Facebook is a skeptic's paradise. Latest example: cannibalism.
When I logged on this morning for my daily game of Lexulous, I was greeted by a post about a baby snatched from its stroller, “slammed” against (a rail, a post, or a truck post, depending on the version) by a homeless woman who then, she later claimed, was trying to remove the baby's arm so she could eat it. Combined with last week's report of “Poppy's” face being bit off in an unrelated cannibal attack, I got suspicious, which is my favorite thing to be.
With the help of a mutual posting friend, I got linked to a web site that claimed to be affiliated with a major television network. A video of a successful face transplant of a gun shot victim was embedded in the article, although I can't imagine why. I checked the web for a more reliable source. I got directed to a Los Angelos Times blog article dated a year ago. Who wrote the blog? I don't know.
I was relieved to read that the baby, after being swung around in the air and“slammed” against something I haven't yet identified, had only minor injuries because, the mother of the four month old reported, he is a tough little boy.
So far so good. The Facebook posting led back to a web article and a blog. According to reports, the baby had been unstrapped and removed from its stroller last year while the mother and aunt stood nearby. Fortunately, the mother was able to snatch the baby away, then fight off the ersatz cannibal.
At least that is what sources say. Did I mention that the original “news” report included a video of a distant intersection that allegedly taped the entire event, but I couldn't really make out what the tiny people were doing behind those giant tree leaves.
I know. Now you are thinking, “but Nancy, what about Jeffery Dahmer?” Okay, you got me there. But what makes him different from the other two cannibal reports is that he was white.
Did I forget to mention that the face eater was a black man, as was the homeless woman? I wonder what Barrack Obama has to say about that?
People attacking each other is not a new thing, but with the recent flesh-eating zombie craze, these attacks are being described as cannibalism. Then, with the help of the internet, events far separated from each in time and space can be condensed into one bone chilling trend.
Unfortunately, Facebook's posting format is not conducive to extended discussion. But there's always a Lexulous game waiting for me.
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