i hate april fool's day

I hate April Fool's, and not just because of the "practical jokes" aspect of it. It's also the anniversary of the coup d'état which transformed my country in a military dictatorship that killed and tortured hundreds of people. It was a dark time in our History, that it's still celebrated by many on political right.

Also, on an April Fool's day when I was a teen, I was fake mugged on the street. The guy approached me, said he had a gun on his bag, asked me for my phone. I gave it to him, he looked at it, said "nevermind", and walked away.

Safe to say no one believed me in school that day.

I guess I just don't like the kind of jokes that usually get thrown around on this day. It's not my style.

Not to say I don't like jokes in general, far from it. In fact, want to hear my favorite joke ever? It's from the movie Kung Pow.

What do you get when you cross an owl with a bungee cord?

My ass.

Anyways kids, fake mugging teens is bad. Military dictatorships are also bad. Hell, the political right is also Bad, with a capital b.

Catch you later.

Written on April 1, 2022