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posted by on Wednesday April 01 2020, @01:02AM   Printer-friendly
from the automotive dept.

The Mighty Buzzard writes:

The 4/1 joke this year is on me. Working from home apparently doesn't get you out of working on your home, or in this case a church destined to shortly be my home. Which is what kept me from having time to annoy you lot with a terrible/goofy/whatever theme or some other silliness this year. Enjoy your lazy Wednesday and feel free to have a chuckle at my expense.

Side note: there are only sixty-one four-digit uids left at the time of this writing (the morning of 3/31) . Any of you long time ACs who think you might want to register before we hit five digits need to do it soon.

 
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  • (Score: 0, Troll) by ilPapa on Wednesday April 01 2020, @02:22AM (12 children)

    by ilPapa (2366) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 01 2020, @02:22AM (#977894) Journal

    I really thought with all the death and suffering of the current crisis, you guys would have shown a little respect and not engaged in a childish pursuit like April Fool's Day and followed the Bofa Rule.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2020, @02:28AM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2020, @02:28AM (#977896)

    Ok, I give. What's the Bofa Rule? All I can find is Bank of America when I try to look it up.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2020, @02:30AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2020, @02:30AM (#977897)

      Ask Richard Dawkins.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2020, @02:41AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2020, @02:41AM (#977900)

        Has he stopped screaming about religion yet? If he has, I'd very much like to talk to him. If not, I would rather get answers anywhere else.

    • (Score: 2) by ilPapa on Wednesday April 01 2020, @03:24AM (1 child)

      by ilPapa (2366) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 01 2020, @03:24AM (#977913) Journal

      What's the Bofa Rule?

      *facepalm*

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      • (Score: 1) by khallow on Wednesday April 01 2020, @08:19AM

        by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 01 2020, @08:19AM (#977972) Journal
        I know. Clearly, it refers to the pivotal Battle of Five Armies (or Bofa) at the end of the Hobbit. What are they teaching kids these days?
    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday April 01 2020, @12:55PM

      by Phoenix666 (552) on Wednesday April 01 2020, @12:55PM (#978005) Journal

      Barf On Furries Again. Obviously.

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  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2020, @03:04AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2020, @03:04AM (#977905)

    For not reading the summary before going into April Fool's Rage.

    How about another joke, Murray?

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday April 01 2020, @03:10AM (3 children)

    You haven't met many people who've had to deal with death or other horrific badness regularly, have you? A sense of humor at pretty much all times is mandatory. Soldiers, cops, firemen, paramedics... all of the above engage in copious amounts of dark humor as a matter of course, because dwelling too heavily on the badness will land you in a padded room for the rest of your life. So, yeah, I'm keeping my sense of humor if it's all the same to you.

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    • (Score: 5, Informative) by ilPapa on Wednesday April 01 2020, @03:22AM (2 children)

      by ilPapa (2366) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday April 01 2020, @03:22AM (#977911) Journal

      You haven't met many people who've had to deal with death or other horrific badness regularly, have you? A sense of humor at pretty much all times is mandatory.

      Buzz, you knucklehead. If you had a sense of humor, you might have not gotten wooshed so badly by my post. You just responded to the setup for a joke with a sanctimonious lecture about humor. Could you not read the room?

      Soldiers, cops, firemen, paramedics...

      None of which are you, Bozo, so maybe lighten up just a wee bit and next time you won't end up with BOFA DEEZ NUTS ON YOUR CHIN, YOU NUMPTY *REKT%#@^*

      Oh, and delete your account.

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2020, @04:31AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 01 2020, @04:31AM (#977929)

    Given the level of stress and fear, I think that a little humor would help.

    Just because someone isn't focused, 24x7, on the pandemic, doesn't mean they don't take the matter seriously. Using non-malicious April Fool's silliness is, IMHO, a great way to break some of the tension and live in the moment.

    Don't let this consume you. Take care of you and those you love and seek to enjoy the moments where you're not washing your hands or wondering just how bad things could get.