Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ugh, it's April Fool's Day.

Ugh, it's April Fool's Day.

O.K., websites and online pundits trying to play April Fool's jokes are just about universally lame at this point. The first thing I see in my in-box this A.M.? Today's Lefsetz Letter wherein crazy Bob tries to get me to believe Apple is buying Universal and tracks on iTunes will now be available for fifteen cents.

The only thing that's even slightly sly about this attempt at online trickery is how close his fevered prediction actually fits into the regular tone of his postings.

Listen, I don't mind a well crafted ruse, but let's please put a moratorium on lame attempts to be "funny" on April Fool's Day.

UPDATE: Here's another one. And another. Another. And of course, this one. Stop the madness! (O.K., the Virgle thing is kind of funny, but only because they're not even trying to pull the wool over your eyes ... they know you're expecting the joke so they just try to let their imagination run wild.)

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