Monday, August 28, 2006

In the words of Charlie Brown...

Aaaaaarrrrggghhhhh!!!*

People actually believe the things they get in their email boxes. For instance: (cut/pasted from an actual forwarded email I received this morning)

> When asked this riddle, 80% of kindergarten kids got
> the answer, compared to 17% of Stanford University seniors.
>
> What is greater than God, More evil than the devil,
> The poor have it, The rich need it, And if you eat it, you'll die?
>
> Send this to 10 people and then press shift and you
> will get the answer.
>
> P.S. You won't believe this, but this really does
> give you the answer!!!!

Obviously the answer is "nothing." But it perturbs me that people believe the answer will appear on your screen when you forward this to 10 people.

Hint: of course it doesn't work so stop forwarding it!!!! This is why the internet is so congested. Oh, and because of bloggers. (gulp) Sorry.



*Other interesting Charlie Brown quotes:

“In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.”

“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”

“There are three things in life that people like to stare at: a flowing stream, a crackling fire and a Zamboni clearing the ice.”

"I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time.”

“If I stand here, I can see the Little Red Haired girl when she comes out of her house... Of course, if she sees me peeking around this tree, she'll think I'm the dumbest person in the world... But if I don't peek around the tree, I'll never see her... Which means I probably AM the dumbest person in the world... which explains why I'm standing in a batch of poison oak.”

But my favorite one is probably still "Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh!"

10 comments:

Violet said...

Charlie Brown really is a philosophist of the ages. I don't think that there isn't a person in the world that can't relate to him.

Especially when that b!tch, Lucy, yanks the football from right in front of him and causes him to wipeout.

Blogarita said...

"Send this to 10 people and then press shift and you will get the answer.

P.S. Did you know gullible is not in the dictionary? Really. Look it up and find out."

Mishka said...

I love Charlie Brown...he, Pooh, and Dr. Seuss characters have to be my favorites....

As far as forwards go, the ones that are hoaxes (most of them), I usually return them to the original sender with the link to the snopes URL that shows the hoax. I used to reply to all but decided that they had already made enough of a jackass of themselves, I didn't need to rub it in.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Along with the picture of the poor lad flat on his back, having missed the ball AGAIN!

It's Me, Maven... said...

I loathe crappy forwards like that. Usually if it's bogus, a hoaxe or an urban legend, I'll click "REPLY ALL" and then put the link to the page on Snopes devoted to that piece of dreck in the body of the email and click send.

I'm sure it's too subtle for your glurge monkey forwading you that crap:)

Fantastagirl said...

You should do PSA's for all the non-blogging people who listen to the radio- Google should pay you to do that...think of the bandwidth you'd be saving...that and I wouldn't have to look at it....

Michelle O'Neil said...

You know? It's true about Zamboni machines. They're fricking hypnotic. Never thought about it before.

Lee Ann said...

I can add something to this one: “There are three things in life that people like to stare at: a flowing stream, a crackling fire and a Zamboni clearing the ice.”
You guys (girls too), come on, know what that is!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Always loved me some Peanuts.

rachel said...

I realisde the answer to that one a while ago, after sending so many mails to people I didn't know, getting more and more tired of it by the day.
I'm with blogarita on this one
GULLIBLE