Stop reading this. Open a new browser window and go to your favourite news source (I’m talking about Australia here).
Where are the April Fools joke articles?
Traditionally, editors have a bit of fun on this day, publishing articles on Italian spaghetti trees or the Olympics creating a backwards 100m event.
Perhaps I’ve not looked hard enough but there seems to be nothing that qualifies as an April Fool on the main Australian news sites. I’m not dismissing the possibility that I’ve been gullible and walked past one and assumed it was true.
Please correct me in the comments.
Perhaps we are in a “post humour” era where every joke offends someone, somewhere and, because of this, all jokes must be silenced.
Oh wait, we’re saved; The Sydney Morning Herald have one;