April Fool’s Day Is The Annoying Dentist Of Comedic Events

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Dentists get a bad rep. Partly because they pull things out of your mouth that generally want to stay attached to your face in an often painful way. But also because many of them have a tendency toward sharing really terrible jokes. And when you've got a bunch of cotton in your mouth or a man wielding massive needles near your face, there's really nothing you can do about that.

And so that gets us to today, April Fool's Day, whereby anyone and everyone who feels so inspired can make up ridiculous stories and ideas and then gaffaw uproariously when you confuse the sentences that they've strung together as truth. April Fool's Day is what happens when the world turns into a smelly breathed dentist who makes you sigh through the exposition of a joke until he* weezingly get around to the punchline, which is always the same: Just Kidding!

*My current dentist is a woman. And she is lovely.