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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #75 on: April 02, 2011, 05:13:23 PM »
As funny as that would be, it would be a violation of their privacy.  No can do! :D

aww, sadly i understand and can't protest.  ;D
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #76 on: April 02, 2011, 05:42:06 PM »
Bwahahahahaha!

*Wipes tears of laughter away from eyes*

Thanks for the great joke, everybody. April first is way more fun on the internet that in real life (especially when your job is working with kids...)

And beautiful work, Payne! I always love to see a good Bard parody.

Can I second the request for a glimpse of the fake banner? I only saw the announcement this morning because of the newsfeed, and the banner's back to normal.

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #77 on: April 02, 2011, 06:25:08 PM »
I am OFFENDED that I missed the banner. PleasepleasePLEASE post a link to it. Please?
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #78 on: April 03, 2011, 03:34:27 AM »
NICE!!!

Thanks, guys.  But remember Prisc, Mickey and the others did all the heavy lifting on this one.  I just slapped it on the ass on the way out.   ;)

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #79 on: April 04, 2011, 11:49:51 AM »
Okay, I will post ONE piece of hate mail, because I laughed so loudly I hurt something.  I'm still not completely convinced the person wasn't joking:

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We do NOT support practical jokes! Practical jokes diminish us all by making light of honesty!  Practical jokes are not fun; they are demeaning to us all!

We enjoy hearing updates from your emails about Jim Butcher & Harry Dresden!

Continue with foolishness and we will cancel our subscription with you!


Point of Interest #1:  They are on an announcement list for a FANTASY AUTHOR.  Does fiction make light of honesty, too?  I mean, do we have conclusive evidence that polka will never die?  Doesn't that diminish the realm of physics, which teaches us that our sun will die in 5 billion years and swallow up Mercury, Venus, and Earth, and likely polka with them?

Point of Interest #2:  The announcement list is a FREE SERVICE.  It's no skin off my nose if someone unsubscribes.  The only loser is the unsubscriber, who now has to get information about book releases and other exciting stuff second or third or fourthhand.

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2011, 12:47:34 PM »
If we moderators have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but googled here
While these banners did appear.
And this weak and idle link,
No more yielding but stiff drink,
Members, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Payne,
If we have unearned fame
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Payne a liar call;
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #81 on: April 04, 2011, 01:21:31 PM »
Okay, I will post ONE piece of hate mail, because I laughed so loudly I hurt something.  I'm still not completely convinced the person wasn't joking:


Point of Interest #1:  They are on an announcement list for a FANTASY AUTHOR.  Does fiction make light of honesty, too?  I mean, do we have conclusive evidence that polka will never die?  Doesn't that diminish the realm of physics, which teaches us that our sun will die in 5 billion years and swallow up Mercury, Venus, and Earth, and likely polka with them?

Point of Interest #2:  The announcement list is a FREE SERVICE.  It's no skin off my nose if someone unsubscribes.  The only loser is the unsubscriber, who now has to get information about book releases and other exciting stuff second or third or fourthhand.

See, that's the type of thing I'd write as a satirical wink and nod of appreciation at a good Gotcha.  Or in an off the cuff satire of someone who really was offended.

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #82 on: April 04, 2011, 01:37:08 PM »
See, that's the type of thing I'd write as a satirical wink and nod of appreciation at a good Gotcha.  Or in an off the cuff satire of someone who really was offended.

That's what I was saying, too (although it was through the filter of a couple of beers). My first assumption is almost always "Snark. Duh." :D
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2011, 11:51:51 PM »


Point of Interest #1:  They are on an announcement list for a FANTASY AUTHOR.  Does fiction make light of honesty, too?  I mean, do we have conclusive evidence that polka will never die?  Doesn't that diminish the realm of physics, which teaches us that our sun will die in 5 billion years and swallow up Mercury, Venus, and Earth, and likely polka with them?


Well, technically Polka has already been broadcast, and the radio waves should carry on through space forever...

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #84 on: April 05, 2011, 02:06:43 AM »
I think it is a joke.
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #85 on: April 05, 2011, 01:56:20 PM »
BOOYEAH!

http://scifimafia.com/2011/04/the-best-of-april-fools-2011/

I wouldn't rank us above Scalzi's fake book, because I was laughing so hard I was in tears and ended up having to read the first massive paragraph to my coworkers so they would stop looking at me like I was crazy, but I appreciate the recognition!

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #86 on: April 05, 2011, 03:55:21 PM »
BOOYEAH!

http://scifimafia.com/2011/04/the-best-of-april-fools-2011/

I wouldn't rank us above Scalzi's fake book, because I was laughing so hard I was in tears and ended up having to read the first massive paragraph to my coworkers so they would stop looking at me like I was crazy, but I appreciate the recognition!

I just wish they'd give you, Mickey and Fred the credit you deserve. And I still think a faux book 14, Cold Cash, would've rocked. :D
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #87 on: April 05, 2011, 10:03:58 PM »
BOOYEAH!

http://scifimafia.com/2011/04/the-best-of-april-fools-2011/

I wouldn't rank us above Scalzi's fake book, because I was laughing so hard I was in tears and ended up having to read the first massive paragraph to my coworkers so they would stop looking at me like I was crazy, but I appreciate the recognition!

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I just wish they'd give you, Mickey and Fred the credit you deserve. And I still think a faux book 14, Cold Cash, would've rocked. :D

Shecky... You've gotta keep that one quieter... it's only 12 months to next year...
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #88 on: April 06, 2011, 04:39:22 AM »
I mis-read the angry e-mail the first time and thought it said
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #89 on: April 08, 2011, 12:49:26 AM »
can i third a request for the banner to be linked too?
I'm sure quite a few missed it, reading the post is funny, but there is alot of talk about the banner, so pretty please with sugar on top, can we see it linked?