Sunday, April 01, 2007

I generally like Jack Shafer, Slate's media critic, but his last piece is pretty lame. The subject is April Fool's jokes, which is a dumb seasonal topic on which any buttmunch in his first year on the features desk at the Topeka Capital-Journal can churn out a quick one.

Shafer didn't do too much work digging up his funny examples to fill out his article, either, since most of them are referenced at either the Museum of Hoaxes, a very good site which Shafer credits extensively--in fact, his article would totally suck if not for info from that webpage--or Snopes, the world's best urban legends website. I've linked to them both in the past--to Snopes just a couple of days ago.

Nobody's perfect, but that one was kind of crap, Jack.

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