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Pre-April Post [Mar. 31st, 2008|11:05 pm]
We're almost up to that non-beloved holiday: Don't Bother To Read LiveJournal Day.

I've never really understood April Fool's Day. Maybe I'm just not a prank sort of person. Maybe it's the fact that most "pranks" seem to consist of unamusing one-dimensional fabrications.

Why invent things when reality offers us such wonderful weirdness as this Tokyo fashion show featuring a furry theme?

In fact, let's have some fun with video games. Here's the 30 Dumbest Video Game Names. Most of them are simply flat-out bizarre. If you want to move into the realm of fictional games, consider using the Video Game Name Generator. Some people have taken it as inspiration and gone on to make games that live up to the random titles. A case of life immitating art immitating life?

Thanks to porsupah for a bunch of those links.

From: avon_deer
2008-04-01 08:09 am (UTC)
I believe the April fool tradition is Pagan in origin. Something to do with the arrival of Spring. I wonder if it's got anything to do with "Punch", who is frequently portayed as the fool in Pagan traditions.
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2008-04-01 09:23 am (UTC)
Hehe, I love the Bunny suit :-)
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[User Picture]From: cass_rising
2008-04-01 06:53 pm (UTC)
Your icon is a perfect interpretation of my feelings.

April Fools Day was a lot more interesting before I discovered the internet.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-04-02 04:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Time for a zero-tolerance policy

(a) S'okay, just calm down a bit here. I do appreciate decorum in my journal.

(b) The "I've never understood" was not a reference to the history behind the day but that I don't understand why it persists in the form of telling stupid lies to friends. Quite agreed with you on that point.

(c) I didn't realize you had a Celtic background. Would you consider putting up a post about that sometime for the curious? I don't know much about it and would be interested to hear your story/take.
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