Oh my lord. When Steve put up that link to the video about the Kid Bankrupting the Make A Wish Foundation, did anyone actually think it was true? In case you did, it’s a joke. J o k e! It’s Satire! But a lot of people missed it, so much so that Snopes is talking about it. It even says in the emails they’re receiving that the person has never heard of the Today Now! show, and they’re not sure if it’s real. Hmm. That would be your first clue that it’s a spoof.
I don’t know if this is a complement to the Onion’s skilled production work, or a disturbing sign that our collective IQ is dropping like a rock. I guess we can choose how we want to look at it.