April 25, 2007 - Phoenix, AZ.
In some countries people believe that April Fool's
Day, just as St. Valentine's day, is derived from
American culture. Although the origins of this day
are not certain and there are many speculations as
to where the practice of hoaxing people started, one
thing is sure - April Fool's Day was not born of
American tradition but was brought here by
immigrants from Europe.
The most widely spread tale of the origins of April
Fool's Day goes back to King Charles IX of France
who in mid 16th century adopted the Gregorian
Calendar and officially moved the New Year's
celebrations from April to January. Those who
refused to abide by the new calendar and still
observed April 1 were called fools.
April Fool's Day is a day to pull off
pranks or gags on others in hopes of getting a good
laugh and for the obvious purpose of making one feel
like a fool.
We interrupt ourselves for a
Disservice moment: This is the 3rd year
creating an April Fool's Web Gag ala Burning Man...
After the successful launch of
BRCellular in 2006, planning
began in earnest for 04/01/07. A plethora of ideas
were tossed back & forth on a Saturday afternoon in
Phoenix with my Partner
Creating five Web Sites would be a formidable task amongst all
the other things I am involved in as ten months
can go by quickly. A fellow co-worker, Brett, assisted me in Email & Form
Validation and the project was off to a great start.
The myth of
SBS Consolidated & its family of companies started
to come to life over the next few months.