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UK High Court overturns Twitter joke conviction

UK High Court overturns Twitter joke conviction

Back in January 2010, Robin Hood Airport was closed thanks to a flurry of snow. Paul Chambers took to Twitter over the closure, posting: “Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your sh*t together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!” The tweet was intended as a joke, yet a UK court didn’t see it that way, convicting Chambers in May 2010 of sending a “menacing electronic communication.” After several appeals, Chambers has finally overturned the conviction.

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White House Rickrolls twitter user for complaining about briefing

White House Rickrolls twitter user for complaining about briefing

I have always thought that life is more fun when you take the time for the little things like smelling the flowers and making fun of people when they least expect it. This is something you might expect from bloggers and your friends, but you might not expect someone at the White House to have a sense of humor, especially considering how unpopular Obama is in some circles.

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Kansas City Police blast concrete alligator, city now safe

Kansas City Police blast concrete alligator, city now safe

There are a few things in this world that I will not help fend off should they attack you. One is a snake. Should you ever be set upon by a giant anaconda, I will use the time it takes that snake to swallow you to run into another zip code. The second is alligators. I once happened on an alligator lying on the beach at local lake and ran away so fast I was sore for three days after the incident. I can understand the cops coming to a city pond in Kansas City to investigate reports of an alligator shooting first and checking vitals later.

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Camera dude pummeled by Diet Coke and Mentos gone wrong

Camera dude pummeled by Diet Coke and Mentos gone wrong

Mentos, the pain maker! Back in my day, the thing I would do to make my mom go into a sheer panic was mix pop rocks with Dr. Pepper. She somehow though that you would blow your head off with the mixture, it was rather lame by today's standards. Nothing really happened, but a mean cherry scented case of the burps. Today if you want to wreak havoc with snack foods, what you need is some Mentos and Diet Coke.

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Instructables: Edible Angry Birds – These Ain’t Peeps

Instructables: Edible Angry Birds – These Ain’t Peeps

Elizabeth Marek makes things out of fondant. She does it out of love and awesomeness. She also does it to make a living. She makes all kinds of pretty cakes for weddings, birthdays and other occasions. They are covered in this pretty sugary icing called fondant. Lately, she's been making Angry Birds out of fondant. She even tells you how to make your own. I'm a little bit in love.

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SG Comics Presents: Angry Turds

SG Comics Presents: Angry Turds

Game developers, Apps Genius Corp, recently released a new game called Angry Turds available now at the App Store. No joke, you get to be a monkey flinging poop, bananas, and coconuts at island invaders.

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag might become real

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag might become real

There were plenty of good April Fool's gags this year, including CADIE and GMail Autopilot from Google, but my personal favorite was a joke product ThinkGeek was offering. The Tauntaun Sleeping Bag was merely a joke--a gag to trick customers--but after an influx of emails, the store might actually offer it.

Apparently, so many customers emailed ThinkGeek that they're seriously considering making this sleeping bag. How cool would that be? The only stipulation is that they have no idea if they'll be able to get a license from Lucasfilm. But still, it's awesome that they're going to try.

I hope if the real thing is made, it looks exactly like the mocked up photo: furry Tauntaun body outside, Tauntaun guts inside and light saber zipper. Now you can recreate the famous scene from The Empire Strikes Back without the Tauntaun carcass smell.

[via OhGizmo!]

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