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Dear Fools,

We're swimming in pranks. Drowning in buffonery. The Fool's Forum is a success and while we've received hundreds of suggestions, a few stand out as particularly foolish. Here they are:

Turn your town into a drive-in by staging some guerilla film screenings. Project Keystone Cops onto your local police station, Wallstreet onto a stock exchange, The Insider onto Phillip Morris HQ... The Three Stooges works almost anywhere.< BR>
With posters, stickers, or handbills, notify people that "Tomorrow is Cancelled. " Make your notices look official or frivolous---either way, won't they be surprised when it happens anyway.

Dress up as a well-to-do investment banker and beg for money in the streets to fund your luxurious lifestyle. "Spare a dime to support my limousine?" "Help fund a ski trip in the Alps?" "Will manage stock portfolios for caviar!"

Food Drops for the Unhealthy: Bring humanitarian aid to where it is needed on the homefront. Drop brightly colored packages of fruits and vegetables into the laps of McDonalds patrons.

The Pig Jam! You can thank Brooke from Pony, MI for this classic: Get four pigs and number them with paint, 1, 2, 3, and 5. Let them loose in a chain department store and see how long the staff searches for that 4th pig. While we split our sides after reading this, we realize pigs aren't in ready supply in most urban centers. Instead, seeing as April 1st is Easter Monday, you can paint the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 on ten eggs, and slip them into the pockets of clothes in a GAP or Banana Republic. Phone the store later in the day and send them on an Easter egg hunt.

Have a posse of pranksters itching for a little tomfoolery? Feel free to choose one of these or go nuts with one of your own. Regardless, be sure to take photos or video of your event and send them in to Fool's Fest, c/o Adbusters, 1243 W 7th Ave, Vancouver BC, V6H 1B7, Canada or by email to . We will post the best footage to our website.

Keep an eye on the Fool's Forum. Ideas keep pouring in and if you're looking for co-conspirators, you may find contact info for some in your neighbourhood.
< BR> Happy planning!

Paul Dechene Secretary of Fools

P.S. Many thanks to "Boywonder in Lalaland," Bern Leckie, "The Easter Bunny," Jo el from Vancouver, Brooke from Michigan and all the other fools who suggested activities.

P.P.S. Extra special thanks to Jojo Cavera. You've got us in stiches, kid. Keep it comin'!

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