Joe Jervis linked to this April Fools Day story from Irish Central yesterday:
"President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has been invited to become Grand Marshal of the 2015 NYC St. Patrick's Day parade.
"According to a press release published on its homepage by parade committee, the committee has personally written to the Russian president to invite him to become the parade's Grand Marshal in 2015.
"The historic invite will silence longtime critics who say the parade is not inclusive, Dunleavy said. "A Russian citizen has never been selected to become Grand Marshal before, never mind an elected head of state," A spokesman explained. ...
"Reaction from LGBT groups, who have long been excluded from the parade, was swift.Where have I seen that idea before? Just sayin'.
"'The world should take note,' said Stephen Kennedy of GLAAD. 'This committee will literally go as far as the Kremlin to insult LGBT New Yorkers.'"
What gets me, actually, are the commenters at both sites who seem to have been suckered by this story.