Monday, September 17, 2007

Bah, I have been duped

I even suspected it before I posted (hence why this post is so quickly after the one I just posted) but to show that even internet super geeks like me can fall victim I won't delete the previous post.

Yes, thats right, marryourdaughter.com is a hoax.

I kinda suspected it, but was so enraged that I made my post FIRST and then immediatly decided to do some research. What I SHOULD have done is bothered to research it first, as the very first result for my google search (marry our daughter snopes [for those that don't know, snopes is the urban legend reference database]) did indeed provide all the info that this was a hoax.

The snopes link is here: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/marryourdaughter.asp

I feel somewhat embarassed that I fell for it but at least I had the smarts to double check my facts before just ranting and raving without doing any research. So I will leave my original post up to show that I am an idiot and to show the importance of not believing everything you read on the internet.

Man, I still can't believe I made a internet newbie mistake... /me shakes head. I do take a small amount of relief in noting that the snopes reference is from the 12th of September, so this hoax is less than a week old. So at least I am on the cutting edge of internet hoax's :p

Next thing you know I will be ranting about bonsai kittens... (and if you don't get that joke, I provide you with this link: http://www.shorty.com/bonsaikitten/).

2 comments:

Shalisa said...

it's ok...we all get duped...me more than you :)

james d said...

thanks for getting punked. it was the funniest thing i have read for a while.

btw - did you forward the link to any single guys?