A Cavalcade of Cavorting Fools


Note: Heads Or Hails is now based from it’s own new home. You can read the rules, grab some graphics, check out the themes, and of course sign in to play here! This week–HEADS-Fool

Who Is Not a Fool? [“Qui non stultus?”] —Horace (65-8 B.C.), Satires, 2.3.158

Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun, it shines everywhere. —William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (3.1.39-40)

He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom. —James Gibbons Huneker

You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think. —The Talmud

April Fools’ Day: This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four. —Mark Twain

Can you find all the April Fool’s Day tricks hiding in this painting by Norman Rockwell? There are 57 that I know of and they are listed behind the break.



List of Errors: 1) Two kinds of molding on cupboard. 2) North American Pileated Woodpecker head on crane’s body. 3) Coffeepot spout upside down. 4) Barbed wire instead of clothesline. 5) insignia on back of fireman’s helmet. 6) Green and red lights reversed on ship’s lantern. 7) Beast crouched on upper shelf. 8) Cup not hanging by handle. 9) Electric bulbs growing on plant. 10) Head of little girl on man’s bust. 11) Rat’s tail on chipmunk. 12) Penholder with pencil eraser. 13) Top of brass vase suspended. 14) Face in clock. 15) Candle where kerosene lamp should be. 16) Sampler dated 1216. 17) Winter seen through left window, summer through right. 18) Antique dealer’s head on dolls. 19) Nine branches on traditional seven-branch candelabrum. 20) Girl’s hair in pigtail on one side, loose on other. 21) Titles on books vertical instead of horizontal. 22) Girl’s sweater buttoned wrong way. 23) Mouthpiece on both ends of phone. 24) Phone not connected. 25) Goat’s head, deer’s antlers. 26) No shelf under books. 27) Lace cuff on man’s shirt. 28) Five fingers and thumb on girl’s hand. 29) Gun barrel in wrong place. 30) Saddle on animal. 31) Potted plant on lighted stove. 32) Girl’s purse is a book. 33) Only half a strap on girl’s purse. 34) Skunk in girl’s arms. 35) Sea gull with crane’s legs. 36) Stovepipe missing. 37) Mona Lisa has halo. 38) Mona Lisa facing wrong way. 39) Abraham Lincoln with General Grant’s military coat. 40) Stove has April Fool on it. 41) Hoofs instead of feet on doll. 42) Little girl sitting on nothing. 43) Rogers group is combination of soldier from Our Hero and girl from “Blushing Bride.” 44) Brass Kettle has two spouts. 45) Spur on antique dealer’s shoe. 46) Mouse and ground mole conferring. 47) Ground mole’s tracks in wooden floor. 48) Dog’s head on cat’s body. 49) Raccoon’s tail on cat’s body. 50) Ball fringe standing straight up at angle. 51) Stove minus one leg. 52) Two kinds of floor. 53) Signature reversed. 54) last name spelled wrong. 55) Flowers growing in floor. 56) Girl’s socks don’t match. 57) Girl’s shoes don’t match.


Picture(s) Of My Life


Mad As A Hatter


  1. Wow….I almost played the fool here. I clicked on your Pictures of Life meme comments to leave an H o T comment. Color me dumb. But I caught it just in the knick of time!!

    I love the Shakespeare’s quote. It’s perfect.

    My April Fool was born today. Come by if you can find time and celebrate her birth with me!!! And enjoy the little story behind her birth.

  2. I found out I was pregnant with my youngest on april first, and NOBODY believed me! I showed them when I popped out a kid 8 months later!

  3. Ohhhh.. I LOVE doing things like this! I saw 6 right away and am going to print it out to see how many more I can find. 🙂

  4. Me again! I meant to ask if I could steal that HoT banner for the HoT graphics?

  5. Great list! And I love the painting! When I get the time I’ll have to sit down and find the errors! 🙂

  6. Can I steal the HoT banner too???
    This was an awesome post this week great idea.

  7. What at awesome post for HoT!!! This was loads of fun!

    Happy April Fools Day!

  8. I love “find the error” pictures! Thanks for sharing this. And thanks for visiting my HoT.

  9. oh my gosh, found my way here via one single impression… i will come back later.. and founda new meme too!!…yeah….

  10. Very creative and cool idea – I found a few but was a bit small to see too many .
    awesome header I like it too.

    My H o T is up
    My Little Drummer boys

  11. I love the header picture. Is it up for grabs? The Talmud quote is my favorite! I love Norman Rockwell! Will have to study more on this! Thanks for visiting mine:

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