Will Somebody Please Call Poe?

This story actually took me by surprise.  I honestly didn’t think anyone was this stupid.  From the Onion’s AV Club:

In the genetic experiment gone horribly wrong that is Facebook, satire is the deadliest extinct species—as voice actor and professional Santa Jay Branscomb recently found out, when he posted the above photo decrying Steven Spielberg’s senseless slaughter of a triceratops. A play on the controversy surrounding big game-hunting cheerleader Kendall Jones, the photo came accompanied by the caption, “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.”

And while many immediately recognized it as a set photo from Jurassic Park—then took pains to identify it as such some 5,000 times over—those who were cloned from an amber-preserved mosquito containing the angry blood of the Internet answered the call. The result was, to paraphrase Dr. Ian Malcolm, a living example of chaos theory, with one butterfly ironically flapping his wings, and suddenly we’re looking at one big pile of shit.

Now I have very little faith in the intelligence of the average internet dweller, but this was a bridge too far.  I mean, it is a dinosaur.  And Steven Spielberg.  And people are filling up the comments proclaiming those two facts over and over again.  Finally.  Finally I can say “no one is that stupid” and actually be right.  I went to grab my calendar to mark this momentous date down and then I saw it.


If I prayed, I would be praying that this is a Poe.  The thought that someone is that stupid scares me.

That’s not the only one, by the way.


Photo from The AV Club.  Click on over and read the whole post!

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