April 5, 2010

THE BEST APRIL FOOL'S JOKES EVER!


THE BEST UK PRESS APRIL FOOL'S JOKES EVER!

Dear readers, here for Ruby Tuesday are some of the best April Fool's jokes in last Thursday’s UK press specially for you! Some are hilarious and one I fell for (forgetting it was April 1!) Which do you think is the best (and which do you think I fell for? I’ll reveal all at the end!) And does the press in your country print April Fool's jokes too?

1 Specially trained ferrets (above) have been used by Virgin Media for over a year to help lay cables for its broadband service to deliver broadband to rural areas following groundbreaking techniques used by an Internet provider. The ferrets wear jackets fitted with a microchip which is able to analyse any breaks or damage in the underground network. (Notice the red!)










2 The Daily Express and The Daily Mirror both carried the same story that the Queen booked herself onto a flight with budget airline easyJet to cut her travel costs. "One paid just £22.99 for a ticket from Luton to Aberdeen" she declared to reporters. A fellow passenger said she was treated "just like any other traveller." (Again, notice the red!)












3 The Guardian reported that Labour is planning to embrace Gordon Brown's (above) "reputation for anger and physical aggression" in a pre-election poster campaign. Three billboard adverts are reportedly being considered by aides, to present the Prime Minister as a "tough guy" – each bearing the slogan: "Vote Labour. Or else." (Red again!)












4 The Daily Mail gave the Automobile Association a James Bond makeover by claiming that its breakdown rescue service had launched a rapid-response patrol of "AA Rocketmen" (above). It said mechanics with jet packs, similar to the one worn by Sean Connery in Thunderball, could now reach stricken motorists more quickly by soaring over traffic jams. Tests would run above the M25 between dawn and noon. (Note the red!)












5 The Independent said it had seen a preliminary study commissioned by The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) looking into the feasibility of creating a second Large Hadron Collider (above left) using the 23km tunnel of London Underground's Circle Line (above right). If the scheme goes ahead, two proton beams would collide at Westminster Station directly below Portcullis House – the offices of more than 200 MPs. The collision would happen "within feet of Circle Line passengers stuck in perpetual immobility" but that health and safety advisers warned that the experiment could create "a mini black hole at Westminster".

Dear readers, which Joke is the best? And Happy Ruby Tuesday - and do visit other terrific Ruby Tuesday posts! (Links -in sidebar-at Work of the Poet.) And, yes, it was the third ad I fell for. All too realistic!
XOXO LOLA:)

27 comments:

teawithonesugarplease said...

The Queen and Easyjet - priceless x

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

too many red in your pictures,happy ruby tuesday

Michelle said...

Wow!Those ferrets are so funny!:D

Jan said...

Wonderful post!!

Holly said...

That poster is so believable! :O)

tania said...

The Queen on a budget airline! Woohoo! 8-)

Mike said...

The Hadron collider spoof is really clever,the best of all! Ha!

Debby said...

hehehe!!!!! They are great.
debby

lazyclick said...

Wonderful snippets.

jacque4u2c said...

This is fantastic post!!! Hope you are having a fantastic day!

Berlin said...

Oh, the ferret is so cute! I want it. I wonder weather this animal is allowed to be kept as a pet.. April fool, I got fooled =.=

-Berlin-

Susan L (lily40au) said...

what a totally cute ruby red choice ... happy ruby tuesday.

My Ruby Post

Dustjacket Attic said...

Hiya girls, finally made it...been in the wilds of OZ lol.

Hope your Easter was lovely...love that bit about the Queen and Easyjet....to funny.

Be good girls,

xoxo

French Fancy said...

I especially loved the thought of the Queen travelling on budget airlines. Can you imagine if it ever happened?

Kisses to Lola

x

Dianne said...

I love the Queen's expression!!

Gracieanne1 said...

Happy Ruby Tuesday, Lola!

The trained ferrets laying cable for Virgin Media and the ad for the Queen flying on Easy Jet published by The Daily Express and the Daily Mirror.

I , personally would love to see AA Rocketman ( mechanics with rocketpacks) like Sean Connery to help me with my car while traveling on the road. Simply the best!

♥ Kathy said...

Oh I love that ferret! Cool pictures :) Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Maggi said...

hahahaha love that fourth one!

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Loved the thought of the Queen flying budget Airline and getting treated like everyone else ~ great!
Also loved the AA Rocketman coming to repair your car and yes Sean Connery would be great too.

I hope that you are having a lovely week, dear Lola and Nora.
Hugs
Carolyn

bermudabluez said...

Easy Jet and the Queen...hahahaha! Dont' think it'll happen! Great RT!

Haute World said...

I love the Queen and the Easyjet article. To be fair though, RyanAir would have been worse. Love those ferrets as well!

Oh and I checked out your MMM post. Yeah, he's been rumored to have left at least around 2007 if not earlier. He's an incredible talent though and as wacky as the clothes may look on the runway, they are very wearable and incredible versatile (most can be worn more than one way... I love my MMM clothes to bits). I also think that most trends were copied off MMM by other brands (i.e. they had the big shoulders, sequins and cut-outs before anyone else). I hope to catch that exhibition when I'm in London again!

maryt/theteach said...

Love the ferret! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Nora Johnson said...

Apologies ~ Blogger appears to have deleted some of yr lovely comments! If it is yours, please do try again. Once again, my sincere apologies - though it should be Blogger doing this!

XOXO LOLA:)

Life With Dogs said...

Rocket man! :)

trishie said...

Hehe, that's hilarious!

Jenny said...

Great post! My favorite April Fools was the one my friend posted about blogger limiting photos to only one per post. She asked if I had gotten the e-mail.

Yea...ummm... I wanted to smack her when she gave me a small heart attack!

Hmmm....

Beth Niquette said...

What a fun post!!! (grin) YOu brought smiles to my face. I needed them today.