This year, John Oliver played a trick on the internet. He taped a rant against April Fools Day and posted it on YouTube.
The 12 people who read this blog know how much I don’t like April 1 on the internet. It’s the day when people who aren’t funny on the internet try hard to pretend they are funny on the internet.
What results is me using a term one rarely hears except to describe humor on April Fools Day: ham-handed.
The saddest example of this was in the early days of TechCrunch when each year, the day would start with some news item about one company purchasing another company for some reason that made no sense. As a different version of that same “prank” appeared in TechCrunch each year, the only thing funny about it was how unfunny it was.
This year, John Oliver played a trick on the internet. He taped a rant against April Fools Day and posted it on YouTube (below). That got all the people like me, who hate April Fools Day for all of the reasons he explains, to share it on blogs and tweets, etc.
Actually, I think he really hates April Fools Day. But wouldn’t it be funny if he was just doing this rant as a prank to get me and others to repost this (I can’t recall exactly what he said, but if it’s typical, there are probably some naughty words included so, beware.)