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So, how did the Blessed People first discover the Museum of Hoaxes?
Posted: 21 March 2012 05:53 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Yea Verily. I was reading an old favourite web site called History House and it was there I first found a link to MOH. History House is an entertaining and light hearted read but it hasn’t been updated for years now.

So how did the other Blessed members of the MOH Flock discover this good place of hoax-dom and frivolity?

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Posted: 21 March 2012 06:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I had a mail-order book club membership, and thought that this looked interesting.  It was, and there happened to be a handy link to the website in there…so I came to check it out and never really left.

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Posted: 21 March 2012 06:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I was doing my normal daily 18 or so hours of drifting on the web and was looking at medical “treatments” that were no good. (Scams. Close to hoaxes, but done for money and mostly illegal.)  One of my search links brought me here, I think, and I browsed around the site for a month or so, liked the light-hearted but directed banter, and put my two oars in the water. smile

I don’t know about others, but I am SO glad to have found the MoH!  It has given me somewhere to come to when I had nowhere else to go… smile

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Posted: 21 March 2012 07:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Gosh.. Let me think… Oh! I remember! I was looking for Jackalope pictures.

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Posted: 21 March 2012 07:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 21 March 2012 07:03 AM

Gosh.. Let me think… Oh! I remember! I was looking for Jackalope pictures.

You needed Jackalope pics? hmmm

Do tell? cool grin

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Posted: 21 March 2012 07:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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daveprime - 21 March 2012 07:14 AM
Robin Bobcat - 21 March 2012 07:03 AM

Gosh.. Let me think… Oh! I remember! I was looking for Jackalope pictures.

You needed Jackalope pics? hmmm

Do tell? cool grin

I was young and needed the money.

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2: What proof will you accept that you are wrong? You ask us to change our mind, but we cannot change yours?
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4. Personal testamonials are not proof.

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Posted: 21 March 2012 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I was bored at my temp job at work and was looking up Chupacabra and other cryptozoological stuff and found MoH. Visited the site for a couple of years before I signed up for the forum.

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Posted: 21 March 2012 11:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The owner of Gallery 8, Tony Walker, in Baltimore was approached by someone here (maybe Alex) concerning all the signs out asking what “Where are the Bovine?”, (or something like that), meant. 

When I asked him for the link of the askers, I immediately started browsing.  Good grief that had to have been like 2002 or something!

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Posted: 22 March 2012 12:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I started poking around because Dave was having so much fun reading all the posts.  Now, if we could just get everyone back here and off Facebook… LOL

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Posted: 22 March 2012 12:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I was surfing around at work for some cryptozoology thing and it brought me to the front page of the MOH.  From there I decided to check out a couple of the forum posts and was hooked thereafter.  I lurked for a year or so before I finally joined up.  I actually just passed my 5th anniversary on 14 Mar.

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Posted: 22 March 2012 04:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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A local garden centre, of all places. I don’t know about the US, but in the UK every garden centre has a section of bookshelves. Usually, there’s a bit for books about gardening, bird watching and growing veg. There’s always another bit full of the kind of books that are deemed to be of “casual interest”; books about the English language, books about antiques, books about castles, so on. In one of these places I discovered the book Museum of Hoaxes. Having always had an interest in how people perceive the world about them, and how wrong we frequently are, I had to have it. I expected it to be a fairly cold list of hoaxes throughout history. What I discovered was that it was more of a philosophy, an exploration of the human animal.

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Posted: 22 March 2012 06:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I agree Paul, the human mind is a cavern full of unique critters….some may be known, but in each cavern they ‘fly funny’.

Crafty I must agree with you too about hoping we can get this collective out of a kind of ice age.  One of the great advantages of MoH was (and I hope will return to) the literal consumption of just a single topic.  Once a new topic was posted, we pounced upon it like starving vultures and beat it to death until no scrap was left to turn to dust alone.  Our conversations were intensely heated.

FaceBook does not offer the same zeal and IF a good topic is entered there, it scrolls so quickly into oblivion that it’s more like eating cotton candy with little satisfaction rather than knawing on an entire rump roast.

Over the past week I’ve moved from FB to Yahoo Questions and Answers where there is a wide variety of ongoing ticker-tape queries in topics from social sciences, politics, family, research etc. to silly.  Some can be pretty challenging, and some are from people wanting to commit suicide, and some are from the love lorn.  I’ve been spending a lot of time there.

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