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Are those tacos instead of apples?

 
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Those look like tacos, Is this some kind of off the wall Permies humor, did they invent apple tacos just for April fools day?
 
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Yes those are tacos. In an effort to embrace diversity and be more inclusive, staff decided to do away with natures apple and have something more man-made, a processed food, and we chose tacos.
 
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Happy April Fools.

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Are they apple tacos?
 
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Those are meat tacos. Meat, meat, & more meat.
 
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I was just about to make a post asking "what's with the Tacos?!" when I saw this. I forgot it was April Fool's Day so I guess you caught another fool! At any rate, I will be glad to see our little apples back tomorrow. (I hope.) Now I have to go try to come up with something to pull on my husband. I'm so bad at being a trickster so I welcome suggestions.
 
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I'm pretty sure those are something in the Hot Pocket genus. The greater taco family has distinctive borders of mineral-depleted "lettuce" and FD&C Red #4 tinted hot sauce often found in association.
 
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Deb Stephens wrote:I was just about to make a post asking "what's with the Tacos?!" when I saw this. I forgot it was April Fool's Day so I guess you caught another fool! At any rate, I will be glad to see our little apples back tomorrow. (I hope.) Now I have to go try to come up with something to pull on my husband. I'm so bad at being a trickster so I welcome suggestions.



I'm a failure at being a trickster, too. "Fight Club" was my husband's idea. He LOVES being a prankster and pulling jokes at work and trolling on the internet--so I asked for his help for April Fools ideas!

 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:

Deb Stephens wrote:I was just about to make a post asking "what's with the Tacos?!" when I saw this. I forgot it was April Fool's Day so I guess you caught another fool! At any rate, I will be glad to see our little apples back tomorrow. (I hope.) Now I have to go try to come up with something to pull on my husband. I'm so bad at being a trickster so I welcome suggestions.



I'm a failure at being a trickster, too. "Fight Club" was my husband's idea. He LOVES being a prankster and pulling jokes at work and trolling on the internet--so I asked for his help for April Fools ideas!



Haha, that explains that forum.  Seems to have served it's purpose and several of the guys found relief, I think, in letting their hair down...no new views though.

When our son's were in high school they were awful, especially if april fools day landed on a weekend.  More than once it got so bad that I got in the car and left for the afternoon and even then they had put toothpaste under the door handles.  
That was after the 'fake' electrocution with the toaster.  I tried to keep up by making their grilled cheese sandwiches with a sheet of tp on the cheese but I was no match.   Best not to compete and let the boys have their fun.   I dreaded april fools day more than many things for years.  

This year at permies I was on the look out for Dale's usual 'good one' that I've been caught by almost every year and instead got sucked in to the 'fight forum'  

My conclusion is that it's a guy's holiday...kind of like the three stooges kind of humor...I know there are women who tell good jokes and like to pull pranks...I just think it's something many more guys really enjoy.
 
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Tacos are awesome, they even save you from horrible Hailing Taquitos as seen in this video



BTW the original Raining Tacos is posted in https://permies.com/t/90257/favorite-song-reminds-homesteading since Gir bot sent me there. I wanted to reward him with tacos, he like 'em
 
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Love da tacos!
 
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awww, I went to pack up the moving van with all my brothers stuff we are taking from AZ to WA and the Fight Club forum is gone.

I was curious what silliness folks had gotten up to while I was moving heavy stuff.

Oh well I expected it to be closed and gone once the 1st was over. Hope folks had fun with it. I did.

A little silliness is good for a person.
 
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Oddly, some people took the thread seriously, and started posting serious rants about people, even specific people. It was supposed to be silly, fake jesting. It didn't end up that way, and I'm really sad about it.
 
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awww sorry to hear that Nicole,

Imagine the virtual long distance hug I am sending as a way to apologize for those don't know better.

It was good fun, seemed pretty obvious it was a joke, especially the way most people refused to actually get really mean, just allude to the idea with out doing it.

But hey I guess you just never know when someone will take something the wrong way, or too far. Like kids playing, it often just keeps escalating until one of them is crying.

I PMed someone just to make sure they weren't really offended even though I figured their stated offense was just playing along and humor. But you never know so I wanted to make sure in private. They were not offended, but just in case I figured better to be safe.

It just shows why permies has the be nice policies it does. It really does change the tone here and make it such a nice place to share.

You are a big part of that Nicole, I see your wonderful posts and great uplifting of others all the time. Even when I don't get online often, I do read a lot of threads I just comment a lot less as I am often late to the party.

