Planning on playing a few tricks on April 1? Fuhgeddaboudit.
That's the message from Al Gore, former U.S. Vice President, guardian of the planet, and inventor of the Internet. "Things are so bad in the world, there's nothing to laugh at this year," Gore said. "Therefore, I have canceled April Fools' Day for 2011."
Word is that Gore took this action in the hope that he will win another Nobel Peace Prize, like the one he won in 2007. He's also writing a rap song about his proclamation, crossing his fingers he'll get another Grammy Award to go with the one he won in 2009.
The world's reaction to Gore's proclamation, though, was swift and negative. Remarks such as "Fiddle-dee-dee!" and "Who died and made that guy king?" have been heard around the globe.
Estranged wife Tipper Gore was reluctant to comment on Al's ruling. "Y'know," she said. "I think I'll just go with Abraham Lincoln's observation: It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
Enough said. Except, of course:
Happy April Fools' Day!