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Sunday, April 02, 2006

APRIL FOOL'Z!

APRIL FOOL'Z!!!


I found this one site that had a bunch of vintage April Fool's post card with hilarious and bizarre pictures.  Keep in mind that some of these pictures depict animals in compromising positions. No, it's not heaven, it's 18th century France. 

The old exploding cigar trick! That one is a doozy. I've tried that a few times in my day and more often than not it ends up in a trip to the hospital and, in the worst case scenario, a face transplant.

However, for the few times this prank went off without a hitch (assuming I didn't plan on the destroying someone's face, or your definition of a "hitch"), it's definitely worth sending a few Fool's to the hospital for the sake of humor and national tradition. They deserve it anyway, after all they are the Fool.

In case you were wondering, this is what you guys would have looked like if you were to look in a mirror yesterday. The picture of an April Fool.
I like this one because it comes from a time when cigars weren't just for old men, crafty potheads and creative Presidents.
Even still, there is just no way that I will be able to say NO to a cigar that is offered to me, regardless of the date. It just looks too damn tempting. It's a risk I'm willing to take for that cool tobacco flavor.




This is very silly. I mean come on, it's fish wearing bonnets and hats, skipping along some aristocratic property from the 1800's. Also, because it reminds me of the last acid trip I had... at least, I thought it was an acid trip. It may have been a memory of Mary Poppins. They tend to be one and the same.

Oh how foolish these fish look, it's positively absurd! April Fool's Day is the height of hilarity.






And my personal favorite...
This is obviously a picture of... um, er... 2 well dressed clowns who are clearly... doing something, with a couple geese, geese being the equivalent of pet dogs for clowns back in 19th Century France. And this wonderful depiction of every day French life wouldn't be complete without the little pig, standing upright, operating some kind of device or doing something?

OOOOhhh OK, now I get it. The clowns are fixing their bicycle tire! And the geese and the pig are helping them... do that... what?

I think the biggest April Fool's joke is the one played on modern people by nature when she commanded that animals stop interacting with people and helping them with chores and mechanical problems. Think of the kind of world this would be if each of us had a pig walking around helping us fix our busted bike tires, or whatever else a pig could do... which, is apparently, anything. There's an old sarcasm that goes "you're as useful as a pig at a dance," which I now understand to mean "very useful."





Happy April Fool's Day everyone!

2 Comments:

  • At 2:21 AM, Anonymous Jess said…

    well done! you fooled me!

     
  • At 8:55 AM, Blogger Radio Free Burke said…

    "im a pretty gullible person, but doubt this is an april fools joke.

    so yeah.. ims ry it had to happen.

    ~Jess"

    I dunno who this Jess person is and I don't want to offend them. But saying that you are a really gullible person, recognizing it is April Fools, and then asserting that you still think this isn't a joke doesn't mean you're gullible, it means you're fucking insane. Sorry Jess, but c'mon man/lady, get it together.

    Clinical definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

     

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