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Nick Catchdubs announces debut LP, shares single ft. Heems and Troy Ave; Kool AD playing shows

by Andrew Sacher photo: Das Racist at AfroPunk Fest 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Fool's Gold Records co-founder Nick Catchdubs has never actually put out a full-length solo album, but that will change on April 28 when he releases Smoke...

BP: Put A Price on Carbon, Let The Market Cut Emissions

One of the world’s six major oil and gas companies supports a global price on carbon – and no, this is not an early April Fool’s joke. In the latest version of its annual Energy Outlook report, BP recommends that governments set a meaningful global price on carbon emissions to level the playing field for businesses and let the market choose the best climate solutions.

Kanye Claims Kim Kardashian ‘Inspires Beyonce’, Someone Should Tell Him It’s A Little Early For April Fools

Look, I know Kanye West has been in the news more in the last two weeks than he probably has in the last two years, and I hate that I'm contributing to it by writing this post. But I read a quote he recently gave about Beyonce and Kim, and quite frankly I JUST CANNOT HELP THYSELF. Show More Summary

Five Things I Learned About Writing Headlines from Twitter

Five Things I Learned About Writing Headlines from Twitter February 18, 2015 In an environment where 80% of people don’t read past the headline before sharing it (remember NPR’s April Fool’s prank?), that 140 character space needs to be pretty competitive.

Please, God, get us into David Carr’s class!

From the Boston Globe: When it was announced last winter that David Carr would teach a media criticism class at BU, he received a rockstar response. A satirical news story in the April Fools’ edition of the student newspaper depicted students on their knees in front of Carr’s office, praying for a seat in his … Read More

How The BBC Fooled Viewers Into Thinking Spaghetti Grows On Trees

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Who knew the BBC had this much of a sense of humor? Here is a fantastic clip broadcast on April Fool's Day in 1957, which shows the "traditional spaghetti harvest" and educates its viewers on dangers like the spaghetti weevil. Read more...

WestJet Valentine’s Day proposals surprise and delight #WestJetLove

Canada’s WestJet has always been associated with mushy surprise videos – from delighting passengers on Christmas, to their silly April Fool’s Day antics. Often, airlines run the risk of become a victim of their own success. Either they...Show More Summary

5 Things I Learned About Writing Headlines from Twitter

In an environment where 80% of people don’t read past the headline before sharing it (remember NPR’s April Fool’s prank?), that 140 character space needs to be pretty competitive. But even 140 characters is long for a headline. The best of them top out at 80 characters (which leaves #justenoughspace for other things, @amiright).

No Joke! Film Commission Sets April Fool’s Day For Final TV Tax Credits Lottery

The signing of the big expansion of California's $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit Program last September means big change is coming productionwise to the Golden State. However, even with the overall credit moving up to $330 million a year, change doesn't always happen overnight. Show More Summary

Qantas Tries Something...Um...Different for In-Flight Entertainment

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Isn't it a little too early for April Fools? Qantas is banking on the fact that international first class passengers paying beaucoup bucks for the comfy seats won't mind looking silly with a virtual reality headset loaded up with Hollywood blockbusters, destination tours and highlights of new services from the Aussie airline. Show More Summary

‘Exorcism’ On Oprah: Ali MacGraw Reveals Life-Changing Experience

Ali MacGraw is living, breathing, proof that beauty and 75 years-old can go together quite well. The always stunning MacGraw, born on April Fool’s day, 1939, has graced the silver screen since the Sixties, and most recently took to the...Show More Summary

Amy Schumer Does What Most Of Us Would Do When Meeting Anna Kendrick, Makes A Fool Of Herself

It's almost time for the MTV Movie Awards. And by that I mean the show will air on April 12, which is still more than two months away. But we've already gotten a promo for the show, which will be hosted by Amy Schumer. More » Amy Schumer...Show More Summary

‘National revolt’ in Australia as Prince Philip awarded knighthood

last monthNews : World News Blog

Online, Tony Abbott's decision has been treated with a large dollop of incredulity. It has been likened to an April Fool's Day prank.

This Prank Is Cheap, Easy And Will Scare The Hell Out Of Your Mom [Video]

April Fool’s is just around the corner, and before you know it, you’re picking up fake hundred dollar bills super-glued on the mall pavement. But quite frankly, guys, those kinds of tricks are as old as pranking itself. If you’re running short of prank ideas for the season, then the video below is for you. Show More Summary

Sadly not April fools: UK Government wants to ban all encrypted apps

The British Prime Minister said Monday that the UK Government would ban encrypted apps after the next UK General Election in May unless security services were given backdoor access to spy on users. David Cameron, in what is surprisingly not an … Continue reading ?

Heil Heifer: Gow’s Cows and the Nazi Bovine Menace

2 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

This truly seemed like an April Fool’s joke or hoax, but farmer Derek Gow has a problem with Nazi cows. Gow’s cows are the only herd of Nazi-engineered cows in the country. However, he found that they have a habit of trying to kill everyone around them. It appears that the cows view all pastures […]

Death sentence upheld for Fudan University poisoner

2 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A court in Shanghai has upheld the death sentence for a former medical student at Fudan University who killed his roommate by poisoning him, in what he claims was an "April Fool's joke" gone wrong. [ more › ]

Correcting Some Bogus West Point Mythology

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Better late than never? Maybe. In 1981, Li Zuhrun, currently a university professor but at that time a reporter for Chinese news agency Xinhua, was duped by an April Fool’s dispatch. According to a bogus item disseminated by UPI, cadets...Show More Summary

Chinese Communist hero Lei Feng not beloved by US cadets after all

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A former Chinese journalist has admitted falling for an April Fool joke which sparked a decades-long myth in his country — that US officer cadets learnt from the example of Communist military hero Lei Feng. Li Zhurun, a former reporter for China’s official Xinhua news agency who is now...

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