A Slice of Fried Gold

Favorite April Fools Joke of 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My favorite part of April Fools definitely isn't the the variety of mediocre attempts at faking out friends and family members (see: yesterday). It's the ridiculously awesome ones that the internet comes up with every year, most of all the fantastic Google ones.

However, this year Thinkgeek brought their A game, from the wireless extension cord they were selling, to the wiimote that comes attached to a helmet (the Wiimet), to the "Squeez Bacon," a condiment that was ketchup but made out of bacon instead of tomatoes. Delicious.

My favorite by far was the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag, a great gift for kids who want to simuluate the scene where Han cuts open the Tauntaun and puts Luke in a tauntaun to keep him warm. Except, you know, when you're camping, or sleeping in your living room in a fort. All the time. It's especially great because the insides of the sleeping bag look like the insides of a tauntaun.

Yay realism!


Erik said...

I want that to be real so I can get one! The best one I heard was on NPR. It was a segment about PETA trying to get legislation to pass outlawing professional sports teams from using animal species as names.

David Harper said...

That is amazing. God. That would be pandemonium in the sporting world.

Btw, how about Cutler to the Bears?

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