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168 comments

FIRSTPOST (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042811)

I WIN

Re:FIRSTPOST (1)

rubens (824782) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043028)

I WIN

Don't be so happy yet, 'cause you have no idea what you've just won with your first post.

My eyes.. (5, Insightful)

mOOzilla (962027) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042812)

Ze googles, ze du nut verk

LOL FIRST POST (4, Insightful)

s3pHiRoTh (774161) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042813)

OMG PONIES

Re:LOL FIRST POST (-1, Troll)

dilvie (713915) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042850)

So, urm. Quality filtering is completely turned off today? =)

Re:LOL FIRST POST (-1, Redundant)

VJ42 (860241) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042871)

I don't know about the GP, but I managed to break the lameness filter by adding <br /> and <div></div> tags; the lameness filter thinks you're writing somthing normal, but slashcode turns them into html unless you tell it not to, so they end up invisible.

Re:LOL FIRST POST (4, Insightful)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042929)

I love April Fools day here...but, I guess I'm missing the significance of "The Ponies" thing that keeps repeating....anyone?

anyone?

Bueller?

Re:LOL FIRST POST (5, Insightful)

VJ42 (860241) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042969)

I'm guessing that somone in the editorial tema thought that preadolesent, teenage girls liked ponies, so decided that OMG!!! Ponies!!! would be funny to put under the /. logo seing as the whole day of stories has been done in a myspace\preadolesent, teenage girl type style (see: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/31/164422 5 [slashdot.org] ). The rest of us have picked it up and run with it.

Also thanks to whoever started the blatent karma whoreing I can say this: I'm being informative and insightful, mod me up!!! and remain withint the theme of the day

OMG! (5, Informative)

seanroth (965322) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042816)

I always wanted to know how to make OMG PONIES signs!

Re:OMG! (5, Insightful)

squidfood (149212) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042927)

I don't see why this is so impressive, I mean, it's a nice paper mod and all, but macaroni is more l33t, if water-cooled it can be overclocked up to al dente, and you can do unicorns with macaroni and Moses would have liked it too.

Re:OMG! (1)

rubens (824782) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042962)

Then you'll be thrilled by tomorrow's story: making your own OMG UNICORNS signs!

OMG!!! (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042817)

That's an awesome idea!!!!

Hardest (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042818)

i found step 2 to be the hardest :(

OMG WOW!!! (0)

radical_dementia (922403) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042819)

I wish I was smart enough to think of something that cool.

Hopefully, this is the... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042821)

Last Post!

Alas... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042878)

No such luck.

April 1st.... (1)

Capt James McCarthy (860294) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042822)

And I'm at work with this /. look at? Notice the whine, yeah, I'm at work...

Re:April 1st.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042862)

yeah, I feel your pain... I guess you're going to have to work huh

Re:April 1st.... (1)

Limburgher (523006) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042973)

Yeah, I can beat that. I'm at work, on a Saturday, on April Fool's day, and it's my damn birthday. :)

Re:April 1st.... (1)

GeekyMike (575177) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042987)

Happy birthday, sorry you are @ work

Re:April 1st.... (1)

Limburgher (523006) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042991)

Thanks. :)

When will the pain stop? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042823)

April fools day on Slashdot is always painful but this is taking it to a new level.

Meh... (4, Funny)

alphasubzero949 (945598) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042827)

Ponies have nothing on unicorns.

Re:Meh... (1)

blackomegax (807080) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042835)

Unicorns have nothing on kittens!!111one!!

Re:Meh... (1)

jacksonj04 (800021) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042875)

Hey, nothing tops CowboyNeal.

