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No April Fool this year

In the past I’ve tried to pull off an April Fool’s joke on the 1st April, but I haven’t been able to think of a good one for today. My best effort involved a Rickroll, but then I decided it would be too clichéd – even YouTube themselves got in on the act.

Here were my other ideas:

  • Announcing I was quitting blogging – again, too clichéd.
  • Announcing I had a job at Microsoft
  • Announcing that I was going to move to Bodoni in San Serriffe.
  • Re-design the site to make it look like it was from the mid-90s (done this year by Improv Everywhere)
  • Announcing that I was going to sell my Macs and switch to an Amiga.

Anyway, enjoy the rest of internet prank day – as usual, Wikipedia has a good list of pranks.


  1. I’m in the same boat… couldn’t come up with anything good. I was going to say I had sold my site for some obscene amount of money, but the longer I thought about it the more lame it sounded (though that could just be the nauseating headache talking). I did, however, make my mom and sisters think I was pregnant…

  2. Neil, this news saddens me. Get your thinking cap on for next year.
    PS your comment preview is broken.