Please Help us Kill Zombies!

I never noticed this until now, but my friend Jess Henig wrote an article for FactCheck.org all the way back in 2008, talking about how forwarded emails filled with lies and balogna keep resurfacing. Crazy stuff, yet people keep forwarding it to each other. Obama is supposedly a muslim, Jay Leno or David Letterman supposedly talking about how the country is headed in the wrong direction, and of course, the old time favorite, the Vanishing Hitchhiker.

A horde of zombies, she says...incorrect email-delivered memes that just won't die. That's about right. Heck, I get some variation of one or more of these every few weeks, myself.

So I ask you, dear reader, to do your part and help us kill off the email zombie threat. Don't forward on chain letters and weird conspiracy theories! Don't allow them to resurface! Let's work together to stomp them out once and for all.

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