#119 – April Fools’ Day

1 04 2010

Site closure notice

Dear friends,

Due to an impending lawsuit from a Los Angeles based Australian entertainment reporter whom we’re unable to name, Things Bogans Like will be shut down from midday on legal advice. We hope to reappear in some other form in the future, and will put the word out if and when we do. In the mean time, we want to thank all of the people who have read and commented on our entries over the past 5 and half months. We had a great time writing the entries, and hope that you enjoyed it too.

Take care,

E. Chas McSween, Michael Jayfox, Hunter McKenzie-Smythe, Lance Romance, Intravenous DeMilo, and Ben Chapleski.


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246 responses

1 04 2010
Jasper

April fool?

1 04 2010
T_Money

It’s an april fools joke guys….don’t worry too much! it will still be here tomorrow!

1 04 2010
Tubesteak

No, it won’t. They said Tuesday

1 04 2010
Jamanohaan

An April Fools joke perhaps?

1 04 2010
gg

did no-one else realise it’s april fools day, and this is probably a prank?

1 04 2010
Jo

…the momment of truth has arrived

1 04 2010
Jo

*moment

1 04 2010
Juansito

heh i was wondering why my april fools comment was awaiting moderation..nice one..i thought ppl on this blog would have caught on.

1 04 2010
Awesomerickee

april fool’s day?

1 04 2010
Ironhalo

Errrm, April Fools?

1 04 2010
Jo

that will teach you to ignore my posts you limey bastards

1 04 2010
TheScientist

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, well, um, you wont fool me twice!

1 04 2010
pb

quoting the greats there, scientist.

1 04 2010
Nic

I believe the actual quote is: fool me once, shame on you… but the fooler can’t get fooled again.

1 04 2010
pb

being the scholarly type that i am, i googled it. the quote was: “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on –shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” –Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

1 04 2010
Edna Focke-Witte

hahahahahahah
Good one

1 04 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. You can still follow me on Twitter. See the first comment above…

1 04 2010
Juansito

No.

Silly girl was had.

1 04 2010
loftie

I think we were all had…

There was no word of April Fools until Jo (very late in the piece)…

All the signs were there in the Original Post by TBL…

(from 12noon today – closed due to legal action)…

Idiot *(Slaps Head)*

One of my favourite all time April Fools day pranks…

Bravo TBL… I stand and salute…

1 04 2010
SD

It’s not over till Fi tells us “LOL, we have all been had”

1 04 2010
pb

the most embarrassing thing for me is that i was at the same time getting my daily hilarity of ninemsn’s celebrityfix and was reading their april fools’ story about paris hilton getting into harvard. i was thinking how stupid the commenters were for believing that and yet, i came here and swallowed it hook line and sinker. for shame.

1 04 2010
loftie

last year Google had one about a new football design – with a tracker inside it to rate how far you kicked, and what the velocity was of the kick…

Afl were supposed to be using them in a trial game on the weekend etc…

had a whole big spiel about it, how it was designed… working sketches and engineers documents etc…

was very convincing… until 12noon when it was discovered that it was infact a joke…

1 04 2010
Jo

technically I was only half-had…and although I cottoned on “late in the piece” I cottoned none the less

1 04 2010
Jo

ohhh I see the *moderation* notices now, but my first post about April’s fool was published..

1 04 2010
Jo

oh no it wasn’t….it seems I’m quite the fool, the April fool as it were

1 04 2010
Juansito

As soon as i saw the entry i knew what was going on. I guess i have been trying to avoid silly april fools pranks all morning..still i can’t believe the amount of people who fell for it..including fiona.

1 04 2010
Jo

I know, see my below post

1 04 2010
betterthantheoriginalwally

Calm down, everybody agrees you are quite clever.

1 04 2010
Jo

actually I found out it was a prank because I joined the TBL facebook group thinking “well this probably won’t get shut-down” and unfortunately TBL weren’t able to shush all the people screaming APRIL FOOLS! at 10am there

1 04 2010
betterthantheoriginalwally

More a reply to Juanisto.

1 04 2010
ganatebog

Aw no please tell me this is an April fools joke!

1 04 2010
Penny

Today is April Fools Day, should’nt we wait until tomorrow before we start getting angry?

1 04 2010
Jo

we’re angry all of the time!

1 04 2010
Jo

Now that I can scroll up and see who cottoned on and who didn’t its interesting to point out that the “regulars” were all fooled, and the “randoms” were not…ha!

1 04 2010
Chairman Miaow

bastards, you got me.

