Monday, April 1, 2013

Best. April. Fools. Evah.

Reposted from Lex's in honour of April Fools - in my mind, this is one of (if not) the best April Fools jokes I have seen (let alone been subjected to).

But in many ways, the best part is found in the comments - just how long can it take some people to figure this out?

It's. A. Joke. Folks.  :D

Bad news
By lex, on April 1st, 2007 
I’m sorry to have to share this with you, but it looks like we may have to amend the terms of our relationship: I guess I finally crossed the line. Something I wrote earlier in the week offended some Very Important People who made official representation of their objections through political channels and finally down through my chain of command. I got the call yesterday – it’s never good news to get called by your boss on a Saturday. Had to happen eventually I suppose, but I kind of hoped my tattered veil of anonymity could outlast my active service. 
Now, many of you know that I have been blogging under a pseudonym in order to protect those I work for from having to officially recognize the source of these my musings, thereby lending them even the patina of official endorsement from the USG, DoD or DoN. The problem – as I very well knew from the beginning – is that there really isn’t any such thing as anonymity on the net. The world is full of people looking for a reason to take offense, and if you hang out on the web long enough, eventually you’ll make somebody angry, a complaint will get lodged and, well: Here we are. 

1 comment:

doorkeeper said...

Wow. My heart aches. Thanks for sharing. I knew there was a reason I just didn't have the heart for April Fools' jokes yesterday--couldn't think of anything that wasn't mean. And I could never measure up, anyway. Thank God we had him for as long as we did, and that there's an archive. (((M)))