Breakfast of Champions: 12/18
DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE
Wrapping up the aftermath of a big show-going weekend, we have a new photo slideshow from Wu-Tang Clan and review of Andrew Bird at the Cedar. But since those go along with material posted late Sunday night, let's try this once more, with feeling. Here's a one-stop guide for all the recent music posts:
They kept it interesting, but the Vikings won on Monday Night Football and Eric Refsland has a video-packed post following the contest.
Finally, I hear this comedian is running for Senate. And yet he is serious. Someone -- preferably someone from the Washington Post or Paul Demko -- explain it to me.
You know Snopes.com as the dominant debunking site on the Internet, assessing the truth value of urban legends. But consider its parallel value as a photo site.
When I say "value," I'm speaking in two respects. There's the obvious benefit of a one-stop aggregator for goofy and aberrant photographs circling around the Internet -- with the added bonus of finding out if they're real or not). In the animals section alone, you can find some of these gems:
It's tough to say which of the photos in the page about Hercules, the world's largest dog is my favorite, but I'm leaning toward the one with Authentic Hercules.
A subtler fascination for me, though, are the photos listed as having "multiple truth values." Mostly, these are real photos that are forwarded around the Web with made-up stories or false details attached. What inspires people to make up a story about an authentic photo, passing it off as truth?