I mean, on the one hand, I get where they're coming from. 

While April 1 usually sees Google users the world over wondering if the company is really creating Google Translate for Animals or launching treasure hunts on Google Maps, the fun's over this year. You remember fun? I liked that.

Business Insider reports that the search giant is rushing to cancel its plans for April Fools' Day this year due to COVID-19.

"Under normal circumstances, April Fools' is a Google tradition and a time to celebrate what makes us an unconventional company," an email from Google marketing boss Lorraine Twohill reads, according to Business Insider.

"This year, we're going to take the year off from that tradition out of respect for all those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic."

Twohill also said, "Our highest goal right now is to be helpful to people, so let's save the jokes for next April, which will undoubtedly be a whole lot brighter than this one."

Just doesn't seem like much fun, does it.  I get it on one level.  They don't want scare anybody or freak anybody out when people are so stressed and on edge.  But at the same time..... don't you think we could all use a good laugh right now? Everybody's been so serious... I don't know. Maybe we should just prank each other at home instead or something.  I guess that could work.  Maybe I'll prank my cat by moving the delivery box behind a chair or something.

What do you think about Google cancelling their April Fools this year?  Are you going to be doing anything for it, or do you think everyone around you will be more serious this year?

Foolingly yours,


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