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"I used to be innocent. Then I was naive. Now I'm just dumb."
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Snow Globe Fortune Teller
"I do think twice before believing anything I read online. I think, 'Really?' then 'o.k.'."
"You bet I'd love a free trip to Cancún."
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"I don't vote. They've got machines that do that now."
"How nice of you to call me out of the blue, young man. It so happens I have forty-five million just sitting in my piggy bank, and maybe having a broker wouldn't be such a bad idea."
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Hadley K., All-Day Sucker.
Tags:sucker, suckers, gullible, naive, naivete, incompetent, incompetence, rip-off, ripped off, ripping off, aromatherapy, quack, quacks, quackery, fake, fakes, faker, fakers, three card monte, scam, scams, scamming, scammer, scammers, gullibility, believing, believing mind, believing minds, believing brain, believing brains
'Relax, Mr. Edwards! Here at Mega Financial Services, we're dedicated to making the separation of a fool from his money an enjoyable experience for everyone involved!'
"Oh, but look at his smile, maybe I'll vote for him."
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'It says here that most people believe what they read in the papers.'
"I just feel fortunate to live in a world with so much disinformation at my fingertips."
Tags:technology, technologies, modern technology, modern technologies, computer, computers, pc, pcs, p.c, personal computer, personal computers, laptop, laptops, screen, screens, computer screen, computer screens, internet, internet research, fake news, reliable, reliability, rely on, information, information age, information source, information source, research, researching, researcher, disinformation, misinformed, misinform, unreliable, algorithm, algorithms, the algorithm, online algorithms, internet algorithms, credible, credibility, mansplain, mansplaining, online, online research, online researcher, gender issues, gullible, gullibility, suggestible, suggestibility, mislead, misleading, mislead, made up, type, typing, keyboard, keyboards, search, searching, search engine, search engines
'I just read an online article that says you should never believe anything you read online.'
They Shop Among Us
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'We are very close to mapping the gullibility gene...'
"I'm not going to fall for that routine where you try and stall until the neighborhood gentrifies."
Tags:gentrify, gentrifies, gentrification, stall, stalls, stalling, mugger, muggers, mugging, muggings, robber, robbers, rob, robs, robbing, robbery, robberies, race, racial division, racial divisions, crime, crimes, crime wave, crime waves, crime rate, crime rates, yuppie, yuppies, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinating, gullible, gullibility, steal, steals, stealing, racial divide, racial divides
"I don't doubt that it's perfectly innocent, Margaret, but it does have the appearance of impropriety."
Tags:gullible, gullibility, cheat, cheats, cheater, cheaters, cheating, love triangle, love triangles, believing, believable, impropriety, innocent explanation, innocent explanations, unbelievable, adulterer, adulterers, adultery, infidelity, infidelities, unfaithful, believe, believes, believer, believers, philander, philanders, philandering, spouse, spouses, husband, husbands, wife, wives, appearance, appearances
'See, dear, you can't believe everything you read. It says so right here on the internet!'
"I told him that whole elephants being afraid of us thing was just a myth. But did he listen? Now look at him. What a putz."
Tags:elephant, elephants, mouse, mice, myth, myths, misinformation, misinform, misinformed, warn, warns, warning, warnings, crush, crushes, stomp, stomps, stomped, crushed, kill, kills, killing, vermin, false rumor, false rumors, false rumour, false rumours, gullible, gullibility, listen, listens, listening
"That was before I found this amazing new way to earn $$$ working from home."
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The Last of the Passenger Pigeons
Tags:passenger, passengers, passenger pigeon, passenger pigeons, cheat, cheats, cheating, cheater, cheaters, taxi, taxis, cabby, cabbies, cab fare, cab fares, bad directions, extinct, extinction, extinctions, sucker, suckers, gullible, gullibility, carrier pigeon, carrier pigeons, new york, new york city, fare, fares, high fare, high fares, swindle, swindles, swindling
'Don't trust him David - he's an authority figure.'
'So as you were approaching, did the fact that ten other flies were stuck there, not alert you to the fact that the paint might be WET?'
'I sense that someone is about to swindle you.' 'Wow, thanks for the warning! How much do I owe you?'
Alternative medicine - some of its remedies are possibly nothing more than snake oil