I know I said that since I couldn’t update last night, I would do so tonight.

And I’m afraid that I said that in haste, as I had forgotten what Sunday would bring.

Check your calendars.

Yep, that’s right. April Fool’s Day. Once a day which begat small pranks among family and friends has become a hallmark tradition of the internet, and all sorts of hoaxes, pranks, and practical jokes are pulled all the web over.

As I type this, the much celebrated, much reviled day is less than half an hour away.

Now, I don’t mean to be a party-pooper, but I’m not up to trying to decipher fact from fiction with everything I read tonight, nor do I want anything I post to be scrutinized.

Nor do I really want comments telling me “lol pwned” if I make a mistake. I’m too tired for that right now.

So, the amended plan is simple: I’m waiting for Monday, hopefully early in the day, and I’ll cover everything that I can discern as legitimate news into some megaposts, and just for fun, I’ll even try and gather together whatever prankish mischief remains so people may have a good laugh and marvel at the ingenuity the internet shows this time of year.

Happy AFD, and watch what you read.

Just for fun, here’s a pic from a Super Mario Bros. coloring book I had as a kid, which I colored the scan of on the computer:

You can find more (uncolored) here and here.

If you decide to make some magic happen with these, feel free to share! Maybe I’ll post some later, if anyone desires it. :)

–LBD “Nytetrayn”

  • http://www.pressthebuttons.com MattG

    Ah yes, “Internet Jackass Day”. Internet pranks used to be clever, but over the years they’ve just become so asinine.