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an old man rants about April Fool's day - Jim Huggins
April 1st, 2009
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an old man rants about April Fool's day

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From:tukaro
Date:April 1st, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
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It's harmless fun, when done well. Some people will take it too far and do something that causes a small amount of panic or something similar, but for the most part it's just bewildered amusement.

A good April Fool's joke is absurd just enough that it makes you really question it but still leaves enough doubt that it could be real. If it's something that doesn't affect your daily life, anyway (like the parking spaces thing), then it's just good fun.

There are certain institutions that I would expect to not partake in April Fool's or at least be completely obvious about it (either with a completely absurd story or plastering "April Fool's" on the page somewhere), so there is a portion where trust meets seriousness in which I'll agree that April Fool's is in bad taste.

But, otherwise, it's a good time for some laughs. Now, I'm off to Slashdot to unlock some more Achievements...
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From:tukaro
Date:April 1st, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
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...And I just realized that your post could be an April Fool's Day joke itself. If so, jolly good show.
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From:jkhuggins
Date:April 1st, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
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See, you've just proved my point. No, my post was entirely serious. But on a day like today, who can tell anything?
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