I quite like April Fools Day. Don’t get me wrong, I get rather sick of people telling pointless little lies, packaging them up as ‘pranks’ and justifying it because of the day – that sort of thing stopped being funny back when I was a child. Actually, scratch that – it never stopped being hilarious, because it never started. “Oh look, your shoelace is untied!” I almost never have shoelaces, so I’m pretty sure they’re not. “There’s £5 on the floor over there!” Then why are you still here, tight-ass? If that were true, you’d be all over it faster than herpes on Nicki Minaj. “Oh look, you dropped your gay card!” Shut up, I keep that in my wallet at all times. It’s never hit the floor once, why would it now? Idiots.
However, all of this blatant comedic injustice is rescued heroically by those knights in shining tin-foil who actually understand the mechanics of a good prank. These are the people with the power to dupe millions of people all over the world all at once, and they pull no punches trying to do it. The bigger, the better – even the Whitehouse got in on it this year:
… Although clearly, in true political fashion, they aimed their joke at “the point of April Fools Day” and somehow managed to completely overshoot it. Eh, good effort though, I suppose.
But when the big boys get it right, it’s pretty frikkin’ awesome. So, in no specific order (I can’t pick a favourite here), here are five of the best from this year, in case you missed them.