Our friends over at Planetizen are having too much fun today, which happens to be April 1. Some of the stories posted on Planetizen today: "Hardcore New Urbanist Can't Stop Mixing Uses," "Foreclosed Homes To Be Counted As Race in 2010 Census" and "Resident Demands 'Everything in My Back Yard.'"

In these grim times, it's nice to have a laugh and gain a touch of perspective. 

- Paul Shigley