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April Fools' Day

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    There Were Drones at Coachella

    Remember that April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performances by MGMT, Outka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Lindsay Lohan Pregnant?

    She tweeted just that mere hours ago. But of course, it was April Fools Day. Whew! But wait a minute. Lindsay happened to have posted the tweet after midnight, EST.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Very Local Seaweed and Fresh Rabbit Blood at Restaurant '13

    Can an ingredient be too local? The gelatinous seaweed served at New York's newest pop-up restaurant is scraped each morning from the bottom of the Staten Island Ferry and strewn over sheets of fried kale. It's slippery stuff and it tastes dangerous, like it could kill you. It just might. For the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Hey Companies, You Are No Longer Allowed to Participate on April Fools' Day

    April Fools' Day has become, for lack of a better word, a shitshow. A day of pranks played on and by friends has metastasized into overblown theater perpertrated by news outlets, corporations, and even governments. Did you set your sister's clock back an hour? Too bad, Scope has already goofed her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    New Bacon-Flavored Condoms Are Already Out of Stock

    The food-novelty machine that is J&D's has released a new product for bacon lovers who are determined to ruin bacon once and for all for everyone. Bacon condoms, available just in time for April Fool's Day and suspiciously already out of stock, come in packs of three, loaded with the company's own w ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 27, 2013
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    March 27, 2013

    FOOL FOR LOVE

    Find your bookish soulmate

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    A Beer Made with Bull Testicles, Straight Outta Colorado

    Much like Rogue's beer made from a brewmaster's beard-cultivated yeast, this weird, ballsy brew started out as a joke. Then it got out of hand. Colorado-based Wynkoop Brewery first imagined Rocky Mountain Oyster Beer as an April Fool's joke: A video of the brewers discussing their love for their st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    "What About the Good Things Hitler Did?" Probably Was A Bad Headline Choice By Rutgers Student Newspaper

    There's a sure-fire way to draw the ire of, well...just about everyone: write a newspaper article with the headline "What About the Good Things Hitler Did?" and then attribute it to a Jewish college kid who didn't even write it -- which is exactly what a satirical newspaper at Rutgers University did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2012

    Some April Fools' Jokes For the End of April Fools'

    April Fools' is just darn frustrating. As a studier of the Internet, you have to be constantly on guard. With every word you read and link you click on you must think, "could this really ridiculous story be real? Or is it a product of someone's imagination?" So, as the most annoying holiday of the y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Sleep No More Remixed: Version 2.0, April Fool's Joke, Or Phishing Scam?

    Prior to receiving the above "telegram" today, we've been to the McKittirck Hotel twice to engage with Punchdrunk's Sleep No More. Now, it seems the production is about to undergo a radical change. Or engage in an April Fool's Day prank against would be returning customers. Or maybe, as the cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    The Best (and Worst) Days for Online Dating in NYC in 2011, According to Data From OkCupid

    We were wondering: Could there be truth to the idea that, say, after a natural disaster, or on a long holiday weekend, there might be a stronger inclination to turn to the sex of your choosing and merge, or try to find someone with whom to merge, or at least get some dinner or something? And how did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Umami Burger Will Enfold New York in a Meaty Embrace

    crazybluepanda/Flickr​Even though New York may not be any closer to getting an In-n-Out Burger than we were on April Fool's Day 2010, it looks like we'll soon receive another meaty Southern Californian love letter in the form of Umami Burger.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Wal-Mart Shopper Super Glued to Toilet Seat

    ​In cases of being stuck to something, it is far better to be glued than to be fused. Or so it would seem. But if you're in a discount superstore on or around April Fool's Day, your best bet is to use the bathroom at home, lest you end up like the 48-year-old Maryland man who became stuck to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Gwyneth, Gwyneth Everywhere. Even on the Cover of Bon Appetit?

    Gwyneth overload.​You can't turn on a TV or a radio without seeing or hearing Gwyneth Paltrow these days. And it's starting to look more and more like the long-legged Country Strong star is about to invade newsstands, too.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Where Am I Eating?

    ​April Fool's Day is over but that doesn't mean the fun and games have to end. So get ready to play a new round of Where Am I Eating? As always, examine the picture and tell us where we are eating. The first person to guess correctly will win both eternal fame and an awesome cookbook.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Madonna To Receive Special Oscar!

    ​This is an exclusive, folks. The people that control the Academy Awards have decided that next year they will give a special Oscar to Madonna! For her screen work! A memo that was just leaked to me cites Madonna's "brash charm and deft, chameleon-like skill, as evidenced by her performance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Nail Clipping on the Subway: A Battle for the Ages [Video]

    Whew, just when we were getting placid on our daily commutes, that little microcosm o' life, there comes this video in which two ostensible strangers battle it out -- to the nail! -- over whether the one should or should not clip his nails on the subway. (He should not.) Still, this is amusing, prob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Did the Huffington Post Steal Their April Fool's Day Joke? Plus More Media Gags!

