Funny thoughts on April Fool’s

April 1st, 2013

After careful consideration, Dan of the Day has decided to rename this site Dan of the Night. Why night? “Everything about night is cooler,” Dan said. “That’s when all the parties are. Nighttime is fun time. And night carries that dark connotation that makes everything a little edgier. We think the younger generation will really be excited about this change.”

It’s no secret that Dan of the Day’s audience has been aging for some time now. “They’re getting older every day (and every night)!” Dan explained. The older they get, the sooner they die, and the sooner there is no one left to read Dan’s random thoughts. “At this point in time close to 90% of our site visits come from retirement homes and assisted living facilities. That’s just not a sustainable demographic,” Dan noted.

The Dan of the Night changeover is already in progress. The site style and logo have been updated, and the domain name will be changed shortly. Browsers should notice an immediate difference in the energy of the site. “We revamped the website completely,” Dan effused, “Now it looks just like a night club. Everyone’s excited and confused.”

Visitors are encouraged to come to the site at night. The visual effect is more pronounced in the dark, and the jokes will actually seem funnier because readers will be more relaxed. But Dan wants everyone to know the site will still be fully available during daylight hours as well. “People still need a laugh when the sun is out, and we understand that. We’ll be here 24/7, making the world a better place.”

Here’s a preview of the site update:

Preview of the new Dan of the Night website design

What do you think of the new name and design? Please leave a comment below.

April 1st, 2011

After extensive market research and deliberation, Dan of the Day has decided to switch to a Chinese-language-only format to serve the largest population in the world. “This is an exciting time,” Dan said. “China is a vibrant and quickly growing nation. I am excited to take my odd brand of humor to the Middle Kingdom.”

Translation of the site is still ongoing, but you can preview the new site using the tool below. The site background image has also been rotated 180 degrees so people on the other side of the world will be able to view it right-side-up.

The English version of Dan of the Day will be unavailable beginning April 15, 2011. Dan explains, “I really don’t have the time to maintain two language versions of the site, so I have decided to focus all my efforts on this new direction.”

Dan has been studying Chinese extensively in preparation for the change-over. Asked whether he can be funny in Chinese, Dan replied, “紫色柚子!”

Preview the translation: