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I hope this day goes by quickly
I don't like April Fools Day - because every year it brings people who think they're *clever* out of the woodwork and the newsgroups, mailing lists, and forums I use end up loaded with unfunny junk. Yes, there are some gems, and in the early days of rec.arts.anime there were some real works of art, but these days every one just does the same old junk - like variations on 'made you look' by just posting a tantalizing subject line then something as witty as 'gotcha' in the body of the message.

I hope this is a light year, but I've already seen it starting and it is just 1AM EST. I'm off to bed.

I am: tired tired
Current Media: TiVo - The Daily Show

From: ninjarat Date: April 1st, 2003 07:34 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
RFC 3514
robotech_master From: robotech_master Date: April 1st, 2003 07:41 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Too many damn April fools around

The thing that most annoys me is that, every year, I try to psyche myself to ignore most of the oddball news articles and things that come out...but every year, one or two of them seems just feasible enough, or else I see it after April 1 is over, that I'm fooled for a while.

Bleah. Stupid human race.
zikzak From: zikzak Date: April 1st, 2003 07:48 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

jaded much?

Yeah, nostalgia just isn't what is used to be...

Glad to be here!
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 1st, 2003 08:24 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm frequently jaded, regularly even.

But really, there used to be works of *art* - people wrote entire fake scripts for non-existant anime, wrote absolutely spot on fake press releases, etc. Really creative stuff, sometimes months of work for the payoff. I just haven't seen things like that in a while - maybe they're buried in the tidal wave of knock-off jokes. I'm not the only one, someone actually started a thread in rec.arts.anime.misc yesterday which was basically "What lame jokes are we going to see tomorrow?" And the list was full of the things that people do year after year.

I don't mind a really good prank, it is the flood of grade school level stuff that just bugs me. I don't think it is funny, just annoying. The equivalent of "What's what on your shirt? APRIL FOOLS!"
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 1st, 2003 08:25 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: jaded much?

BTW, I don't know who this is. :-)
zikzak From: zikzak Date: April 1st, 2003 08:28 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: jaded much?

It's a sekrit!