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Waiting breathlessly for the oh-so clever "April Fool" ledes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by beardpuller, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    I'll have two local papers to pick up off my flagstones tomorrow morning, and I'm sure somebody will give me one. And will feel clever for having written it.
  2. ColbertNation

    ColbertNation Member

    If I see one tonight, it's getting sent back for a re-write.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    but post it here first so we can have some fun with it
  4. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    I've always thought these kinds of threads are funny. I would never write one of these, but the fact is that Joe and Tina Schmoe find this stuff amusing. It's entertaining to a reader who isn't a journalist.

    You hate writing cliches and being tacky, but the average person is easily amused by stuff like this.
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    The average person also is easily amused with dick and fart jokes. Why not put those in as well?
  6. IllMil

    IllMil Active Member

    Didn't you hear the NYT is adding a dick and fart section?
  7. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    If I was allowed to, I would.

    April Fool's...or am I?
  8. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Is tomorrow April SportsPredictor day?

    I'm sorry. I'll get out of fifth grade now.
  9. That took me a second, but I eventually got a good little chuckle out of it.

    I guess April Fools jokes do work.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Pirates scored nine runs today against the Braves.

    The April Fool lede fits perfectly.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Adding or expanding?
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Especially since they scored 12 .. you fool.
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