Posted by Sari
Can I just say how much I hate April Fool day jokes? I mean really hate. This has been a bone of contention around Casa Tali since Jukka and I got together. Jukka loves them. He actually spends time trying to think up what to do next year. I just don't get them. Maybe I have no sense of humour, maybe I have low self-esteem, whatever, but April Fool jokes are nasty evil unfunny things whose sole purpose is to make fun of the poor punter who does not get it while those who did get it congratulate themselves for being ooh-so-clever.
During our, what, nine(?) years to gether Jukka has learned that to try to fool me on April 1st usually leads to success followed by tears, shouting, a knee in his groin, and a totally disproportionate amout of pouting and snipping, but apparently the "bheer" (another thing I find completely unfunny: the fannish jargon) at SF-mafia muddled his brain so that he saw fit to mix me up in his April Fool post on Muffins.To give him the credit he is due, he said that he would take the post down if it really bothered me that much. I was really tempted to take the offer, but in the end we ended up with a compromise where the post stayed where it was, but a) I got to write a rant against April Fools day, b) I refused even to look at the post he wrote.
So if you found it funny you can feel sorry for this sad bastard who does not understand the intricate beauty of April fools day jokes, and if you - like me - don't much care for them you have my condolences and apologies.