Well this is a first. Something I'm not too proud of either. Especially being as "modest" as I am. This week's loser was going to be a pretty good one that wasn't even criminally-related even though there were a lot of criminal activities that transpired that were worthy candidates. I was going to rag on the television stations here for not televising the Iowa State/UNI game this Saturday. I know, pretty lame if you don't live here in the state and/or you're not a football fan.
Instead, I have the dishonorable distinction of giving the Loser of the Week to none other than.......me.
I had gotten on my soap box talking about how the whole cell phone starting a fire thing wasn't true and it was just an urban legend. I just knew I was right and had documentation to support it. Well then I got more detailed info from my cousin Laverne that caused me to do more detailed research and look what I found:
Actual incidents that WERE documented. It actually has happened so it wasn't totally untrue. After all that preaching I had done with www.snopes.com and how it wasn't possible. Yeah, I'm an idiot.
To be totally fair to myself, the other crux of my argument was that Shell Oil never released a statement about the cell phone fires. That part I was 100% correct about. So at least I wasn't totally off base. Nevertheless, still wrong enough to be this week's Loser.