Some April Fool’s jokes are limitless and reveal no creativity. Then there are those that make you pause in amazement. The three I picked for this post are taken from ye ‘ol college crimes. Since AP’s jokes are especially rife on college campuses, I thought I share a few of the better ones, not those “You got Punked” grades C- puppies.
Back in 2003, Johns Hopkins issued this press release about their name. Complete with pictures and the statement, “No landfill, all removed letters will be recycled.” Brings new meaning to the question, “Plastic or Paper?”
MIT closed their Hall of Hacks back in 2001, just before April dawned that year. Which explains how MIT could not be involved in the infamous cannon caper of 2009…they just weren’t tangled up in moving the 1.7 ton Caltech cannon. Right?
This brings me to the University of Maryland’s parting President’s fighting words in 2010, “we needed an animal that’s actually unstoppable. Turtles are so stoppable. I kick those little f—ers around campus all the time.” His suggestion for their new mascot came from a trip to China. Hmmm-hmmm, you guessed it, cute and cuddly!
Happy April Fool’s Day, whether you’re on campus, an alum or just hanging around acting all scholarly! 😉