Re:Meh... (0)

VJ42 (860241) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042885)

kittens have nothing on bunny rabbits !!!!111oneone!!eleventyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L@@K~~~~!!!!! (-1, Troll)

MattEOtournaments (965329) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042832)

Come to www.eotrounaments.com we have the best playersz ever! Cum wathc out touranmanets, u won't be diaspointed! WE LOVE SCOUTZ AND KNIVEZ!

laser goldleaf? (3, Interesting)

zakezuke (229119) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042833)

I seem to remember some years back there was goldleafing material for laser printers. Basicly one would print normaly, than refeed the sheet with the material on top where the fuser would cause the toner to remelt, the gold-leaf would then stick when the two sheets were seperated.

Does anyone know what this stuff was called and where one might aquire some. I know it's silly to ask "here", but might as well as it's "somewhat" related to OMG glittering ponies.

For people who use pink... (1)

zmilo (815667) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042834)

Somehow I think "9 simple steps" are too much...

Step 10 (2, Funny)

mOOzilla (962027) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042837)

Step 10: Profit!

LIES! NO GLITTER! (5, Funny)

Pizaz (594643) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042838)

Where was the glitter? Who the hell uses SAND to make a glitter text sign. I bet he did the impossible when he failed kindergarten.

Re:LIES! NO GLITTER! (2, Funny)

jepaton (662235) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042858)

The article makes absolutely no mention of glitter, only sand. Did you expect the summary to be accurate, even today?

Re:LIES! NO GLITTER! (1)

aude_sapere (898026) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042907)

gawsh, didntcha kno that sand iz the new glittar?

Re:LIES! NO GLITTER! (2, Insightful)

Guppy06 (410832) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042901)

That'll teach you to RTFA!

Besides, white paper? No pastel? Better yet, swirl art. He should have used a stencil to make up for his hideous handwriting, and what's the point of an "OMG PONIES" sign if there aren't any pictures of, y'know, ponies on it? While you're out buying some better paper, pick up some equestrian magazines to attack with scissors.

And I think he'd have gotten a better effect if he used a brush on the glue before putting on the sand/glitter/whatever.

Re:LIES! NO GLITTER! (1)

Jonny Ringo (444580) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042965)

Because he's poor ok!! Maybe we can't all have real live ponies like u probably do. Some people aren't as well off as others, think about that next time you ride your pony to school or whatever. :p

Re:LIES! NO GLITTER! (1)

supremebob (574732) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042999)

It's not PINK. either! Put some pink or purple glitter in there, dammit!

Will someone think of the poor pony fans who will be bummed out by this?!?

You're no Andy Kaufmans (2, Funny)

MSBob (307239) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042840)

The joke is very lame. If the editors had the balls to continue the "Pony" theme for say, a week, then you'd have some sort of a Kaufmanesque type reality joke. However, I am 100% sure that come midnight the pony theme will be gone and everyone will consider this the lamest April Fools on slashdot to date. Deservedly so.

Re:You're no Andy Kaufmans (3, Funny)

MagicM (85041) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042884)

You must be new here.

Re:You're no Andy Kaufmans (1)

owlnation (858981) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042890)

Hmmm, not so sure that it will be gone at midnight, I wouldn't get your hopes up...

I wouldn't be surprised to see it regularly trotted (sorry for the pun) out here for some months to come, joining the ranks of Ballmer's chair throwing references, soviet russia, tin foil hats etc...

To be honest, I've been enjoying it... *giggle*

Re:You're no Andy Kaufmans (1)

coolGuyZak (844482) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042892)

You're right. I, for one, also challenge slashdot to keep this theme up for a week. I'll even visit.

Re:You're no Andy Kaufmans (1)

VJ42 (860241) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042898)

If the editors had the balls to continue the "Pony" theme for say, a week, then you'd have some sort of a Kaufmanesque type reality joke

Don't give them ideas, this pink is burning my eyes out after just one day, a week and I'd be blind.

LIKE, DURRRRR!!!! (3, Funny)

j79 (875929) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042912)

OmG! WuTZ uR PrObleM!? U r SooOOo ToTaLLy needIng MoRe PonEys In UR LiFE!!! Dey R SoOoOooooo~~~~!!!! cUtteeeee!! Kawaiii!!!!!!

tOtaLLy!!!

omg poNies!! /lameness filter asploded first time.....

