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December 28th, 2005  |  Published in old and busted

The Scourge of Arial” turned up on reddit today, and I had a brief moment of internal snark dialog about its presence on a “news” site. Arial-hating is fairly old news, and “The Scourge of Arial” is also kind of old (almost five years old).

My first snark impulse was “everyone submitting stories on reddit is a college freshman!” because that was the first frame that sprang to mind.

Then my second thought was that maybe “The Scourge of Arial” has achieved some sort of campfire tale status … that everyone on reddit is moderating it up not because it’s new to them, but because it’s a story they love to read and re-read.

Maybe it’s a young donkey and old donkey pulling the same cart up the moderation hill.

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