April 1st is coming and that means April Fool’s Day. I’ve never been a fan of the usual pranking associated with the day. I did manage to pull off one satisfactory blog post in 2012. And one year I went all out with an array of too-good-to-be-true local television shows. But, through the years, I think folks have tired of the annual onslaught of online shenanigans that turn up on the first of April. Especially in a time of national crisis, trickery is less than appreciated.
On the other hand, things that cause us to stop for a moment and laugh can be therapeutic. I don’t mean laughing at someone else’s expense, but delighting at the unexpected absurdity of something.
How about a delightful assortment of completely absurd news stories for this year’s April Fool’s Day? No tricks, nothing mean-spirited. Just downright, unadulterated silliness with a local flavor.
If you have an idea, send it to me at the email associated with the blog, or message me through the blog’s Facebook page. Send me your best HoCo-local news-that-wasn’t. I don’t need a whole story just give me a headline or a lede. I know you have it in you!