So Thursday evening Farmer H told me of a news item he heard that day. A man in India got drunk and had laid down or fallen into a hole in the street, and then he was paved over with blacktop, and two days later his hand was seen sticking out of the hole he had clawed.
"What kind of hole did he fall into? Do they have sinkholes in India?"
"It was a hole for the road, Val."
"Why do you dig a hole to fill up to pave over? How deep is that hole that they couldn't see him? Doesn't anyone look in the hole before they fill it?"
"I don't know."
"I'm so sure he could have clawed his way through blacktop. I doubt that his hand was sticking out."
"I saw it on the NEWS, Val!"
"Oh. So it MUST be true! Don't you know that half the stories in the news aren't real. They're just what the government WANTS us to talk about instead of paying attention to real issues. Especially those stories that are all over every channel and newspaper and internet site. They're fake." Let the record show that Farmer H is not at all impressed with my vast knowledge of various and assorted conspiracies. Nor is the #1 son.
"Everything on the news is not fake, Val."
"I didn't say everything. I said those stories that are all over the place. We'll see about this one."
Yesterday I found this story.
"Paved… then saved! Pregnant dog is rescued two days
after it was trapped underground when Russian workers repairing a
pavement built OVER her."
Yeah. Pavement in Russia collapsed, and a pregnant dog crawled in the hole, and then the workmen got there and didn't know it, and they paved over her. Two days later, locals heard the dog barking and broke up the pavement and dug her out.
It looks fake to me. But what do I know?