An April Fool's Day linkfestlet:
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy the first lady of France, has been appointed by Gordon Brown to spearhead a government initiative aimed at injecting more style and glamour into British national life. Bylined Avril de Poisson, ha ha. (Via The Thoughtful Dresser.)
You have the souls of grammarians! Or should I say, grammarian's-like souls! (Literal-Minded takes things, like, way too far.)
Linguist Mark Liberman to move to BBC science news desk: "I have a high regard for the BBC's upper-crust pomposity and tabloid-like credulity. And above all, I have a high regard for the ratio of its salary levels to those of Language Log. When plotted on a logarithmic scale, they absolutely go through the roof."
There still may be time to protect yourself from other April First-ish media pranks with the April Fools' Day defense kit, thoughtfully provided by Slate's Jack Shafer. I haven't yet heard NPR's annual foolery, but you can bet it's coming.