Microsoft’s April Fools’ Day ban comes just as the company resurrected its Clippy Office assistant before killing it off a day later. Microsoft workers transformed the paperclip into an animated pack of stickers for the company’s Teams chat software, but a source tells The Verge that the “brand police” inside the company shut it down a day later.

  Tom Warren on nofun.

Say what you will about corporate April Fools’ jokes,1 but the line, “We focus-tested this and our metrics say it doesn’t play well with the news cycle so don’t do it” is just the most… Like, whatever the opposite of mandofun is, this is that.

  1. The [Tinfoil Hat] is still great, though. []