Well, fast forward to this afternoon. I couldn’t find the link to the newspaper story so I Googled myself. The first link to the story lead me to Wonkette, a website that specializes in satire. Wonkette spoofed the Times story under the headline: “In A Troubled Economy, Scooter Manufacturing Is The Only Successful Industry.”
Reading the comments on this site made me realize that satire and empathy are often mutually exclusive.
I e-mailed the Wonkette link to a co-worker.
She emailed back: I love how out of that entire, long article, it was your name that got picked up. Personally, I’d take offense at the morons who are confusing “moran” with “moron.”
I don’t care too much about that. These people are idiots. But if this is my 15 minutes of fame I’m going to be pissed
GET A BRAIN, SCOOTER MORAN. LEARN YOURSELF TO SPELL.
This is a declaration of war against the scooter-trade-magazine industry. [HME News]