Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Which is better, serious news or parody?

There's something awfully familiar here. Channel 5 here in Cleveland does an piece on how stores do not check credit card signatures and are, shocked, shocked at what's happening. But it all seemed so familiar somehow. Was this another case of the local news giving us "stories" like "don't feed your children paint chips - the hidden danger"? Something so obvious it hardly bears mention on the news? No, that wasn't it. Ah yes, now I remember where I saw a much better written bit on this same idea. John Hargrave at Zug had done this credit card investigation before - he even signed his credit card receipt with heiroglyphs and no one noticed. His - much funnier - story is here.


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