There’s no weirder day to have Internet access than on April Fools’ Day.
Is that headline real? No way, are cheese milkshakes a thing? No. OMG, Frank Ocean’s new album was leaked? No. Argh. The Supreme Court ruled that 15-year-olds aren’t allowed to stay home alone? What?
Oh, that’s not real either.
What is real (and in the case of Hamburger Helper, spectacular) are the lengths some companies went for a punchline.
Here’s a shortlist of seven gags that were actually funny.
Joke: Beavertails’ kale tail
Self-deprecating punchline: We're not a health foods company
— BeaverTails_Official (@BeaverTails) April 1, 2016
Joke: Pornhub’s rebrand
Punchline: Corn rhymes with porn
Joke: Google Cardboard Plastic
Self-deprecating punchline: We're not super serious about computer-mediated reality. (They are)
Joke: Library And Archives Canada’s big Wolverine documents dump
Self-deprecating punchline: Archivists can be funny, too.
Joke: Netflix’s Stamos documentary
Punchline: We have all your money and attention.
Joke: Hamburger Helper's full album
Punchline: No punchline, this is surprisingly good.
Joke: Esurance’s election insurance coverage
Punchline: Donald Trump.
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