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Old 04-01-2012, 11:29 PM
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Talking New Offer The YouTube Collection on DVD New April 1st 2011 offer (Note the Date)

Speaks for itself.:lol:

Complete with options for shipping by Shipping Trucks Freight Vessel or Postal Service (please anticipated extended delivery times).

Formats include DVD, Videocassette, Laser Disc and Betamax Tape.
Interactive ordering is actually working.

Example quote:

Kittens and Puppies is 22,042 discs at a cost of $109,989

+ Shipping and Handling: Shipping Trucks = $59,302

....but you get a Crate of complimentary gift wrapping paper ($0)

Total $169,291

The video is hilarious.:yippee::bowdown::banana:

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Old 04-02-2012, 12:06 AM
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Note quite as great as the BBC's 1st April 1957 Spaghetti Harvest video but still pretty good.

Uploaded by aptsarchive on Jun 1, 2009

On April 1, 1957 the British television programme Panorama broadcast a three-minute segment about a bumper spaghetti harvest in southern Switzerland. The success of the crop was attributed both to an unusually mild winter and to the virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil. The audience heard Richard Dimbleby, the shows highly respected anchor, discussing the details of the spaghetti crop as they watched video footage of a Swiss family pulling pasta off spaghetti trees and placing it into baskets. The segment concluded with the assurance that, For those who love this dish, theres nothing like real, home-grown spaghetti.

The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest hoax generated an enormous response. Hundreds of people phoned the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this query the BBC diplomatically replied, Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.

To this day the Panorama broadcast remains one of the most famous and popular April Fools Day hoaxes of all time. It is also believed to be the first time the medium of television was used to stage an April Fools Day hoax.

Since 1955 Panorama had been anchored by Richard Dimbleby, whose authoritative, commanding presence had made him one of the most revered public figures in Britain. If Dimbleby said it, people trusted that it was true. Which is one of the reasons why the spaghetti harvest hoax fooled so many viewers. His participation lent the hoax an air of unimpeachable authority.

Almost no one else at the BBC knew about it. The segment was not mentioned at all in the pre-transmission publicity handouts.

The line-up for that days show included a long segment about Archbishop Makarios, leader of the Greek Cypriots, and a clip of the Duke of Edinburgh attending the premiere of the war film The Yangtse Incident.

The second-to-last segment was about a wine-tasting contest, and then it came time for the spaghetti harvest.

Dimbleby, sitting on the set of Panorama, looked into the camera and without a trace of a smile said: And now from wine to food. We end Panorama tonight with a special report from the Swiss Alps.

The screen cut away to the prepared footage. When it was all over, Dimbleby reappeared and said, Now we say goodnight, on this first day of April. He emphasized the final phrase.

Panorama never attempted another April Fools Day spoof, despite numerous calls for a sequel. However, the hoax did inspire a number of similar stunts in its honour.

This film footage is from the Archive Collection held and administered by the Alexandra Palace Television Society.

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:57 PM
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YouTube 'Bows' Videos on DVD
1 Apr, 2012
By: Erik Gruenwedel

Social media behemoth is offering every video uploaded on disc in massive box set

Google Inc. April 1 said YouTube is offering every video uploaded to the social media site on DVD as part of a massive boxed set that consumers can have shipped directly to their home.

Price for the 18 gazillion videos uploaded to date on disc was not disclosed. In fact, YouTube said it wasn't clear when the disc shipments would end, considering the initial shipment to a home would require 175 delivery trucks.

With an hour of user-and-professional content uploaded to YouTube every second, a new shipment of discs is expected each week indefinitely.

International orders will first be done by an undisclosed number of barges followed by delivery trucks, depending on the consumer's location.

Note: News released on April 1 is not always 100% accurate.
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