Your friend just sent you a link. Or you saw a tweet. Or a Fecesbook entry. And you just mindlessly forward or retweet or share.
One word: Don't.
Invest about 30 seconds of common sense. Here is how to do that.
Saturday, Dec 10th 2016 (12:44am)
A friend of mine complains bitterly about how there is no good news online. It's all doom, gloom, politics, murder, violence, and whatnot. Fortunately, she is from the UK so I found a web site that will cheer her up.
Thursday, Nov 3rd 2016 (12:00am)
No, this wasn't an invasion of illegal aliens from south of the border. An estimated 1500 Americans ended up on Canadian shores on Sunday, Aug 21, when high winds blew rafters into foreign lands.
Fortunately, our Canadian friends had sufficient manpower to save the victims en masse.
Wednesday, Aug 24th 2016 (12:00am)
Early morning commuters in New Jersey saw heavy delays on Friday after a truck carrying deli meat collided with another truck hauling bread on Interstate 287.
Monday, Jun 20th 2016 (12:00am)
I'm sure by now the news has gotten around the world that a giant snow storm is due to strike the northeastern United States this weekend. Between two and three feet of accumulations are forecast for Washington DC on Saturday.
The radar image of this storm seems to indicate that maybe it is best to have a gentle but firm hand when dealing with this storm.
Thursday, Jan 21st 2016 (6:49pm)
Friday, Nov 13th 2015 (7:32pm)
A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.
She ordered an iced coffee around 7 a.m. Wednesday in St. Petersburg and asked to pay for the caramel mocchiato for the stranger in the car behind her. He returned the favor. The chain kept going as employees began keeping count.
The Tampa Bay Times reports the chain finally ended around 6 p.m. when customer number 379 pulled up and ordered a regular coffee. Barista Vu Nguyen leaned out the window and explained the chain that started earlier in the day, asking if she'd like to participate. She declined, saying she only wanted to pay for her coffee.
Friday, Aug 22nd 2014 (2:53am)
A fake sign language interpreter took to the stage during yesterday's memorial for anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, gesticulating gibberish before a global audience of millions and outraging deaf people across the world.
Wednesday, Dec 11th 2013 (6:11am)
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Several people complained to Coca-Cola when they opened up their bottles of vitamin water. A promotion mixed random words in both French and English with some rather unpleasant results.
Friday, Sep 20th 2013 (5:33am)
With a hand-painted sign, Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 Friday while she sold lemonade outside the Equality House across from the Westboro compound, and the online effort has raised $15,000 and counting.
Monday, Jun 17th 2013 (3:24pm)
If you've been paying attention to the news, there were a number of explosions in Boston today, the marathon has been bombed. Patton Oswalt has some sage words for anyone who is currently doubting the worth of humanity.
Monday, Apr 15th 2013 (2:49pm)
If today's news from China and Connecticut have you doubting the worth of humanity, look to Mr. Rogers for guidance. Especially good reading for parents as well as cynics.
Friday, Dec 14th 2012 (4:59pm)
...or diamonds just became utterly worthless. Russia just declassified the news that they're sitting on top of a wealth of diamonds - trillions of carats worth, enough to supply the global market for 3000 years.
Tuesday, Sep 18th 2012 (6:00am)
A gunman opened fire early Friday at a suburban Denver movie theater, leaving at least 14 people dead and 50 others injured, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said. The violent and chaotic scene erupted about 12:30 a.m. local time as a gunman stood at the front of one of the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall where the latest Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" was playing, police said.
Friday, Jul 20th 2012 (4:12am)
Ever heard of a 61-second minute? Well, you're going to get one today. Time will stand still for one second today because a 'leap second' will be added to let a lagging Earth catch up to super-accurate clocks.
A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to keep its time of day close to the mean solar time. The leap second will be inserted tonight at 23:59:60 UTC.
It's true. The Earth is slowing down.
A topless protest by a Ukrainian feminist group livened up feeding time for Ukraine's Euro 2012 psychic pig Funtik, as soccer fans waited to see who he would choose to win this morning's quarter-final. (SFW)
What's the most useful button on your remote control?
Nothing! Player's off!
King Kong (2005)
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