Incredible, Magnificent April First Free Fire Zone

Yes, dear reader, the most glorious day of the year will soon be upon us once again. Last year, we made a startling announcement — surely you remember Unnaturally Early April Fool’s Day.

In case you don’t remember, we’ll remind you — we changed the name of the Seventh Planet, the one that dare not speak its name. And now you’re all wondering: What will he do this year?

We haven’t figured it out yet. In fact, we’re looking for suggestions. Therefore …

We’re declaring another Intellectual Free Fire Zone. Please use the comments for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!

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4 responses to “Incredible, Magnificent April First Free Fire Zone

  1. There was a French fashion magazine called Dépèche Mode, meaning Fashion Dispatch, which is where the new wave band Depeche Mode got their name.

  2. docbill1351

    Best April Fool’s joke was years ago (you can Google) when, ostensively, the Disco Tute posted a piece by Egnor in which he laid out that his entire schtick had been a hoax to “own the libs,” so to speak. All is mind/brain duality nonsense and creationist mumbo jumbo was a deliberate con that the “libs” would swallow hook, line and sinker. Ha, ha, suckers!

    I must say, I doffed my cap to my formerly clueless foes. Well played, sirs, well played!

    Only it was a double cross. The posting wasn’t on the Tooter’s site but on a rogue site. And the authors of the piece were none other than our own band of thieves. Of course, the fake Tooter site was full of Easter eggs and clues that it was fake, and those of us taken in were chastened by believing that Egnor’s original lunacy was sincere.

  3. docbill1351

    My second favorite April Fool’s prank was pulled off by the Guardian in 1977 when they did a travel spread on an island destination: San Serif. All of the towns and sights were printing terms. Not knowing much of anything about printing or fonts, I was taken in along with millions of others. Nice job, worth looking up.

  4. I’m still rooting for junk-free DNA even though apparently only me and creationists are. What did DNA ever do to anyone?