Tag Archives: Joke

Google Analytics now plays the Sitar & Piano [April Fools]

Google Analytics piano and sitar playbackHipsters, now you can playback your website statistics while you enjoy a fresh cup of that crazy expensive coffee bean each morning.

Google has just released a new feature in Google Analytics that allows you to express your inner rock god by playing back your site statistics as though they were staves on parchment. You have the choice of two different instruments, the fairly pedestrian piano, and a rather exotic sounding sitar.

I must admit, I was sceptical at first, but after listening to a few staves of a site I’m currently working on, I could really hear the nuances!

I’m not sure how long the feature will last, but hopefully they will realise the benefit of listening to your stats while doing things like housework and taking cat pictures.

UPDATE: The Googlers responsible for this awesome April Fools joke are Leo Deegan (G+ Profile), who came up with the idea, and Sergey Yaroshenko (G+ Profile), the engineer who implemented it. Brilliant work guys :). Ben McCann suspected it was them.

A Christmas Story (Joke – and please, if you are religious, don’t click this link)

When four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where…

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What happens when you post a box with 161 stamps

I’m not sure what happened here, maybe the post office wanted to unload some of those old Christmas stamps left over from the festive season. Maybe office staff had nothing better to do?

But this is the result of a roll of 161 stamps and a miss-spent afternoon in the (relatively) remote NSW town of Coonamundra.

161 Postage stamps