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Claim: Photograph shows bus caught in New Orleans flood waters displaying humorous sign.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2005]
Origins: A sufficient number of readers have inquired about the manufactured "bus caught in the New Orleans flood" image displayed above to merit its inclusion as a "False" entry here, although we don't think it was intended as anything but a joke.
The original photograph of floodwaters has no connection to New Orleans or Hurricane
And the other portion came from a photo of a transit bus taken in Calgary, Alberta:
In any case, it's kind of refreshing to see a bit of Katrina-related humor that doesn't involve a commentary on politics, race, or class, or depend upon its shock value. Instead, this one expresses a simple sentiment about the New Orleans disaster that most everyone can agree with.
Last updated: 20 September 2005
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