April Fools Day
April Fools Day
Like we stated earlier today, April Fools’ Day is all a matter of perspective. As giant companies with an Internet presence jostle to be “viral” and “social media” (whatever that is), they use this time each year to outdo each other on false information about their products.
And this is fun? Funny? Sometimes. More often, it leaves us confused and excited/really upset for the amount of time it takes to send the link to a friend, whereupon we immediately realize that we have fallen for more April 1st tomfoolery.
This year, there were three “pranks” that really took the cake for their humorous/not humorous lies and misinformation.
We had almost forgotten it was April Fools’ Day, a.k.a. the worst day in the world to be a reporter. Or best. It really depends which of the two reporter categories you happen to be: The kind that hates spending all day trying to figure out if Kim Kardashian is really guest-editing Vogue, or the kind who loves making up stories about Allison Williams releasing an album composed entirely of Kanye West covers.
Well, no matter if you love a good goof or think goofs are lame and would like to see the world goof-free, we can all agree that the White House’s “Very Special Message” today was perfect. Kid president! Fart noises! Internet memes!
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