April 1, 2013
This is a riot. And the mic was on.
“Canadians love things that aren’t practical or useful, like pennies, the metric system and bilingualism. It’s just part of who we are.” — Jim Flaherty, finance minister (announcing that the Canadian government is reinstating the penny, effective immediately).
Postscript: Yup, they got me hook, line and sinker. Only on April Fool’s could a politician make such a correct observation about Canada, then pretend it’s a joke. I wanted to believe the Google Nose gag too. I’m so sad that one is not true. Click and sniff is the final frontier in computing.