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Do you celebrate April Fools’ Day?

Asked at The Merc, 901 Iowa on April 1, 2009

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“Not anymore. I probably did a few (pranks) when I was younger.”

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“You’ve got me thinking about it. I might.”

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“No I do not, but I have celebrated it in the past.”

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“I do, especially with my brothers. We try to top each other every year.”

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coolmarv 4 years ago

Only on April 1. Any other day just doesn't seem to fit.

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Deja Coffin 5 years ago

My cousin found out she was pregnant on April Fools Day, needless to say nobody believed her.

For my mothers group I was in charge of the snack yesterday so for the past week I had everyone believing that we were going to eat bugs. Told them my dad had a friend in an adventurers club that had an exotic dinner once a year and he was going to give me a couple samples. So yesterday I showed up with Chocolate covered mill worms which were actually raisinets dipped in cocoa powder. A couple ladies tried them but most the group was too afraid. Not my best prank but still a decent one.

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ms_canada 5 years ago

Got the Icehogs vs Monsters game up and running last evening and what did my wondering eyes behold. The numbers on all the jerseys were backwards. Then the whole view of the game was upside down. It was funny after I remembered what day it was.

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Marion Lynn 5 years ago

"Do you celebrate April Fools’ Day?"

Marion writes:

No.

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Godot 5 years ago

Please tell me that the report that first Michelle, then Obama, grabbed the hand of the Qeen of England with both hands and looked down on her like she was lucky to be in their presence, and that they then presented her with an iPod loaded with Obama's speeches, that that report was an April Fool's joke. Please!

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persevering_gal 5 years ago

Reticent -

I was watching the video of the face gestures, and I think that's hilarious! Imagine sitting next to a co-worker who's sticking their tongue out to browse the web!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

Opera on Slackware linux is the cats pajamas. Opera Mini on almost any cell phone is rolling thunder.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years ago

I love me a good OS argument.

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tonymontana 5 years ago

Mozilla Firefox is where it's at.

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persevering_gal 5 years ago

Eww...Opera? Opera is a nightmare for Mac web designers but wonderful for Windows users. The world would be a much better place if everyone used Firefox and got rid of this IE crap!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

Opera has a new browser build that now uses Face Gestures to control your browser. http://labs.opera.com/news/2009/04/01/

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autie 5 years ago

thanks Jonathan. At least it wasn't related to nazi zombies or anything like that.

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Jonathan Kealing 5 years ago

About that error...

There was an unclosed HTML span tag in the lunch specials ad this morning. It only affected users of certain browsers. Our apologies for the glitch and thanks for your patience.

Jonathan Kealing Online editor

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autie 5 years ago

Lee Mercer? You would be better off with a Roy D. Mercer sign.

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RoeDapple 5 years ago

The wives still don't get the "under the tire, natural selection, survival of the fittest" thing do they?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

T_O_B, Yeah, I pretty much figured you a Bircher.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years ago

R I -

Yeah, the FBI has been a constant pain in the ass since I put up a Lee Mercer, Jr. for President sign in my yard last summer.

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autie 5 years ago

You don't have to hunt those deer, Roe. They just come up and surrender. Apparently, that one was surrendering a little too hard. I do know a girl that had a turkey come through her windshield, coming down 75 over by Melvern lake. I just hate it when it all happens so fast that Uncle Jimbo doesn't have time to tell Ned anything. Then I had a squirrel surrender last week. Problem being he decided to wave his white flag under my tire...poor Mrs. Autie almost cried.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

T_O_B, You should try Opera, faster, stronger, better looking. Though you get labeled as part of the fringe, but I assume you are already on the Missouri Information Analysis Center's domestic terrorist list anyway.

http://www.kansascity.com/116/story/1086524.html

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Shane Garrett 5 years ago

Funny thing happened today. My boss actually showed up to work, excuse me, showed up at work around lunch time. She brought her lunch. Well, I better act like I am working. That way the April fool will be on her. hee hee.

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Flap Doodle 5 years ago

FTIW, I was getting the error autie described for a couple of hours this morning.

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RoeDapple 5 years ago

Is deer hunting becoming more interesting? Kamikaze Bambi? No more sitting peacefully at the base of an oak tree waiting for monster bucks? Will now have to hunt in pairs to watch each others back............ SUV's with bullet proof glass?.........

What do you think, autie?

I like it................

;-)

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The_Original_Bob 5 years ago

R-I

Never. Netscape has never done me wrong.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

Maybe you guys should get new browsers...

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The_Original_Bob 5 years ago

I had the same issue, Autie. But you already knew that.

Yeah, I don't think everyone experienced the same thing, because after I got on I noticed there was posting during the time I couldn't get on. It is a mystery of epic proportions. What does it all mean?

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

No probs all day from ljw, from my end. I did however experience a big melt down. Several programs said they had errors and had to quit.

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autie 5 years ago

Can you enlighten us any, Mr. Kealing? Was there an issue with your terminal server today? Or is there indeed a vast plot to not let us on?

