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The 1st of April is traditionally a day for fools and pranks.  The Voice traditionally eschews “fake-story” pranks, but that doesn’t stop us from acknowledging what others do on the day.

Does anybody flash-mob anymore?  The Voice‘s regular web feature offers links to videos of various pranks.  “We’ll have the uncanny sense of being unable to trust anyone, because even the most serious-minded person might loosen up on April Fool’s Day and try to pull our leg.”  Click of the Wrist – Play the Fool, March 25, 2011.  (For links to several classic flash-mob stunts, see also Click of the Wrist — In a Flash, from April 12, 2013.)

Enough with the fools already!   Serious-minded Voice editor Karl Low rhymes off reasons he dislikes April Fools.  “It’s become almost a way of a company showing how ‘cool’ it is by developing some absurd prank.”  Editorial:  Paradox of Fools, April 1, 2016.