An April Fool’s post on the internet should immediately pull a few tricks so as not to be like every other post that day suggesting a.) your team’s favorite player is injured, b.) your coach has left, c.) [SOMETHING COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE.]
â†µNo, in the internet age it has to be something dangerously plausible and well-documented, even if said documentation is fake. The master’s class in this comes from AJ Daulerio of Deadspin, whose April Fool’s post included a fully faked DUI report.
Kudos: strong documentation, including an actual case number and little fax dates and times across the top; plausibility, since AJ is a bon vivant, and could conceivably get a DUI; superb timing, since he pre-empted the wave of April Fool’s posts by posting this last night.â†µ
Critiques: Included absurd dialogue in police report and suggestion that AJ drives an Escalade. He’s a Camaro man if we’ve ever seen one.â†µ
Grade: A-, because if it came out tomorrow that it was totally true, you’d still believe it, right? And if not, you’d still sort of wonder?