Thursday, September 25, 2008

He later died in jail.

So I was reading Webbie's (the rapper's) wikipedia article and I came across this gem:

"On Sunday, September 14, 2008 Webbie was arrested in Hattiesburg, MS, after he led police on a high speed chase when they attempted to pull him over for a traffic violation. He charged with one count of felony eluding, one count of driving under the influence, and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. He later died in jail."

Now this seemed a little strange because I'm usualy privy to the deaths of rappers soon after they occur. I did a little detective work (see: Google) and realized pretty quickly that it was a blatant lie. I checked back later and sure enough the "He later died in jail." part had been removed.

I started to wonder who would perpetrate a lie like this, and immediately realized that I would!

My first stop was Alex Trebeck's wikipedia entry. I initally made it say this:

"On December 11, 2007, Trebek was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a minor heart attack in his home. He later died in jail."

However, I soon decided it would be better if it were here:

"Trebek once attended the former Royal Roads Military College, in Victoria, BC, Canada, but did not complete his first year.[3] He later died in jail."

Of course both of those were taken off before I could even link them to anyone else.

While I won't claim that "He later died in jail." is the new "in bed." I will say that it's pretty hilarious and works with almost anything.

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