Ok, so no one can argue with a well executed April Fools Day prank involving David Beckham. It’s funny, it’s quite clever, and the sort of painfully self aware, cultivated yet everyman stick of the ABC which will be discussed at dinner tables across the North Shore and Eastern Suburbs while the rest of us are getting drunk in pubs and watching Rugby League.
SO WHY IS APRIL FOOLS DAY NOT KILLING IT?
It’s for the absolutely ridiculously retarded reactions of people to the jokes. Tell me that you didn’t get at least one of these responses today.
“I heard that, didn’t fool me at all.”
“Yeah, that was pretty funny – obvious though.”
“OMG, did you believe that? Hahaha.”
“Oh the Beckham thing, I didn’t fall for that, my mum totally thought it was real though – haha”
Seriously guys – let’s acknowledge what you’re doing here – seriously break it down.
1. Someone is telling a joke.
2. You get the joke.
3. Then you tell everyone how much you got the joke – repeatedly, loudly, ongoingly.
4. You’re so scared that people think that you didn’t get the joke, that you’re going to great, anti-social lengths to highlight how you, like the rest of us, were told a joke and got it.
Keep it up guys – seriously. We all love it.