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Reminder that the Web is Awesome

So we’re all in agreement that the internet is awesome but links like these make you pause and realize just how awesome it is. Where else could you read an exchange between a guy who owes money and the person trying to collect (via Charles of RD4T) where the guys offers a drawing of a spider in exchange? (While I doubt it’s true, it’s amazingly funny.) Or, where else would you find out about the unlikely economic indicator of gifts to mistresses? “The current economic conditions have caused 82% of the men surveyed to cut back on allowances and gifts to their mistresses.” (Women, it turns out have increased gifts and there are some theories on why that might be in the piece.)

I love this thing.

November 19, 2008