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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

953. the problem with fake viral videos

you've probably seen the video.
the guy on the hill and the giant waterslide and the little swimming pool about a mile away and he flies through the air like a missile and lands smack dab in the middle of the pool.
except it's fake.
a good one, but fake nonetheless.
anyway, billy wipple up the road saw it.
now billy hasn't been right since lightning struck him in the head about a year back.
and seeing something like that fella flying through the air just got him to thinking.
so billy set up the same dumb slide on a hill over at whitherton mountain top farm and aimed himself at the reservoir about two miles away.
needless to say he didn't make it.
landed a mile west in old lady apgar's bed.
shot right through the open window.
she thought her prayers had been answered, until she realized it was just billy wipple.
meanwhile, billy thought he had gone to heaven, until he realized it was just old lady apgar.
it was the subject of much rumoring at the next church picnic.
vicious stuff really.
well, billy doesn't care all that much mind you.
but that poor old lady apgar has taken to pipes again.

and all this trouble because of a fake video to begin with.
seems all could have been avoided with a little honesty, including this post frankly.


Pam said...

Hm-m-m! Little old ladies with men flying through their windows and landing in their beds. Have you been into the rheumatiz medicine Bobby?!

Robert "Cranelegs" Crane said...

yes ... i have.

lightly said...

good thing you told me its fake, i had the whole rig setup for the weekend now i think i will give it a miss

Robert "Cranelegs" Crane said...

ightly, don't let this dumb post stop you. give it a whirl.