7 Ways to Make a Fool of Yourself

April 1st, 2009 by Jane

The origin of April Fool’s Day is a little murky, but history shows that we humans have been making fools of ourselves for centuries. Short sheeting beds or fake vomit is for amateurs, so I thought of a few things for which we all have willingly become fools, at one time or another. The lovely jester quilt (right) is from the very talented Lee-Anne Gilbert from Victoria, Australia.

1. Dancing Fool
Watch this video of Judson Laipply as he demonstrates dance moves from the last 50 years or so. 

2. Gold
The American Gold Rush turned many people into fools, but ultimately helped populate the West. Here is a bracelet I am a fool for-I want at least ten of these. I would wear them all at the same time so I would jingle while I walked! 

3. Love
I would never call Tina Turner a fool, but I sure love hearing her sing about it!

4. Money
Bernie Madoff investors aside, anyone these days can take a look at their IRA portfolio and feel a little foolish. We can at least try to have a sense of humor about it, can’t we?

5. Putter
One definition of fool is “to putter” or move about aimlessly. If you ask a person from the south what they are doing, many times you will get the response “just putterin’.” Check out this nice blog about puttering in the garden!

6. Raspberry Fool
One of the best days I have ever had was at a raspberry farm in Las Vegas, New Mexico.  Mmmm, heaven! Try this recipe for Raspberry Fool and don’t tell a soul how easy it was to make.

7. Toys
Another definition of the word fool is “to toy with.” Try some of these eco-friendly toys and make a fool of yourself playing with your kids!


2 Responses to “7 Ways to Make a Fool of Yourself”

  1. Eric Says:

    Raspberries in New Mexico sound great If you could eat them while listening to Tina with a stack of gold bracelets hanging from your arm next to someone you love…. That would be nice.

  2. Mad Kane Says:

    Thanks very much for the mention!

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