False Rumors: Paul Reiser Goes to Fish "The Big River"

January 1, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

The Huffington Post’s Katherine Thomson ran across something unusual in the Wikipedia entry for Paul Reiser yesterday. Someone had updated the actor/comedian’s entry to note that he “was discovered dead in the Squallahassee River where he reportedly enjoyed fly fishing. No foul play was suspected.” The reality? There is no Squallahassee River and Reiser is alive and probably happily fishing still.
Despite providing another example for why unattributed Web content shouldn’t be trusted, the story does give us a convenient euphemism for moving on to the next life. I can hear it now: “He’s gone to fish the Squallahassee.”