In case you didn’t read my entire post from last Thursday, where I announced I was discontinuing this blog, it was an April Fool’s joke. I can’t tell you how many emails and comments I got, wishing me well. Frankly, I’m touched that anyone even reads this thing and actually cares, so thanks, everyone. But although it’s true that I will probably continue to write less due to my busy world, I’ll still have stupid things to say about food.
This also goes to show that a single April Fool’s joke is far more effective than a bunch of jokes issued at the same time. My joke from last year, about Grant Achatz opening a place in Raleigh, was a pretty good one. I still get emails asking me when that place will open up. The other key is to make the joke at least semi-plausible — enough that someone who fell for the joke actually thinks of you as a jerk.