Friday, March 31, 2017
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I know, I know, April Fools' Day has gotten so over the top, few pranks are actually funny (especially when they come a day early.)
Sometimes, your best bet is to stick with the basics, like a good old-fashioned prank call. Successfully pulling one off is another matter, though. That's where a new app from Ownage Pranks comes in.
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Created by the masterminds behind the popular YouTube series of the same name, the app helps you send pre-recorded prank calls to people you know and lets your listen in on the call as it unfolds.
The app has dozens of pre-recorded calls, many of which are based on the characters from the YouTube series voiced by Russell Johnson, the face of the series. Each call sets up a different scenario — a stranger asking why you're leaving notes on their door, a random coworker asking if you can cover their shift — and follows a set script with Johnson's voice guiding the conversation. Read more...More about April Fools Day, Youtube, Apps And Software, Tech, and Tech
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It's not uncommon to see herds of deer out in the Scottish Highlands, especially during spring time.
It is less common to see a leading herd member dawning a brassiere on his antlers.
Anne MacInnes snapped this incriminating photo of a stag in Wester Ross, Scotland.
Perhaps the stag caught got tangled up in the pink undergarment while walking through a clothes line. Read more...More about Deer, Stage, Funny, Wester Ross, and Scotland
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As we approach the year's second quarter, Google is already returning over 46,600 results for “digital trends 2017.” And if you’re in the digital marketing space, there seems to be an unspoken rule that you must always have an opinion on what the key trends will be for the year ahead.
But could it be that we’re all stuck in an industry echo chamber? As it turns out, some new research from Code Computerlove might burst that bubble.
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There's only one way to do an April Fools' prank properly: Do it on April 1. It's not funny on other days.
Brands love April Fools' day. It gives them some brand-focused exposure and paints even the most corporate-y corporation as a laid back place that's all about fun.
However, this year April 1 falls on a Saturday. And that's just not good enough for some companies, who know those April Fools' stories won't see the same traffic as they would on a workday.
So they've done the logical thing: They've launched their April Fools jokes a few days earlier.
Only it's not the logical thing. It's dumb, it's wrong, and it's even a little dangerous. Read more...More about April Fools, April Fools Day, Business, and Advertising
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If you've never heard of the 1987 film Mannequin starring a young Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall, don't worry. You've not missed much.
In the video above, James Corden and Victoria Beckham recreate a hilarious version of the bizarre film trailer with a gratuitous twist. While driving to a Target to reunite Victoria with her fellow mannequins, the odd couple break into a Spice Girls-themed Carpool Karaoke.
If that small snippet is any indication of the amazingness of a potential Spice Girls-themed Carpool Karaoke, then we cannot wait for the entire band to get in that car. Please make it happen. Read more...More about Late Late Show, Funny, Spoof, Trailer, and Carpool Karaoke
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
To be fair, we doubt there are many people in this world who would enjoy having fruit projected at their face from a small (but powerful) cannon.
Lisa Kudrow really, really doesn't enjoy it though.
During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Kudrow and fellow guests Jessica Chastain and Victoria Beckham took part in a game called "Flinch".
Basically, they had to stand behind a plastic screen and try not to react when James Corden fired a piece of fruit at them from very close range.
There were no winners, but it's fair to say Kudrow, who was too scared to even face the glass, probably came in last. Read more...More about Funny, Uk, The Late Late Show With James Corden, James Corden, and Victoria Beckham
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A family-owned jeweler thought it had a funny, witty take on an old adage so the company put it on a billboard.
Spicer Green Jewelers' cheeky sign told motorists "Sometimes, it's ok to throw rocks at girls..." What the owners thought was an innocuous phrase invoking nostalgia and promoting the store's diamonds and gems quickly turned into a storm of outrage.
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