A week from today is, of course, April Fool’s Day. It’s also Friday, which means it’s the day for my department’s weekly colloquium. So I’m thinking that I’ll send out an announcement for the colloquium, giving the topic as perpetual motion devices or some such nonsense. OK, so far.
But I’m thinking, the prank would be much more effective if it appeared to come from the office lady who usually sends out the colloquium announcements. Now, I know how to do this (and the Powers that Be probably wouldn’t smile on telling how it’s done, anyway), but I’m not sure if I should. Is spoofing someone else’s e-mail address for an April Fool’s Day joke (and I’ll make it obvious that it’s a joke, of course) going too far? Should I just do it in my name instead? Or bring her in on it?