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April Fools

By RiotPost - 1 April 2010 17

5 minutes in at work this morning and I get convinced that my roster has been changed and I’m going to be required to work over the weekend by a work mate who knows I was planning to attend the Folk Festival. Of course it was a April Fools joke and I fell for it hook line and sinker.

So what jokes have you pulled or had pulled on you today?

What’s Your opinion?


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17 Responses to
April Fools
Thoroughly Smashed 12:35 pm 02 Apr 10
Woody Mann-Caruso 8:31 am 02 Apr 10

American-style senses of humour (ie: clueless and intolerant)

Now that’s irony.

Davo111 9:39 pm 01 Apr 10

Stephen Conroy is the biggest joke of today 🙂

greenit 6:19 pm 01 Apr 10

More than one government agency got caught with the media release from Senator Conroy

http://www.itwire.com/it-policy-news/government-tech-policy/38033-conroy-announces-end-to-australian-filter-plan-madness

It was impossible to get on to the Dept. of Broadband’s website for ages after the message hit the net!

A toll between Canberra and Qbn? and extending Lake Ginninderra? 🙂

Grail 5:45 pm 01 Apr 10

I’ve been finding April Fool’s jokes getting fewer and further between as Australians start developing more American-style senses of humour (ie: clueless and intolerant).

Trunking symbols 5:21 pm 01 Apr 10

2CC had a good joke this morning claiming that the Campbell servo had reopened and was selling petrol at $1.12 per litre. Sounded fairly credible since they chose a believable price instead of something outrageously low.

all_stars 2:37 pm 01 Apr 10

I got done, there was a mass conspiracy amongst the guys at my work to all call in sick today but show up anyway. Only 3 of them went ahead and they’ve had a looooong and painful day so far which I’ll be stretching out for at least a week if not longer lol.

Moral of the story fellas – pregnant women are highly volatile and don’t need a big excuse to make your life hell. Don’t stress me out for no good reason.

Funky1 1:04 pm 01 Apr 10

The best stories I remember the Canb Times ran were the ones about draining Lake Burley Griffin (and selling scavenger rights) and the one about building a road bridge from the end of Weston Park across to the base of Black Mountain.

Classic!

Thoroughly Smashed 12:58 pm 01 Apr 10

harley said :

I was debating myself on creating a new topic for this one, but instead I will post it here..

this must be a joke: An ACT judge senctenced a criminal to a term in incarceration.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/magistrates-sentencing-under-fire/1792039.aspx

the really funny part is that another judge let him out because judge #1 violated his human rights by describing his offences with “extreme” language. FFS.

Certainly seems like a joke, until you see the name of the judge who overturned the conviction.

Jungle Jim 12:11 pm 01 Apr 10

Are they (Spill the Beans) playing that all day? I’ll be walking past for lunch soon and could do with a chuckle.

willo 12:07 pm 01 Apr 10

i recieced a phone call at work this morning telling me my house burnt down last night

unfortunately it was no joke

rosscoact 11:25 am 01 Apr 10

Spill the Beans in Dickson had the walls papered up and a sold sticker over a real estate agent’s for sale sign. On looking in the male barista was topless. Their story was that it had been sold and was reopening as a male sripper joint.

“Spill the Beans” was to become “Spill your Beans”

harley 11:16 am 01 Apr 10

I was debating myself on creating a new topic for this one, but instead I will post it here..

this must be a joke: An ACT judge senctenced a criminal to a term in incarceration.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/magistrates-sentencing-under-fire/1792039.aspx

the really funny part is that another judge let him out because judge #1 violated his human rights by describing his offences with “extreme” language. FFS.

Trunking symbols 10:24 am 01 Apr 10

The Canberra Times always used to print an April Fool story directly below the fold on page one. They stopped the practice after the adverse reaction to a story that the Gungahlin Drive Extension would be rerouted through the cemetery and that graves would need to be relocated. The following year in the space they printed a story saying that public servants would be more likely to be promoted if they please the PM (John Howard). Many people thought that was the April Fool story and Jack Waterford had to write a piece the following day saying it was true.

Katietonia 8:56 am 01 Apr 10

Am I allowed to post links to news stories? I think this has to be an April Fools joke:

Road safety ads have public seeing red
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/31/2861543.htm

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