Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lord, what fools these mortals be...

We spent April Fool's Day in Ann Arbor (Michigan) at the Festifools Parade.  It started 6 or 7 years back by some university students and teachers, and has turned into quite a foolish affair for all ages! Enjoy a few pictures...

Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton.
-Dean Koontz

“I was kidnapped by aliens, they came down from outer space with ray guns, but I fooled them by wearing a wig and laughing in a foreign accent, and I escaped.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Colleges don't make fools, they only develop them. -- George Lorimer (Yes, most of these fools are Univ. of Michigan college students!)

You have to stop worrying about looking foolish, 'cause fear of being humiliated really limits you.
-Dean Koontz

Even the gods love jokes.  ~Plato

I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.  ~Jack Handey  (I didn't get the chained panda either... but maybe I wasn't supposed too.  Fools!)

Dare to wear the foolish clown face. -Frank Sinatra

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a clever woman to manage a fool. -Kipling (I think she charmed the fools!)

Children and fools speak true.

Stay hungry. Stay Foolish. -Steve Jobs.  (Yes, the Hungry Hippos playing The Hunger Game!)

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. - Shakespeare

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

Looking foolish does the spirit good. --John Updike

Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side. --Yiddish Proverb

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”
― Colette

Too many men are afraid of being fools.

The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.
--Doug Larson

The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.  ~Will Rogers (That's the puppet mayor of Ann Arbor, and his human-double!)

"If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me." -- Angelina Jolie

I have great faith in fools - self-confidence, my friends call it.  ~Edgar Allan Poe (These ladies were letting us know we had to put aluminum foil hats on our heads so that we are not abducted by aliens.  Good advice!)

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
--Cynthia Heimel (Yes, that's a Sloth!)

In life, each of us must sometimes play the fool. --Yiddish Proverb


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