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schula 5 years ago

Autie -- I haven't been able to get on the site until a few minutes ago. I was getting the abort operation message, too.

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trinity 5 years ago

autie if you were the target of some covert sinister operation-then so was i. same thing happened to me. =:-O

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autie 5 years ago

did any of you have trouble accessing this site today? Early this morning, it would pull up the page with the pic of Kathy S. and then a window saying Explorer had to abort operation. ?? I know a few people did? Was this an LJW issue, or is it something more sinister??

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

Too much good stuff out there. Here's one way to keep the family awake on a road trip. I like the last line the best, hehehe. http://www.denverpost.com/watercooler/ci_12045540

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

OMG! See this. My first thought, who cares what the top 15 Nielson shows were..BUT LOOK at this! The world today makes SO much more sense now! lol http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_12045647

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passionatelibra 5 years ago

Heard on the radio this morning to get a roll of toilet tissue and unroll it a little bit. Then you write on it "Help! I'm stuck in the toilet tissue factory!" or some such like that. Then you roll it back up and put it on the t.p. dispenser for the next person to find. I couldn't help but laugh at that idea.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

snap, put that fella to work! “Jester wanted. Must be mirthful and prepared to work summer weekends in 2010. Must have own outfit (with bells). Bladder on stick provided if required. Salary to be negotiated. Auditions Saturday 7th August at the Festival of History, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.”

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prospector 5 years ago

The Ben Barteldes Award to.....

1029!

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trinity 5 years ago

sure i celebrate april fool's day. since i leave my festivus pole up year 'round, it's a cinch to celebrate pretty much any ol' holiday.

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Flap Doodle 5 years ago

I gave the alpha lemur a cap with bells and a bladder on a stick. He's having a swell time being the lord of misrule today.

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1029 5 years ago

Absolutely not. Nobody likes a prankster. The world would be a lot better place if everyone made a point of practicing seriousness each and every day in everything they do. Can't wait for this day to end so that we can all go back to being serious.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

No, but you almost made me shriek! ROFL!

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couranna1 5 years ago

Lance Stephenson has just signed with Kentucky and coach Calipari

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Chris Ogle 5 years ago

Hey Multi, I am parked outside your door.... want to go fishing...., Ok that one is not much better, unless of course Multi went outside to see...

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Chris Ogle 5 years ago

I think they named it after me.... but I was dropped on this planet in May.... see, April fools are really May Days, get it.... OK, I better think of something else.

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ocean 5 years ago

yeah baby,

bongo doesn't come out until 4:20 though.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

TOB, I'm going to have to type faster too.

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The_Original_Bob 5 years ago

Ahem...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/G20/article6015252.ece

MD - You are going to have to do better than that with this crowd.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

(R_I, your timing sucks)

8- X

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prospector 5 years ago

Can you catch fish with them?

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

Damn it. Conflicker just ate my email account.Sent up a snarky little dancing worm in a window telling me to kiss my account goodbye. It says I have 3,450,000 new emails. Now what do I do?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 5 years ago

Anybody get the Conficker worm?

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RoeDapple 5 years ago

Is there a Pywacket Rescue Fund we could donate to?

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The_Original_Bob 5 years ago

Py wins. Although, prairie lion is the correct term in these parts.

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Multidisciplinary 5 years ago

I'm still basking in the afterglow of last year's flying penguins.

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couranna1 5 years ago

Py good luck with that and nice joke almost had me there

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prospector 5 years ago

I thought it was April 15th?

Yes, with turkey and all the trimmings.

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autie 5 years ago

I guess some days are better than others, huh Py?

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Pywacket 5 years ago

Ordinarily I do, but today I'll be busy digging out from the totally unexpected 15-inch snowfall, which came on the heels of a rogue tornado that tore the roof off our house. The beds and clothes all blew away with the roof, so we're wearing Monday's clothes still and sleeping downstairs on couches.

We could tolerate all this, being thankful that no one was injured, but the swarm of black ants, displaced by the backyard stream flooding, is really sending us over the edge. They are about 3 inches deep on the kitchen counters and in the pantry and they've even figured out how to open the fridge. Now they're carrying the dogs out! Hope they don't stuff them down the anthill--we might never get them back.

Rats--I just came in to warm up and check the news and, as I was typing this post, the hot water heater burst, flooding the basement. This brought the salamanders out of hibernation and they are all swimming around in the flood waters, grabbing at bits of food left by the ants. Guess we need to get the basement cleaned out and the water heater fixed just as soon as we secure that sinkhole in the back yard. The garden shed has already disappeared into it and the garage is starting to tilt.

What in the name of all that is holy?! There is something very big, with a long tail, throwing itself against the glass doors on the deck!!! I thought KDWP insisted that there were no mountain lions in Kans-----

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couranna1 5 years ago

Oh I might tell people I am now a republican. haha

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Donnuts 5 years ago

there's a typo on the third person interviewed.

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