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Hitler Hoaxes
Posted by The Curator on Tue Nov 18, 2003
Mixing together some content that had been on the site before, with a little stuff from my book, I just created a small gallery of hoaxes involving Adolf Hitler. He was a strange man, and he inspired some strange hoaxes.
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Howard Dean Confederacy Posters
Posted by The Curator on Sat Nov 15, 2003
Posters advertising a campaign rally for Howard Dean, and sporting a confederate flag in the background, appeared all over the campus of Dartmouth College. The group hosting the rally denies having created the posters, therefore they're obviously a prank, created by some group as yet unknown.
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Not our governor, he just looks like him
Posted by The Curator on Fri Nov 14, 2003
Meet Lyndall Grant, professional Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonator. According to an article in the Columbus Dispatch, this guy earns almost $1000 a pop to imitate the Governator at corporate events and parties. Sometimes he does two events a night. When he's not imitating Ah-nold, he works as a landscape designer.
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Flag-o-Rama
Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003
The Flag-o-Rama Flagstore: Gift items for truly fanatical patriots.
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$200 George Bush Bills
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 15, 2003
This story has been getting quite a lot of attention. On Sep. 6, 2003 a man paid for $150 in groceries at a Food Lion in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina with a phony $200 bill bearing George W. Bush's portrait. The bill showed a white house with signs on its lawn reading 'we like ice cream' and 'USA deserves a tax cut.' The cashier accepted the bill and gave $50 change. The Smoking Gun was able to actually get a picture of the $200 bill used in the transaction. What most people don't remember is that this scam is hardly new. Two years ago, on January 28, 2001 a drive-thru…
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How to Lie with Statistics
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 09, 2003
Interesting piece in the NY Post about how government economists can lie with statistics, making economic growth go up and down like a yo-yo.
Vote for the Vampire
Posted by The Curator on Sun Aug 24, 2003
Here's a guy that should be running for Governor of California. He's wasted on Crouch Hill ward.
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Terry Tate for Governor
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 13, 2003
To the list of fictitious characters campaigning to become Governor of California we can now add Terry Tate, the 'Office Linebacker' in those ads by Reebok. Terry Tate is played by actor Lester Speight, but it's Tate that's running, not Speight. So we now have Gollum and Tate running, as well as Gary Coleman, Gallagher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the pornstar Mary Carey, Angelyne, and Larry Flynt. All elections should be this fun!
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Gollum for Governor
Posted by The Curator on Mon Aug 11, 2003
Here's the latest entrant to the California recall election: Gollum, from Lord of the Rings. Considering the other candidates running, he just might have my vote.
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Cherie Blair Dance Hit
Posted by The Curator on Mon Aug 11, 2003
A dance hit by Cherie Blair, wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, is taking the clubs by storm in Spain. Or, um, maybe not. (Thanks to Keith Brogan for emailing me about this). Update 8/14/03: According to this article, maybe it's not a hoax.
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How Californias recall election can erase the states deficit
Posted by The Curator on Fri Aug 08, 2003
A lot of people have been wondering whether this whole California recall election is some kind of hoax, what with candidates for governor such as Gary Coleman, Larry Flynt, and Angelyne. Well, it's no hoax. All it takes is $3500 and 65 signatures and anyone can announce their candidacy for governor. Personally I think people are failing to see the potential here to get rid of Gray Davis and solve our budget woes all in one fell swoop. Think about it. We've got a $35 billion deficit, and it costs $3500 to run for governor. So if the entire population of Los Angeles registered to run for governor, our deficit would be gone in an instant. Apparently…
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King Bloop Zod of Mars
Posted by The Curator on Tue Jun 03, 2003
King Bloop Zod from the planet Mars strikes up an email exchange with Mel Martinez, the White House Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and gets a response.
Bush Learns to Read
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 30, 2002
This picture of Bush reading a children's book upside down is a fake. Read the explanation here.
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Saddam Hussein Doubles
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 30, 2002
Apparently Saddam Hussein employs many doubles of himself. The men shown below are apparently not the real Hussein. They're his doubles. So will the real Saddam Hussein please stand up?
NZ Electoral Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Thu Aug 15, 2002
Pranksters play havoc with New Zealand's new online electoral rolls, changing one woman's name from Kylene Soar to 'Mr. Fat Ass.' They also manage to register a basset hound to vote, listing its occupation as a cable-layer.
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