Tatyana Deryugina (Twitter: @TDeryugina)

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Happy April 1st

Posted 01 Apr 10 by Tatyana

I remember when it was pretty easy to trick people on April Fool’s day. Or maybe I thought it was. The first joke I remember making is telling my mom I was pregnant. I think I was 7 or 8. She didn’t believe me or think it was funny (in retrospect I can see why).

Now it’s much harder to convince people of something ridiculous. If you can make them believe it, it’s usually not funny and if it’s funny, no one will believe you. Even Google’s "joke” of changing its name to Topeka for the day is not really a joke. It’s a really cute response to Topeka changing its name to Google, Kansas for a month. Writing about the pope being sued by Kentucky is a bit too far fetched. Oh, wait, that actually did happen.

I was really hoping something interesting/ridiculous would happen so that I could tell people about it and have them not believe me because it’s April Fool’s. But Wednesdays are just not that exciting. And now I’ll go and cash my $35 million lottery ticket.


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