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#1 femi

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:07

Is this for real?

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#2 Mika Mika

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:08

Originally posted by femi
Is this for real?


No look at the date!!!

#3 femi

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:10

Originally posted by Mika Mika


No look at the date!!!


Oh I see the 1st of April
Moderator please delete the thread.

#4 SB

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:10

A nice one which picks up the current bad form of McLaren :drunk: :smoking:

#5 glorius&victorius

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:13

is the worst 1 april fool joke i've ever heard...

#6 RoutariEnjinu

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:13

Originally posted by femi


Oh I see the 1st of April
Moderator please delete the thread.


Leave the thread so we can celebrate the first victim of the day! :D

Yo' got fooled!

#7 femi

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:16

Seriouslu guys is there any legal backing for "April fool" lies?
If I were a betting man, this could have cost me a considerable financial loss!

#8 trenchcoat

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:17

Originally posted by femi


Oh I see the 1st of April
Moderator please delete the thread.



No mods Keep the thread!!! Femi you got pawned !!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

#9 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:18

Originally posted by femi
Seriouslu guys is there any legal backing for "April fool" lies?
If I were a betting man, this could have cost me a considerable financial loss!


For an Aprils fool story to work it has to be slightly credible and should have one clue in the story to give it away.

#10 Little Leaf

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:19

Classic.

#11 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:22

Of course there is and the site probably faces beiing sued now by either one of the parties McLaren, Brawn and their respective drivers and sponsors. This is quite serious as they have also made up quotes from several of the key people in the teams. They have a cause to sue and will probably do so.

Mind you, if it turns our any of the parties were involved in this. Say, Ross Brawn gave the actual quotes meant as a April 1:st joke they will risk being part of the process as well and be penalized. That in turn could have ramifications on the championship as they might be disqualified or risking racing under appeal for bringing the sport in disrepute.

So this is serious.

But first of all, it's the web site taking the biggest risk. They might risking having to close now, I don't think a simple apology will do in this case. And if any of the teams were involved in the joke it will be huge.

#12 RoutariEnjinu

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:23

Originally posted by LuckyStrike1
Of course there is and the site probably faces beiing sued now by either one of the parties McLaren, Brawn and their respective drivers and sponsors. This is quite serious as they have also made up quotes from several of the key people in the teams. They have a cause to sue and will probably do so.

Mind you, if it turns our any of the parties were involved in this. Say, Ross Brawn gave the actual quotes meant as a April 1:st joke they will risk being part of the process as well and be penalized. That in turn could have ramifications on the championship as they might be disqualified or risking racing under appeal for bringing the sport in disrepute.

So this is serious.

But first of all, it's the web site taking the biggest risk. They might risking having to close now, I don't think a simple apology will do in this case. And if any of the teams were involved in the joke it will be huge.



???????? McLaren and Brawn are British teams. Taking Aprils Fools too far is a British BIRTH RIGHT.

#13 klyster

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:28

Bwahahahaha :D

#14 SB

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:31

There was another "piece of news" many years ago that said Damon Hill would switched to Minardi team and the site even created a photo of Damon test driving the car !

So F1-live pals should try harder to match the standard :stoned: :stoned:

#15 Haribo

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:32

Thanks femi - I actually forgot that it was April Fool's today! That will save me some pain at work :rotfl:

#16 Newskiller

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:39

Originally posted by glorius&victorius
is the worst 1 april fool joke i've ever heard...


You haven't read this then

Illegal KERS allegation to overshadow Malaysian Grand Prix?

#17 dabrasco

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:41

lol pwned :rotfl: :rotfl:

#18 trenchcoat

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:02

Originally posted by LuckyStrike1
Of course there is and the site probably faces beiing sued now by either one of the parties McLaren, Brawn and their respective drivers and sponsors. This is quite serious as they have also made up quotes from several of the key people in the teams. They have a cause to sue and will probably do so.

Mind you, if it turns our any of the parties were involved in this. Say, Ross Brawn gave the actual quotes meant as a April 1:st joke they will risk being part of the process as well and be penalized. That in turn could have ramifications on the championship as they might be disqualified or risking racing under appeal for bringing the sport in disrepute.

So this is serious.

But first of all, it's the web site taking the biggest risk. They might risking having to close now, I don't think a simple apology will do in this case. And if any of the teams were involved in the joke it will be huge.



PLS! Britian is not america where people sue their neightbours dog. BBC run april fools stories - no big deal.

#19 RoutariEnjinu

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:05

I have secretly stretched a sheet of clingfilm across a new post, so when someone posts in it, their words will be all splayed out teeheeheheee :drunk:

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#20 skid solo

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:08

Originally posted by femi


Oh I see the 1st of April
Moderator please delete the thread.


