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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Best April Fool's Prank

Several lists have been made of the best April Fool's Pranks. But the one that continues to fool people with surprising regularity is by my friend RajK. He has entered his birthday on Orkut as April 1, though it is not his birthday. So every year, dozens of people leave him the cursory meaningless "let-me-check-whose-birthday-it-is-today-and-leave-them-a-paltry-scrap" scrap wishing him many happy returns and suchlike..

I don't know if he actively intended to make a statement about the utter futility of people who are not really your friends wishing you on your birthday thanks to these dastardly social networking sites. Or if it was just a prank. Either way, super successful.