THREE GOOD HOAX BUSTERS

The suspected hotel key-card urban legend reported yesterday turns out definitely to be one – as you know if you read yesterday’s column after 10:02am Eastern time, when I revised it. Thanks to the dozens of you who sleuthed this for me. E.g.:

Melissa Hines: ‘Whenever you are in doubt about something like this, you can quickly check snopes.com. For more info on today’s urban legend, check out this.’

☞ I always do check out snopes.com, but for some reason my search bulb was particularly dim that night. Not finding it quickly, and not having seen it before, I vaingloriously imagined I might actually be the first to report it. Ego run wild. In addition to snopes, I could have checked: truthorfiction, which yields this. And hoaxbusters, which yields this. Good sites, all, to bookmark.

AND SPEAKING OF PUTTING THE LIE TO MISIMPRESSIONS . . .

Shelley Steen: ‘I am currently reading Al Franken’s book and with every chapter I am getting more upset. It is time to take the gloves off!! I am daring everyone I know who is a Republican to read this book. It is just an amazing read!’

CLEARLY AUDIBLE

Eric Batson: ‘With the new iTunes for Windows and an exclusive deal with Audible, Apple’s iTunes Music Store is the slickest, easiest way to buy and use Audible’s content.’

BUT NOT WITHOUT HEADPHONES

Jim: ‘When I click on the link to find out more about the Sony MDR-EX70LP earbuds, I get an error message.’

☞ Try this link? (Cheaper, too!)

BANANAS

Bananas! They are just so wonderful, safe, comfortable, unchallenging – like coming home. Could this be the contented little chimp in us?

Tomorrow: Warren’s Warning – and Way Out

 

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