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In honor of The Great Moon Hoax of 1835, which entailed a series of six articles that were published by the New York Sun about fantastical creatures and civilizations having been discovered living on the moon, I give you today’s Haiku.  On wikipedia: According to legend, the New York Sun’s circulation increased dramatically because of the hoax and remained permanently greater than before, thereby establishing the New York Sun as a successful paper.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Moon_Hoax


truth’s of little weight
when there’s a buck to be made
don’t you believe it
About the Author Corinne

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  1. Ain’t that the truth? And it’s not just newspapers, it can be people too, who tell you what they think you want to hear so they can get you do what they want.

  2. Absolutely, Bish. It never ceases to amaze me. Beware!

    My dear friend gave me a card the other day (after a spectacularly yucky day) that said: “For every one sweet bunny, there’s another one that’s just itching to steal your wallet. Be mindful of woodland creatures today.” Words to live by. ;)

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