LOL: Urbanite duped by longtime April Foolster
Addendum 4:25 p.m.: Yeah ... We were fooled.
Urbanite became an unwitting participant in the performance art of the infamous Lower East Side trickster, Joey Skaggs, when we "reported" earlier on an April Fool's Day parade.
Sorry people, there was no parade. Yeah, we read the press release and thought it sounded all jokey and whatever -- but we thought that the gathering of pranksters would be real!
Sorry if you showed up and got nothing.
We just spoke to Skaggs on the phone. "Believe me, you weren't the only ones fooled," he said. Thanks for the consolation, but we don't feel so bad - we wish the city's swanky shopping district had been taken over by April Fool's revelers. Oh well, maybe next year? ...
Original Post: Join the NYC April Fool's Day Parade
Calling all pranksters, mischief makers and ... George Bush look-a-likes! The 23rd Annual NYC April Fool's Day Parade wants you! (Yes, it's a real parade, not a joke!)
If you're up for gags and giggles on this day devoted to tricks, go to 59th St. and Fifth Avenue at 11:30 a.m. and join the parade.
Notorious artist and satirist Joey Skaggs, who founded the parade an is also author of the blog Pranks.com says all revelers are welcome, in or out of costume: "They can be self-propelled, towed, pushed or pulled. Customized bicycles, tricycles, baby carriages and aerial balloons are welcome. The Parade Committee assumes no liability for damages caused by satire."
"The New York April Fools' Committee was formed in order to remedy a glaring omission in the long list of New York's annual ethnic and holiday parades. All of these events fail to recognize the importance of the day designated to commemorate the perennial folly of mankind -- April 1st."
And - we have some laughs for those of you stuck at work: The APRIL FOOL'S DAY NEWS QUIZ!
-- Lauren Johnston