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A pinch and a punch…

April 1, 2013

I’ve been keeping myself amused today by spotting April Fool’s Day pranks in the papers. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell, and over the past few weeks I’ve had to check the date when particularly incensed or incredulous as to what I was reading. This generally coincides with whenever I stray unwittingly on to the pages of the Daily Mail, any one of whose stories could quite easily contend for dumbest story of the year, no matter what day it’s printed.

The best stories I’ve found so far include ‘Google Nose’, the latest service from the search engine giant that offers the ‘sharpest olfactory experience available’, and Richard Branson’s announcement that his latest venture would involve drilling into the centre of an active volcano in the ‘Virgin Volcanic’, a stunt that would actually seem plausible were it not for the fact he was planning on taking Tom Hanks with him. Hoaxes that I wish were true include the Angel of the North being painted pink and renamed Cheryl Cole of the North, and Twitter shifting to a two-tiered service, in which only consonants are available, unless users pay $5 a month. Snds rsnbl.

In other news, and hopefully slightly less incredulous than the stories mentioned above, I’ve contacted my first agent. Except, I’ve barely done that – I’ve got a ‘friend’ to do it for me. Maybe it’s a good idea, maybe it’s a crazy one, but I’m hoping that if the agent in question thinks I’m a loon they’ll look at the date and forgive me for a silly idea. In any case it’s done and I think I’m relieved – also excited, nervous and wondering what may happen. It’s the first step on the long road towards getting my film out of a desk drawer and on to something approximating a screen, with an audience. I hope they like it.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going on to YouTube to vote for my favourite video of all time. They’re taking the rest down, you know.

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