Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Something stinks in Bedrock: The Associated Press reports that federal regulators have shut down a phony Internet bank claiming to be located in tiny Bedrock, Colo., population 10. Government officials aren't sure whether the website for the First National Bank of Bedrock was a scam, or just a joke in reference to The Flinstones.

Bedrock postmaster Ruth Swain says the old mining town still receives mail for Fred and Wilma Flinton and Barney and Betty Rubble. She stamps the letters "Return to Sender: Fictitious Cartoon Character."