April Fools day is the worst day of the year for the Internet
Tomorrow is the day that I loathe to use the Internet. April Fools day is the occasion everyone and their hillbilly uncle uses to attempt to prank each other with fake news stories. Google was among first to the party with their semi-humorous dating site Google Romance among the best. But they too have gone downhill with last year’s groaners.
So, to make tomorrow more tolerable, I’m warning everyone that TOMORROW IS APRIL FOOLS DAY! DON’T FALL FOR STUPID FAKE INTERNET STORIES THAT AREN’T FUNNY ANYMORE!
If you actually liked the Internet devolving into jr. high pranks, I appoligize for ruining tomorrow’s magic. But the rest of us can’t take it anymore.
The Daily Pennsylvanian, my college newspaper, had one of the best, and worst, April Fools editions. Here’s basically how it went for college students:
- Freshman year: “Whoa, they totally got me. What funny writers. I can’t wait for next year’s paper.”
- Sophomore year: “The April Fools edition was so much better last year.”
- Junior year: “This is getting really old, really fast.”
- Senior year: “I’m never reading the Daily Pennsylvanian again.”
I think this applies perfectly to the Internet on April Fools Day. Sure, it was humorous at the beginning. But it’s not funny anymore. Seriously, stop it.