Thursday, March 23, 2006

Just cuz it's news doesn't mean it's true

This story about a guy who died at his desk and went unnoticed for five days appeared in several European newspapers and finally found its way into my bosses' email in-box. Being privvy to all email, I of course opened it when I saw the subject line: "FW: FW: Don't work too hard."

As snopes explains, just because a newspaper prints it, that doesn't make it true. Hm. Someone is singing my song!


shortensweet said...

omg..I'm watching the first family video from've got to see how BLONDE you were.
Do you remember..
How do you get down from an elephant?

bunnyjo georg said...

Yeah, I told that joke recently. It wasn't appreciated. Hellow! Part of my charm, no doubt, was my size 5 body squirming around while I told it. Not so anymore, grasshopper!

bunnyjo georg said...

Oh, and for the edification of my readers:

Q: How do you get down off an elephant?
A: You don't, silly! You get down off a duck!

shortensweet said...

the sad part is..on the couldn't get the joke right.
Man..I'm sure glad you took those smart pills :)

Anonymous said...

where can I purchase those smart pills ? I could use a few now and then

Mark T said...

I thought the guy dead at his desk was just an urban myth?

V J.D. said...

Who needs newspapers when we have the internet?

Seattle newspapers are aweful. Seattle is a very liberal town and both papers are owned and printed by the same company. I would read them if they were free. Well...I asked them to send it to me for free, but they wouldn't. I like the ads.

DCveR said...

Hehehehe, every now and then an urban legend is 'sold' as news. Why would someone would want to get down of an elephant, to do some super heavy coat? :P

bunnyjo georg said...

Shorty: Yeah, thanks for playing the video at the dinner on Sunday. By the way, Chris said he absolutely loved me the video. So nah! I *was* stupid, though. Sheesh!

Grandma: Try ganja. Works better and is easier to get. Or so I hear. Not that I'd know. Backpedal, backpedal.

Mark T: Did you *not* read my post? Hellow!??! Oh, thanks for stopping by! ;)

VJD: All newspapers are awful. However, always check out the editorials and opinion columns. Good stuff, that. And someday you'll be seeing my name!

DCvR: Guys who by-pass their surge protectors should be careful when throwing "stupid" stones.... ;)