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April Fools Alters Reality? [Apr. 1st, 2009|10:25 pm]
Nicodemus
So it's National The Internet Becomes Mostly Useless Day. There's one site where I'm reliably amused by the fool posts: ThinkGeek.

This year they posted a Tauntaun sleeping bag as one of their items. Check it out! Even has intestine-patterned lining fabric. Nice.

What's really funny is that they've updated it with a notice: Due to an overwhelming tsunami of requests from YOU THE PEOPLE, we have decided to TRY and bring this to life. We have no clue if the suits at Lucasfilms will grant little ThinkGeek a license

It appears (this is still April 1st) that they've got enough serious inquiries that they're going to attempt to bring it to life. I just think that's wonderfully goofy! (Yeah, I'd consider getting Timothy one... what?)


So now I'm just waiting for the notice that the coverage of furry by a UK teen girls' mag was also an April Fools joke. I mean, this has to be a joke, right? ...Guys? Right?
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[User Picture]From: orv
2009-04-02 06:06 am (UTC)
I remember several years ago they had to apologize after their April Fool's product page was a device that tracked airliners with a laser pointer. Mind you, this was before there were problems with people actually pointing lasers at planes, but still, that was pretty edgy. ;)
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[User Picture]From: vikkymouse
2009-04-02 06:50 am (UTC)
This has happened before with ThinkGeek and the 8-bit tie. I hope they can get the license, it would be such a strange and cool thing.
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[User Picture]From: kj_roo
2009-04-02 06:51 am (UTC)
What about this sleeping bag? :D It does exist. hehe. (Look at the full size view, the sign in the bottom right corner.)

I have found other pictures of it.. It's in the gift shop of some aquarium in Thailand. I want one in adult size. :D
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2009-04-03 05:37 am (UTC)
Oh, wow, that's nifty. :)
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[User Picture]From: octavius_rodens
2009-04-04 07:39 pm (UTC)
Huh. I thought your link was going to be about this sleeping bag. I don't think mine available for sale, however.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2009-04-04 07:49 pm (UTC)
My gosh. Amazing workmanship on it, too. :)
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[User Picture]From: kj_roo
2009-04-05 11:23 am (UTC)
According to this. The sleeping bear may become available for sale. :)
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[User Picture]From: wildfox34
2009-04-02 09:17 am (UTC)
That article isn't an April Fools' Joke, I'm afraid. Some of the euro furs have actually posed for that magazine. I had to rib emejn (orange-yellow bunny) about him being a "teenager" when he looks so old! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2009-04-03 05:35 am (UTC)
I know, that was where I first saw mention of it. And then I checked the date he posted. Then I thought "Ah ha! International dateline... No, still not April first. Damn."
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[User Picture]From: cass_rising
2009-04-02 12:13 pm (UTC)
While first place goes to ThinkGeek (as it does most years) I have to say I was impressed as always with Google.
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2009-04-02 08:17 pm (UTC)
I was using Google Street View yesterday. You know the little yellow guy who stands on the map to indicate where the imagery was taken? He turned into a panda!
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[User Picture]From: menagerie73
2009-04-02 10:56 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't imagine that Mr. lucas would pass up a chance at some easy money.
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[User Picture]From: octavius_rodens
2009-04-04 07:42 pm (UTC)
Being a gamer, my favorite April Fools Jokes come from Blizzard, although the fact that stuff like this isn't going to be real does make me a little sad inside.
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