It’s April Fish Day

Hey Y’all .

A very happy
April Fish Day
to you and yours.

Damn…
it’s already
that time
again, huh?

C’est comme ça .

Ya know….

I’d love to take credit
for the cool postcards
on this post,
(and on a lot of my
other posts as well)
but I really can’t.

Lemme ‘splain…..

As you probably know,
aI have a couple
very sweet friends
who like to send me stuff,

… with the idea that,
some of it at least,
might work
as part of a post
of one type or another.

Then,
I’ll occasionally send
them something
that will work on theirs,
etc., etc.,
et cetera.7

A lot of the stuff you see
here on the Muscleheaded Blog
got there just that way….

Either it was sent to
me originally,

— or it was sent BACK to me —

submissions from me1908
that were,
for one reason
or another…

— deflected,
objected
or rejected —

deemed unusable,
inappropriate,posion
or completely asinine.

Usually the third one.

So,
ya see,

if you don’t like something
that appears here,

I probably had nothing
at all to do with it.

Sure  —
that’s the ticket.

Although, I can’t see
why anybody with any taste
wouldn’t like these…

I’ve been posting a lot
of antique postcards lately,
so an old friend in Oklahoma
sent me a few fascinating cards
from France, circa 1910,
just in time for April Fish Day !

How someone with
her intellect, taste
and sophistication
keeps her sanity living and
working in rural Oklahoma,
I will never know.a4

(or why she won’t ever
update her blog, either..)

It must be that
whole big fish
in a little pond thing,
I dunno.

Ahem.

We share a love of
all things French —

and one of the more
interesting traditions
there has to do with
the first day of April.

They call it
Poisson D’avril
(‘April Fish’).

Many hundreds of
different cards
celebrating
Poisson D’avril
have been issued —

— but they invariably
look very strange
to someone outside
of La Belle France
not familiar with
the holiday.

Or maybe they look strange
to almost everybody, I dunno.

But, it’s really no different
than the April Fools trick here…

What you do is take a paper fish
and stick it to someone’s back —
afterwards yelling:

” Poisson d’Avril ” !!!!!!!!

Sorta like a ‘kick me’
sticker in the U.S.
without having to
scream an obscure
French phrase.

You get the idea.

Whether a real fish
can be validly used
as a substitute for
the paper one
is a matter of some
controversy, though.

I will say,
I wouldn’t try it
on my first visit to Marseille,
if I was you.

HOY !!!!

.

 

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9 thoughts on “It’s April Fish Day

  1. Happy April 🐟 🐡 🐟 Day to you!!!
    HUGS!!! 😀

  2. julespaige says:

    Hey…somethin’s fishy here!

    Great postcards- thanks to you and to those who sent ’em your way.

    This away it’s the opening season of actual Fishing. And across my creek there’s a trio been out there for a few cold hours now. It’s only in the 40’s. I hope the big bass I see occasionally stays in hiding! I guess they gotta fish somewhere – but not in or even across my back yard would be nice. They scares a pair of ducks looking to nest by the water. The ducks made it to the middle of my yard before choosing to go to the gully area…I hope they find a quiet place – them duckies.

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