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Good Samaritan Fooled — The LA Times tells of a good samaritan who tackled an armed man who was chasing three people down an alley. Unfortunately the armed man turned out to be an actor who was shooting a scene from the upcoming movie "Hunter." (registration required to view story).
Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2002.   Comments (0)

Get your villains here — Hoax Website: villainsupply.com
Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2002.   Comments (0)

The Illusion of Entertainment — Interesting piece by Neal Gabler in the NY Times about the American love for the fake over the real, as applied to the entertainment industry. Gabler argues that at the movies and on tv we now experience only the 'illusion of entertainment,' as opposed to entertainment itself. He argues that the audience itself is to blame for this, basically because they're lazy. The 'illusion of entertainment' frees them from the burden of having to be emotionally engaged with whatever is on the…
Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2002.   Comments (0)

Signs Renews Interest — The LA Times reports that the upcoming movie Signs is renewing interest in crop circles.
Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2002.   Comments (0)


Signs, Crop Circles — Daily Variety gave Shyamalan's new film Signs a mediocre review. I loved The Sixth Sense, but found Unbreakable disappointing. So I'm not expecting much from his new one.
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2002.   Comments (0)

Naperville Crop Circle — Large crop circle found in a field of soybeans outside of Naperville, Illinois. Is it real, or a publicity stunt in anticipation of the release of the movie 'Signs' on August 2?
Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2002.   Comments (0)

Crop Circle Movie — Wired has an article today about crop circles, in anticipation of M. Night Shyamalan's movie Signs coming out next month.
Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2002.   Comments (0)

Antiques Roadshow — vAntiques Roadshow dealer is convicted for making bogus appraisals of items. It turns out that some of the appraisals were staged. Wow! If you can't even trust the Antiques Roadshow, who can you trust?
Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2002.   Comments (0)

P.T. Barnum — Here's an interesting site about P.T. Barnum, including a list of his most famous humbugs: ptbarnum.org
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002.   Comments (1)

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