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April Fools Pranks 2004

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I had to share this AF prank with you guys and then offer you all the opportunity to share pranks you've either endured, borne witness to, or played on others.

WXRT-FM 93.1 in Chicago yesterday (4/1) announced that they were caving to FCC pressure and editing their music library. They were changing their slogan from "Chicago's Finest Rock" to "Chicago's Decent Rock" and that they were "taking the 'X' out of 'XRT'." This station plays it all from jazz and soul to alternative rock and R&B. They run the gamut and they are one of the few stations that does play this vast a library of music. So, yesterday, if they weren't introducing stuff like Jars of Clay, they were bleeping out questionable material within songs. And this wasn't just a couple hours that they were doing this. It was the whole 24 hours that constituted yesterday. They even changed their website to include a banner announcing that they were now Chicago's Decent Rock and that portions of the website that existed may no longer be accessible while they do a thorough revamping. They even have a movie reviewer called "The Regular Guy" who speaks with a Southside Chicago accent while doing movie reviews (think the Superfans from Saturday Night Live). He does his reviews on Tuesday and Thursday. Instead of doing a review yesterday, he announced his new ratings system which harkens back to his Catholic school days of using the A,B,Cs. A are okay movies with subcategories depending on content (A-A, A-B, A-C, etc.). B movies require you going to confession. C movies mean you're condemned to hell, no questions asked. Then he went in and started listing recent movies that he would rate C and why. Like Starsky & Hutch for scantily clad women, swearing, and drug use. Ridiculous stuff like this.

Obviously it was an April Fool's prank. But just that they kept it going for so long without any error. It was beautiful. And, as would be expected, some jackasses with no common sense, would call up and complain and they played a montage of complaint calls this morning.

I was dying. Most exhaustively planned and executed April Fool's prank I've ever seen (or, more to the point, heard) in my life.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Kevin A
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wow thats crazy!!

i know the Howard Stern show did something similar...
but they didnt keep it up for that long...
lol

it was still hilarious to hear though...
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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That "Creeping Fear" prank that the officail site pulled had me going for a minute.

Well done. I will disengage self-destruct initiative.

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HTF posted a "review" of Disney's Song of the South. Of course it was a prank; Eisner will never let SotS see the light of day on DVD.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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LOL!

remember a couple of years back when starwars.com had an april's fool where they announced that they were going to produce ep7-9
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
Qui-Gon Jinn (R.I.P.)
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Isn't that an ongoing April Fool?

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Lucas is an ongoing fool period...
lol
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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And not just in April either.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Kevin A
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I wasn't going to say it, but you guys did it for me. Thanks.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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We got your back!
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Kevin A
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Anyone ever read Maxim's April Fools Day prank ideas? One of them was "Revenge on a Roommate:" take an old cool mist humidifier, fill it with the cheapest whiskey you can find, and let it run in your roommate's room all night. The next day, everything he owns will stink sumthin' fierce.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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That's pretty cool. Still got the rest of the list?
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Kevin A
Webmaster/Primary Cynic
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'fraid not, but there was another one where you get revenge on your roommate (I think this was the general theme of the article) by getting his girlfriend to announce that she's pregnant, but she's not sure if it's his. Brutal, funny stuff.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.