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April Foolishness?

1 April 2009 5 Comments


Last year I fully participated in April Fool’s Day and played a nice little joke on you all. This year, April Fool’s Day has me totally confused and on the defensive – I can’t tell what aspects of life have been a building April Fool’s Day joke and what is real in this crazy life. My top five:

1. As of today, I am officially unemployed. The recession makes me no nevermind because my severance and the state do take care of things; I wanted to get laid of like nobody’s business and am so happy that I feel like an anvil must be about to drop on my head any minute. Once I get used to it I’m sure I’ll have lots more to say about the overwhelming sense of freedom that comes with not being trapped in a cubicle all day and having the time to pursue my passions, but for now I’m kind of side-eying the process because it’s almost too good to be true!

2. So wait…Fast and Furious starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker is coming out this Friday. The Fast and The Furious starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker came out in 2001. So basically if you take the word “the” out of the title you can just use it again eight years later? Is Hollywood just that lazy or are they waiting for someone to “spot the error”?

3. There was a mouse in my apartment and I caught it, but now I keep hearing rustling under my bed. It is not funny. There’s no food under there so I know there can’t be a mouse living in there too…My apartment is only but so big and I cannot take this kind of pressure. Are one of you playing some sort of boogeyman joke on me? NOT COOL.

4. Devante brings so much traffic to this site, so some Devante-defender was bound to contribute a farcical comment like this one at some point, but I’m suspicious because it was so close to April Fool’s Day that it must be a joke: “All yall are so dumb and the thambi u even dumber. ” I really may just have to start calling myself “The Thambi.” Kind of like “The Bidness,” or “The Diabetus.”

5. My downstairs neighbor has my shirt. I won’t elaborate on how he got it, nor will I delve into the myriad of reasons why the longer he keeps the more problems may be caused. I just know that the fact that he’s had it for over a week must be some type of joke. Another neighbor continues to get NRA and other gun magazines delivered here, and the third knocked on my door the other day to ask if he was dressed appropriately for a threesome with a guy and a girl. STOP. PLAYING.

For your April Fool’s Day enjoyment, a collection of links:

The History Of April Fools’ Day Plus The Top Five Pranks Of All Time [Huffington Post]

Gag Me with a Gag: Practical Jokes [Mental Floss]

10 Most Hilarious April Fool’s Pranks (by Companies) [Business Pundit]

Does Gmail Do Anything Except Come Up With April Fool’s Jokes? [BWE]/Meet the Weird Writer Behind Google’s April Fools Jokes [Gawker]


  • missy said:

    “The Thambi”(LOL) Congrats on getting laid off–I never thought I’d say those words! But, if it’s something you wanted, I’m glad you got it. You know I LOVE your writing style so maybe you’ll be back with more now that your days are free? HINT HINT!!

    Bidness and Diabetus reminds me of AB’s post with the congresswoman saying “coarch” yeah…like that. Brilliantly funny. Sometimes, reality is stranger than fiction. The guy that works the 24 hour laundromat had on my son’s baseball shirt…WITH the last name printed on it. I mean, who was he fooling? Like he was really named Thuy Rasheed…ugh! whatever, tho’.
    Take care girl!!

  • Dara said:

    #1. YAY
    #2. BOO
    #3. It could be a mouse. Sometimes they chill where the food is not. Who knows the fun its havin when you’re not home. Do I need to reference Muppets Musicians of Bremen? I don’t think so. Bomb your crib and spend the afternoon at a coffee shop. And get a cat.
    #4. Wow. The Thambi MIGHT just be better than “come on tembe.” We’ll have to make up a song to accompany it or it just won’t stick.
    #5. youz a hoe.

  • bklyn6 said:

    I wanted to get laid of like nobody’s business

    Okay. I didn’t read this right. I omitted a word.

    As for: “3. There was a mouse in my apartment and I caught it, but now I keep hearing rustling under my bed. It is not funny.”

    You’re brave. I would’ve just moved.

    No personal AF jokes. But, my sister’s friend said she was HIV positive. This was her idea of an AF joke. Ugh.

  • jazzfan360 said:

    LMAO LMAO The Bidness. I haven’t given someone The Business in a long time. …Though I *did* give somebody what-for last week, and that was fairly satisfying.

    This Fast and Furious nonsense bothers me to no end…I thought it was just me. And call me crazy, my first reaction when I saw that trailer was, “…Aren’t they a little old to be playing around like this?” I mean, comethef*ckon.

  • Hampton06 said:

    i am a bad blog buddy. congrats on the liberation! continue to be fearless. let’s talk. i want to write some grants. maybe we can come up with some things and get you down here for more than a day. the kids loved you.

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