April 01, 2009

Poisson d'Avril

I just love April Fools day.  My April Fools Day blog posts usually make me laugh all day long, though no one else seems to enjoy them as much as I do.  That’s probably because they usually mix an impenetrable reference to French culture with a wonky allusion to American politics. I cannot tell you how much I cracked up at my own post "Paris-based Hyper Delegate Supporting Clinton" last year.  (What ever happened to Rick Rolling, anyway?) 

On April 1, 2006 I wrote a post called “Rumsfeld Resigns,” which thankfully came true some time later. Then though a fluke of Google’s indexing algorithm, that post became the first search result for the topic.  It was definitely the most traffic this blog has ever seen (well, maybe tied with the Fous Ta Cagoule translation.)

In 2005 I posted what I now realize was a highly obscure faux news item about the French businessman and politician Bernard Tapis purchasing the NHL.  That one got a lot of yucks--NOT.

That’s as far back as they go, because I started writing Latte in November 2004.

Since November 2008, I haven’t been as inspired to post.  It’s partially due to a temporary sense of “mission accomplished,” and a lot due to me spending my free time nesting as we prepare our house for our first baby.

So this year I don’t have an April Fools day post to crack myself up with, and I don’t expect to do a ton of posting in the near future. 

But Happy April Fools Day everyone!  And watch your back, or you may get a Poisson d’Avril

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I hope you aren't using company time to write your blog entries, what with the new strict work-hours policy...

Posted by: eric | Apr 1, 2009 9:18:06 AM

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