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Friday, November 12, 2004 :::

Shocking Discoveries

It's amazing what some people will fall for on the internet. Sista C came across this urban legend that I'd never seen before. I think it's hysterical that enough people believed it to require an actual debunking:

Dead Mermaid Found in the Philippines

I think it would be funny to show this picture to your kids and tell them it's Ariel from The Little Mermaid and that every time they throw a tantrum, or forget to make their bed, or refuse to eat their dinner that god kills a mermaid.

Man, I would make an awesome parent.

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Enough people also still believe that Saddam bombed the WTC...enough to re-elect "W". I wonder if they will debunk that urban legend?

Ah, about the Ariel thing...I wouldn't go there. There are just too many things wrong with that parenting "strategy"...beginning with making your kids think that Mermaids actually exist.

By Blogger pierre, at 12:55 PM  

Dan: That comment was SO Jack Handy of you....

"One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said. "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down, he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late." from Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy

Too funny!!!!

By Blogger annie, at 12:59 PM  

That is pretty Jack Handy'ish. You'd be an awesome parent to trick and scare them like that! Again, another picture on your blog that made me gag...

By Blogger Kiddo78, at 1:01 PM  

Damn that thing is ugly!! Silly Dan, Ariel has red hair, and this mermaid obviously has white hair.

By Blogger Maggie, at 1:02 PM  

Haven't y'all heard about the legend of the Fiji Mermaind? Or am I only only X-files freek.

Maybe Kiddo has? With his 40 page paper on PT Barnum?

By Blogger lynne, at 1:34 PM  

I remember. Was that the episode with the twin that was attached at the guys stomach & then detached at night & killed people at night? That was awesome.

By Blogger hot babe, at 4:03 PM  

Whoever took their nephew to a burned down warehouse and said it was Disneyland is my new hero. Have they ever trusted you again? Who cares...


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:25 PM  

Other posters beat me to the Jack Handy comments, but the one I was thinking yours most resembled:

When a young child asks you where rain comes from I think I cute thing to tell them is that the rain is god crying. when they ask you why god is crying, tell them "probably because of something you did" - Jack Handy.

By Blogger Rob, at 10:54 AM  

You WOULD make an awesome parent. I beg you to impregnate me!

By Blogger Jake, at 3:56 PM  

Jake, dude, that was just plain...creepy. BTW you should totally post your pic on Totally.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:33 PM  

You all think Dan would be a good Parent?

What you all must realize is that there is one unpassable obstacle: Poopy Diapers. They would make my brother wretch and puke.

No people. My brother as a parent. Two words: Not likely.

By Blogger Trekgeekscott, at 8:42 AM  

Who knew that mermaids got hair styling tips from Don King?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:26 PM  

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