Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday: Don't forward blindly!

Come listen to a story about a woman named Mom
A lovely lady who 'most always kept her calm
Then one day some email she did receive
And up on the screen came one which did deceive.

Lies, that is, false info, bull crap.

Well the first thing you know ole Mom sees it's not fair,
Kinfolk said "Mom move away from there!"
Said "a fact check site is the place you ought to be"
So she opened a new window and assessed veracity.

Snopes, that is. Snopes dot com, for the facts.

Well now it's time to say good by to Mom and all her kin.

And they would like to thank you folks fer kindly droppin' in.
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of her hospitality.

Virtual, that is. Set a spell, take your shoes off.

Y'all come back now, y'hear?

Seriously, people. If you aren't entirely confident what you've received is true, please check it out before forwarding on. And if it's shown to be false, let the person who sent it to you know.
Need some step by step instructions? Go here.


Bee said...

Witty lyrics, FF.

Thanks for the site info; I've duly bookmarked it.

Bee said...

I particularly like the word "veracity." Nice one.

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Bless you. My dear MIL sends crazy stuff, all the time. I finally clued her in on Snopes. Either she is fact checking or she just thinks I was rude and took me off her list.

It works for me.

Anonymous said...

Enthusiasts of the films of Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski (Blind Chance, Dekalog, The Double Life of Véronique, Three Colours Trilogy, etc) are invited to drop by my chatroom at the Brasserie Alizé on the anniversary of the director’s death, this coming Friday evening, 13 March 2009, from around 1800 GMT. Please pass on the invitation to others and hopefully see you there!

Small Footprints said...

Thanks for the link. I've used Truth or Fiction ( before but haven't seen this one yet.

BTW ... I hope you'll be celebrating Earth Hour 2009 (it's true). :)

Small Footprints

Rachel said...

That is a great site. My mom and aunt love to forward all these crazy emails so now I can set them straight with the facts.

Shana said...

I am a snopes-aholic. You send it to me, I snopes it. That's how I roll.

Your poetic talent is staggering.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Lol! Good one, and I so relate.