Last week several family members forwarded me emails saying comedian Bernie Mac was dead. Generally, I don’t pay too much attention to mass forwards, but that caught my eye cuz I like Bernie a lot. But then I discovered that he was, in fact, NOT dead, and the emails going around were just weird rumors. Huh.
This morning I got another email saying Bernie was dead, so I decided to google the Bernie Mac Is Dead Rumor to point out to this person that, no, the dude is fine, only to discover that, this morning, he actually did die. (Source: CNN; Chicago CBS Affiliate) Unless this one is yet another hoax (and truly, if CNN is that lazy checking facts, they deserved to be hoaxed), I find this incredibly sad. Bernie Mac was a great comedian and actor.
But, if course, the SF writer in me was like: So what’s up with all the emails from the future? Almost 10 days ago someone out there wrote an email about Bernie being dead and passed it along. Psychic? Visitor from the future who got the dates mixed up? Jellybaby? If you’re going to spill the beans on tragedy from the future, can we get a look-see at the day after the election?