Who came up with this piece of crap? I mean, honestly. Practical jokes, ha ha. I never understand that, really. So here I was, all ready to watch the new episode of Lost on television, all pysched about it, when I found out that an episode of a new series called Cellular was on instead. Naturally, the assholes at HOT (The Israeli Cable Company) didn't say anything about it, they didn't launch a promo, or at least put out an announcement that Lost isn't going to be on...
But that wasn't the prank. They do that all the time, regardless of the date.
So I said to myself, self, stop whining and go check bittorrent. I mean, I usually don't download Lost because for the fourth season, HOT has managed to buy the episodes and add subtitles in less than a week, and I'm already paying for cable, so why bother? But I figured, something must be wrong. Then I saw that there is a new episode, which was uploaded the very same day. Something about the gaps between episodes seemed a bit off, but I said what the hell - and downloaded it.
You see, April Fools has become such a cliche that we expect it so much, it makes us expect it the least. I saw the date April 1 on the download, but didn't think nothing of it.
Burned it on a DVD, shoved it in the player, turned on the television, and... Last week's "previously on lost". Hmmm... that's strange. Okay, maybe it's relevant information for THIS week's episode (though not bloody likely). Then static filled the screen and was replaced with the title "ha ha, happy April Fools". Then, instead of an episode of lost, there appeared an episode of Flava Flav's flavor of love. Well fuck you, you fucking asshole.
I mean seriously, who does that? Why play a joke on thousands of people, when you can't even see the results?! The whole point of a practical joke is to see the person's face when they realize they've been had. This shit is just spiteful. Somewhere there's a guy who's sitting on a old raggy couch in his momma's basement, spilling doritos and kool-aid all over himself while playing Alex Kidd on his shiny Sega Master System (8 Bit), laughing his ass because he knows he raised people's expectations and then destroyed them with 30 minutes of big ass women trying to score with a hip-hop has-been who has like two operational brain cells left. What a fine example of humanity.
Anyway, I saw this trailer of the Legend of Zelda movie on MySpace. Turns out this is also a prank. I can't understand why anyone would do that. A whole lot of money was invested in this trailer! I mean, this isn't even funny. A prank is supposed to be funny. This actually looks kinda cool. I can't understand why people complain about this, saying "omg this is so gay". Zelda, in its essence is gay! There's an Elf running around in a green leotard, for crying out loud.
What sometimes really sucks about the Internet is the fact that everything gets blown out of proportion. Everything gets bigger here. And much like chain letters, pranks have also been taken to the max. I never believed I would ever say this, but I miss the 44.1k modem.