091 – April Fools’ Day

a classic prank

a classic bit

Hey guys. So this is the last post I’m ever going to write for the blog (hehe). I just can’t take the schedule and pressure anymore (teehee). So I hope you enjoyed the three months of fun and memories.

Just kidding! Oh man, I got you so bad. Your face is just straight up covered in egg at this point. God is that embarrassing.

Welcome to April Fools’ Day. Also known as the liar’s favorite holiday. It is a day expressly designed to trick people, under the premise that they are the fool. Nay sir, you are the fool for spending time and energy trying to make me believe something that is so outlandish and unlikely.

I guess I am not a big fan of this day. Perhaps I have been fooled one too many times. Or perhaps I am taking an overly strong stance, despite not having a concrete opinion one way or the other. If that were the case, I guess I would be the one doing the fooling. Or “trolling” as the kids say these days.

In all seriousness I don’t completely hate the idea of the April Fools’ Day prank. I was quite susceptible to them for a time. CamdenChat.com, a website specifically targeted toward Baltimore Orioles fans, fooled me real good a few years in a row. Their prank articles often involve signings or deals that are complete figments of the writers’ imaginations, but seem possible at first glance. They are smart and intelligence articles; satire, if you will. Google also gets creative with their pranks, but Google is pretty clever 365 days a year, so it is hard to imagine anything otherwise – but maybe that would be the best April Fools’ Day trick of all.

The Dissolve, which I have discussed previously, seems to be refraining from indulging in Early-Spring Trickery Fest 2014, but if they did take part, I am sure I would find things to like in their contribution to the special day. Your mileage may vary, but the effectiveness of an AFD gag depends on the amount of energy put into it. For example, my hilarious prank at the start of this review may seem really sharp and undeniably witty at first blush, but I am sure if you take a second to go back and look again, you will find that there isn’t really much there. It isn’t a gag or a prank. It’s just a lie.

In non-fib-related concerns: my schedule is about to become disgusting as rehearsals begin in earnest for that musical I mentioned. As a result, the reviews that pop up on here during the next month will probably be short, and most likely related to a comic book, as that is a relatively small medium to consume on a daily basis. Fear not, we will return to our regularly verbose and pretentious drivel soon enough.

One thought on “091 – April Fools’ Day

  1. Haha, I share you view on April Fool’s. Day. I find it amusing when people get fooled at an obvious lie. Especially when really close friends fool each other.

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