Back in 2018, I substituted Top Comments for what I thought was a random Sunday on the calendar. When I began writing my diary, I realized that Saturday was April Fool’s Day. I am not a fan of April Fool’s pranks because I find them lame and easy. If you are going to prank someone, it should be when they least expect it. Plus my brand of comedy is more satire and sarcasm. But, I figured why not. Top Comments posts late evening/night in the US; surely, everyone will have already realized it is April Fool’s Day and not fall for my lame prank. Follow me below the fold to see happened:
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Much to my surprise, a great many people were fooled even after George Takai had pranked the world by announcing his intent to run for Congress. I believe he was claimed to be challenging Devin “The Cow Suer” Nunes. Unlike the diary itself, my comments in response to people were in my normal sardonic humor and even those continued to fool people. Lots of people were pretty upset about the “end of TC.”
While TC isn’t ending, it looks like it will be changing though I am back to write on a more regular basis. I certainly hope my diary wasn’t a reason we ended up here. Here’s to the continuation of TC and hoping we can get back to its glory.
Tell us in the comments if you have ever had a prank go bad or a prediction that you hoped wouldn’t come true that did and no, predicting the Orange Traitor occupying the Oval Office doesn’t count.
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Now onto the Tops!
TOP COMMENTS from October 1, 2020
Thanks to tonight's Top Comments contributors! Let us hear from YOU when you find that proficient comment.
nailbinder hopes to get #BlindEyeCaucus trending with her comment in Laura Clawson’s diary on Rep. Katie Porter describing AOC hiding in her office during the insurrection.
Thinkler provides a key point on why conviction is important in this impeachment trial. [ed. note: This is my reasoning why I think it is a TC as none was given but I felt there needed to be one.]
Two Swords shared a personification of the Jewish Space Laser weapon, in this insightful (inciteful?) comment. Looks plausible!
TOP MOJO from September 30, 2020
Top Mojo for yesterday, [insert the date here], first comments and tip jars excluded. Thank you mik for the mojo magic! For those of you interested in How Top Mojo Works, please see his diary on FAQing Top Mojo.
Top Pictures for yesterday, [insert the date here]. Click any picture to be taken to the full comment or picture. Thank you jotter!