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Friday, April 03, 2009

April madness

UConn behemoth Hasheem Thabeet picked the perfect day, April 1 (also known in some circles as April Fool's Day) to post a message on his Twitter page "informing" fans he had failed a drug test and therefore wouldn't be able to compete in this weekend's Final Four in Detroit.
As you might have guessed, the message was a hoax, but it proves a point people seem to have forgotten over the years: Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. Somewhere in time, the interwebs gained this undeniable credibility as we shifted from calling Aunt Sally and photocopying the encyclopedia at the public library to sitting in our underwear and finding out who won the 1978 best actress Oscar. (IMDB tells me it was Diane Keaton in Woody Allen's acclaimed "Annie Hall.")
Use your best judgment and don't be afraid to question what you read, heck, it got me where I am today.


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