Ack! I hid the meat on you. Ack, you fell for it. Ack,
you are a moron. We know this because ancient cave paintings
tell the April Fools story and how "Ack!"
could many times be accompanied by a thump on the head
with a rock.. Sometimes the utterance was actually "Erk!"
Erk, you're a moron. Erk, I pound your head now - WHACK!
April fools pranks were also prevelant during the Renaissance.
Van Gogh, it had been said, actually put the first coat
of paint upon the Sistene Chapel. Michaelango comes
along the night before and quickly paints his own characters
all over the ceiling of the chapel. Van Gogh, actually
cut off his ear because of this incident and not because
of a female love interest as is so often quoted by uninformed
fools. He mailed Michaelangelo his ear with a surly
note that next time he could take the knife to Mikey
and do a little carving on him.
See whose the fools now, he might say.
April fools t-shirts just came into vogue during the
American Civil War. Northern and Southern soldiers would
occasionally take a break from pelting each other with
bullets and play pranks on each otherr instead. The
most favorite of the April fools pranks played, they
called Cannonball Toe where a soldier would distract
one of the oppositon's soldier as a buddy dropped a
cannonball on his big toe. Another favorite prank was
called Flash Foot where one soldier would nonchalantly
lead another soldier into a pile of gunpowder underfoot
and then flick a cigarette on the pile. This was great
fun for all of the Northern and Southern soldiers!