Fool Me Once, Shame on Everyone

April 1, 2010 at 11:55 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

Now THAT, my friends, is an April Fool’s joke. See? He’s NOT hungry. Oh that was swell. That’s right. Today is April Fool’s Day. Most people like to play pranks on people. They see someone, they pull their pants down, they run away, the cops are called, a screaming match ensues and then you’re sent to your room for the rest of eternity.

Sorry Dad.

I know everyone has a mischievous side to them. Today is the day you want to get it out. Play a gag on someone you know. You want to prove that you have a sense of humor. Well, I have piece of advice to you.

Don’t do it.

That’s right. Do not join in on April Fool’s Day. You know why? It’s going to be lame and it’s been done. I woke up today ready for the onslaught of people on Facebook or Friendster or whatever social media device you use saying things like “I’m married, I’m engaged, I punched a homeless person in the face and stole his fingerless gloves!” Well, guess what. Today is the WORST day to say that for a few reasons.

1.) It’s not cute. Everyone is doing it, so this is in the unoriginal camp of things to do. Let’s be more original. You’re now “in a relationship”. With what? The bag of Cheetos you bought from the Bodega?

2.) No one believes you. It’s 2010. Everyone has the Internet. Everyone knows what day it is. We have calendars. You’re not fooling anyone. This isn’t the Aztec empire and I’m not Chief Gullibleface. (Did they have chiefs? They should have. They would still be around.)

3.) People are expecting it. The best pranks are played on unsuspecting souls. This is like throwing someone a surprise party and two days before telling them ” In two days we’re throwing you a surprise party with your best friends and family there. There will be an Elephant. You will get to ride it. Act surprised”. This is unconscionable. Where’s the surprise? Where’s the Elephant? Why don’t I have one? ANSWER THE QUESTIONS!

April Fool’s Day is for the amateur pranker. Listen, you’re not pregnant, you’re not engaged, so and so famous person is not dead, and my car is not a Honda. You want to pull a good prank? Do it tomorrow. No one is expecting prank tomorrow. Hell, pull a prank next week. On Christmas, July 15th, any day, but today. I guarantee there will not be one good prank pulled today. Look at Google. They tried to tell everyone they changed their name to Topeka. Yeah, you got me! Topeka! Google is only a brand name that if they changed the name would cost the company millions of dollars in ad revenue.

I changed my name to Browntown.

Once you had Google blowing up April Fool’s Day, well, then all of your pranks are exposed. Not to mention with all of this going on, no one knows what is true anymore. What if someone really did die today? “Um, sorry boss, can’t come in to work because my grandma died.” ” Oh, that’s ok…wait wait WAIT ONE SECOND! Get in here! I won’t fall for these April Fools shenanigans again. You got me last year with the whole terrorist plot on your home, but not this time McStanley! VENGEANCE!”

April Fools Day – ruining true statements since the 15th century.

Google has changing their name to Topeka, Facebook has people putting up untrue statements and outlandish proposals, CNN is saying Obama is speaking on Healthcare. WILL IT NOT END?!?! Obama speaking on healthcare? Yeah right. Whatever. I know you want to fool someone today, don’t. It’s not going to go as planned. Instead grab a bag of Doritos, sit in front of your TV, watch Survivor and put your feet up because once tomorrow comes around no one will be expecting it.

April Fool’s Day? More like April… Fool’s Day.

That didn’t go as planned.

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11 Comments

  1. Cheddar said,

    You see Theeeeoooo, April Fool’s Day is for suckers.

    • Rahul said,

      It’s true. April Fools Cosby don’t play. Or maybe he does.

  2. Lauren said,

    AGREED. April Fools Day is totally lame. That is, unless you do the whole change the co-worker’s desktop background deal. It’s stupid, but really fun to see a manly guy turn his computer on and see unicorns.

    • Rahul said,

      Or if you buy him a real unicorn and ride it in and go to the end of the rainbow for the pot o gold.

  3. alexa - cleveland's a plum said,

    ok i didn’t participate in april fools day but i got taken BAD. my friend texting saying she got engaged with a pic of a ring, yeah she was kidding.

    shame on me!

    • Rahul said,

      That’s embarrassing. Don’t repeat that to anyone.

  4. Maxie said,

    I’m a prankster 365 days a year! I don’t discriminate.

    • Rahul said,

      That’s what I’m saying. I only discriminate against women and rich germans.

  5. Ask Alice said,

    Agreed – though my friend wrote “is now single” and someone commented “I never liked (your boyfriend) anyway”. Haha April fool’s bitch!

    • Rahul said,

      April Fool’s Day – Nature’s truth serum.

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