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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:35 pm 
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I'm bored today and don’t feel like working on any of my regular projects. But I happened to notice that April 1st is just around the corner. April Fool’s Day is something I look forward to, as I love a good practical joke and have played many of them on my family since I was a kid. So…combining everything together, I thought I would brainstorm some jokes to play on someone like a… pianist, and maybe use the material for a writing project I’m doing, or maybe actually play one of the jokes on some unsuspecting someone.

Here’s what I’ve got so far. ( If any of you get to Chicago, let me know and we can try out any of these together. It’s much more fun to have a ‘partner in crime’.)

Let’s see…we can go to a club, lounge, or piano bar, sneak up behind the pianist and tickle him/her. Or… shove the pianist aside and take over playing. Or…we can go to a department store, you know, the fancy kind with a pianist playing nice music - we can hide behind a stand of clothes and throw paper airplanes at the pianist. Or…we can suddenly walk over to the piano and lie down underneath it. Or…we could go back to the piano bar, close the piano lid suddenly, climb on top, and start dancing. Or…sneak up on the far end of a grand piano when someone’s playing it and gradually roll it away. I think I have seen that somewhere, some old television show. Cracks me up just thinking about it. Or…that’s all I can think of right now. Anyone have any more ideas?

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I think (that is if April Fools day is celebrated outside the US) that non Americans have a sense of humor. But if you do something like that in a mall in the US, you will probably have security called. :roll:

A few buddies and myself drove in backwards through a drive-through at a fast food joint. The manager came to the window and nearly had a stroke from all the yelling he was doing.

I also made an armpit fart noise in gym class, back in 8th grade, when we were stretching our legs, and it was timed perfectly when the gym instructor bent over.....she called my mom. I served a detention.


It seems to me that no one has a sense of humor. It's all too sterile in the US. Because people are anal about being offended, sued, or harrassed. There is a mass hysteria of that BS. Quite frankly it all boils down to common sense and a little humor.

I don't know how it is in other countries, but this is how I feel about it in my area.

Re: your ideas

All are pretty funny, except the "jump on top of the piano and start dancing" skit, that is quite frankly scary. Don't wear high heels, and you or your associate better not be that heavy. Because if you break it, you bought it.

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Oh, Monica! You must bored out of your mind...Juufa's right, we'd get sued post haste. Americans (present company excluded) have a rather muted sense of humor.

One of my favorite April Fool's joke is to call the library and/or the bookstore and ask for books by the Indian author Loof Lirpa.

I've also been known to tell people they should fix that giant hole in their roof. They say "what!?!" and leap to their feet, run outside and frantically search for the damage. I've pulled that one on my sister and her husband three years in a row. Informing someone of a fictitious dent in their car works equally well.

This may be a bit more difficult to do successfully: tape or Tivo a lottery drawing, purchase a ticket with the winning numbers of the taped show, get a known lottery fan to watch the Tivo'd drawing. It will work better if your victim has had a few drinks.

My five year old niece did this to me a few years back: I'm sitting in my living room, reading while she plays at my piano. The music stops, I hear giggling. Into the living room waltzes the little girl, holding a can of 3-in-1 oil; proudly she proclaims, "Uncle Pete, I oiled your piano for you!" Her (there's a hole in your roof) mother put her up to it.

Loof Lirpa :lol:


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PJF wrote:
Oh, Monica! You must bored out of your mind


I am. It's spring break and we didn't go anywhere.

Juufa, I like the drive-in thing. We used to do that kind of thing when I was your age too. (along with a million other things - I have very creative friends)

Pete - I'll probably regret this, but I don't get the Loof Lirpa thing.

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Pete - I'll probably regret this, but I don't get the Loof Lirpa thing.


Monica, that's because you are probably unaware that Pete was making use of an old contrapuntal technique! :wink:

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Queen of Mazurkas: Spell Loof Lirpa backwards ---> Fool April ----> April Fools

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:lol: :lol: :lol: I thought it was one of those "ohwha-tagoo-siam" things. (say that fast if you don't know what I'm talking about)

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Mais oogat ah who ?

Is that French or something ? :lol:

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techneut wrote:
Mais oogat ah who ?

Is that French or something ? :lol:


Uh oh. Is that another one? I said it fast, but don't get it.

Or...if you really don't get the aforementioned 'french' thing, all you have to do is look at yourself in a mirror and repeat the words all together and fast.

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pianolady wrote:
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Mais oogat ah who ?

Is that French or something ? :lol:


Uh oh. Is that another one? I said it fast, but don't get it.


Ah LOL .... you have say say it backwards :lol:

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Oh, jeez. (hitting myself on the head). Ok, now I get it. :D

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ohwha-tagoo-siam



I have no clue what the heck that is!? Spelled backwards it is Mais oogat ahwho

...if my English is correct, there is no such thing as "Mais oogat ahwho"

Thanks for confusing me. Much appreciated.

