Also: ‘Gullible’ is not in the dictionary!
I saw this on Boing Boing today, and, being an idiot, completely fell for it. That wasn’t bad enough. Later I told several friends about it. Does this town have a laughing stock? I need to turn myself in.
This is my feeble defense along with research into the depths of my idiocy:
- I thought Cheryl Crowe might have been 18-ish, and maybe her career started as a wunderkind bass player (you know, like Tal Wilkenfeld). Nope. When the Elvis video was taken, Crowe would have been 10.
- Noel Gallagher‘s name rang a bell, but I didn’t place him as the singer for Oasis. He would have been five.
- I’d never heard of the Sugababes. If I had, I’d like to believe that would have tipped me off. They were negative-ten when this Elvis footage was filmed (and negative-six when he died).
Seriously, I thought I learned my lesson ten years ago when I forwarded to several people Kurt Vonnegut’s alleged commencement address on the benefits of sunscreen.
Go ahead: Point and laugh.