YouTube Shuts Down, Hello Kitty KISS, & Another Cell Phone Time Traveler
4/1/2013 3:00:00 PM
The folks at YouTube posted a video yesterday explaining that YouTube is SHUTTING DOWN until 2023, so they can watch every video that's been uploaded . . . and pick a winner.
Happy April Fool’s Day everyone!
We were wondering where the April Fools' Day tradition actually came from, and the answer is . . . no one's quite sure.
The BEST theory is that it started in the 1500s. Before then, people used the Julian calendar, where the year started at the end of March. In the 1500s, the Gregorian calendar took over, which moved the beginning of the year to January 1st.
So, when April 1st rolled around, people would try to trick other people into celebrating New Year's. And if people fell for it, they were called "April fools." And that turned into the modern tradition of pranking people.
Another theory is that this is April Fools' Day because it's spring . . . but most of the time it's still COLD. So people started saying the beginning of April was when nature would 'fool' them with unpredictable weather. Oooook.
We're not sure if this is an April Fool's gag or not -KISS is going to make out with HELLO KITTY.
KISS is notorious for "selling out" and commercializing their brand to the extreme . . . but this may be the most RIDICULOUS thing they've ever done.
KISS has a partnership with the 'Hello Kitty' brand . . . and they recently announced that there's going to be a new animated series on the Hub network called "KISS Hello Kitty". (Hub is a children's cable network.)
GENE SIMMONS will co-produce the show. He says, quote, "We are incredibly excited about this opportunity and want to make all our millions of fans worldwide proud of a show they can watch with the whole family."
It's too early to say when the show might premiere. Check out a pic of Gene, Stanley, and...um....the kitties....on today's post.
OK, a few weeks ago on the blog we posted that Charlie Chaplin cell phone time travel video (look it up if you don't know what I'm talking about) and here we go with ANOTHER Time travel type video...this one from 1938...with a woman using a wireless device....PROOF of innovation, time travel, or just an April Fool's Day gag?