Perhaps one of my least favorable habits (other than what my friend referred to today as simple “madness”) is my inability to understand, tolerate, or appreciate humor.
Yeah, sure, I may enjoy insider jokes and occasional sarcasm, but for the most part, I think people who try to be funny should be shot. A person is either funny- or he’s not (sa7 Lina?), and I’ve only managed to meet a few people worthy of being called funny (at least as far as my taste in humor is concerned), while all the rest are just , you know, not funny.
That naturally makes today my least favorite day in the year- even worse than Valentines’.
Today is April 1st- April Fool’s Day.
Fortunately, my brother’s apparently forgot, because I was spared the foolishness (although it’s a rule of thumb in the family to never joke with Roba, because Roba ma btit7amal maze7). I also was lucky enough to have spent most of my day offline, because otherwise, I would have read all the April Fool’s jokes sprawled across my much loved World Wide Web, and being the serious, completely gullible person that I am, I would have believed them all. Yeah, I’ve actually done that before, only to find out that such and such was an attempt at being funny months later.
Anyhow, have I recently mentioned that I love Wikipedia? I just really like serious places, and it is a place serious enough to seriouslize this foolish day and treat it as a “Current Event”, listing, as facts, all the silliness that I might have very easily believed if I was online today. My favorites:
- Slashdot incorporated a pink “OMG!!! Ponies!!!” theme at 00:00 UTC. This girlish theme is in stark contrast for a techie website believed to be mostly frequented by male nerds.
- Technorati’s top searches include Microsoft Bob, Apple Newton, PointCast, HyperCard, and other outdated technologies
- Microsoft enthusiast Robert Scoble announced that he’s leaving Microsoft to work for Google.
- The Economist announced that GeneDupe is working on genetically engineering such mythical creatures as dragons, unicorns, and gryphons.
Are you laughing yet, ha ha? Yes? No? Yes?