April 2, 2005
Seth Godin has up a great post on the elaborate April Fool’s gag he prepared (a whole bit about Homeland Security registering and taxing bloggers, and how he’d come out in support of it), and why he ultimately decided not to post the thing after all.
“But I’m not going to post it. In fact, this is my last post until Saturday. Why? Because everything is being taken so seriously, especially when individuals feel deceived, mistreated or foolish.”
That’s the sad truth. I thought about doing an April Fool gag myself here, and then decided not to bother; I didn’t pull one prank or even dumb joke the whole day.
It seems like most everybody suspects (or is even reasonably sure) that they’re being lied to and manipulated by the people they’re supposed to be trusting these days. You don’t need April Fools gags when we feel like we’re living in the endless April 1st…