"I called Joe,"
Stewart remembers, "and asked if he wanted to come to spring training with me. I said, 'The Mets have this pitcher they picked up. They got him pitching in secret, under a big tarp. He has a 168 mile an hour fastball and he plays the French horn and went to Harvard and he was raised in Tibet by Buddhist monks and he pitches with one foot bare and one foot in a boot. And guess what? You're going to be him.'" [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Apr 1, 2013 -
A GRAVE JOKE ON UNDERTAKERS — Some malicious wag at Providence, R.I. has been playing a grave practical joke on the undertakers there, by summoning them over the telephone to bring freezers, candlesticks and coffin for persons alleged to be dead. In each case the denouement was highly farcical, and the reputed corpses are now hunting in a lively manner for that telephonist.
uncovers the birth of the prank call
. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Nov 6, 2011 -
As a brief distraction
from all the death and destruction, let's head over to the museum of hoaxes, where we'll find the top 100 April Fool's day pranks of all time.
Good luck with your own respective hoaxing.
posted by jonz
on Mar 31, 2003 -
MIT webpage modified for April Fool's Day.
We've seen the Google Pigeon page, and EBay, and even our beloved Mefi (can I say that I actually like this look better?). Have we got a thread which is collecting web page AFD jokes? I didn't see one. If not, perhaps this could serve as a start?
posted by jokeefe
on Apr 1, 2002 -
Are You Ready For April Fool's Day?
Better read the Museum of Hoaxes's March Newsletter
to find out. Certain pranks
are already in progress, while other recent hoaxes
- of which at least one was seriously discussed here on MetaFilter - remain fresh in our minds. Real aficionados and sleuths, of course, will head straight for the hoax websites
pages, where some seem too good - or too awful - not
to be true. In Southern Europe, April Fool's Day is known as Liars' Day
and everyone is entitled - nay, compelled! - to invent at least one big whopper
. Any ideas?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Mar 30, 2002 -
Happy April Fool's Day! I just stumbled across my first prank page
of the season. How about you?
posted by jjg
on Apr 1, 2001 -