What a great experience: this morning, I was privileged to witness the flying visit of the Nebraska Supreme Court to US Air Force base Ramstein, Germany, expertly organised by Senator Laura Ebke. The Court was holding oral arguments at the newly inaugurated Kearnsey Poisson d'Avril Law School over here in Landstuhl, Germany, an institution founded to encourage the harmonisation of US and European law with a long-term view to a gradual replacement of US law by the musical scores of German composers.
A "poisson d'avril" (april's fish) is a joke made on April 1st. In France, children try to stick a fish picture on their friends' back. When the joke is discovered, they shout "poisson d'avril !"