The Knucklehead of the Day award
Goes to the Jacksonville Florida Times-Union newspaper and their website. Despite AOL having a pop-up stopper, I get pop-ups regularly. FTU is no exception. Yesterday while looking for noteworthy Florida news, I went to the the FTU website. A popup appeared saying I won a free Gateway laptop.
Now go to this link and you'll see it isn't very free at all. To get the laptop you'll have to sign-up for multiple offers. None of which is free or it isn't you have to give over info like your social security number. So much for a free laptop. Of course you also got to take the word of consumergain.com that they're going to ship you the gift. What did Robert Heinlein say? Their ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
For selling their souls to the devils like Consumergain.com instead of selling newspapers, The Florida Times-Union is today's Knucklehead of the day.
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