Lames April Fools? (1)

jawtheshark (198669) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042992)

Why? I think it's funny. Actually, it's the first April Fools that they played so well along. (My memory might be lacking)

The theme needs some tweaking (some headlines disappear, notably in journals), but one could keep it in the section grllz.slashdot.org and post computer/girl related stuff there. You know, like the announcement of a new Tomb Raider, or coverage of Ceren Ercen (I know she is retired by now), stuff like that...

YA NEED MO' PONIES (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15043046)

Somebody get this grumbler a couple of ponies. Put some ponies in your life and... get pinky!

magnets? (1)

estilos (941690) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042842)

Am I the only one who though the sand looked like iron fillings, and wanted to make OMG! ELECTROMAGNET PONIES!?

Re:magnets? (1)

VJ42 (860241) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042908)

No

Amazing. (2, Funny)

gimplar (913105) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042843)

Now imagine a beowulf cluster of those things!

hey where's the glitter???!?!???!! (3, Insightful)

trick-knee (645386) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042844)

the title said we'd see how to use glitter, but the article didn't show it!!!!!!!!! WHY NOT??????

unicorns sign (1)

deopmix (965178) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042845)

Can someone please tell me how to make an OMG UNICORNS sign. I mean i've wanted one at work for soooo long.

Re:unicorns sign (2, Funny)

Alphanum3r1c (906720) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042877)

Similar to the "OMG Ponies" sign, however you should s/Ponies/Unicorns when applying the marker to the paper. Also, you should use real glitter as Unicorns are far sparklier than ponies.

Enough of april fools (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042847)

That does it, I've had enough of Slashdot. Goodbye forever. :(

Please, God, make it Sunday... (2, Funny)

GuruBuckaroo (833982) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042849)

My eyes hurt. My brain hurts. Why, oh why, does April 1 have to last so damned long? Why didn't April 1st fall on a Sunday this year? That way, it would have been an hour shorter...

Re:Please, God, make it Sunday... (1)

swordfishBob (536640) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042870)

It actually IS an hour longer here as far as /. is concerned. Your idea of "Saturday" started on Saturday, ends sometime Sunday morning, and we're just ending DST.

Re:Please, God, make it Sunday... (1)

Guppy06 (410832) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042937)

They're basing it on UTC, YIC.

Pink! (1)

Chapium (550445) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042855)

Is it just me or is the pink beveled look growing on anyone? The text is difficult to read, but the logo is looking really nice actually.

Yeah right (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042857)

You idiot, that's obviously a guy's hand in the pictures.

Thanks /. (2, Insightful)

cavebear42 (734821) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042859)

Now, those of us at the big tech companies can look forward to WEEKS of these signs all over the office. April fool's just extended to cubicles everywhere.

Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh! (5, Funny)

overshoot (39700) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042863)

Five freaking mod points! and this is all I have to moderate?

Re:Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh! (1)

tech_guru5182 (577981) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042960)

I know your frustration, overshoot.

Re:Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh! (1)

rubens (824782) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042985)

Let me post a "+5 insightful" post then for all your moderating pleasure

MANDATORY: I for one welcome ... (4, Insightful)

rewinn (647614) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042880)

... our Pony Overlords!

Re:MANDATORY: I for one welcome ... (4, Insightful)

Trip Ericson (864747) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042902)

Only on Slashdot could the parent get modded Informative. :P

Pretty Pink Pwnies (5, Funny)

kai.chan (795863) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042886)

I'd much prefer the word "Pwnies".

Re:Pretty Pink Pwnies (1)

jeffasselin (566598) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043051)

I have to point that's actually the name of a horde guild on the US Deathwing server. We usually call them "PPP" for short. They're a good guild too.

