April Fools Aftermath

Okay, it was pretty lame of me to recycle the same April Fools’ joke I did last year, especially since I didn’t even manage to write half as many joke posts as I did in 2008. In my defense, I’m much busier this year, and I’d planned on just writing off April Fools’ Day 2009, but a couple of ideas presented themselves, and so I resurrected the ChristianSkeptic. I don’t think it got quite as crazy (or quite as funny) this time around, but then, I was pretty proud of how last year’s gag turned out.

Lest you think this is over, I have several leftover ideas, which means this lazy recycled joke will probably become an endearing tradition. Hopefully next year I’ll also do something with the comic blog.

If you’re interested in seeing the gag site, it’s here. I’m still waiting for the day when someone comments on it thinking it’s genuine. I’d almost hate to think I made it totally Poe-proof.

Oh no, not again

What happened to my blog?

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program, already in progress

So, I hope everyone enjoyed yesterday’s little foray away from normalcy. I certainly enjoyed putting it together: fifteen posts when it was all said and done, which is not too shabby since I didn’t even think about doing it until Monday morning. It’s amazing how quickly you can write when you don’t have to put too much thought, research, or intelligence into it. I mixed equal parts of things I’ve actually heard woos/kooks say, things that woos/kooks seem to think, and some mild exaggeration.

If I may toot my own horn a little (yes, in public no less), I’m pretty proud of how it all turned out. I especially liked my Fred Hoyle 9/11 theory and my take on Ray Comfort’s evangelism. I might have gone a little off the rails with my Anti-vax/mercury militia/Chariots of the Gods/newage/bizarre Christianity post, but the rest, I thought, were pretty close to the mark, especially the consistent misspelling of “atheist” (crap, I’m going to be double-checking that for weeks).

So if you didn’t get a chance to see it, I’m leaving it up (and linking to it in the Classic Posts field). Take a look, have a chuckle, leave a comment (here or there, it don’t matta). If you were horribly offended, I apologize: I hadn’t intended it to be quite so heavy on the making-fun-of-fundies as it was, but it kind of spun out of control. Take solace in the fact that the only people I know who would share that kind of thinking are trolls, or close to it. I’m not trying to paint all Christians as kooks, I’m trying to paint all kooks as kooks, some of whom happen to be fundies.

Regular service here will resume shortly; ’til then: open thread!