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April 01, 2008

April Fool

The tradition of All Fool's Day is an ancient one. The trick is to catch others before they catch you, but you must do it before Noon. It was once the day on which Jester's and "Fools", the medieval entertainers were allowed to take a few liberties with their Masters and his household, no doubt giving them the opportunity to repay any unkindnesses they had suffered, but equally, this would have to be subtle or it was likely to evince some punishment.

I am looking forward to the BBC Newsrooms usual spoof joke. It never fails to amaze me how many of the viewing/listening public are taken in year on year by them. As I have a day's work as well, I shall have to wait and see!

Posted by The Gray Monk at April 1, 2008 08:21 PM

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Congratulations on the well-written article about April Fool's! I especially like your tone; candor tempered with information. Kudos!

I work for the oldest comedy community on the web. We live for April 1st and have a dedicated prank section on the site http://www.zug.com and new press release. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/03/prweb807604.htm. There's also a really great feature at http://potw.news.yahoo.com/ It would be great to get your feedback.

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Posted by: Shelah at April 1, 2008 06:13 AM