Most pranksters will tell you that the best gags are the ones with a thread of truth in them: The more believable the joke, the more forceful the punch line.
Sometimes, though, it can work the other way, too, and the more unbelievable a thing is the more potential it has to surprise and entertain. But, what <em>really</em> takes the cake is when something is completely real, yet totally unbelievable – like this stuff right here.
We wouldn’t call these gag gifts, necessarily, but we do think they’re fitting for an April Fool’s surprise.
<strong>Handy Hands<a title="3D Sculpture" href="http://www.atgstores.com/soap-dishes/design-toscano-cl49021-the-offering-wall-sculpture_g990690.html?isku=7650829&linkloc=cataLogProductItemsImage" rel="attachment wp-att-12486" target="_blank"><img class="alignright wp-image-12486" style="margin-left: 10px !important;" title="Hands Sculpture " src="http://ourblog.atgstores.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/hands-300x300.jpg" alt="3D hands sculpture" width="97" height="97" /></a></strong>
Sneakily mounting this wall sculpture in place of the bathrobe hook <em>would</em> be an awesome gag, but beyond that it’s hard to imagine a place where these hands wouldn't look fantastic. The kitchen? The bedroom? You really can’t miss - good for a chuckle <em>and</em> for holding your keys.
<strong>Darth Breather<a title="Darth Vader USB Hub" href="http://atgstores.atgstores.com/novelty-gifts/underground-toys-171043-darth-vader-4-port-usb-hub_g1339738.html?isku=9670545&linkloc=searchProductItemsImage" rel="attachment wp-att-12489" target="_blank"><img class="alignright wp-image-12489" title="Darth Vader USB Hub" src="http://ourblog.atgstores.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/darthvader-300x300.jpg" alt="Star Wars USB Hub" width="97" height="97" /></a></strong>
<em>Star Wars</em> knickknacks should never be fodder for gags, but when it’s a USB hub that breathes like Darth Vader when you plug things into it - well, it goes on the list. Thankfully, you can switch off the Dark Lord’s evil wheeze, but not before it gets in your head forever. <em>Hawwwww … perrrrrr …</em>
<strong>Comb of Death<a title="Self-Defense Comb" href="http://www.atgstores.com/collectible-swords/cold-steel-92hc-honey-comb-hair-brush-knife_g1094731.html?linkloc=searchProductItemsName&term=hair-brush" rel="attachment wp-att-12490" target="_blank"><img class="alignright wp-image-12490" title="Hairbrush Knife" src="http://ourblog.atgstores.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/comb-300x300.jpg" alt="hair brush knife" width="97" height="97" /></a></strong>
Definitely something Vader would carry if his coiffure wasn’t bulletproof, this <em>hairbrush knife</em> (yeah, that’s right) is actually no joke. The dagger, which is concealed within a real, working brush, is injection-molded with a crazy-strong composite called Zytel – a real barrel of laughs!
<strong>Doubtful Chef<a title="Magnetic Appliance Art Cover" href="http://www.atgstores.com/appliance-decals/appliance-art-cover-for-side-by-side-refrigerator_g1444391.html?isku=7347648&linkloc=cataLogProductItemsImage" rel="attachment wp-att-12496" target="_blank"><img class="alignright wp-image-12496" title="Magnetic Appliance Art" src="http://ourblog.atgstores.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/chef-300x300.jpg" alt="appliance decals" width="97" height="97" style="margin-left: 10px !important" /></a> </strong>
The privilege of appliance décor is often reserved for kids, but some people enjoy using magnetic appliance art. No problem there, and hopefully this nervous-looking chef will inspire more confidence in the kitchen. He seems surprised to be holding a salad, which is the kind of laugh some of us could use when the bread doesn't rise.
<a title="ATG Stores Homepage" href="http://www.atgstores.com/" target="_blank">ATGStores.com</a> hopes that your April Fools’ Day is a happy and harmless one.