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Published on April 1st, 2016 | by Flipside

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Flipside is shutting down forever and ever. Yes that’s right, really.

It is April Fool’s Day today and we have an obligation to publish something which is a lie because a) that’s what everyone’s supposed to do on April Fool’s and b) we are a satire publication, so this obligation is multiplied.

So here it is: we’re shutting down. Do you care? Probably a little bit, but you also know this is not true. Very postmodern isn’t it? Is it? We don’t know.

Well, in an ultimate display of irony, we’re going to actually be writing something deadly serious today. It’s an inversion, it’s very clever.

Basically, we only have eight writers left; unbelievable you might think – how do we publish so much material between eight of us? The answer is one of our writers is a bit of a loser and spends his days writing things for us, but soon he’ll have graduated.

The real thing we want is for people to join us. So please like this so it comes up on other people’s newsfeeds and they see it. Then they can message the page and come get involved. This will stop this tragic headline becoming a reality.

Thanks, enjoy the rest of your 1st April, I wrote this on the 31st March but I hope The Guardian’s attempted joke article isn’t too awful, The Daily Mail hasn’t published something racist under the guise of an April Fool’s piece, and none of your friends went too far and deleted your dissertation, because ‘it’s funny’. Goodbye.

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