Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1601 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1636 times:
There was a radio station in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was running a "Ski Tulsa" campaign back in the early 1980's. It was obviously meant to be a joke about Oklahoma's very mild winters. I remember seeing bumper stickers on cars with "Ski Tulsa".
Some people showed up from out of state to do some skiing. They got pissed because they didn't realize it was a joke. The media made a big deal about it. The radio people got in a lot of trouble.
Even with the internet nowadays, some people are still excruciatingly stupid.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8889 posts, RR: 42
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1620 times:
Sad and at the same time hilarious to see just how gullible some people can be. I mean, why would anyone base an entire vacation on the internet equivalent of a blurred outdated photocopied A4-sized info flyer, which is what that website would be if it weren't pardoy?!
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
Adopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1549 times:
I saw that website a long time ago and thought it was hilarious. Having grown up in North Mankato and still working there currently, I got a kick out of the site. I thought this story was hilarious too. The whole point of the webpage was to show how you can't trust internet sources all the time. That whole thing just proved it. If I were looking into spending money to go somewhere I'd look at a few different sources rather than stick to just one sole source of information. Especially on the internet.
Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 12013 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1305 times:
I got a kick out of the "Standard Disclaimer!" I think someone will be upset enough to hire a lawyer. But, some people are stupid and will believe anything! I have never been to Mankato, but I have been to Fargo and that is good enough for me!