Thursday, 4 August 2011

Hoaxin on Bora Bora

Hands up those who fell for the hoax news item yesterday that reported how users of Internet Explorer have lower IQs!

*Me - waving both my arms in the air, like I just don’t care”! LOL!

Well of course I believed it – the BBC reported it!! - cos I’m so gullible and I do prefer IE to Firefox and others.

Come to think of it, maybe there is some truth in this, seeing how I got completely and utterly hoaxed!

Oh well! LOL!

Charlie says: I should be in Bora-Bora!


The fabulous Goodness Gracie is hosting a Bora Bora Day – a day where pets leave their humans behind and chill out on Bora Bora!

Unfortunately I don’t have photoshop or photoshopping skills so poor Charlie will just have to dream on! LOL!


Yay for more August silliness! It's such fun!

34 comments:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I was traveling yesterday or I might have fallen for the hoax also. My cat sleeps about 23 hours a day so she doesn't have time to vacation.

m.q said...

hmmm...Charlie,
you're in Bora Bora already since you're with your wonderful mom..


love;
~mq~

ABBY said...

Mom just read about that hoax on a security blog she follows. There are just too many stunts out in the internet world now...
*sigh*
Hello handsome Charlie.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Ann said...

Well my word if the BBC said it was true why wouldn't you believe it! When have they ever been wrong? I am quite sure Charlie would not like Bora Bora. Too many pests!

KarenG said...

I'm a fan of Firefox, IE just doesn't work on my laptop. There's a lot of hoaxes going around these days it appears. Like the false agents emailing self-published authors and asking to represent them.

Claudia Del Balso said...

Ah hoaxes! First, someone laughs at your expense and then you laugh at yourself for falling for it ;)

Lydia K said...

Clearly the smart people use Firefox. Wait, what? It's a hoax? Maybe the truth is that they all just suck the brain juice out of normal humans.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I didn't hear of this hoax! But I likely would have ignored it since I tend to use Chrome. Ha!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I saw that - figured it was too dumb to be true!
Bet Charlie would enjoy a Bora Bora day.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

I saw the article title but didn't read it because I thought that it just sounded too crazy - it is kind of nice to hear it is a hoax, but I just don't understand the point behind it.

And Charlie, I wish I could go to Bora Bora too - Barney went (briefly - my photoshop skills are not that great either). Oh, but if you ever want to try in the future try www.fotoflexer.com - that is the site I used until I got photoshop and it is good for editing and pretty easy to use (there are other good sites too, that is just the one I know of since I used it).

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Charlie may suprise you and teleport to Bora-Bora without your knowledge. MOL

Mr Puddy said...

Mom said some times, News is crap : )
Yep ! who care about it
Have a great day, Charlie
xoxo

notesfromnadir said...

Bora-Bora -- isn't that a long way from London?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

No, no, Charlie must go to Bora Bora with his friends. Check your email and be sure to leave your link at Gracie's. Her post should pubhish in just over an hour, unless blogger forgets to auto post.

http://gabbygracie.blogspot.com/

Bossy Betty said...

i missed out on it.... I think I am glad about that.

Brigid said...

Such fun on Bora Bora!
Heres a post you would love from Barbara,

http://barbarascully.blogspot.com/2011/08/maggie.html

a tale about a rescued kitten.

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Never heard of the hoax.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Charlie, come to Bora Bora anyway! Jan had to PhotoShop for us--the mom was only able to do a collage. She's not terribly skilled, obviously.

She didn't even hear of the supposed news item re: IE, so that tells you how out of touch she is. :-P

BTW, she's a Firefox and Chrome gal anyway! Ha!

Clarissa Draper said...

Thank goodness I'm a Firefox user! That's so funny, I didn't think the BBC had it in 'em.

Theresa Milstein said...

Why on earth would anyone bother to find out something like that? I could see a study to find out which news viewers are smarter. But Internet Explorer vs. Safari and Firefox? What does the world gain from such useless knowledge?

Hold your head high because you were smart enough not to think of doing such a foolish study.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Mum has no photoshop skills either so we are at home but to make it worse it's raining!! Charlie if you want to hitch a lift up here we can swap notes on our mums.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Patsy said...

I don't use IE and I wasn't hoaxed! (But then I didn't see the report)

Brian said...

Oh Charlie, I'll come get you, you're missing lots of fun!

Manzanita said...

I kinda retreated from the world yesterday so I missed out on Bora Bora hoax. Maybe I should retreat more often. Ha
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

hehehe, we seldom believe anything that is reported!!!!! Today's world is a total mess, but even so,we're happy that we live in it.

We love you two bunches and bunches.

BTW....we sent you an email earlier....hope the cybergremlins don't grab it and that you get it.

Hart Johnson said...

*giggles*

I find gullible people charming...

And my pets would LOVE a vacation, and Cali definitely will pack a large enough suitcase for me to go. (but I can't do photoshop either)

LTM said...

LOL! Oh, Flower would so leave us for Bora Bora right about now...

I've been using Google Chrome for a while, and i like it. But I used IE for YEARS. how funny~ <3

Marg said...

Charlie, catch the next plane down. We would love to give you donkey ride or Joe would love to give you a ride. Our Mom is very gullible too so don't feel bad. We hadn't heard that rumor though. Take care and have a fun day.

Travis Erwin said...

I'm a Firefox man myself.

fairyhedgehog said...

I hate hoaxes! There's no shame in assuming that if the BBC publish something it's probably well-founded. What would happen if we all disbelieved everything?

Ginger Jasper said...

I'v just seen you at Bora Bora and have saved you a spot on my sunbed. There are plenty of crabs so let the party begin.. Hugs GJ xx

Anita said...

You are hilarious!

The Golden Eagle said...

I hadn't heard about the hoax--but I've been duped by hoaxes like that before. :P It makes sense to believe something, particularly if it's on a reputable site like the BBC.

Aubrie said...

I wasn't aware of this hoax. I would have fallen for it, myself as well.

Wish I could go to Bora Bora...