We all get them: stupid email forwards. Misguided (or just plain idiotic) friends, relatives and coworkers forward us stuff that promises to be “hilarious” or “amazing,” when it’s actually so damn stupid, you want to reach through the computer and strangle them for sending it to you. These emails belong in the Stupid Email Hall of Fame. With the election less than a week away, I thought I’d give you a “political” forward, courtesy of my dumbass redneck cousin:OK, this was just way too retarded sounding and looking (could that Photoshopped receipt be any faker looking?) to be true. So I checked it out on Snopes. Here’s what they had to say:
Origins: Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was in New York during the week of 13 October 2008, first to take part in the third and final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead on Wednesday, 15 October, then to attend the Alfred E. Smith Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on the evening of Thursday, 16 October. According to the bit of gossip reproduced above, which was reported in the New York Post’s “Page Six” column on 17 October 2008, Senator Obama’s “elitist” wife Michelle spent Wednesday afternoon at the Waldorf-Astoria gorging herself on luxurious room service dishes such as lobster, caviar, and champagne.
However, Michelle Obama couldn’t have been ordering room service in New York on that Wednesday afternoon, as she was giving a speech at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the time. When this fact was pointed out to the Post, it removed the gossip item from its web site and printed a retraction:
“The source who told us last week about Michelle Obama getting lobster and caviar delivered to her room at the Waldorf-Astoria must have been under the influence of a mind-altering drug. She was not even staying at the Waldorf. We regret the mistake, and our former source is going to regret it, too. Bread and water would be too good for such disinformation.”
Just as I suspected, it’s a blatant lie. Also, the so-called “Concerned Citizens Who Love America” does not exist and the link provided there is for a pro-Hillary group. And yet morons continue to forward this tripe.
Have you received something like this? Or does this email pale in comparison to some of the stupid crap you’ve received? If so, forward those dumb emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll mock and debunk (if necessary) these stupid emails every Wednesday.