April 1st, 2005
I think them internets have ruined April Fool's Day.
Not that there was very much to say about AFD to begin with, but in the past few years, both people and websites have gotten exceedingly lax when it comes to April Fool's Day. Very few people go to the effort of trying anything really insidious anymore. Most of the time it's just a blatant, silly lie like "PC Virus spreads to humans."
Cool April Fool's Day Pranks:
Lame April Fool's Day Stuff:
This morning I read an insipid "this place sucks" post to a community, with the content "Happy April Fool's Day!" Come on, that's exactly like the idiotic declarations we would make as a kid, and then proclaim that it was "Opposite Day." Truthfully, since every day has the potential to be "Opposite Day," isn't April Fool's Day worth more thought and effort?
I have a great AFD joke that I never do, mainly because I forget until its too late. I'll share it here in the hope that somebody else will make it happen. A word of warning, its a long con, and you may never actually see the result so you must take satisfaction in knowing what you have done.
1. On April 1, find a newspaper machine.
2. Put in some money and take all of the papers. (That's not the joke.)
3. Put the papers in a safe place.
4. Wait one year.
5. On April 1, find a newspaper machine.
6. Put in some money and take all of the papers. Replace them with the ones from the previous year.
7. Repeat as necessary.
Dude, that's fucking brilliant.
Quoted: Truthfully, since every day has the potential to be "Opposite Day," isn't April Fool's Day worth more thought and effort?
Along this premise you buy into the fact then that Valentine's Day should be more romantic than any other day of the year? You can't save your romance for one day, just the same as you cannot dissuade a prankster to prank on 1 day of the year.
Long live the pranksters....
I'm neither saying that Valentine's should be more romantic nor that April Fool's Day should be more pranktastic--I'm saying that if you do choose to participate
in the day's festivities, your participation should be something more than the verbal equivalent of poking someone in the shoulder.