April 1, 2001
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Happy April Fool's Day! I just stumbled across my first prank page of the season. How about you?
posted by jjg (28 comments total)
Pardon My Zinger, "A Love Story That Bytes", a romantic comedy about blogging.

IMDB Plot outline: Jeff Daniels and Melanie Griffith star as 20-something web designers at rival web design companies who fall in love while blogging anonymously in Seattle. The boy lead makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy. The girl mingles with Heather I, II and III to be as popular as them, even though she hates them. Hijinks ensue when the web companies make the difficult transition to CSS and XHTML. This is Jack's blogger movie. Featuring Christopher Walken, John Malkovich, and Jeremy Irons as the W3C, and an all-star soundtrack. (via dansays.com and davezilla)
posted by frednorman at 4:03 AM on April 1, 2001

Strange thing at The Register: "The Register has this morning signed a landmark exclusive $20 million sponsorship deal with software giant Microsoft." Not sure if this is an April Fool or a hack.
posted by laukf at 4:10 AM on April 1, 2001

posted by holloway at 4:10 AM on April 1, 2001

SomethingAwful acquired by Consolidated Debt Incoporated.
posted by youhas at 4:19 AM on April 1, 2001

Ghost in the Machine weblog becomes Toast in the Machine
posted by crunchland at 5:52 AM on April 1, 2001

It's not really a spoofed page, but here's a link to a description of the most evil April Fools prank I ever helped commit.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 6:57 AM on April 1, 2001

The Bradlands becomes the Drablands.
posted by crushed at 7:10 AM on April 1, 2001

Choosy spoofsters choose Cam!
posted by maudlin at 8:27 AM on April 1, 2001

Didn't the Register have the same prank last year?
posted by Rockames at 8:39 AM on April 1, 2001

Oh, and is it me or is the Discovery Channel broadcasting upside down this morning (the shows, not the ads of course)?
posted by Rockames at 8:41 AM on April 1, 2001

I had a whole bunch of ideas for metafilter this year (did you remember last year? Damn, the images aren't loading.), but I couldn't finish the one I wanted to do last night.

I changed my personal site though. That one was easy.
posted by mathowie at 9:42 AM on April 1, 2001

i don't know about that, but cape cod is giving me the finger.
posted by bluishorange at 9:43 AM on April 1, 2001

BitBoys acquires NVidia. (It's a long story; if you're not into computer graphics you won't have heard of the masters of vapor, Bitboys.)
posted by Steven Den Beste at 9:58 AM on April 1, 2001

Anil has a nice twist on his mirrored site.
posted by vanderwal at 11:02 AM on April 1, 2001

Something seems strange about Fairvue Central and Weblog Wannabe.
posted by Nikolai at 11:18 AM on April 1, 2001

pretty sure this one is a PETA prank of some sort, since they use PETA's logo on one page. Could be wrong, but it's gotta be someone's joke.
posted by lungoyster at 11:24 AM on April 1, 2001

The new iMac is out.
posted by aaron at 12:03 PM on April 1, 2001

Star Wars.
posted by rmannion at 1:07 PM on April 1, 2001

My new favorite band in the world, Guster is even getting into the act.
posted by mathowie at 1:57 PM on April 1, 2001

Hey! Download the Doom3 Alpha!
posted by davidgentle at 1:58 PM on April 1, 2001

Neale too.
posted by mathowie at 1:59 PM on April 1, 2001

Linux Kernel message by Linus Torvalds. I think he's drunk.
posted by holloway at 3:17 PM on April 1, 2001

thetruth.com [airing on TV here in US all day today]
posted by dhartung at 3:32 PM on April 1, 2001

Coming Attractions.
posted by frankko at 4:01 PM on April 1, 2001

This is not a link.
posted by sixfoot6 at 4:09 PM on April 1, 2001

The most elaborate one yet (which is still up ca. 12:30 AM EST April 2): TeeVee gets McSweenied.
posted by maudlin at 9:43 PM on April 1, 2001

zopezenzidiot - 'Perl and Python to Merge' [follow the link].
posted by leafy at 7:39 AM on April 2, 2001

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