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Friday, April 01, 2005


April Fool's Roundup

It's my favorite holiday. Jody has a few links below, and here are a few more.

The Curious Case of Sidd Finch. The New York Times has a story about this, a Sports Illustrated hoax written by George Plimpton. Sidd Finch was an extraordinary pitching prospect for the Mets with a 168 mph fastball. He retired from the game, though, saying in his final speech, "The perfect pitch, once a thing of harmony, is now an instrument of chaos and cruelty." The speech was real; the player was not.

Homestar Runner does an April Fool's day page every year; here's this year's. And last year's, which I prefer; it references one of the other sites run by the Homestar Runner guys; Thorax Corp ("Providing total stardom solutions and second income streams since font size="+1").

More to come. Happy April Fool's!


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