Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tartan Sheep

As mentioned in a previous post (the Silent Monks "singing" the Messiah), I really love a silly idea/slightly humorous joke that is spun out to the extreme.

The BBC have a wonderful April Fools Day story of a farmer breeding sheep with tartan wool to assist in making patterned clothing.  This was accompanied by the enclosed photo.  The famous recent video was of a naturalist discovering some penguins who could fly.

The British are especially good at this, but we Americans can get in on the fun, too:  In 1996, Taco Bell announced that it had purchased the Liberty Bell, and that henceforth this national treasure would be known as the "Taco Liberty Bell".  White House spokesman Mike McCurry quipped that the Ford Motor Company had purchased the Lincoln Memorial, which was now called the "Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial".

Any good April Fools stuff out there?
There was a funny story on LarkNews (which pokes fun of American evangelical culture without being disrespectful to God) had a funny account:  "Rapture Joke Provokes Heart Attack".  That story is as amusing as this send up of postmodern cool Christian lingo.

1 comment:

coffee maker said...

that taco bell prank was pure (or at least mostly pure) genius