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April Fool’s 2024: Smart Fishes, Trashy Hooks

A blue and white illustration of a shark flexing a bicep with extremely defined abs.

This year, for April Fool’s Day 2024, we are expanding our reach to try to corner the angler angle, because, well, why not?! Smart Fishes Trashy Hooks knows you need top of the line bait and tackle while you while away the hours reading and fishing! We’ve got Hooks on Sale, and, of course…. Cover Shark. (This will never not make me snort!) Well played to Amanda for this year’s April Fool’s idea. Happy April … Continue reading April Fool’s 2024: Smart Fishes, Trashy Hooks

April Fool’s 2023: The Bookshelf!

The Bookshelf -a knockoff of the Bachelor logo with the OO in book formed by a pair of gold hearts

Every year I ponder the April Fool’s Day post, and try to come up with ideas. This year, Amanda nailed it. This year: Our blind (book) dating reality show has been optioned! Introducing The Bookshelf. Contestants – Readers, of course – search for their OTPR™ , their One True Perfect Read. Combining the WTFery of The Bachelor/Ette franchise with the individual pods of Love is Blind, contestants on The Bookshelf begin in private libraries, listening to audiobooks … Continue reading April Fool’s 2023: The Bookshelf!

April Fool’s 2022: BitchCoin!

April Fool’s 2022: BitchCoin!

April Fool’s Day is a glorious, silly tradition here at the hot pink palace of chaos and goofy puns. I ponder ideas all year, and have a whole page in my notebook reserved for potential goofiness. I have a list of concepts, I make myself laugh – and I hope you smile a bit, too. This year: Bitchcoin, our terrific cryptocurrency!  Y’all. The glossaries I read were full of potential hilarity. Jokes about hot wallets, hard … Continue reading April Fool’s 2022: BitchCoin!

April Fool’s 2021: The Smart Bitches Smart Device!

April Fool’s 2021: The Smart Bitches Smart Device!

Y’all know how much I love the annual April Fool’s jokes here at the hot pink palace of silliness. I ponder ideas all year, and have a whole page in my notebook reserved for potential goofiness. This year: The Smart Bitches Smart Device!  Just holler from whatever room you’re in, “Hey now, Smart Bitches!” (I mean, you could customize it to respond to whatever phrase you’d like. I can suggest: Hey, Smart Bitches! Smaaaaaaaaaaart Bitches! I … Continue reading April Fool’s 2021: The Smart Bitches Smart Device!

April Fools 2018: We Still Want to Feed You!

Smart Dishes Trashy Cooks

It’s time for the annual tradition of “Gee, I kinda wish that weren’t a joke” April Fool’s Day gags here at SBTB. I know many, many people really dislike April Fool’s Day, and I get it. It’s hard enough to know what’s true, and I’ve fallen for many a well-written prank on April 1. (I totally fell for the one about what was in Prince’s fridge years ago.) But I also love coming up with … Continue reading April Fools 2018: We Still Want to Feed You!

Announcing Smart Bitches Custom Reviews!

We know you want to customize everything. And we’ve got a lot of gifs. And books. So many books! So this year, we’ve decided it’s time to allow bespoke tailored review services. I mean, we’re not the only ones to try this out, right? What could possibly go wrong? Here we are! Your chance to find yourself some artisan crafted, locally sourced, high octane, low emission, solar-powered, GMO-free reviews custom tailored to your specifications. Within … Continue reading Announcing Smart Bitches Custom Reviews!

April Fools 2016: We Haven’t Fed Everyone Yet!

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I think I was hungry when I came up with this idea, but really, if there are going to be subscription boxes, and snack subscription boxes, shouldn’t there be a snack subscription box series tailored to match different reading genres? I mean, let us be honest: there are some evenings when The Day Hath Been Crap where all you want is a book, some salty and/or sweet snacking deliciousness, and possibly wine. Alcohol delivery being … Continue reading April Fools 2016: We Haven’t Fed Everyone Yet!

April Fools 2015: The Year of the Wearable

Smart Bitches wearable - a black wide bracelet with a screen on the face that tracks pages read, podcast time left, and money saved on deals. At the bottom is a STOP TIME button

If there’s going to be a super high end wearable, it should stop time, right? This is our tenth year of April Foolery, and while I know some people hate April Fools, I love it. The more silly it is, the better. It’s an annual tradition around here, changing the landing page for April 1. We’ve inflicted many horrible and bizarre splash pages upon you. Here’s a look back at the previous April Fools. I … Continue reading April Fools 2015: The Year of the Wearable