People can be SO gullible … make that STUPID
Sometimes you hear a story about a scam, a con game, an email, something that bilks a person out of a lot of money, their life savings maybe, and you have to wonder; are people really that stupid?
Yes, they are. Some people will fall for anything.
Yesterday one of my Facebook friends posted a link to the following story:
Super Bowl Controversy: National Anthem Will Be Replaced with a Dodge Ad
Indianapolis — Football fans watching Super Bowl XLVI can remain seated during the pregame ceremonies this year, because the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner will be preempted by a television commercial for Dodge trucks.
“At $7 million a minute, we can’t spare the time it takes for the National Anthem to be performed,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell explained.
“And don’t try to accuse us of being unpatriotic here. No one’s a bigger fan of Belichick and Brady than I am. It’s just that the advertiser made us an offer we can’t refuse.”
The sponsor of the ad, the Chrysler Corporation, is now owned by the Italian automaker Fiat.
“Perhaps we will play the Italian National Anthem during our commercial,” a Fiat spokesman said. “It is much more soothing than the American anthem. No bombs bursting or rockets glaring. We play nice.”
Upon learning of the Star-Spangled ban, Congressional Crybaby John Boehner (R-Ohio) immediately assembled The House Un-American Subcommittee to enforce Americanism in this matter.
“We expect the esteemed panel’s findings to be available by Super Bowl LIII at the latest,” he declared. “But I don’t know exactly when that will be, because I don’t understand Roman numerals.”
Pundits, meanwhile, speculated that the Super Bowl snub might be the beginning of the end for the Star-Spangled Banner.
“It’s hard to sing. Nobody knows what the words mean. And it has no beat, so you can’t even dance to it,” one observer said. “How about replacing it with a classic, like Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This? That should shut the Italians up.”
Now honestly, didn’t you KNOW that was a satirical piece as soon as you saw the title?
Some folks didn’t. See the comments on the original piece, and just for kicks, here are the best comments from the Facebook posting.
1. Gotta make sure the Muslims are not offended by our Star Spangled Banner.
2. Time to boycott the Super Bowl by all Patriots!!????
3. Taking God out of America, taking our history and heritage out of America………and we are letting it, allowing it to happen!!!!!!!!!??? This really makes me angry!!
4. If Madonna there its an assault on Christians.BUT US will always put sports ahead of everything.
5. The US is a boiled frog-we endorse and vote for what Caligula/Nero would have found repulsive.No decadent Roman nation or any other decadent people for example endorsed women in combat or homosexual marriage-the US is in the moral abyss-and getting much worse as we push the boundaries of sin.
6. Always GREED with people. Should boycott.
7. BOYCOTT Dodge trucks.
I didn’t list any names, it’s enough to know that some people are so trusting, they will read a story on the ‘net and believe EVERY word of it.
I mean, it must be true, it was on the ‘net.
I can’t believe the utter gullibility of some people, they will literally FALL for anything.
Of course the Colors were presented and Kelly Clarkson sang the National Anthem. There was not a doubt in the mind of ANY reasonably well read person that doesn’t rely on a satire blog or lame-assed social media for their news and current events.
Say, I have an Aunt that married a cocoa merchant from Liberia … recently he was killed in an invasion of Somali Zombies and now she has $200,000,000.00 that she needs moved to the USA so it can be invested in Solyndra stock.
Send me $25.00 CASH, I’ll give my Aunt your name and email address, she’ll get back to you as soon as possible and get you in on the ground floor … really. 😐
Yeah, people ARE that stupid!