Our nation’s institutions have betrayed us. Instagram is worth more than the New York Times. Governmental agencies spy on our computers. And “CoolSexGuy420Boner” lied about going to homecoming with Kate Upton.
What is there to believe any more?
Yesterday we called attention to a fascinating Reddit thread originated by the perfectly named “CoolSexGuy420Boner.” He had shared a high school photo—seen above; he claimed he was the guy who rocked the dope retainer—and he shared stories about his time dating a 9th-grade Kate Upton, whom he took to Homecoming.
And CoolSexGuy420Boner was confronted with the evidence and came clean. Dick.
These things happen, a lot, on the Internet nowadays. Among other national media outlets, Buzzfeed, the Daily Dot, and Uproxx picked up the story because even if the evidence was flimsy, the content was just tooooo good—and it’s clear Reddit, for all its positives, still is full of stories of dubious authenticity that should never be taken at face value.
But really: if we can’t trust CoolSexGuy420Boner, who, really, can we trust in this crazy world?