Come on Femi!! :rotfl:

#21 Tony Mandara

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:20

Originally posted by femi


Oh I see the 1st of April
Moderator please delete the thread.


No, No , No! :rotfl:

Or at least not until my sides have stopped splitting!!! :rotfl:

OH, my aching ribs! :rotfl:

Damn funny!!!

Tony.

#22 Snap Matt

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:26

2/10 for effort on the writing there. They could at least have made the quotes sound more like the people who were supposed to have made the comments.

#23 AFCA

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:27

My god the April fool's day jokes are poor this year...

#24 stevvy1986

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:32

the very first sentence meant it was obviously an april fools joke

'In a surprise statement issued shortly after midnight on this date'

in a normal true article it'd never say 'on this date'

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:34

Originally posted by Snap Matt
2/10 for effort on the writing there. They could at least have made the quotes sound more like the people who were supposed to have made the comments.

Yep - not a single "for sure" from any of them ;)

#26 Mr Carnteen

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:34

Hamo you have baby sized ears
And I want to nubble them like
Soft chewing gum…..you are no1.

Rom Dennis was at his best
Stalling progress and forcing you down the field
But as a proven champ, you’ll never yield

How people forget how fast and cute you are
Even after you’ve driven so far
A WDC at 23, your amazing talent is a mystery

Rom has dropped the ball and expects you to fall
But with your Fathers support and wisdom
I have no doubt you’ll blitz them

Alonso is no longer a threat to anyone but
The nearest spectator, so you’ll be free to drive fast
And make a mockery of your position in the last race.

You sting like a butterfly and float like a bee
And you’ve got the kind of ears that make me hungry
You’ll be at top speed soon, even if Rom never says another word

The Chinese GP starts in a few days
And I know you’ll be P1 or 2
Rom will be dumbfounded, but what else is new
You’re too good to be true

#27 F.M.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:37

This Hamilton statement makes is quite believable thoaugh “This is the best way for me to help my regular team move forward. With the spotlight on me at Brawn while I win all these races, McLaren don't have to worry about having a World Champion aboard and all that pressure.”
:lol:

#28 Andrew Ford &F1

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:55

also STR's KERS system is funny!!! I doubt that it's true...http://www.scuderiat...Sepang-Circuit/

#29 Orin

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:57

:lol:

“You have to look at the numbers,” explained Norbert Haug, VP of Mercedes-Benz Motorsports. “By switching Lewis and part of our budget to Brawn – which is already Mercedes-powered – statistically we can manage to win both championships this season.”



Very nicely done!

#30 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:16

Originally posted by trenchcoat



PLS! Britian is not america where people sue their neightbours dog. BBC run april fools stories - no big deal.


Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

surely not??????????

:D

#31 Vitesse2

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:24

Originally posted by Andrew, Ford &F1
also STR's KERS system is funny!!! I doubt that it's true...http://www.scuderiat...Sepang-Circuit/

With names like Professor Hugh Masterby-Jerrkin, Wayne Kerr, Head of KERS and Doctor Ku Lin ‘Ng Phaan what else would it be?

Nicely put together though and at least half believable - which is the essence of a good April Fool.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:26

Originally posted by Andrew, Ford &F1
also STR's KERS system is funny!!! I doubt that it's true...http://www.scuderiat...Sepang-Circuit/


"“While the team was racing in Melbourne, we came directly to Kuala Lumpur to evaluate the system in real conditions and for this we were given invaluable help by the Thermal Energy faculty of the Kuala Lumpur Polytechnic, particularly the head of department, Doctor Ku Lin ‘Ng Phaan."

Doctor Coolingfan :lol:, the tendency of STR to make fun of themselves n trivialize the whole thing is making me a bit of a fan

#33 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:32

Best bit is that the clue is given in the first sentence:

issued shortly after midnight on this date


:lol: :p

#34 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:34

Originally posted by Andrew, Ford &F1
also STR's KERS system is funny!!! I doubt that it's true...http://www.scuderiat...Sepang-Circuit/



Professor Hugh Masterby-Jerrkin

Wayne Kerr, Toro Rosso’s Head of KERS



:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

#35 jonpollak

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:44

http://www.bmweducat...ID=49&topicID=5

http://www.businessc...357&c=2&theme=0


http://www.flickr.co...gel/3403225643/

Jp

#36 TickTickBooom

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:51

Originally posted by jonpollak
http://www.flickr.co...gel/3403225643/

Jp

Wasn't that an idea on Top Gear??

#37 Dalek Caan

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:52

Abysmal thread. :down:

#38 TickTickBooom

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:53

Originally posted by Dalek Caan
Abysmal thread. :down:

Pot, have you met kettle?

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:33

Originally posted by wewantourdarbyback






:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


you missed 'Doctor Ku Lin ‘Ng Phaan' :lol: