Yes folks, it’s quite possibly my least favorite day of the year. Why do
I not like April Fools day at all? Because over the past couple of years, everyone feels the need to pull jokes, to the point where the
world is so oversaturated with jokes that nothing legitimate can get done.
I have nothing against the jokes, but when you see a million press
releases go up, and you see the words “SHOCKING NEWS” fifty times, you just have to roll your eyes and go Bah(tm). And because of that, any even slightly legitimate news will be completely ignored. So, in effect, nothing can happen today. It’s a day completely lost from the year.
Example: Last night, while pacing around aimlessly for CourseEnroll (and yes, I got all my classes in just fine, thank you), I wondered into the Friedland/Cross compound and saw an email from one Michael Suttles. The email said that he was going to be transferring to UT Austin. The first words out of my mouth were, “It’s April Fools Day.”
But what if Mike IS transfering to UT Austin? I was contemplating
transfering for most of last semester. Do we all brush off everything
today just because we don’t want to feel like a jackass?
Enough ranting from me.