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How My Younger Brother Punked Me This April Fool’s Day

So how dumb was I to fall for this? Especially while I'm scheduling joke stories on PJ Lifestyle!? He got a concerned big bro call for this one.

Dave Swindle


April 1, 2014 - 11:30 am

After reading this on Facebook I called my brother, intending to console him and push him to find better friends:


But his consoles were fine! (And of course the classic, 8-bit, family Nintendo, first acquired as my “big brother present” when he was born, was safely at home in the parents’ basement as I knew it was.)

I’d so quickly shifted into Big Brother mode that I forgot today’s pseudo-holiday.

I was relieved, and glad to get to catch up with “Jeremac” who was his usual cheery, upbeat self. One thing I told him about was the new Liberty Island site — a venue that could be good for the humorous short stories he writes from time to time…

Happy April Fool's Day! #tarot

David Swindle is the associate editor of PJ Media. He writes and edits articles and blog posts on politics, news, culture, religion, and entertainment. He edits the PJ Lifestyle section and the PJ columnists. Contact him at DaveSwindlePJM @ and follow him on Twitter @DaveSwindle. He has worked full-time as a writer, editor, blogger, and New Media troublemaker since 2009, at PJ Media since 2011. He graduated with a degree in English (creative writing emphasis) and political science from Ball State University in 2006. Previously he's also worked as a freelance writer for The Indianapolis Star and the film critic for He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their Siberian Husky puppy Maura.

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Well done little bro, well done.
47 weeks ago
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Naughty brother. But we do have fun with those we love. He is clever though.

I always look forward to everything you post David! This one is fab, because no one bothers to talk about an April Fools joke or punk. Why not, we all get them, it makes fun reading in a world where we have a lot of sad reads.

Love it!
47 weeks ago
47 weeks ago Link To Comment
"...intending to console him..."
Was that deliberate?
47 weeks ago
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Ha! Now that you point it out I of course wish it had been. Kind of telling how they're homonyms isn't it?
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