I had the day off and had hoped to accomplish a lot of tasks from my personal Todo list (mostly web stuff, maybe hook up the new wireless router). But then I got lost in InterWeb Hell: one article I was reading linked to another weird article, which I had to fact-check on Snopes. Turns out the article was false, but I got sucked into reading about 25 different urban legends.
Along the way, I stumbled across a different kind of pages at Snopes. It seems that sometimes people are too dumb to notice the humor in the articles they send to Snopes, and they’ve collected them all here: Urban Legends Reference Pages: Humor (Jest in Time)
My personal favorite is this one:
What with all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person which almost went un-noticed last week.
Larry La Prise, the man who wrote “The Hokey Pokey,” died peacefully aged 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin.
They put his left leg in – and things just started to go downhill from there.
The best part is that someone sent that in to Snopes to ask if it could be verified… 🙂