Category Archives: Pinterest Parables

Pinterest Parable #4: And I saw Elvis at 7-11.

Have you seen this one on Pinterest yet?

It’s a long-winded religious/philosophical discussion between a student and a professor. If you have nothing better to do with your time and read through to the end, you might be scratching your head and asking yourself, “Hmmmm…did Albert Einstein really say this? And who documented this conversation with its pin-drop silences and uproar? And why is the word god in all caps every time?  And do you think the humans in the dinosaur diorama at the Creationist Museum ate brontosaurus burgers?”

Well, actually, if you were most pinners, you wouldn’t be asking yourself anything.  You’d just re-pin it and move on….which is why this has been re-pinned innumerable times and now thousands of people think Einstein said and believed this, even though a simple Google search will lead  you to a Snopes article disproving it.  But people don’t care about the truth. They just want to believe.

pinned to My Funnies… :p XD by Kelly Munn, disproved by Snopes

The moral of the story?


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Pinterst Parable #3 – Teachers are one step ahead of you.

pinned to PE by Joshua Vabro, curated from Rowdy In First Grade

This very popular (and to my mind, clever) pin is pinned with the following caption:

“Take your cup and place an empty toilet paper roll inside. Now place your popsicle sticks inside the roll. Now you can pull from inside the roll. After you call the student, place their popsicle stick on the outside of the roll. * If there was a student that you think you might want to call on again just place them back inside the roll. Now students won’t know who you’re going to call on. They’ll just think you’re putting all the names back into the cup! So brilliant!”

The moral of the story?

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Pinterest Parable #2: The Bloody Bath Mat

pinned to Amazing Furniture by Mikala Lain, sold by Spinning Hat, submitted by Erin

This ‘bloody’ bath mat has been re-pinned thousands of time with the caption, “Turns red when you step on it.”

This was pinned, of course, without a source link from a random Tumblr, and people just kept re-pinning it without questioning what the hell it was they were sharing.

So, yeah, this is obviously not real. The white bath mat comes printed with the bloody red footprints, and you can buy it here.  There’s a matching shower curtain, too.

Sigh. Wouldn’t it be cool if it really did turn red when you stepped on it?

But it doesn’t. So please stop re-pinning it that way, OK?

Moral of the story?


P.S. Don’t miss the comments on the original pin when you click the image!

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