5 Lunchtime Links: SnoopaVision and other not real things

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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016 file photo, Snoop Dogg attends the 2016 All Def Movie Awards held at Lure in Los Angeles. A small village in northern Romania is reveling in the virtual attention caused by a spelling mistake by the rapper. Posting a selfie on Instagram, Snoopp Dogg who has been on tour in Bogota, Colombia, told his fans he was in Bogata, in Transylvania. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2016 file photo, Snoop Dogg attends the 2016 All Def Movie Awards held at Lure  in Los Angeles.  A small village in northern Romania is reveling in the virtual attention caused by a spelling mistake by the rapper. Posting a selfie on Instagram, Snoopp Dogg who has been on tour in Bogota, Colombia, told his fans he was in Bogata, in Transylvania. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Snoop Dogg attends the 2016 All Def Movie Awards held at Lure in Los Angeles. A small village in northern Romania is reveling in the virtual attention caused by a spelling mistake by the rapper. Posting a selfie on Instagram, Snoopp Dogg who has been on tour in Bogota, Colombia, told his fans he was in Bogata, in Transylvania. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Happy April Fools’ Day! How many times have you been punked today so far? And was it by any of these things, that are definitely not happening?

1. Youtube didn’t launch SnoopaVision.

Youtube released a video today launching a service it said people having been asking for “since the site’s launch”: being able to watch every video with Snoop Dogg. Finally, users will be able to watch all their favorite videos with “a pioneer in West Coast G-Funk Hip-Hop.” Who does the site have to credit for the new feature? Snoop himself. “I coded the hell out of this software to get me up in there,” Snoop Dogg says during the video. The technology promises to be so immersive that sometimes, according to Snoop, you’ll forget if “you’re in a video or real life.” Or sitting next to Snoop Dogg.

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2. Jordan Shipley didn’t find his true passion with elk milk.

So Jordan Shipley didn’t actually elk-milking after quitting the NFL. We can still hope. As the American-Statesman’s Gabrielle Muñoz reports, the former Longhorn teamed up with Yeti in delivering one of the funnier pranks of the day, when he discussed his new endeavors in selling elk milk (or melk). The video features a cameo from former teammate and roommate Colt McCoy, as one of the many people supporting Shipley who just can’t get behind the taste of melk. Watch the full video here.

Shipley: “A lot of people have actually started calling me the melkman.”

McCoy: “Nobody calls him the melkman.”

3. McDonald’s didn’t launch a monthly subscription service.

You’re still going to have to actually visit a McDonald’s if you want a Bic Mac and fries. Despite a Facebook post promoting a monthly subscription service that helps “pair your favorite menu items to your lifestyle,” the burger chain will not mail out your favorite sandwich (you’re provided a choice between a McRib and a chicken sandwich) along with a few “lifestyle” items. A scarf and a mustache comb come alongside a McRib, but if that’s too much for you you could always opt for “The Minimalist” which provides you with a single fry. In other fast-food April Fools’ news, Burger King’s “Chicken Fries Shake” is still just the stuff dreams are made of.

4. Jezebel and Deadspin might be reading a little differently today.

If you scroll through either Deadspin or Jezebel today you might notice the two sites aren’t reading quite the same as they usually do. That’s because writers from the two sites have switched. Where you once found your humorous sports and news commentary you’ll now find “celebrity, sex and fashion for women.” So what does the crossover between the two sites look like? A lot like this tweet:

And this one:

5. The British Milk Council isn’t really selling unicorn milk, or even telling a joke.

Next time put a little effort into it, British Milk Council.


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