Friday, April 01, 2005
Doctor C. Feces on April Fools
However, communications being what they were in the days when news traveled by foot, many people did not receive the news for several years. Others, the more obstinate crowd, refused to accept the new calendar and continued to celebrate the new year on April 1. These backward folk were labeled as "fools" by the general populace. They were subject to some ridicule, and were often sent on "fools errands" or were made the butt of other practical jokes.
In Scotland, April Fool's Day is celebrated for two days. The second day is devoted to pranks involving the posterior region of the body. It is called Taily Day. The origin of the "kick me" sign can be traced to this observance.
The editors of Urbana time in order to increase their moments of fabulosity celebrate April 1st as they would New Year's. I have clinically diagnosed them as 'stewpid fools who look good in tights.' Spend the night with them at your own risk.