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The Truth as Parents Know It


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Over on our questions and answers community, roguekiller23231 began a discussion about things our parents told us when we were young which may – or may not – have been true. “Your face will freeze that way if you do that!” How many times did you hear that growing up? I’m willing to bet your face is intact and not frozen into some grotesque mask. What things did the adults in your life tell you that you now know for a fact were a fib?

One thing my parents said was that too much time on a computer would hurt me. I’m pretty sure I busted that myth. Another thing I was told was that playing RPGs would lead to Satanism. Uhm… I’ve never worshiped any type of demonic creature, seriously. I’ve played plenty of RPGs and loved them, though!

Now that my dad has his own YouTube account, perhaps he’ll respond to this video. He can let you know about things they told me when I was a kid that did turn out to be true.

What about you? What types of white lies or fibs were you told as a child?

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Move Over, Michael Moore!

Loose Change Second Edition was 100x better than Fahrenheit 9/11. You can watch it now online. And yes, I’m asking you to watch it now. Their film made much more sense to me than what I’ve been spoonfed by “the media” on information surrounding September 11th. Not to quote my favorite skeptic out of context, but even the original Dr. Phil is starting to get pissed off over what’s happening with our world these days (Is the government trying to kill us?). Make up your own mind, my friends – don’t let someone else make it up for you.

Dell Lies

I typically don’t pay attention to emails from Dell, but a friend just so happened to email me about getting a new computer system right around the same time the Dell message popped into my inbox (with permission, of course). The email has a link that reads: “22% off ANY Dell Dimension Desktop.” Fair enough. I click the link, only to see a Web page that reads: “It’s Dell’s 22nd Anniversary! To celebrate, we’re giving you special anniversary savings: 22% off Select Dell Dimension Desktops! Simply ‘customize & price’ and purchase a new Dimension Desktop to receive INSTANT savings!”

In Dell’s messed up world, “select” is the same as “any.” Give me a break. Lies!