Lately, I've been thinking that I really ought to start one of those vicious, unfounded rumors that everyone blindly spreads through word of mouth, and in this age of technological miracles, e-mail. You know, like the one about how Madelyn Murray O'Hare is reaching out from beyond the grave to cancel Touched By An Angel, or the one about the poor dying boy in Edinburgh who wants you to send him postcards. Lye in the pretzels. Plutonium residue in Mountain Dew. That kind of thing.
If I still worked at a job where I had intraoffice office e-mail, I would have the perfect insertion point, because those kinds of things can get forwarded from a single person to a couple thousand from a good-sized office in the course of the day. Regrettably, I don't, and being basically antisocial, I don't belong to any large e-mail lists or even have a lot of people in my address book that I could forward this to. That, and the only one I can think up is a little bit too evil for my tastes. Still and all, I consider it a work of art, and cannot bear to let it languish unheard in the dark recesses of my mind.
So, I've decided to make my hoax public domain. I will not spread it myself, but you are welcome to... thus, I leave it up to the conscience of the general BYOND forum-dwellers whether or not it gets spread. If someone's got to come up with a class project for social studies, spreading this and charting its spread might make for an interesting idea.
Anyway, here it is:
The flags outside the FBI headquarters were already flying at half-mast on the morning of September 11th, before either plane hit.
Comments? Questions? Suggestions? Condemnations?
Aug 7 2002, 12:52 am