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March 14, 2006 11:32 PM   Subscribe

Will Ferrell not dead. A story about the actor’s death in a paragliding accident on The Blue today was deleted so fast, I was not sure if I am hallucinating again or what. So it was a hoax and should disappear
posted by growabrain to MetaFilter-Related at 11:32 PM (34 comments total)

was a hoax and should disappear
posted by growabrain at 11:33 PM on March 14, 2006


was a hoax - http://www.regrettheerror.com/2006/03/will_ferrell_is.html - and should disappear
posted by growabrain at 11:36 PM on March 14, 2006


Will Ferrell is dead to me.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:43 PM on March 14, 2006


the link

the FPP
posted by cillit bang at 11:53 PM on March 14, 2006


He got better.
posted by fixedgear at 1:08 AM on March 15, 2006


He wasn't quite dead yet.
posted by loquacious at 1:28 AM on March 15, 2006


Third time's the charm, eh, growabrain?
posted by mischief at 1:36 AM on March 15, 2006


Can't put links on Metatalk?... Oh fuck it, I'm a klutz at the internets.... Also couldn't find the link.. What a day...
posted by growabrain at 2:00 AM on March 15, 2006


That FPP got my hopes up. That's the real reason I'm angry about it.
posted by piratebowling at 2:53 AM on March 15, 2006


Ask not for whom the cowbell tolls.
posted by planetkyoto at 3:00 AM on March 15, 2006


I like how, even though pretty early on in the thread people realised it was a hoax, people still did the "." that seems obligatory for everyone to do in obit posts.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:44 AM on March 15, 2006


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posted by brundlefly at 3:47 AM on March 15, 2006



posted by quonsar at 4:25 AM on March 15, 2006 [3 favorites]


related : Google News Credibility Foiled By 15-Year Old
posted by crunchland at 4:32 AM on March 15, 2006


Did Maureen Stapleton actually die?
posted by pracowity at 5:52 AM on March 15, 2006


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posted by quonsar at 4:25 AM PST on March 15


lol irl
posted by Optimus Chyme at 5:52 AM on March 15, 2006


pracowity: yeah, but the Man wouldn't let me commemorate it!
posted by Meatbomb at 6:08 AM on March 15, 2006


Metafilter doesn't care about dead Maureen Stapleton.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:11 AM on March 15, 2006


Ah.
posted by pracowity at 6:40 AM on March 15, 2006


Can we have more references to dead people as "immortal" please?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:42 AM on March 15, 2006


I, too, am not dead.
posted by LarryC at 6:46 AM on March 15, 2006


He was only mostly dead.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:55 AM on March 15, 2006


tu blave
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:37 AM on March 15, 2006


It was already deleted, so I don't get what I'm supposed to do here. The link has a nofollow, and even if you follow it you end up on a "no matching press release here" page.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:42 AM on March 15, 2006


mr_crash_davis >>> "tu blave"

Well played, sir.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:20 AM on March 15, 2006


Drat! quonsar is clearly winning the . race.
posted by brundlefly at 9:16 AM on March 15, 2006


You know who else isn't dead?

Hitler.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:24 AM on March 15, 2006


in other news generalissimo francisco franco is still dead
posted by pyramid termite at 9:48 AM on March 15, 2006


Then my experiment has failed. Electricity does not hold the key to reviving human life.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:52 AM on March 15, 2006


Really, what is this post about? I mean, I'm always happy with a good discussion of the undead, but I'm not quite sure what anyone was supposed to do. Form a circle and denounce the hoax at the top of our lungs?
posted by languagehat at 10:25 AM on March 15, 2006


Perhaps growabrain wanted the post completely deleted (you know, "Nothing to see here, move along"), so that every trace of the fact that it ever existed would be wiped from the face of MeFi. For its very existence, even in noindex/nofollow form, is anathema.
posted by Gator at 10:29 AM on March 15, 2006


Form a circle and denounce the hoax at the top of our lungs?

Amazingly, the phrase "The Will Farrell death thingy was just a hoax! He's really alive and kicking! Babies!" is phonetically identical to an invocation of the demon Belial.

So, to answer your question, yes.
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:34 AM on March 15, 2006


Form a circle and denounce the hoax at the top of our lungs?

This will carry more weight with the Gods if we do it at the Equinox.
posted by Gator at 10:47 AM on March 15, 2006


I'm not dead but my sex life is.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:12 AM on March 15, 2006


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