Posted by Captain Shenanigan on Friday April 1, 2005 @05:32PM
from the What-the-heck-is-going-on? dept.
Noted technology satire portal SlashNot disappointed loyal readers by posting neither a scathing caricature of traditional news nor an unexpectedly serious article on April 1st, the traditional day for pranks and spoofs.
“Well, what can we do?” replied Slashnot spokesman Matthew, when queried about the site’s lack of new material. “We’re supposed to be a parody site. That doesn’t work if the thing I’m trying to lampoon of is already fake, and with the Internet so full of crap today it’s hard to find a good story to make fun of.”
“Take the top story on SlashDOT right now–EU to Ban Macs. Like THAT’s going to happen. The EU might ban English, or the Dollar, but not the Mac. Steve Jobs is half French, after all.”
“Even the traditional media is getting into the act,” Matthew continues. “The San Francisco Chronicle has announced that Wolfowitz has been confirmed as World Bank chief. Now that’s a little off our usual topic, but it shows just how far things have gone.”
“What it comes down to is this–on April 1st, everybody else is doing our job for us.”