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An early shot across the bow

Saying it before the day changes: If you use April Fool's Day as an excuse to be mean, you suck.

And even if you're not mean, be careful if you try to be clever. Remember John Scalzi's "The failure mode of 'clever' is 'asshole.'"

As for other issues about April Fool's Day, I'll let yendi say it well.

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mdg1
Apr. 1st, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
I tend to just hide from the world on 4/1. Too many stupid people doing annoying things and believing that saying the words "April Fool!" somehow absolves them.
mac_arthur_park
Apr. 1st, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I feel the same way, and am thakful I can hide in the house all day today.
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