OMG I 3 that! (1)

abandonnship (950748) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042889)

My walls are now adorned with those. While making my signs, I kept refreshing this site to hear the song...
http://www.deagostini.co.uk/ilovehorses/ [deagostini.co.uk]

OMG!!! Ponies!!!: WTF? (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042891)

I think I must've missed something here. What is it with this "OMG!!! Ponies!!!" business anyway? Is it this season's "All Your Base"?

All Your Ponies... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042916)

OMG All Your PONIES Are Belong To Us!!!

Re:All Your Ponies... (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042924)

Something tells me that "OMG!!! Ponies!!!" is going to be rattling around this place for years to come.

Re:All Your Ponies... (1)

CptPicard (680154) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043030)

To be pedantic... it would be "All Your Pony Are Belong To Us"

Re:OMG!!! Ponies!!!: WTF? (1)

el_womble (779715) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042932)

You're not new here, but here we go...

I want a 16 core, PowerPC PowerBook, with 1 TB RAM, the ability to see in to the future... oh and I want a pony.

OMG! Ponies!... We're finally getting what we asked for... although I don't remember asking for slashdot in pink.

Re:OMG!!! Ponies!!!: WTF? (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042966)

The liver is evil and must be punished
I disagree.

Re:OMG!!! Ponies!!!: WTF? (1)

aude_sapere (898026) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042935)

maybe try reading some of the other posts a bit more often, eh? /. is attempting to appeal to more female readers (the 1.5% of them (or some dismal figure like that) that do exist)). so, as an april fools thing, they decided to make the site more ... "feminine"....not to be confused with "blinding" or "retina-searing." /. already appealed to me anyway (duh) but who knows, it might work. i dont know if the pink will necessarily attract intelligent women, but then again, i dont know just how many 40 year old virgins post on here, so IQ might not be that high on the priority list. ;)

Re:OMG!!! Ponies!!!: WTF? (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042955)

Yes, yes, I know about the makeover... I was just wondering if there was any "prior art" on the "OMG!!! Ponies!!!" bit (like a quote from some semi-Internet-famous blog entry).

Re:OMG!!! Ponies!!!: WTF? (1)

aude_sapere (898026) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042967)

well then that's kinda like asking why "all your base" became what it is. :P part of it is because we're all sad and one-dimensional enough that adopting meaningless phrases to amuse ourselves. other well known ones include "i did not have sexual relations with that woman"

prior art (1)

dickens (31040) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043002)

You asked. [furnation.com]

Re:prior art (1)

ettlz (639203) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043019)

Yes, I went there too. Perturb'd, I was. On a more rational note, I am announcing auditions for an equine synth-pop group based in the Wirral, called the "OMD Ponies".

Re:OMG!!! Ponies!!!: WTF? (1)

daeley (126313) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042942)

I think I must've missed something here. What is it with this "OMG!!! Ponies!!!" business anyway? Is it this season's "All Your Base"?

You're the man now, dog!

Please don't draw comparisions... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042977)

AYB rules. pre-teen girl mentality is teh suck.

Is a welfare sign that takes 0 creativity or skill funny? WTFOMGBBQ I seriously wonder what is going on with kids these days. This is an 0401 display that goes down alongside the lame google magic thinking swirl as "not funny".

Re:OMG!!! Ponies!!!: WTF? (1)

zakezuke (229119) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043008)

I think I must've missed something here. What is it with this "OMG!!! Ponies!!!" business anyway? Is it this season's "All Your Base"?

First I thought about "my little pony [wikipedia.org] ", a really awful cartoon circa 1982 that was pretty much a marketing scheme for cute toys for girls.

Then for some reason... I thought about "Voltron [wikipedia.org] ", aka golion or some such, a cheezy show pretty much targeted for boys, which resulted in the great Voltron vs My little Pony battles in the sand box.

