April Fools…. not observed here….



I remember a time when I enjoyed April Fools – when I was real little I’d try the outlandish “there’s a tiger in the front yard” kind of stuff, later, perhaps more subtle…. but I’ve NEVER been a fan of the idea of a news reporting organization putting out an april fools story. Every day we have to gaurd ourselves to take every email that comes in with a grain of salt, watching for signs of phishing attack or social engineering. It really bugs me though when supposedly trustworthy sources burn some credibility on April fools day…


The local tv channel on their late news broadcast on April first reminded folks to “set back your clocks tonight”. I’m not sure if that was a joke or just a plain old mistake (I’m more than willing to think it was a mistake.) But if it was a late April Fools prank, it wouldn’t be the first from a news organization. I’ve seen and heard of prank articles in newspapers, etc and of course, the web is FULL of them.

Sure, even trustworthy sources should be checked up on, but many people don’t do that and are easily susceptible to “I heard it from ….., they’re always right….”

I guess I should put it this way.

I will not use this site as an April fool prank platform. I do my best to pass along what I think is true and correct. Many times I do pass along opinion as well, but…

This is not in response to any one item (outside of April Fools day itself I suppose…) I’ve just been meaning to say this for the last week…

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