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"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.
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I wish they wouldn't use that blotchy background......
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White on black is harder to read than black on white, even if the blotchy background isn't there.

Best to get your urban legends quashed at http://snopes.com anyway.
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I still wish they wouldn't use that blotchy background.....
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I always go to snoopes.
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It is the first time I have heard of Rebecca Kring and her husband, so thanks for sharing the article. It was quite interesting, although the blog would do better with another background that doesn't put so much strain on the reader's eyes.

I agree that Snopes.com is a delightful source of information about urban legends...
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I love urban legends! My undergrad was in anthropology and I was really interested in UL as modern folklore. Even "published" a little paper in an online journal. Snopes is usually my go-to place to confirm/deny stuff, with a little extra critical research as well of course. In fact, my friends are always emailing me to verify an UL/hoax email and that's what got me into librarianship in the first place (I'm a grad student obtaining my masters in library & info science soon). Smile
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On 2012-04-02 15:19, jugglestruck wrote:
I wish they wouldn't use that blotchy background......


My lord! I read the article, then came back here and the Café green was bubbling and swimming around my eyes....
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On 2012-07-31 16:17, jugglestruck wrote:
I still wish they wouldn't use that blotchy background.....


My lord! My eyes still aren't back to normal yet.
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I just couldn't resist opening that link, something I kind of regret now. That background is evil! Urban legends are a great example of human (mis)communication. Gossip spreads in a similar way, right? Somewhere in the story there's a kernel of truth, but finding it is probably impossible.
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On 2012-07-28 18:21, danhughes wrote:
White on black is harder to read than black on white, even if the blotchy background isn't there.

Best to get your urban legends quashed at http://snopes.com anyway.


Thanks for that link dan... Smile
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Copy and paste, that's the way to deal with it Smile
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