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April 1, 2008

April Fools Runs Rampant

Posted by Hunter

Just a reminder not to believe basically anything you read today. The Web has a long standing tradition of great April Fool's pranks... We even participated last year with a story that indicated we had been bought by Wynn Resorts.

The funny thing is that sometimes these things sound real enough to get spun into actual news cycles. I had to add a disclaimer on my post which I'm sure says nothing about my perceived bias.

I almost did another prank post this year - I had a few ideas - but they sorta ran out of steam. Fortunately, many of my comrades at other Vegas sites are joining in so there's plenty to go around.


Read archived comments (5 so far)
April 1, 2008 12:03 PM Posted by detroit1051

At first, I thought MGM's press release was an April Fool joke, but I guess not. Sex on demand in Vegas?

April 1, 2008 12:06 PM Posted by Dr. B

I might be an old curmudgeon for saying this, but I really think that April Fools on the internet has jumped the proverbial shark.

Where there's enough effort involved it can be amusing (Virgle) but some of the stuff is downright stupid (Infoworld - MSFT - YAHOO.)

It is getting to the point where I don't even bother to read the news because of the tremendous waste of time. Am I alone?

April 1, 2008 2:45 PM Posted by mike_ch

A few years ago I had a goofy idea for you and the Dressens to each pre-record your own podcast and then publish it on each others feeds. This is back when Five Hundy was getting mentions in Norm Clarke's column and you were a goofy guy singing your own theme song.

I had this idea of these industry people who had been making it known that they listen to FHBM downloading the podcast and, expecting to hear "Today is Sunday..." instead getting an earful of your "DUT DAH DAH DAHHH"

This year has really been overkill on it, though. Maybe it's because of RSS, maybe it's because of the success of blogs these days, but I feel like every other story in my Google Reader today is a prank.

April 1, 2008 2:49 PM Posted by Hunter


That would be funny! I'm fortunate to call Tim and Michelle my good friends but I don't know if that would be fair - their audience dwarfs mine, though the Vegas Gang podcasts are quickly gaining steam.

I agree that the jokes are getting old in many cases. Some are still funny but there are too many, you're right.


April 5, 2008 6:58 PM Posted by John

Vegastripping could have said that Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn decided to bury the hatchet but that would have tipped too many people off that this was April's Fools.

I still love the April Fool's page counter page.