So April 1 is coming, and for those that are of the mischievous type I know what you’re thinking… it’s time to cook up a scheme to trick those coworkers or loved ones into believing you have SARS or something like that. But for those of you who are running into a practical joke dry spell I’ve got a helpful link for you, to the 100 greatest practical jokes of all time.
My favorite from the list….
#4: The Taco Liberty Bell
In 1996 the Taco Bell Corporation announced that it had bought the Liberty Bell from the federal government and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizens called up the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell is housed to express their anger. Their nerves were only calmed when Taco Bell revealed that it was all a practical joke a few hours later. The best line inspired by the affair came when White House press secretary Mike McCurry was asked about the sale, and he responded that the Lincoln Memorial had also been sold, though to a different corporation, and would now be known as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial.
Check it out and get into the Foolin’ mode. Also, here is a link to my fav April 1 product on Zazzle… So topical!