Would you believe me if I said to you, today I killed a man?
Well, it was worth a shot.
How about if I told you the release date of A Dance With Dragons had been brought forward a fortnight?
Yeah. As if.
I'm all swings and roundabouts on April Fool's Day. On the one hand, what a complete and utter waste of time it is. Every single story that breaks you have to take with a grain of salt, and some years, some pretty big news gets buried in all the nonsense.
Oh how I wish that new Angry Robot Imprint were real...
But scrolling through all the jokes in my RSS reader this morning - the good, the bad and the butt-ugly - I wasn't taken in by a one, and I got to wondering, have we reached boiling point on April Fools' Day pranks? Because I can't for the life of me remember when I was last made a fool of, so much as made to wish it were the 2nd already, what with the widespread silliness.
So do tell: when was the last time an April Fools' Day prank got the better of you?
And please, feel free to wax reminiscent... remind me of the good old days, when the grass was greener and the other side wasn't just a Chillis song. What the best trick you ever fell for? What was the worst?