Let’s subtitle this one – The dangers of being blonde, gullible and wanting to make a name for yourself in bigfootery.
We sometimes will prowl through the kinder, gentler, less critical thinking blogs for threads to pick at, pull and unravel into much more interesting situations. This little mining trip didn’t turn out as we thought, but it was bigfootery gold no matter how you dig it.
In this case we had watched a story develop thinking the blogger was simply having some fun, after all, the girls just want to have fun un. It started with the posting of an article from glossynews.com. The first post can be found here. We thought it was a decent attempt at writing humor and that would be the end of that.
After all, there were just a few obvious red freakin flags that anyone would/should get. Lou Klively (look lively), Officer Stan Down (Officer Down and stand down), a slight change of the Mayor’s name from Barb Dempsey to Barb D. Empsey to attribute quotes were just some. Glaring in the masthead of the website was the big one, and not the big footed one, the site was satirical humor. A click on the Home or About tags would make it abundantly clear if you happen to be too dense to get the jokes in the article.
But then this post appeared on the same blog. So we start kicking around speculations, she thinks this is a real deal?, or is she testing her readers for some minimal critical thinking skills? She can’t be this gullible? Nahhh, it is a test or joke. Should we clue her in? Nahhh, let’s see how this pans out.
One of our associates gets a pang of guilt at this point and sends off two emails to this gal’s associates, one who had her co-hosting an internet show, The Bully, and one to another woman researcher she evidently holds in regard. Not sure if those friends clued her in but the plans are finalized in this post, and she has readers who actually are commenting about the article and how it sounds like a, wait for it, an area of high activity. By the time we see this post it is too late to intervene and provide a short critical thinking primer on the matter. Then again, a little seasoning is evidently needed for this crack reporter and “Bigfoot Investigator”, not to mention some reexamination of those “friends” who let her make the wild foot chase.
The story has a somewhat happy ending as multi-tasking occurred, with claims of a casino win, and maybe a few other happy endings (wink, wink).
Aspiring “Bigfoot Researchers”, read, contemplate and learn. Do some homework and critical thinking before packing up the car and chasing after a wild story. Strike that, you all are “Bigfoot Researchers” afterall, so keep chasing as it does provide amusement and bigfootery gold.
Note: Since posting this article we have received two comments that raise serious issues related to two “Bigfoot Researchers” we mention. Serious in the sense of biblical, violate one of the Ten Commandments, issues. While we generally welcome and publish comments on the premise of free speech and opinion, these two comments raise such serious allegations that we will not at this time allow them to be published. Now, if the commenters can give evidence to back up the allegation we will reconsider this position. Thank you, you may now return to your previously schedule program, that has a few hints on the matter. Our apology for the lack of fidelity with the video, but it is old.