Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Foolery

I was trying to think of some fun April Fool's joke to do on my blog... Some grand announcement that I could get everyone believing and then reveal at the end. Ideas that crossed my mind: "Guess what? We sold our house!" or "I'm pregnant!" or "Our house was ransacked by squirrels!", but I realized that it would actually have to be believable. I just don't seem to have the creativity for such things like I did when I was a little kid...

...Like when we would get up before Mom and change all the clocks back an hour or so on April Fools Day. Every year. "Look, Mom! You're up WAAY to early! You should go back to bed!" Wow, that was original. And she believed us! Really! Every year! (She got us back, though. One year she said "Look at the calender! Today is Thursday, but April Fool's Day was Wednesday! You missed it!" She had saved the previous year's calendar. We were young and gullible and Mom wouldn't lie to us. And video tape it.)

...One of us had the brilliant idea to replace Dad's underwear with Kris' (much smaller, but similarly colored) underwear. I don't know why we thought it was so funny since we didn't actually see his confusion when he couldn't get it past his knees, but Mom sure got a good laugh.

Hmm... I'm noticing a pattern here. It seems that Mom probably got the most fun out of our April Fool's jokes.

Well, maybe Jonah will have some April Fool's inspiration in a few years...

I came across this site about the top 100 April Fool's Jokes:


It includes gems such as this:

#14: The Eruption of Mount Edgecumbe
In 1974 residents of Sitka, Alaska were alarmed when the long-dormant volcano neighboring them, Mount Edgecumbe, suddenly began to belch out billows of black smoke. People spilled out of their homes onto the streets to gaze up at the volcano, terrified that it was active again and might soon erupt. Luckily it turned out that man, not nature, was responsible for the smoke. A local practical joker named Porky Bickar had flown hundreds of old tires into the volcano's crater and then lit them on fire, all in a (successful) attempt to fool the city dwellers into believing that the volcano was stirring to life. According to local legend, when Mount St. Helens erupted six years later, a Sitka resident wrote to Bickar to tell him, "This time you've gone too far!

So, anyway, no jokes from me this year... Maybe if I think really hard, I can come up with a good one for Nathan when he comes home from work late tonight...

1 comment:

  1. TMI katie!!

    I played a joke on mom....When she came home she had a note to call a "Mr. Lyon"

    and she calls....

    It's the zoo ^_^