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20th Annual April Fool’s Day Parade
Joey Skaggs has announced details of NEW YORK CITY'S 20th ANNUAL APRIL FOOLS' DAY PARADE (he's got that page very oddly formatted in a single long column, but you can also read the news release in pdf format). A few details:

This year's parade, "Divided We Stand", will memorialize the efforts made by people around the world to maintain their power, whether political, religious or personal, at the cost of the greater common good. The Parade Grand Marshall will be Ex CBS Anchor, Dan Rather. The theme song "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition" will be sung by President George W. Bush. The public is encouraged to participate, in or out of costume, with or without floats, and may join the procession at any point along the parade route. Large float entries must be at 59th Street and 5th Avenue no later than 11:30 a.m..
Categories: April Fools Day
Posted by The Curator on Thu Mar 24, 2005
He's been doing this since 86?

Damn, if he keeps going, people will start a parade spontaneously just for the hell of it. One year a whole bunch of people will show up and it'll just go from there, 'cause they don't want to all look like... well, fools, I guess.

" The parade, led by The Tanya Harding Pipe Baton Twirlers on Roller Blades"
Sounds like fun to me. Everybody remember their shin pads?

tongue wink

As long as they don't show her home videos...
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Thu Mar 24, 2005  at  01:32 AM
I've gotta admit, the guy really blossomed in '96.

Still like the year when it was cancelled, though; THAT was genius. I wonder how many people phoned the city and complained?
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Thu Mar 24, 2005  at  01:54 AM
Last April Fool's day the classic rock station in Boston, WZLX, had a Fool's Parade (which they broadcasted on the radio though it didn't really exist.)
Posted by Katey  on  Thu Mar 24, 2005  at  01:54 PM
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