One of the categories of “Snide Remarks” columns is Columns That Eric Finds Much, Much Funnier Than Anyone Else. This week’s “Snide Remarks” Classic, from Aug. 8, 2001, is a prime example. It’s called “It’s All True,” and it’s a list of interesting trivia items similar to those e-mails people used to forward around all the time. Most of those e-mail trivia items aren’t actually true, which annoys me, so I made up a list of things that are also not true in the hopes that it, too, would circulate.
For some reason, this list really makes me giggle. I like how some of them almost sound true at first, for just a second, until you think about them. Sort of like 9/11 conspiracy theories.