1 04 2010
Cameron Collie

Um. Read the title of the post.

1 04 2010
Chairman Miaow

That was a recent change to the post.

1 04 2010
booger

the foolishness lives on…

1 04 2010
Sten

Aw, crap! How did I fall for that?

Oh well, let the Bogan-baiting continue!

1 04 2010
Nick

YOU BASTARDS! I actually felt sorry for you.

1 04 2010
Team Richard

Should have known… nice one.

1 04 2010
Juansito

I did a fiona and LOL at the facebook comment on starting a facebook group to help save TBL..

1 04 2010
vivisection

that was me being a smart arse – referencing back to the comments in earlier posts about bogans joining and creating facebook groups, usually starting with ” If a million…”
All said and done, i was fooled by this though 🙂

1 04 2010
Jo

the johnny-come-latelies to this blog are going to be ever so confused as to what just transpired here

1 04 2010
loftie

Well they should have been here earlier! 🙂

1 04 2010
Sibyl Ince

Settle down Jo. I’m a Come Lately, but I believe I was the first to call stunt.

1 04 2010
Jo

I wish people would stop telling me to settle down, I’m not unsettled?.
I just meant a lot of the comments were removed, and the people who were online when this all went down are now discussing other people’s comments that are no longer viewable

No comments have been removed. We held back all of the ones that had figured out the joke until midday, and then made them visible. The ones that were published before midday are now interspersed with the ones from the same time that we held back. TBL

1 04 2010
Jo

(see SD’s post below)

1 04 2010
Jo

but where did all the “goodbye TBL” themed comments go??

They’ll all still be in there, you’ll just have to do some sifting now that they’re in with all of the other comments. TBL

1 04 2010
Jo

never mind cleared up below

1 04 2010
Jo

oh also by come-lately (“latelies”? am I high?) I meant those who start posting comments later in the day rather than seconds after the entry is posted, I didn’t mean people who have only just recently discovered TBL

1 04 2010
Juansito

Have to applaud TBL for a truly genius post. People were had, tears were shed, heart rates went up as anxiety set in, panic!

News Limited would be extremely proud with this effort TBL!

1 04 2010
JimC

BASTARDS!!!

I fall for them every year. Mainly because I loathe the idea of any sort of pranks.

1 04 2010
loftie

OH YOU GUYS ARE TOO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 04 2010
Jason

lol. dicks…

1 04 2010
SD

Can’t see the teary posts anymore! But good one TBL, I posted, then slapped hand on forehead and reposted only to end up in a “comments moderation” Q.

1 04 2010
StuManChu

Who’s April?

1 04 2010
Nelson Esq

Very saddened by the fact that I haven’t been able to find any April Fools ads put into the daily newspapers taken out by big companies. HP used to advertise their new and amazing computers and Volvo were usualyy good at offering special new options on their cars. The ads were always good for a laugh.

Although I did notice in The Age and Herald Sun a recall for a dodgy pharmaceutical product…imagine if you didn’t heed that recall, thinking it was an April Fools joke!!!

1 04 2010
Poppy

“Thud” is the sound of my head hitting the desk.

1 04 2010
common man

FOF.the funny part was the authors “dear friends” an qouting there peusdo names

1 04 2010
Jo

…that was pretty funny, I wish we could still read all the comments, I was contemplating a shot-gun to the head

1 04 2010
Glass 'em all

Dear Jo – just click <<Older Comments below…

1 04 2010
Jo

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *forehead slap

2 04 2010
Robbie

for fucks sake….your grammer is shocking and your posts are meaningless C.M

1 04 2010
loftie

I was waiting for someone to make the link with April Fools and the Easter tradition…

ie: guy pretends to be dead for 3 days and then wakes up!! April Fools!!!
(oh – wait its after 12noon… perhaps i’m the fool… – Jesus)

1 04 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. “Nah, no one will ever take this joke seriously. It’ll all be forgotten in a few years…”

1 04 2010
AlyssaKT

And they’ll celebrate with rabbits and chocolate…

1 04 2010
Fred

Careful, feeling the need to participate in April fools pranks is a bogan trait.
Much like a pinch and a punch for the 1st of the month.

1 04 2010
Nelson Esq

Good Lord, my wife (who was in a silly mood) did the ‘pinch and a punch’ thing to me this morning…did I unknowingly marry a bogan?

1 04 2010
Jo

nah she probably just wanted you to fuck her

1 04 2010
Nelson Esq

we were walking through the train station car park at the time of the pinch’n’punch…fucking her there would have been interesting…

1 04 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. But more likely sickening.

