Friday, April 01, 2011
A Remembrance of Pranks Past
I don't "do" April Fools' Day pranks any more -- for a variety of reasons -- one of them being that, as Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller fame) told me during an April 1st visit to his prison-themed home on the outskirts of Las Vegas for a 2004 Los Angeles Times story: "It's for amateurs."
But I recently ran across a guest column I had penned for my hometown newspaper (I'm not sure of the exact year, but my best guess is 1993), and thought it would be a good way to fondly look back at my pranking past. And don't worry about the tiny type -- you can click on it to make it larger.)
Some things never change, and I fully expect at least one family member back east to try something.
Only this time it won't be on the phone -- it'll be a Facebook post.
"Practically foolproof," was originally published in the Bennington Banner, April 1, 1993.