.)
posted by Strange Interlude (20 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm more interested in some of their other new products that they just posted today, like the Nerf Nuke.
posted by radwolf76 at 10:15 PM on March 31 [2 favorites]


It's hard to be mad at a site that thanks pranks you in doge.
posted by dhartung at 10:32 PM on March 31 [1 favorite]


This site keeps a running tally of websites running April Fool's gags (anyone can submit a URL).

(MeFi's Own is on their charts this year! Go vote it up!)
posted by tzikeh at 10:39 PM on March 31


Today is a good day to stay off the Internet.
posted by save alive nothing that breatheth at 11:24 PM on March 31 [3 favorites]


That is not gagh!
posted by atrazine at 1:04 AM on April 1


Google introduces David Hasselhoff photobombs
posted by Mchelly at 3:41 AM on April 1


And thus April 1 begins.
posted by ardgedee at 3:54 AM on April 1


Of interest to 3 or 4 nerds: Crunchyroll is claiming to have licensed the thought-to-be-unlicensable anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. No one's quite sure if this is a prank or an actual announcement timed to look like a prank.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 4:44 AM on April 1


I'm going with "badly-executed prank" since the JoJo link in that post is 404 while the rest are valid.

Judging from the fan comments following that post, there are going to be a lot of bitterly upset anime fans if it actually is an April Fool's joke.
posted by ardgedee at 4:56 AM on April 1


April is indeed the cruelest month.
posted by jquinby at 4:58 AM on April 1


I'm going with "badly-executed prank" since the JoJo link in that post is 404 while the rest are valid.

Historically there's frequently a lag between an announcement and the actual show page being up, so even that's not definitive. It's super annoying. The best argument for it being real is that the licensors tend to be pretty humorless about unauthorized use of show art and branding.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 5:09 AM on April 1


I would totally buy that flux capacitor with real money.
posted by valkane at 5:57 AM on April 1 [1 favorite]


I would totally buy that flux capacitor with real money.

At least one of the April Fool's items every year eventually gets made for real (8 bit necktie, Tauntaun sleeping bag). I'm hoping it's the flux capacitor that makes the switch to reality this year.
posted by Roommate at 6:29 AM on April 1 [2 favorites]


It's nice, but it's no Oscillation Overthruster.
posted by jquinby at 6:44 AM on April 1 [7 favorites]


Of interest to 3 or 4 nerds: Crunchyroll is claiming to have licensed the thought-to-be-unlicensable anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. No one's quite sure if this is a prank or an actual announcement timed to look like a prank.

Considering that JJBA is actually reasonably popular in Japan and is getting a second season, this is actually completely believable. We'd be in obvious prank territory if it was 4Kids taking over the American distribution rights for, say Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne.
posted by fifthrider at 6:46 AM on April 1


This has been my favorite so far today: How the dodo met its end in Bristol - fried and served with chips
posted by ursus_comiter at 6:52 AM on April 1


save alive nothing that breatheth: "Today is a good day to stay off the Internet."

Until tomorrow, internet.
posted by Splunge at 6:54 AM on April 1


Everybody! Everybody! This is the winner, hands down. Tell people Homestar Runner updated and watch them not believe you.
posted by dannyboybell at 7:07 AM on April 1 [8 favorites]


> At least one of the April Fool's items every year eventually gets made for real

A few years ago I overheard a GeekNet staffer admit that the infamous tauntaun sleeping bag was a product pitched to LucasFilms that had been rejected, so they added it to their April Fools product list to let the fans speak on their behalf.

So yeah, maybe they do this to get customer feedback on some ideas, but they have definitely done it to good-humoredly (I guess) pressure license holders into letting them sell the products they want.
posted by ardgedee at 7:39 AM on April 1 [1 favorite]


Rosetta Stone: The Dane Cook of language learning systems.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:32 AM on April 1


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