April Fool’s day typically brings all sorts of online pranks; among twenty- and thirty-somethings, the most common seem to be announcing fake engagements or pregnancies on Facebook. (In one twist, a few women who actually are pregnant announced their actual pregnancies – the prank being that people would think they were kidding.)
Well, pregnancy/engagement announcements are for pikers: I announced my candidacy for Congress. This was really funny right up until my friends thought it was serious, and rep-posted it, and people asked me if I needed signatures from certain towns and if they could donate to my non-existent campaign. It probably didn’t help that I made a fake website, put up a bio and some positions on issues, and linked to a “meet the candidate” video.
You just clicked on that, didn’t you? Sorry. Well, no, I’m not – that was funny. Admit it. (One of my friends clicked on that and asked me if I was going to keep it up there. I told her it was what is commonly referred to as “the point” of the campaign site. Even after getting Rick-rolled, she still thought I was serious about running.)
Hey, at least my jokes are funny, unlike those of certain people in Washington.