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This is getting better all the time :P
So easy to confuse people !

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Juufa - are you making fun of me?
But if you are serious, then welcome to the club. :)

And again, if you really don't get it, say the whole thing together (not the backwards version). You must let me know if you figure it out. (unless this is still a joke on me.)

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Oh what a goose I am. :roll:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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When I close my eyes, all I can see is little black dots and an afterimage of the piano keyboard that has been burned into my retinas.

I should take a lesson from Archimedes! :lol:

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PJF wrote:
When I close my eyes, all I can see is little black dots and an afterimage of the piano keyboard that has been burned into my retinas.

I should take a lesson from Archimedes! :lol:

Pete


Well...I don't get that one, either.

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PJF wrote:
When I close my eyes, all I can see is little black dots and an afterimage of the piano keyboard that has been burned into my retinas.

I should take a lesson from Archimedes! :lol:

Pete


I understand the part of taking a lesson from Archimedes, but I don't understand why large mirrors and sun-light have to do with a piano.

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Here the custom for April Fool is close to the one used in France : we cut fish silhouettes in paper, then we use a little piece of scotch tape and we glue them in the backs of people. :D

Because in french this day is called : Poisson d'avril. 8)

Of course, any type of hoax is welcomed as well. But I think the fish glued in the back thing is typically French.


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Here the custom for April Fool is close to the one used in France : we cut fish silhouettes in paper, then we use a little piece of scotch tape and we glue them in the backs of people. :D

Because in french this day is called : Poisson d'avril. 8)

Of course, any type of hoax is welcomed as well. But I think the fish glued in the back thing is typically French.


Strange. Funny...but strange. :)

I may try it on someone. :wink:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:
You have made my day!

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I think I broke my wrists at a snail's pace through THE Rachmaninov prelude....thanks Rachmaninov! :evil:

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pianolady wrote:
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When I close my eyes, all I can see is little black dots and an afterimage of the piano keyboard that has been burned into my retinas.

I should take a lesson from Archimedes! :lol:

Pete


Well...I don't get that one, either.


He had his "Eureka!" moment while taking a much needed break. He took a bath, he relaxed and Eureka...

According to Vitruvius, a new crown in the shape of a laurel wreath had been made for King Hieron, and Archimedes was asked to determine whether it was of solid gold, or whether silver had been added by a dishonest goldsmith. Archimedes had to solve the problem without damaging the crown, so he could not melt it down in order to measure its volume. While taking a bath, he noticed that the level of the water rose as he got in. He realized that this effect could be used to determine the volume of the crown, and therefore its density. He then took to the streets naked, being so elated with his discovery that he forgot to dress, crying "Eureka!" ("I have found it!").

No foolin', honest!
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Pete, let us know when you have that "Eureka' moment. :D
I'll be thinking of you when I take my bath.

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So Pianolady, did you succeed to stick some fish in people backs without them noticing? :D

(By the way, sorry for my poor english). :wink:

Here's a funny April Fools pic I've found : 8)

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That's a good one!

Nope - no fish on anybody. I did pull off a few 'stupid' jokes on family members, though. They're happy this day is almost over. :wink:

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I practiced all day. Sunrise was just a few minutes ago, time for bed already?!? Time flies...

Pete

The library will have to wait for next year! :lol:


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I practiced all day. Sunrise was just a few minutes ago, time for bed already?!? Time flies...

Pete

The library will have to wait for next year! :lol:


No idea what you're talking about. :?

And btw, you're another one without a picture. I wish you would add one to your bio.
Why all the mystery with some of you members out there?

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You know, Loof Lirpa...? The library...April Fool's?

My pic is on the way, dammit! :lol:

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pianolady wrote:
Why all the mystery with some of you members out there?


Because we believe mystery makes people wonder how mysteriously mysterious we are and it adds even more mystery to our already mysterious nature. 8) :wink:


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Oh, Martin. You're another one! :) Could that be you with the fish on the back?

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pianolady wrote:
Oh, Martin. You're another one! :) Could that be you with the fish on the back?


Or it could be me, or a spooooooooky ghost! Oooooooooo, I'm scaaaaary you guys!

I'm a nut. :lol:


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I always mix up that as the name is Mars in Swedish... .

I know. In only asked because Venus is Dutch for April


Juufa, I figured it out. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. :)

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pianolady wrote:
Oh, Martin. You're another one! :) Could that be you with the fish on the back?


Naaaah. I'm cuter than that. 8) :wink:


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I always mix up that as the name is Mars in Swedish... .

I know. In only asked because Venus is Dutch for April


Juufa, I figured it out. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. :)


But gender has nothing to do with Chris' witty humor...at least no in this occasion. I guess it is just a mystery that adds to the barrel full of mysteries!

Mysteriousness leads to curiosity, curiosity leads to sin! :x

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