The Daily Pennsylvanian – yet again proving true the axiom that Ivy League Dailies have no senses of humor – wants to make sure that you do not enjoy April Fool’s Day. After campus pranksters began placing tickets to a “secret” Obama event scheduled for April 1 in Easter eggs scattered around campus, the newspaper’s “journalists” decided that most students probably wouldn’t be able tell the whole thing was a joke and that they therefore had to “break” the “story.”
For some, April Fools’ Day has come early — despite the “Obama” eggs scattered around campus and the flyers posted on Locust Walk saying otherwise, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama will not be speaking at Irvine Auditorium tomorrow night.”
I guess the DP was worried that some incredibly gullible hopemongers in the student body would fall for the prank, which obviously would have been tragic. God forbid kids who believe everything they ever see or read should have to suffer the non-existent consequences of their non-actions.
Still, the DP was too lazy to do any follow-up: who was behind the hoax? What did students think of the hoax? Etcetera.
As our tipster wrote, “I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.”
Happy April Fool’s, folks.