    ​Today, almost every media operation in the world has already attempted or will soon attempt to make a joke at the expense of their readers, viewers, visitors, or customers. Most will actually fool very few, while even less will be funny. We've already noted some of Google's gags for the day, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Dear April Fool's Day: You Suck.

    ​Dear April Fool's Day, Listen. We hate to be the ones to say this...well, actually, we're perfectly happy to be the ones to say this, because we've been thinking it all damn day. You suck. For people who work on the Internet, you suck especially. But also, you suck for everyone. In the dark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Boy Scouts of America Do Not Appreciate Jokes About the Hitler Youth

    ​On one final April Fool's Day note, our local blog buddy Bucky Turco at Animal New York pulled a pretty fast one on a time-honored national group. First, he grabbed images like the one you see to the right from the Boy Scouts' official website. Then he plastered his blog with the images in pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Lesbian Country Star Keeps Her Top On!

    ​The other day--about eight months after she came out as a lesbian--country singer Chely Wright took the time to chat with me about the repercussions as I danced a concerned two-step. CLICK HERE for my column in which Chely talks about her changing fan base, the state of gayness in country mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Latest Christian Child Molester's Top 7 Excuses

    It never gets old: an evangelical Christian (or at least someone who pretends to be one to get money from actual evangelical Christian -- you know, like Larry Craig) gets busted for a humorously inappropriate sex crime. Today's specimen is Juan Alberto Ovalle, 42, who does voiceovers and works in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Weiner Steps Up War Against Smoking, For Profit

    Between the recent jump in taxes on city-sold cigarettes and Congress' bill to put the FDA in charge of tobacco products, smokers have been getting it in the neck lately, and some may consider buying their smokes tax-free online to save a few bucks. Anthony Weiner wants to put a stop to that. He is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette--Grub Street on Citi Field and The 'Bag on F&W's 2009 Best New Chefs

    Grub Street showcased its "crucial culinary map" of where to eat at Citi Field, highlighting DannyMeyerLand, Acela Club and the World's Fare Market. [Grub Street] The 'Bag asked Citysearch editors to weigh in on Food & Wine's 2009 Best New Chef picks. Boston editor Christine Liu agreed that Barry M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Week in Review: Boom! Woah, What Was That? You Transcend.

    In the week we got ourselves a whole new look, we celebrated by staring David Lynch and Kate Moss directly in their awesome, newly expansive faces. This was a bookish week at SOTC: Brian Evenson soundtracked his novel, Last Days, Jonathan Lethem reintroduced L.J. Davis and his walls of mucus in Par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Awful Pop Band Appears at Queens School's Career Day

    We were tempted to discard this as an April Fool's Day joke, too, but the Queens Gazette doesn't roll like that, so we believe them when they say that the pop band Push Play (warning: link plays horrible noise), "an opening act for Miley Cyrus and featured on Radio Disney," came to P.S. 151's Career ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Passover's coming, so here's a Pesach Rap by a "world-renowned food chemist and canola expert." Nice crib! "Despite Bleak Economic News, 2008 Was a Positive Year for Beverage Alcohol Sales and Consumption," press-releases the Beverage Information Group. Our colleague John DeSio says, "They missed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2008

    High Times at the Sean Bell Trial (Plus Other April Fool's Madness)

    Missing from the front pages, but given heavy coverage in both papers is the testimony of Sean Bell's pal Trent Benefield. Benefield was shot three times the night Bell was killed and testified that he had no idea that the people shooting at him were cops. Benefield gets the "unreliable witness" t ... More >>

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    May 1, 2007

    Californian Democracy

    Genius mingles with dementia in a crucial seven-disc funk love letter

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    April 24, 2007

    Gum-Smacking Escapades

    Folkies and avant-gardists chew both Juicy Fruit and scenery

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    March 27, 2007
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    October 24, 2006
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    March 28, 2006
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    October 18, 2005

    A Rape in Cyberspace

    How an Evil Clown, a Haitian Trickster Spirit, Two Wizards, and a Cast of Dozens Turned a Database Into a Society

  • Columns

    May 17, 2005
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    March 22, 2005
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    April 15, 2003
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    April 8, 2003

    Beautiful Alone

    Leslie Cheung, 1956–2003

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    March 18, 2003
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    January 28, 2003
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    April 9, 2002
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    March 27, 2001
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    April 18, 2000
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    April 11, 2000

    Age of Empire

    The Reopening of a Brooklyn Roller-Skating Mecca

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    April 4, 2000

    The Shrink Brigade

    Therapists Take On Managed Care

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    April 4, 2000

    Seattle : The Sequel

    Activists Prep for a D.C. Showdown With the IMF and the World Bank

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