Saturday, April 01, 2006

Fool's Day

In honor of the day, some great media hoaxes, from Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio broadcast to the BBC's "spaghetti harvest" spoof.

My family likes to pull fairly harmless practical jokes, like setting every clock in the house forward three hours while I'm sleeping, or taking the tea out of my favorite canister and replacing it with one of those coiled-up fake snakes. Actually I think they're trying to give me a heart attack, the monsters. Which is why tomorrow night for dinner we'll be having chef's salad sprinkled with toy spiders and flies.

What Fool's Day pranks are you planning to play?


  1. Anonymous6:15 AM

    LOL! That's too funny. I actually don't like April Fool's day. Guess I'm a party-pooper, huh? ;)

  2. Nor do I, Hope.
    I'm a pain-in-the-ass that way.

  3. Anonymous8:55 AM

    I generally cannot think of any good April Fool's jokes that aren't cruel unlike, say, the spousal unit who just told me that Harrison Ford had died.

  4. I used to do elaborate, well-crafted April Fool's pranks when I was younger. (Nothing mean-spirited or hurtful, just fun.) I wish I'd thought about it early enough to do the same today. All I could come up with about 11 o'clock last night was the idea to do a fake blog entry today.

  5. A really mean, but harmless trick.....Stick a potato in the cars exhaust pipe. This will ,almost always, prevent the car from starting. For dual exhaust cars, use 2 potatoes.

  6. Traditionally, I tell my parents I'm pregnant. Now that I'm married to a man they really like that just gives them false hope.

    Hmmm. Maybe I'll tell them I'm calling from jail this year...


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