Never Take Trash Home Again
April 25, 2008
Phoenix, AZ - The origin of April Fool's Day is obscure,
it's one of many traditions where we don't really know how it
began. The first known reference in English is from John Aubrey
who said in 1686: "Fooles holy day. We observe it on ye first of
most popular hypothesis is that April Fool originated during the
switch over to the Gregorian calendar in the 16th century.
Before the change the New Year was celebrated at the end of
March (the vernal equinox), with festivities ending on 1st
April. After the calendar changed the New Year began on 1st January as
it does now.
Practical jokes of all kinds are to be expected on April Fool's Day.
In the World of Scotto...a.k.a. ScottoBobScotto, Gus, Jim & 'Sir
Jim of Bob' those practical jokes come in the form of Burning
Man Parody web sites.
Do I think I am still fooling folks after 4 Years, why YES I
DO. Some people are just obliviously unaware of the date, that
being April Fool's Day - 04/01. In the end I get a kick out of
the Burning Man Parody thing, coming up with the domain names
and the creative outlet that is web design.
To prove the point that months later people
stumble upon the April Fool's web sites and are semi-conscious
believing the Site and or Services are real, I share with you an
email I received on behalf of Burning Shade some 4-months after
it premiered on 04/01/07.
From: Name Withheld
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 2:49 PM
Subject: shade structure for burning man!
Hi there -
I am going to Burning Man with my friend, and another
couple. We are looking for a shade structure that we can put
two tents under. Can you help? We will be arriving on
Monday, leaving on Monday. I'd love to receive a price
quote for your services.
Thank you so much for inquiring about Shade for the Playa.
Burning Shade is here to assist you.
Are you a Playa VIRGIN?
What dimensions are you looking for? 10'x20'? 20'x20'?
Credit Card, Driver License and Proof of Insurance Required.
Please advise further as our inventory is running low...
You appear to have been duped by the Burning Shade Web Site.
It was part of an April Fool's slurry of sites I did in '07.
Parent Company was
Consolidated. I hope that you do find shade and
have the most amazing Burning Man experience.
I GOT YOU!!!!!!!
I hope you have enjoyed the 2008 sites as
much as I did in creating them. Yes, you can count on
another round of April Fool's web sites, ala Scotto in
'Burning Man will change your life...You just do not
know how yet'
'Everything you take to Burning Man including yourself will
never be the same'