Dear Snopes, I knew about the Elf on the Shelf and the NSA a year ago

Dear Snopes, I knew about the Elf on the Shelf and the NSA a year ago

Snopes is a useful website for debunking or confirming rumors and urban legends. I value Snopes articles for being able to thwart popular misconceptions, but the article I saw this morning debunking a rumor that the Elf on the Shelf is a tool of the National Security Agency (aka the NSA) disappointed me.

No, I wasn't disappointed because I think that the Elf on the Shelf is truly an NSA spy. I was disappointed because Snopes traced the rumor to an article from yesterday. Yesterday.

Long time readers know that I "broke" the (fake) news about ties between the Elf on the Shelf and the NSA over a year ago, yet I don't get so much as a link in a footnote of the Snopes article.

Boo.

Perhaps my article was too obviously satire to start a widespread rumor that had to be debunked, but I'm still bummed that none of Snopes's experts even felt it relevant to do a Google search for older references to the NSA Elf on the Shelf story if only for context and background.

I guess if I want to be credited on Snopes I'll have to start writing more realistic rumors. Unfortunately I don't have time to create any good Internet rumors right now since I'm busy fighting the case of Ebola I got from a McDonald's hamburger made with meat tainted with the virus by terrorists to protest US involvement in the Middle East.

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