April Fools’ Day 2013

So we blanked the site and ran this image as our only post. Even tweaked the template to remove comments and the byline. The original vision of this prank was to completely replace the site, but it turned out to be a bit trickier than we imagined since we’re using Blogger on the back end and don’t have direct FTP access.

FYI, that is the real image used by the U.S. Government when they seize a website. I took this image from a closed torrent site.

Any April Fools’ jokes catch you’re eye? Let us know in the comments.


  1. Personally, the only one that got me, and thus made me chuckle, was PSX-Scene's gag on a new way to install custom firmware on the PlayStation 3.


  2. This almost got me. :P But all the links to the right were still working, and the RSS feed had everything BUT this in it.

    Google Nose was pretty good too. Gmail Blue was kind of dumb, it was just 'everything is blue'. Google Maps had old timey treasure map looking maps, with a collapsible telescope instead of the little AOL dude for street view, and when you were in the street view, it was a round lens with dirt specks on it, looking at a sepia toned view.