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This Is True publishes a weekly look at the strange and true events happening around the world. Always good for a laugh and thought provoking as well.

This is True is a weekly syndicated newspaper column by Colorado humorist Randy Cassingham. Each week Randy reports on several bizarre, but absolutely true news stories from around the world, ending each with his own unique humorous comment. The stories are often odd, frequently head shaking, and occasionally very thought provoking.

But they're always funny.

This is True comes in two flavors - free and a paid "premium" edition.

I'm personally not one to purchase on-line subscriptions very often, but This is True is one that I've actually paid for - in fact it might have been the first, since I've been a subscriber for many, many years. It's just that good, and the "premium" edition contains twice as many stories and no ads. Getting rid of the ads is nice, but getting twice the content is worth every penny.

"... truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction has to make sense."

There's simply no reason not to check out the free version. Once a week, you'll get a different twist on some of the odd things happening in the world.

Most will make you grin, some will make you laugh, and some are also going to make you think.

As they say, truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction has to make sense.

Randy has been publishing continuously since 1994, and recently put his This Is True archive, currently including the first seven years of stories online. Visit those for a flavor of what This is True is all about.

Also associated with This Is True, where new additions are announced each week, are Honorary Unsubscribe, noting the passing of lesser known yet still noteworthy individuals, and Bonzer Web Sites of the Week highlighting a quality web site that you might not have heard about.

Randy also publishes The True Stella Awards. Keeping with his theme of publishing true news and related stories, the True Stella Awards are just that: true. That's in stark contrast to the same set of tired, and totally bogus set of "Stella Awards" stories that circulate every year via email. There are plenty of real stories relating the abuse of our legal system so there's simply no need to make something up.

This is True - take a break each week and get a laugh and a new perspective on some of the silly things happening in the world around you.

I recommend it.

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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February 15, 2006 5:01 PM

I've been reading "This is True" for more than 10 years now, and I agree with the old Internet World magazine, which said it's "The Best in Internet Entertainment."

August 4, 2008 11:12 AM

maybe the best in internet entertainment, but give me John Stewart any day. Especially when he writes his own material. Damn writers guild. Same for Jay Leno by the way. Sooo much funnier when writing his own stuff. This was painfully clear during the writers strike last year. Even Conan was funnier and he's still sinking further.
My two cents...

Bill Byers
September 22, 2009 12:09 PM

The technical excellence of your articles has most definitely been matched by your excellent taste in wonderful humor!

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