Don't let those who failed to get the joke get you down, please.**hugs and happiness**
 
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Thank you, Devin. That really means a lot. Having the thread blow up in such a negative way is just so sad, and I feel horrible for those who actually read vitriol posted against themselves.
 
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Glad a little I didn't see it, but also a little sad I wasn't there to maybe help mellow out those who took it too far.

Not sure if I could have helped, but I would have tried. I have often played peace maker in life, even helping others understand people who are real jerks and to not take their jerkiness too seriously.

It is hard though when you are not a negative thinker, to anticipate what those who are will do or say.

I am sure those who know anything of you from the forum know you never wanted such things to happen, and can and will forgive you. The important thing though, is that you come to forgive yourself. Accepting that something bad happened but that you yourself are worthy to be forgiven. Because you are wonderful, that you couldn't imagine the idea going badly just shows how positive and wonderful you are.

Don't ever let the negative people cause you to loose this, it is precious and amazing.
 
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Maybe this should be mandatory watching every April 1st morning.

 
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Shame about the fight club. I was looking forward to catching up on the carnage in there... I missed it all before it went!

Two years back I had a really funny one. I was contacted by an organisation that wanted to give me an award. But due to time zones and a holiday to Australia it landed in my email inbox on the morning of April 1st. I was convinced it was a hoax and spent days trying to figure out which of my friends had set it. Complete with elaborate website, legit email addresses etc...

The whole circumstance was very funny.
 
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Shame about the fight club. I was looking forward to catching up on the carnage in there... I missed it all before it went!



I think you only missed how awful some folks can be at heart....it degenerated into actual cruelty towards other members of the forums.
It was not innocent banter as expected.....
 
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That's a shame. And also a resounding endorsement of how good the moderation team are!
 
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Judith Browning wrote:

Shame about the fight club. I was looking forward to catching up on the carnage in there... I missed it all before it went!



I think you only missed how awful some folks can be at heart....it degenerated into actual cruelty towards other members of the forums.
It was not innocent banter as expected.....



It started with light hearted fun. There was decent amount of happy silliness before I left to load the moving truck

I started the "Death and compost to all non permies" Thread, which I thought was going over quite well

I think asking on the Fight Club thread "What would happen if we named Gir bot for the IP look up" got some good laughs.

I missed the down fall, but the beginning it was a lot of playing nice, people understanding this was a joke
 
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It started with light hearted fun. There was decent amount of happy silliness  



Yes that is so.

There's a big difference, and a line crossed, between the original silly joking and when it became  naming members names while expressing violent acts towards them.
 
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I must have missed when it got that far, unless it's my posts that pushed the envelope.  Though I didn't name names, just vent frustrations in a fairly even-handed way, or so I thought.

Unless it was where abstract concepts and identity labels were targeted. But even that was fairly inclusive and non-discriminatory.

-CK
 
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Chris from what I heard it got pretty personal, and some direct attacks with names of the person.

So I doubt it was you.
 
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Judith Browning wrote:There's a big difference, and a line crossed, between the original silly joking and when it became  naming members names while expressing violent acts towards them.



Yes I understand that. A bit glad I s=missed it and a bit sad I was not there to possible talk sense into people.

But can't cry over spilled milk, just move forward and clean it up.
 
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While I won't name names now, I was present when one was mentioned. There were some things said. I must admit my lack of fondness for interactions with the specified individual, as they are often contentious.

I don't know how far it went, but the suggested violence and ill-wishing that I saw seemed well within the bounds of the stated intent of the thread, and, while hyperbolic, I thought they clearly came from a place of venting frustrations.

I know it was probably a bit much for those who aren't that way attuned; some people like dead baby jokes, while I find them repugnant, or boring and a little sad after the shock wears off.

For my own part, I am sorry that anyone took it so seriously. What I saw was still tame by comparison to some of the sentiments I have seen privately aired, before edits or the girbot take their turns.

I think a good point was made, in that there is much frustration, even though we all work hard to keep to the publication standards, and that humour is the best release valve.

Honestly, I would love a forum where frustrations and grievances could be aired in an environment supportive of talking it out, and perhaps reaching common ground. I think it would need to take place under the auspices of the publication standards, for obvious reasons, but it could be really constructive. I don't know if Paul would want to entertain such an idea, but it's not without merit, I think.

I echo the hugs and happiness sent by Devin. I don't think anyone meant any real ill towards anyone, but I know I wouldn't have liked to be such a target, if I hadn't welcomed such by taking part in said conversation.

I don't say this much anymore, but Peace and Love be with you all. In the end, we are all compost. May we all be equally gick-free.

-CK
 
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