April Fool!

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This is something I've not participated in for years, all my previous pranks have been childish and transparent. I'm a shit liar, I don't fool anyone.

I thought about getting a pregnant colleague to wee on a pregnancy test stick for me, and leave it lying for Kev to find, but I feel that could backfire wildly on me.

What's worked for you? Anything? Are people super cynical of everything out of the ordinary on April 1? Share please, and any suggestions will be appreciated.

Rumpsy Pumpsy (Rumpie), Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:26 (nineteen years ago) link

April the Second has a proud tradition on Fleet Street, where the Daily Mail admits to some of the lies they printed the previous day...

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:30 (nineteen years ago) link

What do they publish an extra newspaper to accomodate them?

Rumpsy Pumpsy (Rumpie), Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:40 (nineteen years ago) link

At my college humor mag we published a parody of the campus daily with the banner "FINANCIAL AID CANCELLED." A surprising number of undergrads fell for it. But then, Reagan had just taken office...

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 31 March 2005 13:13 (nineteen years ago) link

Tomorrow I'm going to play a really goofy trick on my co-workers and not show up for work. It'll be hilarious!

jill schoelen is the queen of my dreams! (Homosexual II), Thursday, 31 March 2005 13:17 (nineteen years ago) link

here's the joke last year that played itself out!

ken c (ken c), Thursday, 31 March 2005 13:18 (nineteen years ago) link


it's bluddie massive!

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 31 March 2005 13:23 (nineteen years ago) link

My sister once made up this really elaborate story about her boyfriend proposing for April Fool's. She called me up and was really serious about the whole thing and played it out for a really long time, even saying it wasn't a joke when I finally called her out on it.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Thursday, 31 March 2005 13:52 (nineteen years ago) link

Practical jokes = bullying = dud. April Fool included.

Johnney B (Johnney B), Thursday, 31 March 2005 14:19 (nineteen years ago) link

I think the main problem with them is that they often involve someone telling you something bad happened. When it turns out it isn't true, you're relieved, but it still really isn't that fun. (Um, my sister's fake engagement not included)

Sarah McLusky (coco), Thursday, 31 March 2005 14:20 (nineteen years ago) link

BUt that's not really a joke, it's just a lie. It's not really funny or anything.

n/a (Nick A.), Thursday, 31 March 2005 14:48 (nineteen years ago) link

My whole department is planning on calling in sick to our manager tomorrow morning.

The Sensational Sulk (sexyDancer), Thursday, 31 March 2005 15:02 (nineteen years ago) link

It would be better to convince someone that something really fucked and bizarre happened, like you grew an arm out of the side of your head or your ass melded with a lawnmower or some twisted shit. And then... Surprise! It's not really a lawnmower, it's still just my ass!

That's what April Fools Day should be.

sunburned and snowblind (kenan), Thursday, 31 March 2005 15:05 (nineteen years ago) link

That was beautiful.

n/a (Nick A.), Thursday, 31 March 2005 15:13 (nineteen years ago) link

Last year my mates boyfriend phoned her on her way into work and told her to turn back, he'd won £125000 on a scratchcard. She finally appeared in work two hours late. She'd turned back, got on a bus, went to her boyfriends work and he'd told her he was joking.

Admittedly he hadn't expected her to turn up. Poor girl.

Rumpsy Pumpsy (Rumpie), Thursday, 31 March 2005 15:13 (nineteen years ago) link


nickalicious (nickalicious), Thursday, 31 March 2005 15:22 (nineteen years ago) link

And I was kinda hoping for ideas today cause I ain't going to be logging on between midnight and noon tomorrow.

Rumpsy Pumpsy (Rumpie), Thursday, 31 March 2005 15:34 (nineteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

April Fool!

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 09:33 (four years ago) link

Huge stash of ventilators and medical PPE found in VirginCare warehouse - all is saved! ho ho ho only joking - we're all going to die.

calzino, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 09:37 (four years ago) link

Yeah media storm over the last few weeks has just been preparatory for today.
Keep your head up or the joke will turn on you.
Back to normal from tomorrow then.
Oh no, its after noon so the joke's come back on me.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 12:05 (four years ago) link

Forgot all about this (which I would have anyway, now that I'm not teaching), already clicked on two fake links on my FB wall.

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 12:35 (four years ago) link

Hi guys i am here to reveal i am actually Maximilien Robespierre

narcissistic sleighride (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 12:43 (four years ago) link

Well, it's a laugh, innit *hungrily clicks on link about pasta trees*

threnody for the victims of alan shearer (Matt #2), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 12:44 (four years ago) link

One of them was "Canada bans all alcohol sales for next three months"--even in the present circumstances, not sure if that's more or less transparent than pasta trees.

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 12:48 (four years ago) link

This has been covered on the Public Enemy thread, but apparently when Flavor Flav was fired from the band in early March, that was a long-game April Fools joke to promote their new album that is being released today.

☮️ (peace, man), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 12:57 (four years ago) link

are you fucking kidding me?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 13:26 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

Just came across this remembrance by Jack Nicholson about Marlon Brando, who apparently loved April Fools:

Much later, Brando became my neighbor in Los Angeles – for the last thirty years. I still don’t feel comfortable calling the man my friend – hell, he’s Brando – but we shared more than a driveway. As a neighbor, he was perfect, a great guy who was always there for you. He likes his space – and so do I – but as he put it many times, we’d always be watching each other’s back. In thirty years’ time, you go through many areas of life with someone, but I never had any arguments or disagreements with him over anything, the way neighbors do. Of course, Marlon does give new meaning to the phrase “Good fences make good neighbors.” I could write a novel just about our gate. Suffice to say, we’ve had a lot of life pass through that gate.

I treasured the conversations I had with him. He’s a brilliant man with a very eclectic mind. He was brutally honest, with very unusual insights into just about everything. He was very funny, too. Brando’s favorite holiday was April Fools’ Day, and, trust me, the guy pulled a couple of real crackerjacks at my expense.

Some of those pranks will have to remain private. I’m lifelong trained not to talk much about Mr. Brando – that’s the way he liked it, and that’s the way I always was about him. It’s private stuff. I will say the best April Fools’ Day prank he ever pulled on me was the time he sent me a very serious letter. By now we were very comfortable with each other. He wrote me saying he was going to have to sell his place to somebody. I can’t remember exactly who it was, but it was someone perfectly selected, because he knew it would make me uneasy having this person suddenly become the new keeper of the gate. According to our mutual friend Helena, Marlon never stopped laughing about that time he got me to go completely crazy.

birdistheword, Monday, 1 April 2024 18:55 (three weeks ago) link

wow managed to live this whole day without even realising the date. ha fuck you fools guys

Ste, Monday, 1 April 2024 18:59 (three weeks ago) link

A review of 'The Fool' album by The Fool

you gotta roll with the pączki to get to what's real (snoball), Monday, 1 April 2024 19:10 (three weeks ago) link

Was caught by the Covid cafe thing (assuming it is an April Fool's)

xyzzzz__, Monday, 1 April 2024 19:11 (three weeks ago) link

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