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A family member posted this little piece of Halloween info the other day. I about died.

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I tried to be as kind as possible with my correction in the comments. I didn't want to be mean, although other people certainly were very mean in their response. But seriously! Forget zombies, witches, and ghosts! I'm afraid of having to be around people who read this and believe it.
 

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As I said in the other thread on this, these are likely the same sort of people who believe the world is 2015 years old...ya'know, 'cause it's 2015...right?
 

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As I said in the other thread, I don't know what's scarier or more stupid, the actual post, the people that believe it or that the person that originated it posted it knowing people would believe it.

Things like this make me glad I don't do Facebook, Twitter, etc. They wouldn't do me any good because I'd just block 'em all or unfriend them or whatever you do.
 

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I saw this going around, and literally just stared at how asinine and ridiculous the 'logic' was. I can't even begin to describe or think of how this would make sense to anyone.
 

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As I said in the other thread, I don't know what's scarier or more stupid, the actual post, the people that believe it or that the person that originated it posted it knowing people would believe it.

Things like this make me glad I don't do Facebook, Twitter, etc. They wouldn't do me any good because I'd just block 'em all or unfriend them or whatever you do.

I had to look twice, that is what I always say :D
 

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I saw this posted 3 times yesterday. One of them was a share on my wall! Apparently I was a little snarky in my reply because they have not said anything since.

But come on...seriously. I mean SERIOUSLY?!?!
 
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Hmm... Like who here doesn't know that Halloween is always on the 31st! :D Actually anyone here who didn't know that would never admit it for fear of being covered with hot glue and glitter and put on display to teach any other Friday the 13th Halloween believers a lesson. :D:D:D
 

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This is why I don't like to be sarcastic online, without adding a winky face or "haha", etc.

I'm a very sarcastic person, and the real point of sarcasm, is not pointing out the sarcasm. I would venture to guess that the majority of people who posted it know better, and they are being sarcastic. I would also venture to guess that some of the responses are also sarcastic. Certainly not all, there are some people out there...I don't know how they manage to even turn their computers on, let alone get to a website to post.

I personally posted a sarcastic comment on the Steven Speilberg dinosaur trophy hunter meme that was going around...not realizing that people would take my comment seriously, and think that I really believed that the man killed a dinosaur. I mean come on, really? So now my name is probably out there on a shamer's site somewhere "this person was outraged that he killed a fake dinosaur, how stupid!"

Yeah. Sarcasm is really only fun in person. :/
 

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The point of the meme is that 'look how ridiculous all these things are getting, people will believe anything written on a picture on the internet' ... I don't think most of the people on facebook are posting it to be serious... they're posting it to be a joke.
 

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A quote widely attributed to Albert Einstein plays well here,

"Only two things are infinite; the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not certain about the former."
 

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The person who posted it actually admitted to believing it, so no, they were not trying to be sarcastic. That may have been the original purpose of the person who created it, but the sarcasm was not effective enough to carry through.
 
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