Margaret and Helen

Margaret and Helen-1.jpg“Does anyone else find it ridiculous that our current fool of a President told us all to go shopping after 9/11 but now when we really need to be shopping that jackass has suddenly lost his bullhorn?”
[From Margaret and Helen]

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Given the syntax, structure, and tone of their posts, I’m certain Margaret and Helen are fictions … but their posts have the ring of truth, which, in my book, makes them as real as they need to be. (Thanks, Phil.)

Margaret and Helen-1.jpg“Does anyone else find it ridiculous that our current fool of a President told us all to go shopping after 9/11 but now when we really need to be shopping that jackass has suddenly lost his bullhorn?”

[From Margaret and Helen]

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Given the syntax, structure, and tone of their posts, I’m certain Margaret and Helen are fictions … but their posts have the ring of truth, which, in my book, makes them as real as they need to be. (Thanks, Phil.)

Mark McElroy

I'm a husband, mystic, writer, media producer, creative director, tinkerer, blogger, reader, gadget lover, and pizza fiend.

3 comments

  • Hi Mark! I was googling Margaret and Helen to try and find an answer to whether or not they are “the real deal”; that’s how I happened onto this site.I agree with you, but then, I’m a bit of a skeptic. My friend Brenda thinks they are really little old ladies.I can’t believe nobody else has left a comment, given that the blog seems to be getting more popular by the day, with each outrageous comment by the little old lady (another reason I just can’t quite believe it’s for real).I’ll check back later and see if there are any more arguments to help clarify the mystery! Snopes couldn’t even shed any light on the blog, so the less I find, the more suspicious I am!Glad I found your place!

  • Thanks for stopping by, Nola!

    As an ex-English teacher and professional writer, I’m absolutely confident that the syntax and word play on Margaret and Helen’s site are the work of someone between 21 and 30. The decade of our early education leaves an impression on things like diction and sentence length … and these posts have all the earmarks of someone who learned to write within the last decade or two (instead of, say, five or six decades ago).

    Plus: if they were real, the so-called producers on Good Morning America (who, instead of researching their own stories, now just comb Kottke.org, The Buzz, and Metafiler for segment ideas) would have dragged these two onto the set a week ago.

    But that hasn’t happened … and it won’t happen … because this is the work of two relatively recent college grads … not grandmas.

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Mark McElroy

I'm a husband, mystic, writer, media producer, creative director, tinkerer, blogger, reader, gadget lover, and pizza fiend.

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