Yesterday, Opinionated Man posted a hilarious April Fool’s piece on his blog HarsH ReaLiTy wherein he said that it would be his final post on WordPress. He would henceforth be writing a column for Cosmo on relationships and marriage.
After I recovered from gales of laughter, I recalled one of my all-time favorite April Fool’s pranks. One fine spring day as I headed to work, a commercial came on the radio. In a basso profundo voice, an announcer said, “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! At Moroso Motorsports Park…It’s bullfighting!”
What the…? I thought. Moroso Motorsports Park is a drag strip. Where in the world would they…? Why in the world would they…? The radio announcer went on to say that the best matadors in all of Spain would be demonstrating their skill and bravery, “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday at Moroso Motorsports Park.”
I shook my head in disbelief. That’s so weird. Who’s going to the drag strip to see bullfighting? Then came one final detail. “The Spanish national anthem will be performed by Enrique Iglesias.” My mouth popped open. It’s April first! I laughed hysterically all the way to work. But the fun didn’t end there.
Turns out I wasn’t the only one who heard that commercial. A bunch of PETA-types lost their ever-loving minds. There were calls to the radio station and protests were organized. How dare anybody think they’re going to bring bullfighting to Palm Beach County?!
When they finally understood that it was an April Fool’s joke, their official comment was that, “It’s not funny.”