April Fools day has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

This is officially a “NO JOKE” zone. Please remain in your homes and refrain from excessive humor.

I’m serious. April Fools on the internet is a painful embarrassment.


  1. Sean Boyd says

    No humor April 1st is okay by me. Just found out yesterday that a coworker died last Thursday. We’ve no word why, and it was a shock to us all: he was relatively young (in his 40s), and as far as we knew, healthy. Statistically, of course, it’s most likely not corona-related, but one can’t help but wonder.

    Lofty @1,
    Certain of our politicians claim to be super high-energy workaholics who don’t take days off, dontcha know?

  2. IX-103, the ■■■■ing idiot says

    You know things are bad when Google cancels April fool’s day.

  3. wzrd1 says

    @2, we did just have a National Guard soldier die from coronavirus and obviously he’d not be some aged relic like me (I was tagged by some thumbsucker REF, Retired, Extremely Flatulent).
    This bug is a roll of the dice for most adults.

    @1, how would we know the difference when they take a day off or stay in session? The same amount of work gets done either way and the idiocy never stops departing their lips.

  4. Akira MacKenzie says

    …and refrain from excessive humor.

    Considering how the present is a Dystopian shitshow and the future is a bleak slide into capitalist barbarism followed by exinction, that shouldn’t be too hard.

  5. azpaul3 says

    Knock knock.
    Who’s there?

    Hey, You’re the one who said, “No jokes.”

  6. René says

    Akira MacKenzie @5. That’s the best (almost bulleted) summing up of the current state of affairs. No doubt I will cite it often.

    Thank you.

  7. Who Cares says

    Aww really?
    Why not take an example from the teachers around here who convinced children (and their parents) that they should tape their homework to the windows of their house so that the teachers could check it even without getting into direct contact (or the kids having to go to school) to keep the chance of getting COVID-19 to 0.

  8. nomdeplume says

    Since the Right invented fake news, every day is an unannounced Fool’s Day.

  9. gijoel says

    Here’s an interesting discussion about how to tell if we’re beating Carona virus.

  10. says

    Fun coincidences: There were major disease outbreaks around 1820 and 1920, so clearly the world “must” be on a 100 year cycle. And the word quarantine comes from a phrase meaning “forty days”, and of course 20 + 20 is forty.

    Given both those facts, you’d think we would have expected this to happen this year. But you know what they say about hindsight…