Tag Archives: April Fool’s joke

Having Genuine Google Doodle, For Dame Jean Macnamara, On ‘April 1’, Was Stupid!

by Anura Guruge

Yes, I know it was her birthday — after I looked her up. She is by no means a household name — and I suspect that that is even the case in her how country of Australia.

So, what was Google THINKING?

Yes, Google as we all know has a long and storied history of doing clever April 1st jokes.

Yes, we all know about the ongoing pandemic. Yes, I worked out that Google MIGHT refrain from joking around this year — given the gravity of the situation.

So, it would have been BEST not to do ANYTHING.

Do the Google Doodle for her the next day. That would have been better.

This was STUPID — Google.

Say it after I. “This was STUPID Google”.

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by Anura Guruge

NOT An April Fool’s Joke: Trump Administration Wants To Defund The ‘Special Olympics’!

by Anura Guruge

From ‘AP’. Google for more.

Click to access their official Website.

When I saw this on my Google News feed this morning my immediate reaction was that it was an extremely premature April Fool’s Joke. I had a chuckle (though I do not like early April Fool’s) and was ready to move on when I saw that there were multiple stories, different media outlets, about this.

I was NOT an April Fool’s joke! Sacré ‘bloody’ bleu. The Trump Administration was serious. Deadly serious.


The ‘Special Olympics‘! That is a pretty beloved, one could even say ‘revered’, organization.

Nothing is no longer sacred. Everything is trivialized.

But, I do know a couple of things. You do NOT mess with the disabled. They have a lot of support & clout — as they should. And, those that benefit from the ‘Special Olympics’ invariably have large circles of family, friends & followers that have VOTES — real votes. This is not be forgotten — though everybody, outside of the Trump Administration, is 110% certain that this will never fly. That Congress would not let this happen. They know where their bread is buttered.

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by Anura Guruge

Triangular, Toblerone Swiss Train Is A Joke.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. This morning on MY Facebook Timeline.

As you can clearly see from my comment I immediately knew that this was an April Fool’s joke. But, it was clever and cute and I used to LOVE Toblerone. I used to bring bars over from Europe to the U.S. in the 1980s and hooked a legion of folks hooked on it. That was way before it became readily available here.

Well, this picture had me intrigued enough that I did some Googling. It was well known. It did NOT start off as a Toblerone train. Instead it was just a triangular train — the premise being that such trains would fit better inside tunnels. Somebody took the triangular train and made it into the Toblerone train and STUCK a comic driver in the cab JUST IN CASE we did not spot that it was a joke.

So, here is the original triangular train you can see the white house, with red roof, behind the train and realize that this is it. Note that the wheels got slanted!

And that was Photoshopped from this.
Again check the background and you can see the commonality.

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by Anura Guruge

Alton Town, By Letter, Requests Central School (ACS) To Adopt A Plan To Remedy Odours From The 1st Grade Class Room Sinks.


Anura Guruge

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>> Alton Central School (ACS): Air Quality — Apr. 3, 2013.
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This letter, dated April 1, 2013 (though I really hope it was NOT an April Fool’s joke by the town), was read, without too much elaboration, at last night’s School Board meeting. Since I didn’t get to see the letter and I was not taking any notes I might have got some of the nuances wrong, but the gist of it, as I could see it, was that the Town, at last, was asking the school to look into the issues of the malodorous sinks in the classroom.

As with the ‘seating configuration‘, I know very well that this had nothing to do with me (and after 21 years of writing public opinion pieces I know the adage: ‘like a rooster claiming that it is his daily crowing that makes the Sun rise‘ only too well).

But, seems strange that just last Friday, March 29, 2013, I happened to speak to a Town official on exactly this matter and even spelled out how they used a piece of wood over the sink. Now, as is my wont, I might have, inadvertently, used my ‘code words’.

Bottom line is that I am delighted. Teischan who was also at the meeting was even more delighted.

Amazing how these things happen. We just started trying to get to the bottom of this ACS air quality issue — as I posted yesterday (where I did mention that I had been talking to people in Concord and the Town Hall).

Suddenly we have all these documents in front of me — and I THANK all those that scrambled to get them to us within ‘hours’.

I have Air Quality reports from 2010 and 2012 PLUS a NH Department of LaborSafety Inspection Report‘ for the SAU and ACS that was conducted this year, February 26, 2013.

Plus there is the second School Board meeting this coming Monday, April 8, 2013 where I gather some of these concerns will get aired.