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no prank pledge

John Oliver explains why "April Fools' Day is to comedy as St. Patrick's Day is to Irish culture"

The jokes are coming.

IT’S APRIL FOOLS’ day tomorrow. Have you got a suitable prank lined up?

Well, you should probably just forget about it. Let John Oliver explain why it’s the most brutal of all traditions.

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So, take the no prank pledge. Here it is in full.

I solemnly swear, that on this April Fools’ Day, I will not post a fake engagement photo on Facebook like some kind of asshole. Nor will I perpetuate a celebrity death hoax. Because that makes people sad. In fact, I will not play any practical jokes. If I see someone planning a prank. I’ll say hey, you’re being a dick right now, stop being a dick.

The world is already a little brighter.

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