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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001074.txt from 1999/04

From: "Paulette W. Gulakowski" <pollyg@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] dumb urban legends
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 16:00:50 -0400

Dear Bill,
New users to the net may not realize that these stories have gone around
time and again. Some people truly feel they are doing a service by
passing the word along. In a recent family discussion about the same
issue, my sister-in-law pointed out that WE had stories about "the hook",
the dead girl's sweater left in a back seat, ad infinitum. Some of us
relayed those stories, some didn't. We are now seeing the same thing at
a higher tech level, that's all. Once they've (new users) been around
for a while (either in age or urban legends experience), they'll no
longer believe and/or will know the resources to check it out (like you)
- but the next generation will do their version. "There's nothing new
under the sun"
Remember your "delete" option and put exercise it on these messages and
on your irritations!
Paulette

On Sun, 25 Apr 1999 10:47:58 -0700 Edinger/Gilman <wde1@-----.com> writes:
>Amy wrote:
>
>"If everyone here could take the time to visit www.house.gov/writerep
>and write a complaint to their congressman, and pass this message on
>to
>everyone..."
>
>And if everyone who gets the urge to pass on silly rumors they hear on
>the internet would take the time to visit http://urbanlegends.tqn.com/
>or http://snopes.simplenet.com/index.html to find out the facts behind
>these stupid urban legends, the internet would be a lot less congested
>and a lot less of peoples' time would be wasted.
>
>Just yesterday I got the one about LSD and strychnine on telephone
>booth
>buttons. That's about the stupidest one I've heard yet.
>
>Frank Zappa was right about what the most abundant material in the
>universe was.
>
>Bill Edinger
>
>
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