Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: Little Billy Evans needs your help to obtain a real body to replace the burlap sack full of leaves that now serves as his trunk.
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 1999]
Origins: A wonderfully sardonic spoof of the endless "help a dying child" pleas, this too is forwarded to us with "Is this true?" queries attached by people who either have leaf-filled burlap sacks for heads or who think that being skeptical means "I must ask about everything instead of ever relying upon my own brain." The puppy is a nice touch; if only the message had mentioned Jesus, it would have qualified for an extra
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