Out of the Blue

That was a pretty good April Fools' Day yesterday, a lot of good gags, and not too many stinkers. There was an interesting debate over the possibility that Google's Gmail announcement was a gag I fell for, but Google 'Gmail' No Joke, Lunar Jobs Are reasserts the factuality of the story.

Oddly, I had a series of short brownouts here in the BlueTower yesterday. I don't think this was someone at the power company playing an April Fools, and am coming to the conclusion that I need someone qualified to come in and make sure the house is wired properly.

Play Time: Chasm.
Stories of the Day: A Fine Year for April Foolery. Thanks Ant.
Students handcuffed at elementary school.
Nude women off the menu at one Nashville bar.
Science!: Lawn Mowing for Lazybones.
U.S. Won't Alert Parents, Doctors on Mercury in Flu Shots for Kids (registration required).
Electronic Snoops Tackle Copiers.

Follow-up:

California reconsiders nation's only biotech pet ban "lobbied by his wife."
Thanks Mike Martinez