As is the case with a lot of things, the older I get the less patience I have for April Fools’ Day.

Don’t get me wrong, there are few things more satisfying than a creative, well-executed prank.  Notice I added a couple of qualifiers there before the word “prank.”    On the positive side, you have some of the stuff ThinkGeek pulls off every April 1, where their fake products are so amazing that they become real by popular demand (though I’m still waiting to be able to play Super Pii Pii Brothers).  On the less positive side is PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING ELSE ON THE INTERNET AND IN REAL LIFE.

It gives me no pleasure to say this, but you, random reader, are probably not as clever a japester as you give yourself credit for.  Chances are your pranks are not creative, or will get you deservedly arrested, or are just plain dick moves.

Even worse is the fact that, while content on the internet is refreshed by the minute, it stays there indefinitely.  The internet loves to react to things, not so much to question things; one reddit link to a poorly written story on some blog no one’s ever heard of, and everyone becomes the equivalent of that relative everyone has who keeps forwarding poorly Photoshopped pictures of Jane Fonda making out with Saddam Hussein.  I’m just saying, check the date of the article before you tweet it, okay?

One week left to help make Megafoot a reality!  What, are you gonna make your own cyborg sasquatch movie?  No?  Then get off your high horse and help them make theirs, already!  Sheesh…