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Oh, those google April Fools pranksters are at it.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by The Big Ragu, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Just signed into a gmail account to check mail. Link at the top for their new "Gmail autopilot":
    http://mail.google.com/mail/help/autopilot/index.html

    It was a definite WTF, but I knew it was an April Fools joke immediately.

    So I checked out Google.com and on the main page, there is a link "Introducing CADIE: a singular upgrade to your online life." It looks like a Googlewide April Fools prank, not too ridiculous but just ridiculous enough that it can't be for real. Here is the main link on the google home page.
    http://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/cadie/index.html

    Lots of links that take you to weirdness. I'll let you all explore yourselves.

    Here is the Youtube video, for example:
     
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

  3. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    It appears CADIE is a seventh-grade girl.
     
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    OK, I'll be the house grump. Unless you're part of a wacky morning zoo radio crew, you have no business pulling April Fools pranks past the age of 11.
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Finally. Spnited's other name is revealed.
     
  6. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    As long as said seventh-grade girl doesn't morph into Skynet, that's fine.

    Google Chrome browser ... now with 3D! http://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/chrome/cadie/
    Google Earth gets smarter ... http://earth.google.com/cadie.html
     
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Calipari's door was more entertaining.
     
  8. Blair Waldorf

    Blair Waldorf Member

    HA!

    Christine T., Physicist in the 3D link is my friend who works for Google. NICE.
     
  9. BRoth

    BRoth Member

    This one is by far my favorite "prank" of the day:


    Who wins in a fight? WolfPigeon, SharkFalcon or CrocaEagle?
     
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    My paper just started following a lead, on a April Fools story. Damn.
     
  11. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Sorry, that position has already been filled.

    spnited, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

    EDIT: DAMMIT slappy!
     
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