The recent site upgrades coupled with a research assessment for law school didn’t give me enough time to plan any April 1st shenanigans, but the rest of net was typically filled with them. This year’s trend tended towards the bizarre phenomenon of Rickrolling (an internet meme involving redirecting a user to Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up instead of the information they expected). Impressively even YouTube got in the action by Rickrolling all their featured videos!
Google’s typically convoluted gag involved the Virgle joint venture with Virgin to colonise Mars. Obviously. It was the application questionnaire to be considered as a colonist that made it really. Best of the gaming gags was Jade Raymond introducing the next chapter of Assassin’s Creed. For more Wikipedia has produced its usual comprehensive list.
Fortunately that research assessment is now in, and the tube strike has been called off meaning that I can get to my drafting exam on Monday. Things should calm down a bit after next week.
Toby has pointed out that several vue cinemas are running late night screenings of Grindhouse, the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double-bill in homage to the old exploitation films. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to one on Saturday night. Tonight is out as the law school crowd will be celebrating Alex’s birthday in Brick Lane. We’re also sending him zorbing as a birthday present, which seems as close as we shall ever come to fulfilling that irrepressible human desire to become a hamster. Then there’s the considerably wetter Hydro Zorb® option which, I can only assume, is for the authentic drowning hamster experience.