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21st Annual April Fools’ Day Parade
Status: Annual tradition
Joey Skaggs has once again announced details of New York City's Annual April Fools Day Parade. Here's the full press release. Details include:

This year's floats will include a Fundamentalist Noah's Ark float featuring two of all of earth's creatures, including dinosaurs; a Hurricane Katrina Victim's float where for $1 a throw you can attempt to dunk Michael Brown in a vat of toxic sludge packed with snakes, rats and a big crocodile; a Last Chance Cruise Ship float offering gambling and shuffleboard, plus off-shore abortions when Roe v. Wade is overturned; and a Clandestine CIA Prison float featuring the latest prison torture techniques.

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Categories: April Fools Day
Posted by The Curator on Thu Mar 23, 2006
Comments (4)
I'm sure this year's April Fool's Day parade will be every bit as fabulous as all the previous ones.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Fri Mar 24, 2006  at  04:30 AM
Our local parade is going to have a salute to America's foreign policy, with a grand procession of all the weapons of mass destruction captured in Iraq, mounted on military trucks. Also, all the terrorists discovered by tapping our telephones without warrants will be furloughed from detention to march in a baton-twirling corps.
Posted by Big Gary in Tool, Texas  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Fri Mar 24, 2006  at  06:48 PM
Have you sent a press release about your parade to all the local news outlets yet, Gary? Joey Skaggs does that every year. I got one faxed to me a few years ago when I was working as a morning drive guy on J-105 radio in Boise.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Sat Mar 25, 2006  at  04:56 AM
Yeah, Cranky, I thought of that, but then I realized that my employer wouldn't be crazy about me spending all day taking calls about the upcoming parade, so I decided I'd just have to rely on word of mouth for now.
Posted by Big Gary in Old Dime Box, Texas  in  Dallas, Texas, USA  on  Tue Mar 28, 2006  at  08:06 PM
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