* The attention paid to April Fool's Day by the media is proof that we all enjoy being taken for a ride... and 3 reasons to say no....
* These are troubled times. It's good to have a day when a bit of anarchic fun is officially sanctioned
* A bucket of water atop the boss's door will surely amuse even the most po-faced colleague
* It's depressing that the most widespread version of the tradition now takes the form of glorified advertsPhrased like that, the "yes" side wins. What I think is what I think about jokes in general: It depends on the specific. Is it funny? Is it taking advantage of the gullibility of the kind of person it's good to get a chance to laugh at? Is it creative and different? You've already got that element of sameness in that you're using the April Fool's occasion and format, so what's new here? Are you just cheaply saying something that's not true, upsetting somebody, then quickly taking it back? You can do that any day — announce terrible news — then say "Just kidding." If you wouldn't do that, then you don't have a good enough April Fool's joke.
* Many people will think it inappropriate to be messing about in a time of global crisis
* It might be a bit of fun to you, but one person's joke is another's cruel jibe, and the line is very fine indeed