1 04 2010
Jo

well If I were married I’d probably do interesting and sickening things as well…but I’m sure your wife is lovely

1 04 2010
Fiona of Toorak

LOL. RWP.

1 04 2010
Jo

RWP? I’m not familiar with txt speak I don’t know what all those acronyms stand for but according to google it stands for:
Radiation Work Permit
Radar Wind Profiler
Random Way Point
Rare Witch Project
which did you mean?

1 04 2010
1 04 2010
Glass 'em all

…and very bogan!

1 04 2010
Nelson Esq

Thank you all for your comments. I would like to point out that I don’t ‘fuck’ my wife; we make love. The thought of making love in public would certainly never enter her mind either…especially now that she’s 5 months pregnant!!

Imagine…travelling to work on train, look out window, see the carpark…broad daylight, pregnant woman, up against a Commodore…sickening yes, now that I’ve scarred your mind, Fiona…

Jo, thank you, my wife is lovely!!
Glass’em, my beautiful wife is English, so she could never be a bogan…and before anyone starts, she’s not a chav either!! 🙂

1 04 2010
Edna Focke-Witte

Nice work with the chavless wife!
Congratulations on the little one to come Nelson.

“the baby, the baby, you gotta see the baaby!”

😀

6 04 2010
Nelson Esq

Thanks Edna.
Apparently, now that my wife is in the final stretch of the pregnancy, to use a Kat Stewart / Roberta Wiliams-ism from Underbelly, it’s doing her fanny in! 🙂

I would like to assure all bloggers on this site, my wife and I will be doing our up-most best to raise a non-bogue child.

7 04 2010
pb

tbl provides you with a handy ‘what not to do’ guide, so i for one have full confidence in you, nelson.

4 04 2010
brad

Si vous e’tiez un homme Francais et pas un idiot d’australien vous auriez fait l’amour aussi son droit ther sur l’ashphelt!

6 04 2010
Tombarina

Brad – and please believe me when I insist that I say this with love – but I’m going to glass you until I do my back in if you don’t stop posting in French.

Mine is very, very dodgy, and Babelfish is going to start charging me to translate your posts.

Dans le nom de Dieu, l’arrêt !

6 04 2010
brad

i apologize tombarina,but i am but a victim of gross subterfuge.We have a French student staying with us and although she does have her charms,she seems hell-bent on sabotaging every facit of our lives,the innane attention seeking posts on this blog are just the tip of the iceburg-believe me!However,hopefully commoner man and The james may have gained some insight from this sad state of affairs.
e’gards

1 04 2010
pb

hit and a kick for being so quick!
sorry, i’ll go and glass myself in the corner.

1 04 2010
ZH

Regardless of whether this is an April Fools, I think its nice to know that others share my hatred for that no-talent buffoon. Richard (Dick) Wilkins is a tosser of monumental proportions.

1 04 2010
Glass 'em all

In Aust TV they call that “staying power”.

1 04 2010
ZH

He looks as though he fell asleep in a tanning bed.

1 04 2010
Glass 'em all

Yeah, some time during the 80s.

1 04 2010
insidejob

anyone needing more bogan goodness (? badness?) over the Easter break should head to http://www.cranbournejournal.com.au/news/local/news/general/boy-3-accidentally-sets-house-alight/1788562.aspx
I think bogan parenting is worthy of its own post… so much gold just in this article!

1 04 2010
Steve

There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — [pauses] – shame on you. Fool me — You can’t get fooled again.

1 04 2010
Tone

I’ve glassed cunts for less than this.

Well done, TBL. Enjoy your hard earned break!

1 04 2010
James

You clever bastards. I nearly cried when I read the site had been shut down this morning. You had me fooled to the x-treme. Clever, clever bastards. Well done, I must say.

1 04 2010
common man

*rolls eye,s up*

1 04 2010
BB

NOOOOOOOOOO !

1 04 2010
JimC

People who do ‘April Fool’ jokes should be burned for fuel.

1 04 2010
john

You c*nts deserve to get glassed!

1 04 2010
Pandabater

Ah April Fools Day, The local radio staion announced that the legal drinking age was going to be raised to 30, switchboard meltdown with bogans screaming about the injustice, imagine holding in your glassing anger for an additional 12 years.

1 04 2010
Pandabater

BTW I was looking at the little thingy next to my name, how does TBL know I wear glasses, reverse webcam?

