one of many readers on monkeyrectum road, no doubtHopping from link to link, in the let's-find-an-alternative-to-really-studying hours, I find (and I'm probably last to this particular party) that more and more newspapers are requiring that you register before you can view stories on their websites: name, street address, city, zip code, date of birth, eye color, favorite dairy product...
And I have to wonder if there's a real live person out there who reviews the information that comes in through these registration forms, because I have never responded to a request for detailed personal information (from, like, the South Modesto Daily Banner) with anything at all like even remotely serious information. And I can't imagine that anyone else has,either.
This evening, to read an op-ed piece in a newspaper I'll never visit again, I helpfully typed in my name, address, and DOB: Miss Sidewalk P. Dogcrap, 6 Monkeyrectum Road, Monkeyanus, Rhode Island, born April 1, 1904.
Does anyone ever get real answers to these stoopid forms? Why on earth do they bother?