The Origin Of My Love Of Pranks?

My son and I share a great enthusiasm for pranks.  Maybe it is a gene.  I have been trying to pinpoint when I recognized that they were one of the great things that could be accomplished in our short stay.  I am still searching the memory stacks, but this rates in terms of filmed history.  I was probably eight years old when I saw it.  And granted, it's not an outright full throttle prank, but in watching it you know rules are broken and fun is had.

Giving myself over to these short seven minutes, I also get caught up in the filmmaking.  What a great simple idea.  The wind alone makes it all feel so free.  The sense of spontaneity and the growing awareness as the crowd gathers are so rich.  That one shot of Yoko is so romantic.  And John will forever have one of the greatest rock and roll voices.  Fashion-wise, I think they are at their peak here too, with their maximum radical cool phreak flag high.  And where is the piano?  The cameras?  And who are the bald guys that first gather on the roof?  Are they going to steal their hair?

Today Needs Something Special

There aren't enough holidays in the year. Two of The Bowl's Fave Days are Halloween and April Fools. We need more days like those, right? Halloween was only a little more than a month ago, but it feels like ages since 4/1's come around. We need some good pranks around here.

The Museum of Hoaxes has a ten page list of the Top 100 April Fools Pranks of all time.  It is almost as good as December Seven Fools Day.

Virtual Front

Last weekend I was walking home and saw that one of the stores in my neighborhood had been cloned and flattened.  I greatly enjoyed the marketing prank and looked forward to the punch line the next day, not yet sure what they were selling.  Sure enough, the butcher was back on Monday, it's full dimensionality entact, albeit a little eyesore in the window completing the marketing.  A lot of work for the few who saw it, but I appreciated my glimpse.