Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's Day

Nixon for President1992: National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation program announced that Richard Nixon, in a surprise move, was running for President again. His new campaign slogan was, "I didn't do anything wrong, and I won't do it again." Accompanying this announcement were audio clips of Nixon delivering his candidacy speech. Listeners responded viscerally to the announcement, flooding the show with calls expressing shock and outrage. Only during the second half of the show did the host John Hockenberry reveal that the announcement was a practical joke...... Nixon's voice was impersonated by comedian Rich Little.


Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

That was a good April fool's joke...I bet they'd get in big trouble now for doing something like that..!


Donna said...

Oh my gosh! What a joke. Happy April Fools Day!


Brit. (lille meg) said...

I don't like April Fools Day!
This was a good (or bad) joke.
Have a nice day, without kiding!

Anvilcloud said...

That was a good one!

Unknown said...

Good one. Happy April Fool's!

Brenda said...

Ol Tricky Dick. He wasn't that bad, just one of those that got caught.

nonizamboni said...

TOO funny--one of my worst nightmares. Well, one of the scarier ones from the past! :O)
Happy un-windy days ahead.