1 04 2010
common man

yes panda an that,s how fi got allocated her emoction too

1 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

…and how do they know I have a pointy head?

1 04 2010
common man

you must have been nesting your laptop whilst checking your namesake,s after effects.

1 04 2010
Pandabater

Before I sign off for the weekend can I make a suggestion? We have all been basking under the TBL smug cloud for a while now & while they are taking a well deserved break we should offer sugestions for future posts. Just check the full list so you don’t make yourself look silly. My top 3 are The 7pm Project (Solve the worlds problems in 133 seconds) Harley Davidsons (The ultimate Bogan posession) & okay I only have 2, happy easter.

1 04 2010
JimC

Surely ‘amateur pole-dancing’ should be in the queue.

3 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

what about something along the lines of non functional garments?
e.g. when your frock is so short you can’t walk without your thighs driving it up around your waist, or sit without giving everyone an upskirt.
Shoes you can’t actually walk in, but they’re manolos and they’re faaaabulous! (yes I see you all toddling off to work in your asics…)
or for the boys – jeans which are so low you have to walk bowlegged to keep your noon under wraps.

ok, the jeans aren’t so much bogan as… just… stupid.

2 04 2010
dc

Clearly photography should be on the list here. Once the domain of cantankerous old bastards who’d built up years of knowledge (and arrogance) in their craft, it’s now populated by the bogan – desperate to let their artistic side out, but too lazy to do anything but point and click.
Cheap access to equipment and endless photo modes on cameras mean a bogan doesn’t have to learn anything, they can just walk into harvey norman and walk out with the latest canon dslr on 20 months interest free – viola instant photographer!
For the female bogue, it’s black and whites of a friend’s new baby, Tayla Rae. Soon enough the pics are plastered over facebook – under the name of Talisha Maddison Chapman Photography.
For the male bogue , it’s black and whites of the first dumb teen who he can convince to shed her clothes in the name of ‘art’

Anyway, like the property investment, there’s the idea, you guys can run with it.

2 04 2010
brad

aint technology a bitch,i can only imagine how pissed computer nerds from yester-year feel about www or that hard work that no one understood or even cared for but bam flash everyone’s onto it.True groundbreakers serve humanity.

2 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

a most poignant post dc.

not to mention “Talisha Maddison Chapman Model” sites
eg:http://www.paradiseofmodels.com/

*genuine shudder with wave of nausea*

your post also made me mindful of cannabis growers:

“Once the domain of cantankerous old hippies who’d built up years of knowledge (and arrogance) in their craft, it’s now populated by the bogan – desperate to cash in, but too lazy to do anything but flick a switch.”
to paraphrase

2 04 2010
floppylymphburp

Just to estabish my entity and presence on TBL comments . .

3 04 2010
Sam

So true. Too many people have these cameras now and insist on taking 10000 photos at every single social occasion.

The skill in photography is gone, it is now just brute force and ignorance. It used to be expensive to develop shots and professional photographers had to be efficient and skilled at catching the moment. Now your average bogue can smash out 1000000 shots, get 2 good ones, delete the rest and it has been a good day.

Still, this is progress. The cost of hiring “professional photographers” has fallen in recent years…well so a London Cabbie (former photographer) was telling me the other day.

3 04 2010
Tombarina

Sam, my partner is a pro shooter with 20 years’ experience.

I can’t begin to tell you how much he enjoys quibbling with tatooed tandoori-tanned fools over his (exceptionally reasonable) charges for wedding photography.

It’s a delight to be told that “when Taahliah’n’Brentt got married, Brentt’s mate Brockie did a roolly great job because he’s not a proper photographer or anything but he’s got a rooly good camera’n’stuff and HE only charged $500…”. This, naturally, is a cunning never-before-seen ruse to knock down the (exceptionally reasonable) quoted price.

This is why he won’t shoot bogan weddings. That, and the fact that it can be difficult to fit all of the happy couple’s kids in the frame, especially if the Ritalin’s worn off…..

3 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

you must be gagging for wedding week on TBL?
Oh the stories!
Oh the horror.

delicious.

3 04 2010
3 04 2010
brad

Simpson’s episode where upon Homer is enjoying Lenny’s xtreme plasma screen and he’s surfing channels and clicks onto nat geo-“look at that shark,he’s souless eyes are so close you could touch them”
switches channel-two and a half
“look at Charlie Sheen ,hes souless eyes are so close you could touch them”
pure filth

6 04 2010
chubbybloodfart

ok everybody.
remember the lurkers…
lets all go out and just have a nice clean game.
good luck.

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