April 01, 2003
Another month is here
Another month. Don't these things ever run out?
Happy April 1st. Some of you are into that April Fools' Day thing. I'm not. In my experience (mine, I'm not intending to speak for anyone else) it is too often used as a chance to play those cruel little pranks that one dares not to at other times of the year. "I just got a call from your landlord! Your cat got out of the apartment when they went to fix the water heater, and got run over by the mailman!" "What?!?!?!!" "Ha ha! April Fool! Hee hee. Heh -- why are you holding the letter opener like that? The mail hasn't been delivered ye--aiiiEEEeeee...!!" "Ha ha! April Fool! Oops -- looks like that letter opener really was sharp, instead of just a joke! Oh well -- my bad!"
So as you can see I don't like April Fools' Day all that much. Take that as you will.
That being said, Robyn and Bjørn Stærk both have funny April Fools' Day things going on. Enjoy.
Update: oh, what the hell -- here's some more: Cold Fury has gone all mellow on us! Kim du Toit into quilting?!?! Inoperable Terran has gone Commie on us! Heh heh. You guys.
Posted by Andrea Harris at April 1, 2003 01:09 AM
Kim Du Toit's April Fool's Day page is worth a look, to, especially if you already know how many gratuitous gun pictures he normally posts.
Sorry, "too", not to I just got out of bed.
LOL! Actually, I think the page was mocked up by Rodger Schultz of Curmudgeonly and Skeptical. (But Kim Du Toit endorsed it in the comments.)
I'm sorry, but saying a person's cat is dead is not an April Fool's joke. That's cruel and malicious.
An April Fool's joke is telling all your friends that you won a thousand dollars in the lottery (But, that only works if April Fools is on the day after a lottery drawing. Can't do it this year).
Or, calling in sick to work, then showing up five minutes later.
That's what cell phones are so handy for.
To quote my favorite whiny, Canadian chick singer-songwriter (Emm Gryner): "It's the start of the month/One of 12 I don't like...."