Link: Photographer Borrows Public Marquee Signs and Installs Phrases to Provoke Passersby | Feature Shoot
Thoughts on Romance on the Road is a project by Rhode Island-based photographer Victoria Crayhon that addresses the effect of media and technology upon human desire
Link: SPONSORED: The Taliban Is A Vibrant And Thriving Political Movement | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
2012 proved to be just another in a succession of landmark years for the Taliban, as the influential Islamic fundamentalist organization continued its awe-inspiring push toward unprecedented expansion.
Link: Nurse’s Death Stirs Sharp Criticism of Royal Prank Call – NYTimes.com
But the stunt took a horrific and unexpected turn on Friday, when the nurse who answered the call, 46-year-old Jacintha Saldanha, was found dead, an apparent suicide.
Link: Nimrod Visits the Sartorialist | Shorties | VICE
VICE’s resident gadfly Nimrod Kamer went to London to mess with the Sartorialist, aka fashion blogger Scott Schuman. For some reason, Scott wasn’t so psyched about the idea of Nimrod following him home after his book signing.
Link: Pranksters Hijack Republican Live-Streamed Petition Drive | Threat Level | Wired.com
The GOP promoted the campaign heavily online with the hashtag #IWantRepeal, leading Thursday to the inevitable barrage of jokers entering made-up names for the sheer joy of seeing them spit off the printer before a live web audience.
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Happy April Fool’s Day….I think we are taking ourselves too seriously these days…and I think a little irreverant mischief might be just what is needed in our depressed economy and changing times…ALWAYS love the work of David Shrigley and Jan von Holleben, and you might consider using them for inspiration…
Over a pixelated reworking of the photo, the text, “All Art is Theft.”
Link: Jay Maisel’s building tagged with “Kind of Bloop” cover art – Boing Boing
He dresses up like a cop and stops motorists and then gives them bribes, he puts up election posters advertising his Jihadi credentials and asking for the public’s votes, and so on
Link: Afghan artist adopts “Jihadi Gangster” persona to lampoon official corruption – Boing Boing
Peabody, which launched a “Coal Cares” website to advertise the campaign, hoped to tackle the stigma associated with asthma by giving away a variety of colorful and hip inhalers to dignify the use of asthma medication.
“For kids who have no choice but to use an inhaler,” the website reads, “Coal Cares lets them inhale with pride.” Above all, the empathetic hearts behind the “Coal Cares” initiative are seeking to make what they have deemed “Asthma-Related Bullying (ARB)” a thing of the past.
Link: Yes Men hoax uses Twitter, Facebook to put Peabody Energy on the defensive | Poynter.
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Why now after all these years like Deep Throat have I decided to reveal this information you ask? Well if you must know I narrowly avoided a head on crash returning from an assignment in Burma. Deep Mott got to thinking and I realized any day could be my last. So the hell with it, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag and in turn show you what goes in the bag when the cat isn’t in there
Link: On and Off Assignment by Justin Mott: Finally Revealed!!! What’s In My Camera Bag
The belated trophy for best photo-related April Fool’s gag has to go to the RE-35. A digital cartridge for film cameras? It’s so brilliantly silly that it’s almost believable.
Link: B: RE-35 no longer available
This morning I changed my name in her contact list to “AP Mobile” and sent her a short and sweet message and waited for her to turn her phone on. Her mouth almost came down to the floor.
Link: Husband plays funny fake news prank on his wife – Boing Boing
“We assumed they would be upset about it,” said one of the anonymous pranksters in a telephone interview arranged by Mr. Gupta. “But we had no guess that they would go to the level of a lawsuit. It’s ridiculous and overblown. What we did is completely acceptable, as parody.”
Link: Koch Industries Quashes Global Warming Parody – NYTimes.com