A Diary from Draenor
It’s April Fool’s Day. It is always good to read the funny patch notes from Blizzard. Wowhead’s Sha of Pepe made me laugh. Even Transmog Queue got into the act. It’s a fun day.
“A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.”
This Sunday will be (I so very hope) the downing of Heroic Archimonde. We got there a few weeks ago and had a few pulls and wipes. This Sunday, we are starting on Archi and devoting our raid time to this first kill. We are a lot stronger now!
“Every fool finds a greater one to admire them.”
Today, this blog has been visited by the United States, Estonia, Indonesia, Denmark, France, Australia and the Netherlands. Judging by the clicks, players are interested in toy box macros, Vuhdo set-up for Druids and Marksman trinkets.
“The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.”
I’m not much of a prankster.
“I have great faith in fools — self-confidence, my friends call it.”
Edgar Allan Poe
Years ago, I was sitting in the Green Room with a bunch of stagehands. I looked over at my friend, Bill. He’s a cheerful big strapping guy. I said, “I think it would only take three of us to stuff Bill in the dressing room showers.” There was a pause as Bill looked over the group. He said, “Not a chance, chumps.”
Dog pile on Bill! With much laughing and yelling, Bill got picked up and was struggling/dragged back down the hall. Bill caught my eye and I finger-waggled at him and sat down to read the newspaper.
Ten minutes later, everyone came hooting down the hallway, soaked through! If you are going to stuff Bill in the shower, you are going to get wet too.
“Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?”
I was stage managing a musical when April Fools came on a Sunday. Sunday matinees are deadly, we used to call it a Sea of Blue because of all the blue-haired old ladies in the audience.
I came in a couple of hours early and began making tiny paper helicopters. My friend, Cathy, showed up early and we loosely filled this big cardboard box with tiny paper helicopters.
About an hour before Show Call, I carried my box up the fly gallery and rigged the box upside down with it’s lid to be triggered by a stage circuit. I patched it into a circuit that I could switch in the booth.
At the end of the show, I called in the main curtain after the bows and triggered my switch. Thousands of tiny helicopters fell down like slow confetti on the cast. They cheered (who doesn’t like confetti?).
The stage hands flipped out, “who is on the grid? who is on the catwalks?” and they raced up to the top of the theater to find — no one.
I confessed at a party two years later. They said, “I knew it was you but how!?”. I just shrugged and said, “It was April Fools.”
“Controversy equalizes fools and wise men…and the fools know it.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr