Friday, April 1, 2011

I hate April Fool's Day

Seriously. I hate it. And that's not an April Fool's Prank.

Sure, it's fine for a small chuckle, but what if there's actual things going on in the cardblogosphere. The Phillies opening day is today. Isn't that news? Hell no. It's April Fools Day! Let's everyone tease something great on their thumbnails only to really "fool" them in the end.

Hell, look at last year! There were a whole bunch of them, even Dayf's now legendary Stamp Blog Prank. And that was kinda funny. But it's kinda pathetic if you go to the sites you trust, and they've screwed up their design just to screw with you. What's Google today? "Topeka", like last year? I don't even wanna look. And I hope to god that Facebook hasn't riled up a prank. Can you imagine Mark Zuckerberg grinning devilishly on the front page, while it directs you to a video of Rick Astley singing "Never Gonna Give you Up". Youtube's probably wired all their front page vids to Rebecca Black singing Friday, but all you people probably don't care about that.

Okay...maybe I'm paranoid (Update- I am). Maybe I'm just a perfectionist who is used to how things are, and is terrified when they change (Update- I am). Maybe I'm not funny at all (Update- the jury is still out on that). But the fact is that I won't be doing a lot online today, for fear of getting April Fooled.

(Postscript: Anyone who did pull an April Fools prank, I don't blame you. It's basically second nature for someone who runs their own website. So if you did, or are going to, have fun with it. I'm not here to discourage you. Besides, I'm only 15 years old. For most of you, I'm half your age, or less. Nobody wants a teenager lecturing them around. Except...other teenagers)

Have a (Somewhat) Happy April Fool's Day, everybody.

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