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Geekend: Onion Or Real?
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louisw900
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louisw900,
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6/21/2014 | 7:12:39 PM
Internet User Exam and The Driver's License

@David   I really enjoy this new segment and I think something like this should be required of every internet user at least every three years or so, sort of like renewing a drivers license.

Of course there will be those who won't get any right, and not unlike failing a driver's license test, it will not deter them from using the Net or operating a car.

I scored 50% which is really what I thought I would be.  

But I am really disappointed I missed the ESPN question, yet I agree they (ESPN )  will be stealing your idea shortly.  

Thanks ! ; )

Bhori
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Bhori,
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6/21/2014 | 1:16:29 PM
Re: Real Life or Parody
one of the great 21st century problems is figuring out what reality looks like.


@ Dave: Very true. But one should verify the source at least before forwarding that. Or else one may fall into trouble like the Iranian News Agency did two years ago, who reported on their official site that rural Americans prefer Ahmedinejad over Obama.
Bhori
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Bhori,
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6/21/2014 | 12:59:25 PM
Re: Real Life or Parody
Thanks @ Dave. Really, I still find it difficult to believe on that one Giant Arm. Thanks to Photoshop and onion news; at first instance we reject to accept all the strange stuff as real. Check these photos, if they aren't look photo-shopped to you.
progman2000
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progman2000,
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6/20/2014 | 1:43:44 PM
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Ugh, three wrong, harder than I thought.  And the truth sometimes is more ridiculous than fiction...
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David Wagner,
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6/20/2014 | 12:32:09 PM
Re: Real Life or Parody
@Bhori- Well done. Yes, that and the missing finger story were the two that inspired me to do this article. Even though I knew the arm wrestling picture was real it looked photoshopped to me. Photoshop is getting so good that I think one of the great 21st century problems is figuring out what reality looks like.
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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6/20/2014 | 12:30:29 PM
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@jastro- I think it mostly means there's a market for light-hearted news in a world that feels darker than ever (though I don't think it is). Also, with 24 hours of news to fill and a whole internet, some things are just going to surface.

Out of curiosity, which two did you miss? 
Bhori
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Bhori,
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6/20/2014 | 11:56:50 AM
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Hi Dave! Very, interesting collection. I had to read all the stories twice to decide between onion or real. I got all right except the arm wrestling champion. That is really hard to believe.
jastroff
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jastroff,
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6/20/2014 | 10:51:04 AM
Real Life or Parody
@dave – interesting collection of stories. I got 2 wrong. Are we all migrating to an Onion type of world? What does it mean...and what comes next?
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