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And The April Fools' Day Winner Is . . .

“Overclocked Remix”:http://www.ocremix.org, a site specializing in arrangements and remixes of video game music, absolutely blew away the rest of this years’ “April Fools’ Day joke field”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_1,_2007.

The site today released a “soundtrack featuring 18 remixes”:http://icecap.ocremix.org/ –mixes of perhaps the single most clich├ęd song in the vgremix world: Ice Cap Zone from Sonic 3.

http://www.ocremix.org/remix/OCR00691/ of djpretzel's (subtly enough, entitled "Love Hurts") with Ice Cap awkwardly overlaid on it. Another "gem":pixietricks features a ridiculous a capella rendition of the artist singing her name and the song's name repeatedly--to the tune of Ice Cap. The rest of the humor stems from the hundreds of site members who have "not yet realized this is a joke":http://www.ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8732, including remixers who have "threatened to quit":http://www.ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8734&page=4 the site over the poor quality of the collection. Clearly, they did not hear the toilet-flushing (literally) beats in "this song":toilet. Is it a bad thing that I really like "some of them":beats? [beats]http://rama.herograw.org/icecap/ReCapitated_03_Icecap_Zone_2007_(Green_Hill_Mix)_(Ice_Cap_Zone_Act_1).mp3 [toilet]http://rama.herograw.org/icecap/ReCapitated_17_The_Music_of_My_Icecap_Zone_(Ice_Cap_Zone_Act_1).mp3 [icecaphurts]http://rama.herograw.org/icecap/ReCapitated_01_Ice_Cap_Hurts_(Ice_Cap_Zone_Act_1).mp3 [pixietricks]http://rama.herograw.org/icecap/ReCapitated_13_Pixietricks_Ice_Capella_(Ice_Cap_Zone_Act_1).mp3