There once was a Druid named Dubh Súile
As my muse, he is sometimes cruel.
He was once a blonde
But of that he’s not fond –
At least I did not dress him in tulle.
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D: Seriously, A?
A: April Fools?
D: You are impossible.
A: Yes. Yes, I am. Cheers, D!
April Fools Roundup
A: Our very favorite Dilettante, Helena Hann-Basquiat, finally has a name for the Bayou Bonhomme Serial! And you know what? Click over to Helena’s site anyway, because her book, Memoirs of a Dilettante, Volume One is now available to buy! Woo hoo!
D: And in slightly more sedate news, Interesting Literature has a True-or-False April Fool’s Literary Quiz.
A: Google is famous for it’s April Fools jokes, and though I saw this yesterday, the Shelfie (among others) was pretty bizarre. But this one was weirder – only because I’m not sure it was a joke: Deja Google. Real or not, I was amused.
D: Why’s that?
A: Apparently, Google-a-Day is powered by a wormhole.
D: Nice, Google.
A: Indeed. And last, but certainly not least, Leonard Nimoy has recorded the end-credit song for the third Hobbit movie, There and Back Again. Just in case you don’t want to click over, here is the video:
D: That was a joke, right?
A: Yeah – that’s why it’s called the April Fool’s Roundup and not the Oh-So-Serious News at 11.
D: A simple ‘yes’ would have sufficed.
A: Perhaps. Of course, this video was not a joke – someone put it together back in 2012. And the single is available on iTunes.
D : I could have done without “Scroto Baggins”
A: I don’t know what you’re talking about, D. I thought that was awesome.
D: You would.
A: So did The Boy.
D: I can see you’ve been a bad influence on the child.
A: Okay, okay- how about a music video incorporating the original song and the original animated Hobbit movie?
D: Only marginally better.
A: Oh, come on, you have to admit – it’s catchy.
D: (Humming absently) Bilbo-Bilbo!
A: Ha! I knew it!
D: Uh-oh, I mean – um–
A: No way you’re getting out of this one, D.
D: Oh, yes there is – April Fools!
A: (Eye roll) Nice try, Druid.
D: And with that, we will bid you all a fond farewell – before A decides to add any more ridiculousness to the menagerie she has collected here.
A: Goodnight, everyone!