It's a well-known persuasive technique to bury small details in outlandish stories so the listener doesn't focus on them. For instance, a kid might say "I was leaving school and saw these bullies picking on this kid with glasses, I stepped in and the kid in glasses ditched, so I started running and they chased me, and I dropped my phone so I just left it, and then when I got near the bridge I saw they were tiring, so I cut back along the tracks and dodged them. It was crazy." See, the kid was smart and brave, not negligent for losing his phone. In today's rather mundane quicklink about new car depreciation we were treated to turbineguy realizing he swallowed a crazy premise within a larger thought.

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