Stanford University Planning IPO
April 1, 2000 12:17 PM   Subscribe

Stanford University Planning IPO
I know this is starting to scrape the bottom of the April 1st barrel, but I WAS the first person to point out that the heading of the e-mail version of this writer's column is "D A N G I L L M O R O N T E C H N O L O G Y" (logical word breaks after DANG, ILL and MORON)
posted by wendell (3 comments total)
Even my college paper's standards weren't low enough to let us print prank stories April 1.

It seems like the first rule of April Fool's folly is that it must be, well, funny. Making fun of "those crazy IPOs" is so 1998, not to mention that Esquire did the same thing several weeks ago, except with a hint of skill and wit.

I'd be embarrassed to work at the Mercury News.
posted by luke at 12:26 PM on April 1, 2000

Hmm. I wonder if Barron's included on their "going broke" list?
posted by tomalak at 3:15 PM on April 1, 2000

When I was in college long ago, the student newspaper did publish spoof headlines. One time on April 1st they published the headline "NIXON RESIGNS!!!" (I told you I was an oldtimer.)

The joke is that he did shortly thereafter and they ran the headline for real.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 9:14 PM on April 1, 2000

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