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Lots of Fun with April Fool

April 1st, 2011 by Hank

It’s April Fool’s Day. The media is full of spoofs and wild falsehoods, all in fun.

Two of the best spoofs I saw today were a newspaper feature article and a social media posting.

The newspaper article appeared as a full front page followed by two more full pages of fascinating fantasies about the Eiffel Tower. A city in North San Diego County, Escondido, has been arguing about building a major league ball park in town for several years. Many politicians have weighed in and there is no apparent agreement about what to do.

Lyle Davis, the editor of the local newspaper, aptly entitled THE PAPER, published the April Fool spoof today. It says that everyone finally agreed and they are moving the Eiffel Tower onto the disputed land in town. You have to see the article to really appreciate it – it includes quotes from Bill Gates, several movie stars, etc. I know you will enjoy it.

Visit www.thecommunitypaper.com to see the article.

The social media spoof revolves around e-Book publishing, which as you know is a favorite topic of mine. The company Smashwords, which has been at the forefront of promoting e-Book publishing, posted an nnouncement that they have acquired Amazon.

Visit http://blog.smashwords.com/2011/03/smashwords-acquires-amazon.html to read the article.

My only announcement today – April 1st – is that I have reached five million sales of my novel which is published both as a paperback and an e-Book.

Have a great day!

Hank

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One Response

  1. Stan

    The best April Fools I remember is about 17 years ago when 2 local dj’s convinced people that the space shuttle would land in Montgomery Field

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