May 19, 2003
Meat Trees

Given that this is the news of the day, (or three days ago, as it were) I'm tempted to try and write about it. But I think I have to let it sink in for a few days first. Right now, I just keep waiting for someone to explain to me that it's April Fool's Day or something.

(Thank-you, Teddy.)

Posted by at May 19, 2003 05:55 PM
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Yeah, it may be on Yahoo.com, but that does not make it true. The article is a work of SATIRE from the Weekly World News (see the left side navigation). As you will see if you visit http://www.weeklyworldnews.com, they are a humor publication similar to The Onion.

However, you're not the first person to fall for something like this. Apparently many people have mistakenly believed that WWN articles were true since Yahoo started syndicating them.

Have fun,
Jordan

Posted by: jordan on May 19, 2003 06:03 PM .

Thanks Jordan.

I love having a blog.

Posted by: on May 19, 2003 06:05 PM .

Hey Teddy - you set me up man!! YOU SET ME UP!!!!!

Posted by: on May 19, 2003 06:05 PM .

As satire, this article fucking sucks. There's not even any funny names or anything.

Posted by: NoRecourse on May 19, 2003 07:42 PM .

Thanks man.

Posted by: on May 19, 2003 07:52 PM .

Notice Jordan commented 8 minutes after I posted "Meat Trees", and that my comment "thanks Jordan" came two minutes after his comment. I couldn't tell if I should just delete the thing, or re-phrase it, or what the fuck to do. I didn't want to delete it, because I didn't want to seem like I was in any way attempting to hide the fact that I'm a gullible doof. (It's an interesting feature of my character.) At the same time, I didn't really want to subject people to the link after it was called to my attention that it was BS. What can I say, I read 'Yahoo News' at the top, saw it came from someone I trusted (I trusted you DAMN IT!) and though it didn't seem plausible, what technological advancement ever does?

Okay, I now promise never to do anything like this again, or if I do, to erase it the moment I find out I've been had, so that you won't have to read boring shit like this.

Posted by: on May 19, 2003 08:41 PM .

Tee-hee!

I agree--sullen-faced satire at its worst. Like the kid who goes to school and matter-of-factly tells his friends, "My mom died last night." "What!?" "I said my mom died last night--she's dead." "Are you serious!!?" "No."

Sorry, . I promise to be nicer to you in the future. I didn't imagine you'd post it so hastily... but I'm glad you did. It makes the world seem like a softer place.

Posted by: Albertross, The on May 20, 2003 09:54 AM .

Children aren't happy without something to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for.
-- Ogden Nash

Posted by: Party Poker on November 4, 2004 10:38 AM .
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