For those who were caught by my April Fool’s joke…

Earlier today, I announced that I had been asked to do two days of work on Sesame Street. Some people, based on my prior April Fool’s jokes, decided pretty instantly, that this was also a joke. This isn’t surprising, since I have a history of planting things weeks ahead of time leading up to a joke.

And, in fact, I’ve been planning this joke for weeks.

Sorry about that.

This year, I decided that I would, for my April Fool’s joke, tell you something that was absolutely true and see who I could trick into thinking I was pulling a prank.  Meta, I know.  The fact of the matter is that I am going to be on Sesame Street.

Just remember, on April Fool’s day, do not trust me. Even when I’m telling the truth, I’m lying.

But I lie with love!

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18 thoughts on “For those who were caught by my April Fool’s joke…”

    1. But she must have known you were not a great fool. She would have counted on it, so you can clearly not choose the wine in front of you!

  1. S. J. Pajonas (spajonas)

    I missed the previous joke! Lol. So this is new news to me 🙂 Congrats on the Sesame Street gig! Be sure to tell is when you’re on so I can record it. My kids still love SS on occasion.

  2. “The fact of the matter is that I am going to be on Sesame Street.

    Just remember, on April Fool’s day, do not trust me. Even when I’m telling the truth, I’m lying.”

    I’m so confused now. Is it true or not? What is truth? What is reality? WHO AM I? 😉

  3. Ooooh good! I didn’t think the earlier post was a joke, but you had me going for a moment!!

  4. Maybe BOTH are true — in different time lines. In one, this was an April Fool’s joke; in another, it’s NOT an April Fool’s joke and a statement of absolute truth…which I believed at first, then didn’t; or another time line where Glamour Histories were actually Vampire novels…or something…

    Then again, maybe I’m just confused in ALL the parallel universes…

  5. The first way to lie artistically is to tell the truth — but not all of it. The second way involves telling the truth, too, but is harder: Tell the exact truth and maybe all of it . . but tell it so unconvincingly that your listener is sure you are lying.

    — Robert A. Heinlein, speaking through his character Lazarus Long in Time Enough For Love

    I’m still not sure if we’ve been played or not….

    Either way, heartiest congratulations, Mary!

  6. Yay awesome! My kids are past the Sesame Street watching age, but I’ll tune in to see your puppetry…

  7. I’d heard the sesame street news through the grape vine, so I knew the post was real–and all I could do was sit there and marvel at the intricate simplicity.

    I bow to you, master of the prank. Your mad genius is a treasure to the world.

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