Yes it is! Beware and be warned! The jokers and tricksters are out on their prowl! Are we prepared or are we fool enough to be the butt of their jokes and tricks?
(But I swear the release of NMHF is not an April Fool joke – it’s REAL and SERIOUS and needs all our support).
We all know about how we can easily be duped and taken unawares on this fateful day of the year, but do we know how this practice came about and how widespread this tradition is? There are many claims of origins; one of them being that it began in Europe as light-hearted celebrations of the arrival of Spring, even as far as the Roman times.
Another claim is it was popular with the “fools” and court jesters during the Middle Ages, who were actually men of wisdom. It was the role of these jesters to put things in perspective for the King, but done with humour.
I read that on April 1, 2008, Google announced a project together with the Virgin Group, to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.
And in 2009, Youtube announced “a new viewing experience” – and when one clicked in to watch, the whole layout, including the vids, was flipped upside down.
I remember BBC also joined in the April Fool pranks, announcing that spaghetti was growing out of certain trees. There was a massive number of enquiries as a result.
If David’s OS too were to jump onto the same fun-wagon this year to announce that he has cut short the tenure of his Mission and will soon embark on his return journey – together with airplane Flight No. and schedules details – just to give more credence to the “news” – would you be gullible enough to pop a bottle of champagne and hold archies parties in celebration? Would hordes of archies in the US be frantically rushing to the airports while their international counterparts glue their eyes on Youtube and the fansites for the latest news? LOL! April Fools! 😀
These April Fool jokes below had gone through my mind. How would you have reacted to them, had you believed them to be true and are not hoaxes?
That NMHF is just for starters. That there will be another album a few months later temporarily named “Me And My Meow-Meow”
That there will be a D vs D Rematch in 2014 (to boost the present AI ratings perhaps?)
That Nandito Ako Part 2 will be filmed in 2014, the synopsis of which is: “Orla rises from the dead…Anya retires to a convent… Josh becomes an aqua-singer to sing to the sharks underwater
That David will spring yet another happy surprise on us later in the year – an album filled with hard rock and funk – written by himself during his contemplative moments in Chile
That a Huge sponsor will release every song David has ever sung, as SINGLES, simply because his wife (a crazy mad archie) has threatened him with divorce if he didn’t
That David is rumoured to be secretly married and is hiding in a love nest in the caves of the Andes (or perhaps Utah) until his baby is born
LOL! April Fool!
I doubt you guys would have believed a single word! 😀
Just watch out next year! 😀
In the meantime, do share some of the April Fool pranks you have played on your friends (or should I say, enemies!) and the ones they have played on you. 🙂