Aug 8, 2006

retraction and removal of lark posts

Sheepishly I have removed the posts from my blog based on articles from Lark.

Kendall Ball (and I thank him) made a comment on the last article I posted asking if I knew the Lark site was purely fictional, similar to The Onion, and some of the other tongue-in-cheek sites. While I knew the information was skewed to a point to embellish certain aspects of the story, I honestly thought the articles were based on facts (even after reading their disclaimer,) but they are 100% fiction.

Please forgive my ignorance! I removed them as soon as I received the confirmation from the Lark site which is presented below:

My email to LarkNews on 8/4/06:

Editor of LarkNews Staff:

Of course many of your articles are based on satire, but I was wondering if the information itself is valid, or just based on humor from start to finish?

Larry

And the reply from the LarkNews staff on 8/6/06:

Larry, thanks for asking. The articles are purely made up. They have no basis in reality to our knowledge.

LarkNews staff
larknews.com

So now I sit around with egg on my face promising myself to check information a whole lot better before I toss it on a page again.

The only good thing is the fact that those weird stories are not a part of some churches, for this I'm thankful. Sorry I goofed...

9 comments:

iggy said...

Hey Larry,

larknews is so well written at times it is hard to tell... i even did a bit of a double take on the "mascot" one.

I have in the past used it on my forum to get a discussion going... then dropped the bomb that it was a "lark".

Some got it, some did not. I think some to this day still think that it is true...

Be Blessed!
iggy

Larry said...

Iggy~

After reading his disclaimer I checked out the staff that had some people (with pictures) that were in charge of verifying the information; Then discovered that the staff is nonexistent as well!

Live & learn!

Milly said...

Some of them got us talking. That’s a good thing sir.

Laymond said...

I only wish this was the biggest mistake I had ever made.
Just remember there has only been one perfect man.

Larry said...

Milly...
Actually I feel better knowing those weird church programs were fake. There is so much strange stuff going on in some churches it's difficult to sift through the mud....and I made the mud even thicker. :(

Larry said...

Laymond...
I'm sure there are plenty of mistakes left in me, but it's certainly no fun making them.

Danny Kaye said...

Well, don't waste the egg on your face, brother. Scrape it off and use it on your hair. It's supposed to do wonders. ;-)

Actually, I find the situation a quite humorous. I mean, as long as it was you and not me, that is.

Larry said...

Danny...
I'm wearing an abundance of egg; more than adequate to slather both face and hair. :)

iggy said...

we still love ya!

iggy