"Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Trumped?" GOP Front Runner's Shocker That Presidential Run Was "Huge Prank For New Reality Show"

Posted by Billyjam, April 1, 2016 11:53am | Post a Comment
"I will officially be dropping out of the presidential race on Tuesday. The whole thing was a huge prank for my new reality TV show Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Trumped which will air this summer. It'll be huge, bigger than any other TV show ever," said Donald "Punk" Trump today in an Amoeblog exclusive (read full interview below). The GOP front runner admitted that his entire faux campaign from day one was merely a ruse for his producers to gather footage for this new reality show ("Most of the footage we didn't even have to shoot. The media did it for us for free! We must have 10,000 hours already from cable news alone!").

The admittance was made by Trump, who insisted "Punk" be added to his name while sporting a mohawk and citing both Ashton Kutcher's reality show punk'd and punk rocker Johnny Rotten as inspiration. Trump said his new show title is based on the Sex Pistols breakup announcement in San Francisco in January 1978 when Johnny Rotten famously, before dramatically dropping the mic, howled at the crowd. "Ah hah hah. Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? Good night!" (video below) In his Amoeblog interview Trump also claims hat he was behind that famous moment in rock and roll history. 

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April Fools Flicks!

Posted by Eric Brightwell, April 1, 2011 01:38pm | Post a Comment

April Fools' Day
(or All Fools' Day) is celebrated 1 April, as we all know. The earliest likely written reference is in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales back in 1392. In 1509, a French poet referred to a poisson d’avril, likely a reference to the holiday. John Aubrey's 1686 mention of "Fooles holy day" is the earliest explicit reference to the holiday known in England. There are various theories about its origin but they all seem specious at best.

The first film I know of that dealt with April Fools' Day was Shirley Mason's 1911 short, April FoolFred Walton starred in a short of the same name in the same year. 1918's Wharton film followed. In 1920, April Fool, starring Charley Chase, was released. 

1924's film of the same name dealt with a newspaperman named Jimmy Jump. Hilarity ensues when the staff have difficulty distinguishing April Fools' jokes from actual events. 

There's also a 1926 film of the same name, about a man who operates an umbrella business.

In 1954, April Fools movies went international with Egypt's كذبة أبريل (April Fool).

1964's April Fool, starring Saira Banu, Biswajeet and Jayant, was Bollywood's entry into the April Fools' subgenre. Hong Kong joined the fray with 出乎意料 (Unexpectedly -1975) and in 1989, Israel released Ehad B'April.

Back in the USA, Jack Lemmon co-starred with Catherine Deneuve in The April Fools (1969).


After a series of holiday-themed slasher films, the Christmas-themed Black Christmas (1974), the Halloween-themed Halloween (1978), the Valentine's-themed My Bloody Valentine (1981) and the Thanksgiving-themed Home Sweet Home (1981), three April Fools slasher films were released in 1986; April Fool's Day, Killer Party and Slaughter High. April Fool's Day was directed by Fred Walton, the very same Fred Walton who starred in the 1911 film, April Fool! (April Fools)

Years later, April Fools (2007) followed their inspiration, albeit with an "urban" twist.


This Hollywood Life -- poisson d'avril

Posted by Eric Brightwell, April 1, 2008 01:29pm | Post a Comment

Lone 5 Star Review On Amazon Turns Out To Be Work of Crew Member

WESTWOOD - Derek Lajeunesse is suspected of giving a five star review to The Grim Reaper; a direct-to-video film he worked on the set of earlier this year. Amazon officials became suspicious of the five star review when they clicked on his username, "D-Licious55" and discovered only one other review -- a five star review for last year's direct-to-video horror film, The Yeti Horror which imdb lists Lajeunesse as having worked on as well. In both reviews, Lajeunesse posted the same text, verbatim, in the form of a narrative which is now believed to be fictional. "I walked into a small theater on a whim not expecting much. Boy was I surprised! While it doesn't have the big budget of Hollywood horror films, this little indie flick has a lot more heart... and enough gore to keep any horror fan happy. Awesome!"

The scam was uncovered by Justin Quinn, alias "TheRealTylerDurden," who watched a rented copy of The Grim Reaper based on Lajeunesse's glowing testimony. Quinn's review took a decidedly contrary view, "I don't know if the last reviewer is retarded or what. This movie sucked. It was boring and the acting and effects were awful. I'm only giving this one star because Amazon doesn't allow you to give zero!"

Control Release Date Pushed Back To 2011

NEW YORK - Tamara Jackson, speaking on behalf of her employers, The Weinstein Company, has confirmed her company's decision to not release Anton Corbijn's critically-acclaimed film for another three years. Jackson explained, "In keeping with Weinstein's cautious approach to DVD releases, we have thought long and hard and decided to wait until the smoke clears from the recent HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray format war. While Blu-Ray has proven winner in this battle, who's to say that some new, undreamed of format, like an optolithic data rod, isn't going to render Blu-Ray as obsolete as VideoDiscs?"

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