‘Snide Remarks’ Classic: ‘It’s All True’

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.