Tomfoolery is just the latest chapter in the story. The date of April 1st has been linked with the concept of the trickster and the fool since our misty earliest past. Remembering that the medieval fool was the one member of the court who could speak truth to the king gives us some idea how tightly this archetype entwines our culture. This is only the rim of the rabbit hole, though—the rest of the saga will blow your damned mind.
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