The Weekend Roundup: The Joke Is On Everyone
Five big news over the weekend that will humour us throughout the week.
1 | The Verge ranked April Fools’ Day pranks from best to Google’s “mic drop”—which isn’t even included in their list because it was so bad that someone, reportedly, got fired. On our side of the greens: Jetstar to adopt Singlish as primary language for all local flights and Chope’s Lick app allows you to taste food through your… okay, forget it, lowbrow stuff.
2 | The biggest data leak journalists have ever worked on, the Panama Papers is no laughing matter depending on which side of the money you’re sitting on. As reported by German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung—that got first dibs from an anonymous source last year, 11.5 million documents leaked from a Panama law firm, Mossack Fonseca, revealing shady money movements into offshore companies. Clients include the likes of Vladimir Putin and Lionel Messi. 400 journalists from 100 media companies in over 80 countries have taken part in the year-long research of the papers.
3 | Hedi Slimane leaves Saint Laurent; had fans confused due to the announcement being made on April Fools’ Day—only to realise that fashion does not subscribe to unfashionable days like these. But hey, it might be a good day for a relatively unknown Belgian designer, Anthony Vaccarello, who could possibly take over Slimane’s very big shoes.
4 | Indonesia threatened to ban Leonardo DiCaprio for doing a Leonardo DiCaprio. The thespian—who once slept in a dead bear—called out palm oil expansion that is destroying the country’s rainforest. But an official from said country wasn’t too pleased and proceed to sleep in the carcass of his own cold heart.
5 | Leicester City took two seasons to pull the greatest prank the Premier League has ever seen. On April 3 last season, the team was 7 points clear from being relegated. On the same day this season, they are 7 points clear on the top of the league with 6 games to go. Harry Redknapp disagrees that the Foxes will win the league, though.