However, both are rather sexist targeting respective markets.... so it's best to combine the two. "My Little Voltron". A force for good and cuteness, loved by good, feared by evil. When these little ponies combine they form the most powerful mecha pony robot in the universe. "Form Blazing Sparkly Banana Clip!". It's my Little Voltron. "OMG PONIES"

T-shirts? (2, Insightful)

Alphanum3r1c (906720) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042903)

I wish thinkgeek would take that idea and apply it to a pink girly T with real puffy glitter. I never though I'd see the day when I'd actually want a pink "OMG!!! Ponies!!!" tshirt.

Re:T-shirts? (1)

sillypixie (696077) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042978)

I too would love to have a /. "OMG!!! Ponies!!!" tshirt...

Pix

OMG! (1)

RLiegh (247921) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042919)

OMG!!! PONIES!!! Kawaii bishie GLOMP GLOMP GLOMP!!!

Re:OMG! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042951)

OMG!!! Ponies R SOO KAWAII (japanese 4 cute, btw)!!! plz mod parent post "+5 2cute2Breal"

cruel ba$tards!! (1)

MonoSynth (323007) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042948)

/.ing tech-sites is one thing, but /.ing cute sites is CRUEL!!!1!!!1one!!!1één!!1!!!zwei!!!1!!!1!!deux!1! !!!!1~!~!~!@!!!eleven!!1!!!!!1!!111123~!~!!!elf

OMG SUBWAY! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042952)

I say we all forget this pony thing, join together and go enjoy The spicy italian sandwich from Subway. 2 layers of salami and Pepperoni topped off with 4 slices of american cheese. Put a little mayo on there, some lettuce, tomatoes, and black olives, and you've almost got yourself a sandwich. Next, have them cover the sandwich in salt and pepper, then spray some oil and vinegar over the top, wrap it up and there's dinner. I think we can all give thanks for a sandwich that good. mmmmm mmmmm

3 OMG PONIES! 3 (1)

Jrabbit05 (943335) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042971)

I hope the stream of pink doesn't end on GMT :( [/sarcasm]

It's best (1)

shelterpaw (959576) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042986)

It's best when she says OMG a pony ride and then rides it.. Just think what she would say if it had glitter.

How many fucking pony stories will there be? (1)

SensitiveMale (155605) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042989)

Sure, the first dozen were original, but now it is getting a bit old.

Re:How many fucking pony stories will there be? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15042997)

You're getting old! OOOOH!

OMG!1! PANTIES!1!

OMG Ponies!! (1)

susa-no-o (801082) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042995)

When I first saw this new slashdot theme, I thought: "Wow. It's finally happened. Taco has completely lost his mind." But, just a few seconds ago, I realized the date.

In Soviet Russia ... (4, Funny)

danwiz (538108) | more than 8 years ago | (#15042996)


In Soviet Russia, Pony rides YOU!

(hmmm ... or was that Tijuana?)

Just ask Catherine the Great... (1)

Hamster Lover (558288) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043024)

She loved ponies.

Re:In Soviet Russia ... (1)

rodoke3 (681504) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043052)

In Tsarist Russia [wikipedia.org] , Pony Rides YOU!

Fixed it for ya.

It's sad that... (1)

_Griphin_ (676977) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043006)

Stories I submitted were never posted, yet OMG!!! Ponies did? That's sad.

OMG Ponies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15043022)

I am waiting SOO much for the content at http://www.omgponies.com/ [omgponies.com]

OMG (1)

loconet (415875) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043026)

OMG, as if everyone is getting free karma but me! Share the wealth sisters!

Re:OMG (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#15043032)

U know wut I SAAYIN??

OMG! Cute Glitter images online (1)

slashkitty (21637) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043031)

If you want to make the online version, you can go here:

http://www.blibs.com/animation-factory/ [blibs.com]

Upload an image and select animation -> Glitterize You could also just write out stuff with the text tool.

There is a tutorial on making a glitter heart here:

http://www.picgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3319 8 [picgames.com]

holy crud (1)

m0u5y (939846) | more than 8 years ago | (#15043073)

It's pink again
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