Damn. I almost always remember to check out www.snopes.com when I get emails that sound too good to be true. I dropped the ball on the Social Security Urban Legend that, as one of my weblog readers informed me via email, has been around since 2002. And I fell for it. Too eager to think the worst of our leaders. So much for Crone wisdom. Heh.
What I wonder is this: how come we only hear about urban legends? Does this mean there are no rural legends? No suburban legends? Seems discriminatory to me;-)
Snopes rules! I’ve finally gotten to the point where my parents ask me to check it every time they’ve gotten a questionable e-mail. I think I do a better Snopes search than they do. 🙂
Do you suppose stories of alligators in the New York City sewer system constitutes a subUrban legend?;-))
WOW!!!! This is a great website.