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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 1, 2014 4:25 PM CST
my bad...keep looking for "The Dave Prank" Whistling Hilarious! yea, yea...I know...another time...another place Green Grin!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 1, 2014 5:20 PM CST
I did the same thing when I got to the site this morning, Gin.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 1, 2014 5:22 PM CST

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Hilarious! I don't do a prank every year. Smiling
Name: greene
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greene
Apr 1, 2014 5:26 PM CST
Ah, he says that to lull us into a false sense of security, and then, when we least expect it...
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 1, 2014 5:37 PM CST

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Hilarious!
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 1, 2014 5:40 PM CST
He laughs knowingly, all the time potting, plotting, with stealth and precision...
...wait for it...
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Apr 1, 2014 6:31 PM CST
I'll never forget the neon pink....
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 1, 2014 7:41 PM CST
Blinking Neon Pink?
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 1, 2014 11:34 PM CST

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Oh yeah, good times!
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 2, 2014 9:19 AM CST
or when he said the site had been sold to GW...aka...Spikeland Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 2, 2014 10:02 AM CST

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Oh that was terrifying! Hilarious!
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Apr 2, 2014 10:05 AM CST
I agree it sure was Blinking Blinking
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 2, 2014 11:29 AM CST

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There have been a few great ones. Quite a few people fell for the one where he said he was purchasing GardenWeb.

One year Dave announced the Davex Garden Box that was a "new computing system running a special flavour of Linux that we are calling "Davex". The box will retail for $399 (without monitor) and will be a computer with one purpose in life: using DG."

Another year he said that DG would be having the world's first holographic chat room - the HoloChat. That one came with a long post of scientific gobbly gook (sorry Dave!) about electrons and a line drawing of his 'proposal'.



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Name: Vicki
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vic
Apr 2, 2014 12:08 PM CST
I remember all of those. He made them so believable. Green Grin!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 2, 2014 12:21 PM CST

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It was hard work making them sound believable while also dropping enough clues so that when you go back and re-read it, they are all obvious. Smiling
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 2, 2014 12:41 PM CST
You're a good storyteller Dave Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 3, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Aww shucks, I missed out on all of those. Sad
Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Apr 4, 2014 6:55 AM CST
I have never liked April first jokes. I believe everything and I am not a worthwhile catch. By the time all is revealed I have woven it into reality: and discovering it is a joke means much work in unpicking all the neural connections. This is unpleasant and makes one unthankful.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Apr 4, 2014 10:08 AM CST
I'm with you, Glen. But it's just because I'm a grump. Big Grin
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 5, 2014 12:57 PM CST
Glen, that is just how my mind works, practical jokes and April fool articles mess with my head.

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