16 January 2008

andy rooney, generalities, and idiocy

A good friend forwarded me a stupid email today. It happens sometimes.

It seemed fake to me, so I checked snopes. you can read the summary here: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/rooney4.asp

what is it about email that encourages people to forward garbage? I have elderly relatives and the only thing I ever get from them is forwarded junk mail. why is that? i have no explanation that makes any kind of sense. because they're old? they struggle driving a car? no idea.

I was even more confused by the responses from people that I know and respect. Stuff like, "except for the bitter tone, i agree" and, more surprising, "i didn't read anything mean-spirited". seriously? seriously.

bummed me out a little.

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