It’s that time of year again: April Fools!
That means it’s the day that Think Geek unveils all manner of craze-mazing products that make our minds spin and our wallets want to bleed imaginary cash.
Remember the Tauntaun sleeping bag that took the interwebs by Hoth-like storm? Remember the Voltron cat condo that ruined one readers life?
April Fool’s day went from my second most-loathed holiday (Valentine’s Day is first place) to one of my favorite days of the year because of this geeky product madness…
Let’s all go see what Think Geek is up to today. Then let me know which product you hope they make real this year! So far THIS is my favorite (at least I hope it’s a joke).
Also let me know if there are other April Fool’s Day traditions or pranks that I don’t know about that we might love?
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I am personally loving the Star Trek white noise machine: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ivmt/?pfm=HP_FeaturedProducts_3_ivmt
I saw it in my FB feed this morning and thought, “Man, why aren’t there more Trek-style home appliances and accessories out there?”
I didn’t even REALIZE that that was an April Fools product. That’s how freaking geeky that site is. I was like, “no yeah, that seems normal.” 😉
Well, this one may be legit (I only started seeing it today though, so I’m unsure as to how fer real it is)
They use April Fool’s as a form of market research! I love it. If you hit the “buy now!” button, you basically put in a vote for it becoming a real product. Several other TG products have taken this path!
(I also hoped the Star Trek white noise machine was secretly real. 🙁 )
I like Wikipedia’s tradition of putting articles on the front page which seem fake at first but are actually real.
Halo sleepsack put out an ad for adult sized sleep sacks. I actually loved the idea. It did mention 2 foot holes as the bottom if you needed to walk around.
Every prank the novelist Mary Robinette Kowal pulls is AMAZING.