Saturday, March 31, 2012

Watch out the joker is looking for pink and pranks today.

He found this pretty tea kettle with flowers


         I do like this arrange of tulips with eggs
             in the bottom of the vase


                    Join our hostess here on her web link


           Below are some old April fool jokes played
              on the radio years ago. 

                                                   Swiss spaghetti
  On April 1, 1957, the BBC decided to pull a prank on its audience by airing a story on the fragile Swiss spaghetti crop, a food source that was having a bumper year. Along with footage of peasants plucking strands of pasta from trees, the BBC advised viewers on how to grow their own spaghetti garden. Hilarity ensued. The Museum of Hoaxes curator called this British prank the best of all time. "I think it shows absurdity in a gentle way," Boese said. "It highlights how easily we can be fooled, but in a fairly harmless way. And above all, it doesn't hurt anybody."

                                                               Color TV with nylon

Color TV – now with nylon! In 1962, Swedish TV, the state-run television station, was still broadcasting only in black and white. Then, on April 1, the station brought in a "technical expert" to describe a fascinating way to make television suddenly appear in color — no hardware upgrade needed. The expert told viewers to take an old nylon stocking and put it over the TV set, although they might have to move their heads very carefully back and forth in order to align the color spectrum. Needless to say, the technical technique didn't work too well, and lots of families looked pretty darn silly giving it a try. Swedish TV began actually broadcasting in color four years later.

            For those of you who want some the big band
                  sound and a bit of foolish music...


      I believe the April fool joke for us is the weather.. We were teased with 80 degree days and now we are in the 30’s

                Hope all of you have a great weekend...


  1. Love your flowers sitting on the chair...gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend!


  2. Love your flowers, the tulips are gorgeous! Got a laugh from the April Fool's Day jokes.:) Enjoy your week-end!

  3. Your pink pics are lovely...

    But I don't like April Fool's Day and will happily boycott it. -grin-

  4. I love the flowers and the eggs.

    My Pink, you might want to link up with my Color Connection meme as well.

  5. Those were some interesting April Fool's jokes, huh? I love the chair and flowers - and yes, the jar and eggs too.
    If you head over to Beverly's link 108 Macadamia (for an awesome pink showing) and click on her blog, then drop down to the post just before the Pink Sat post, you'll see one about The Violets of March. To get where I'm heading you - hit the "continue reading" button - keep dropping down and take a look at the handpainted plated (her Nana painted). Your plate in the header photo - reminded me of that and I though you'd enjoy seeing it. Yvette has some awesome photos on that post too. Good to "see you".

  6. Did my comment post? Perhaps you have moderation on - if not, let me know and I'll come back and tell you what was in it. Happy Pink Saturday #2!

  7. Your spring flowers and teapot are lovely! I could have used the egg/flower idea for my egg hunt yesterday too. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Happy Pink Saturday! Sorry I didn't play along this week. Love your tulips and eggs and the spaghetti story.

  9. Love the tulips with eggs Elaine. I also love your beautiful header! Purple...

  10. I always use my eggs with my vases at Easter time.m beautiful!