Happy April! And it’s April Fools Day. I thought about playing a joke, like announcing to the world that I’m pregnant. But that’s not even funny at this stage in the game, LOL!
The best April Fools prank I ever heard was a radio ad. One spring morning I was listening to my favorite classic rock station on my way to to work when an announcer came on:
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! At Moroso Motorsports Park!
The finest bullfighters in Spain are coming to show off their bullfighting skills.
That’s weird, thought I. Why would they do bullfighting at the local drag strip?
The Spanish national anthem will be performed by Enrique Iglesias.
Then I realized it was April 1, and I cracked up. But more enjoyable than the original joke was the reaction PETA-types had. Now don’t get me wrong, I love animals. Mr. R and I currently have a rescue German shepherd and two pound kitties. But sometimes, animal activists have no sense of humor. Histrionic phone calls were made, boycotts were planned. After realizing they’d been had, the official response was, “That’s not funny.”
Ooooh, yes it is.
Mr. R. and I have tickets to the Palm Beach Improv tonight. The headliner is Andrew Schultz. I never heard of him, but it’s one of those deals where they offered us free tickets. We just have to comply with the two-drink minimum. Well, if I must…
Aretha Franklin’s Chain of Fools seemed appropriate for the occasion. I found this great version with Mariah Carey, and I hope you like it. These days, it seems there are plenty of fools to go around. Remember to laugh a little and hug those you love.
Happy Saturday night!