Didn’t it used to be the plan for April Fool’s Day jokes to be funny to some extent? I specifically remember laughing at jokes performed on this day. What happened? Oh yeah, the internet happened! Suddenly, all the unfunny people out there can show the rest of the world just how clever they really are!
Jeremiah’s post below actually was a good little gag. It took minimal time on his part, and was probably very effective for the original site that produced it.
IGN’s example of “we have too much time” is a perfect example of people who just don’t really understand the idea of a joke. Almost as bad is the Assassin Solid video that popped up, though at least that one shows some impressive meshing.
The sad EGM article not only worked very hard at deceiving many people, it went so far as to do it a month before April 1.
The worst example is probably here at work; I come in this morning to find two boxes of Krispy Kreme out for some coworkers. This is nothing new, as we often have bagels, or sweet rolls, or donuts out for everyone. However today as we opened the boxes, there’s just a note inside that says “April Fools!”. No one has yet to fess up to being so unimaginative, not to mention late.
Since when did April Fools become an excuse to show how much you can lie or deceive people in poor humor? Further more, where is that line that separates the April Fools from the April Douche?