Hoax Museum Blog Posts: September 2007

Mayor Bans “I can’t” — In an effort to instill a can-do attitutde in his workers, a Russian mayor has "ordered his bureaucrats to stop using expressions such as 'I don't know' and 'I can't.'" Seems like a double-plus ungood policy. How should they respond if asked, "Can you say 'I can't'?" Link: cnews.canoe.ca
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007.   Comments (5)

Vernon, Florida — Joe Littrell forwarded me a St. Petersburg Times article, Dismembered Again, about the town of Vernon, Florida. It was so weird that I first I thought it was one of those joke articles, the kind that magazines such as the Phoenix New Times sometimes run. But all the references in it check out, so now I'm pretty sure it's real. Vernon used to be known as Nub City, because the main source of income for town residents was dismembering themselves in order to file insurance claims. People…
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007.   Comments (6)

Who’s That Girl? — Recently someone posted on facebook pictures supposedly recovered from a camera they found while on holiday. The photos showed an attractive young woman posing in various stages of undress. The guy who found the camera wrote: We are trying to track down the lovely lass in these photos so she can be reunited with her lost digital camera. She certainly knows how to use it! Please get invites sent out to all gents in your friends list as if we all work together we can hunt this lass down.
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007.   Comments (9)

Tombstone Humor — The temperature reached 110 degrees on my patio today. I sat inside the whole day with a fan blowing on me, wishing I had air conditioning, and wondering how anyone could think global warming is a hoax. I also put together a list of tombstone humor, which I posted in the hoaxipedia. My favorite humorous epitaph that I came across, which supposedly can be found on a tombstone in a Maine cemetery (though I have my doubts) is this one: “Tears cannot restore her. Therefore do I weep.”
Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007.   Comments (18)

More Faces in Trees — At least two or three faces seen in trees seem to get reported a month, and I faithfully note them here. Here are the latest: Lodi, California: Emily West was doing some meditating over the weekend in her sister's backyard in central Lodi when something caught her eye. "I looked up and saw the face of Christ in the fence and I said, "Whoa," West said. She called her sister Ana over to ask what she saw. She too agreed, it was the Son of God. Cranky Media Guy forwarded me this story…
Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007.   Comments (16)

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