As previously noted
(each year), we have this 'problem.' Each April 1st we have a
problem getting our stories straight... we make things up, we get
silly, we act weird (-er than normal...) we exaggerate and
lampoon... in other words, we act like the folks that run Sun 'n
Fun, (but are FAR more amusing AND no one gets hurt...).
However; once a year it's fun to let it all hang out, and this
year is no exception.
Mind you, I hate to offer this caveat, but since there has been
some confusion in the past (in one case by a New York Times
reporter who actually thought our story on Sandra Bullock racing
bizjets at Reno had a glimmer of truth) and since our format
doesn't always allow for easy distinction between April 1st stories
and stories that are published on April 1st (if ya know what I
mean...), we're gonna warn ya... JUST THIS TIME.
Please note that all April 1st, 2006, stories NOT labeled
specifically as REAL NEWS should be read with your funny bone in
gear, and all others with a straight face... we hope.
That's the LAST warning you're gonna get. After this, we take no
prisoners. We're having a ball putting this one together and
after some of the past year's low points, I guess we could all use
a laugh (and a good cry...).
We hope you enjoy our
efforts this year and appreciate the fine work done by ANN
Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, ANN Associate Editor Rob
Finfrock, ANN Senior Editor Pete Combs and our valued contributors,
Tom Turner, Wes Oleszewski, Alan Pike, Rose Dorcey, Kevin
O'Brien, Aleta Vinas, and some REALLY great ANN readers who sent us
some TRULY good ideas, photos and suggestions. Ya'll are some very
warped people... and we appreciate it.
By the way... Your suggestions for worthwhile April 1st topics
and story ideas are ALWAYS welcome. Just click the link below and
take your best shot... the weirder the better!
And if you think this year was crazy... just wait til 2007! We
get more bizarre EVERY Year.