My Take: By Geoff Agombar

By Geoff Agombar
My Take: By Geoff Agombar

The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was April Fools

Alice told the White Queen there’s no use in trying to believe impossible things.

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice… Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Fake news is all the rage. Fake outrage, too. And all the real stuff, all the more.

The real headlines are just so outrageous! We confront countless impossible things to disbelieve before our morning coffee has even steeped. Then thrice again before our evening constitutional has been amended.

In “Catch-22,” Milo Minderbinder made a mint buying eggs for a penny, selling for 4.5 cents, buying back for seven, before selling for a nickel…

Wherever Milo went, parades and holidays sprung up to greet him. “What’s good for M&M is good for the country.” Revealing unimaginable profits, his crimes were absolved.

April foolers may bring flowers. What is so practical about jokes anyway?

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