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April Fools Pranks
DrFPGA   8/30/2013 1:03:37 PM
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Max- You will need to prepare for a round-up of all all time great Silicon Valley April Fools Day pranks (is there an equivalent in the UK?).

You can get readers to submit the pranks they remember seeing (or creating) and we can vote on the best from each decade!

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Max The Magnificent   8/30/2013 1:43:40 PM
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@DrFPGA: You will need to prepare for a round-up of all all time great Silicon Valley April Fools Day pranks...

I'm game! :-)

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Max The Magnificent   8/30/2013 1:44:31 PM
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@DrFPGA: What do you think of the Cool Beans image? Personally, it makes me smile, and that's got to be a good thing :-)

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DrFPGA   8/30/2013 1:55:08 PM
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@Mx- It makes me think we need a song to go along with it, like in the raisin commercial...

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Max The Magnificent   8/30/2013 1:56:48 PM
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@Dr FPGA: It makes me think we need a song to go along with it, like in the raisin commercial...

Arrgghhh -- guess what I'm humming now!!!

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Garcia-Lasheras   8/30/2013 4:17:37 PM
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In Spain, we celebrate Fools Day on 28th December  -- it's called the "Santos Inocentes" day, when the Catholic Church in Spain commemorates the New Testament story of King Herod's slaughter of the innocent children of Judaea... and we call this day's pranks "inocentadas"

 

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Caleb Kraft   9/2/2013 9:08:39 AM
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oh man, its like a virus. Just mentioning it spreads it and it just keeps going.

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Max The Magnificent   8/31/2013 12:52:33 PM
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@DrFPGA: It makes me think we need a song to go along with it...

OK, you've talked me into it -- now I want a "Max's Cool Beans" song (or at least a music bite) -- who do we know who is musically inclined?

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wilber_xbox   8/31/2013 1:49:48 PM
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Thanks for the video Max. Really enjoyed them.

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Re: April Fools Pranks
Max The Magnificent   9/1/2013 4:13:29 PM
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@wilber_xbox: Thanks for the video Max. Really enjoyed them.

Thanks for the feedback -- on the one hand I know that there's more than enough ways to fritter away one's time -- but every now and again you come across something that's really worth sharing -- I really enjoy these myself, so it's great to hear that others like them also.

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Happy Dance
Garcia-Lasheras   8/30/2013 4:20:00 PM
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Max... maybe has Matt Harding copied your famous "happy dance" for his video??

I've always imagined something like that when I hear you talking about it ;-)

 

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Max The Magnificent   8/31/2013 12:35:21 PM
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@Garcia: I've always imagined something like that when I hear you talking about it ;-)


If the truth be known, I think my "Happy Dance" is modelled on Matt's -- havde you tried copying what Matt does? It's a lot harder than you might think :-)

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kfield   9/2/2013 12:54:42 PM
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Thanks for sharing the link to Matt's inspiring and uplifting video. We are indeed one world!!!

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Max The Magnificent   9/3/2013 10:21:22 AM
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@kfield: Thanks for sharing the link to Matt's inspiring and uplifting video. We are indeed one world!!!

It really is an uplifting video, isn't it? I can watch it over and over again, and each time it makes me feel happy and makes me smile (unlike when I do my "happy dance," which leaves everyone else with tears rolling down their faces :-)

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Similing on a holiday weekend
DrQuine   8/31/2013 11:40:46 PM
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Matt Harding's video is a fun video reminding us that we are a global community even though at times we're distracted by the regional disagreements. Thanks!

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Max The Magnificent   9/1/2013 4:14:44 PM
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@DrQuine:Matt Harding's video is a fun video reminding us that we are a global community even though at times we're distracted by the regional disagreements.

Well said!

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Happy Dancing
David Ashton   9/1/2013 4:22:12 AM
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Love the Matt Harding one.  My first thought was "Why didn't I do something like that - I've been to all sorts of outlandish places..??"   Then I thought "Well if I had, it would have been with my Dad's 8mm movie camera, or maybe with one of those early over-the-shoulder VHS monsters with a resolution even worse than You Tube's."   Matt has made a very cool use of today's video technology.

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Max The Magnificent   9/1/2013 4:15:28 PM
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@david: Love the Matt Harding one.  My first thought was "Why didn't I do something like that...

I'd pay to see that video! :-)

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David Ashton   9/1/2013 6:22:47 PM
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So would a lot of people, I think.  I have to have a few beers before I will dance and the cost of the beers would be more than people would paym methinks! :-)

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Awesome way to unwind
EhJude0   9/4/2013 5:52:11 PM
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This was just what I needed at the end of a long day, thanks for sharing Max. And i'm loving the comments in this article... It's pretty cool that whenever you come read an article on the EE Times, you feel like you're a part of this community and can contribute to the discussion without being made to feel like a schmuck. Go take a look at some YouTube comments and you'll see how lucky you guys are to have a great group of people here who always have something interesting to say :)



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