1.) Fall off seat. 2.) Laugh.
I was on the plane and away from the keyboard for most of April Fool’s, so my prank will just have to wait until next year. In the meantime, here’re some of this year’s best:
- NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day: “Americans Defeat Russians in First Space Quidditch Match” 
- The Onion: “New SAT Section Tests Ability To Pay Tuition” – technically from the 2nd, but still funny.
- Google: Introducing Gmail Paper – May I suggest sending audio attachments as sheet music? 
- CNET News.com.com.com.com.com…: “Police Blotter: Complaint over free software, not free beer” – “Irked members of Delta Zeta sorority file grievance with university officials after Linux user group serves no booze at weekly social. Sorority president says ‘all that talk of free beer’ was misleading.”
- Wikipedia’s featured article: George Washington, failed presidential candidate. 
- Security advisory: “Window Transparency Information Disclosure” – Hardware patch available. 
- For the calculator programmers out there: “ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads” – TI-BASIC programs uploaded to the site will automatically contain targeted ads. Potentially NSFMT. 
- From the Keeping-Up-With-The-Joneses dept.: “Principality of Sealand to Bid for 2016 Olympic Games” – Opening and closing ceremonies will be celebrated aboard “borrowed aircraft carriers surrounded by cruise ships” within the island’s territorial waters – ingenious! 
- The Motley Fool: CEO Bill of Rights introduced into committee. 
- Wikitravel’s featured travel guides: Hell and Earth – “There have been some awesome meteor collisions… Other than that, not much has happened on Earth except the Cincinnati Bengals going to the playoffs in 2005.”