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    April Fools’ Day an excuse for fun

    You know it’s April Fools’ Day when you find a magnet on your car that says “”I masturbate.”” Such was the case for Jeff Serber, a communication sophomore.

    As he walked toward his car yesterday, he noticed the magnet on his driver’s side door.

    “”When I saw it, I just laughed and then took it off and tossed it on the ground,”” Serber said.

    “”I think April Fools’ Day is good. It makes people laugh, and laughing is good for you. “”
    – Jordan Londer,
    undeclared sophomore

    Jordan Londer, an undeclared sophomore and Serber’s roommate, put the magnet on his door to do his part for April Fools’ Day.

    “”I think April Fools’ Day is good,”” Londer said. “”It makes people laugh, and laughing is good for you.””

    April Fools’ Day is just a good excuse to do some tastefully funny “”Jackass””-style pranks on your friends and family, he added.

    Londer’s little brother has been on the receiving side of many of Londer’s bathroom humor pranks. Londer said he once tried to wrap a clear plastic wrap around his brother’s toilet seat but it didn’t work because he noticed the reflection.

    Londer said he also used to dip his brother’s fingertips in warm water to make him urinate in bed.

    Childish pranks are not limited to younger people on April Fools’ Day. Teachers have also been known to deceive their students on occasion.

    Londer and Jeanette Viga, a sophomore majoring in dance and journalism, both had teachers in the past who gave difficult pop quizzes, only to reveal at the end of class that it was a joke.

    “”Most people forget so it’s easy to pull pranks,”” Londer said.

    Major companies even pull pranks.

    Facebook claimed members could hire a person to physically poke one of their friends, while Google offered free broadband Internet, which could be connected through the toilet (TiSP).

    However, not everybody participated in the day’s festivities.

    “”I think April Fools’ Day is OK if the jokes aren’t harmful,”” said Viga.

    “”If somebody got hurt because of a prank I did, I would feel guilty,”” Viga said. “”The point is to confuse people – just don’t take the joke too far.””

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