Friday, April 01, 2011

April Fool 2011


...References to April Fool’s Day can be found as early as the 1500s...The puzzle that April Fool’s Day presents to cultural historians is that it was only during the eighteenth century that detailed references to it (and curiosity about it) began to appear...Shakespeare, writing in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, made no mention of April Fool’s Day, despite being, as Charles Dickens Jr. put it, a writer who “delights in fools in general.”...Many theories have been put forward about how the tradition began. Unfortunately, none of them are very compelling. So the origin of the “custom of making "April Fools" remains as much a mystery...read more here...

I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it. [Jack Handey]


Daikon is an essential part of Japanese cuisine

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6 Comments:

Blogger Gabi Greve said...

March eleven -
what is the half-life
of our memory ?

Gabifrom Japan

http://japan-afterthebigearthquake.blogspot.com/search/label/diary

3:47 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I'm pretty sure it was a man's excuse again....Love what you thing and art about ;)

8:32 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Anyone stumble across any small website, but good time jokes? I found an online risk game called Conquer Club (http://www.conquerclub.com). They translated their whole website into Swedish Chef language! Take the time to read it, and you'll see its a little 'foreign' to your eyes, but not to your ears!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

it's all food for thought, Gillena...but the thought finally narrows down to food? at some point or other, yes :)

April fool is March fool with another month of folly added, it is said....a March fool, i delight in April fool :)

wishes,
devika

12:56 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks all for dropping in

Gabi san, more food for thought, your renku verse

Lorraine all the excuses will not lessen the radiation process

Thanks for sharing your URL Andy

Dev i'm a romantic - a February fool :)

much love...

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