Happy April Fools Day
It is probably telling that I was so easily taken in by the local NPR station this morning. Their trick was to couple the truth with a lie. They started with the truth.
In Arizona, the legislature has recently passed a whole swath of fairly bizarre legislation. On the one hand, they’re trying to pass a law which will give the state government the ability to nullify any federal laws they don’t like. On the other hand, they recently passed a law telling Arizona cities that they don’t have the right to do things like ban happy meals.
Now, I think banning happy meals is silly, but whatever. That’s beside the point.
In the NPR broadcast they had our local mayor saying we were fighting back by creating a law which would mandate all fast food places use locally sourced packaging material, and serve only organic food. It would also ban drive-throughs city-wide and replace them with walk-and-bike-throughs.
And yes, I totally ate all of this up – hook, line, and sinker.
Nothing you can write on April Fools will be crazier or more surprising than what is going on every day in the real world.