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Primate Programming
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 30, 2003
From the company's website: "Primate Programming Inc. is dedicated to the advancement and gainful employment of non-human great apes within the United States information technology sector."
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Edible Outdoor Gear
Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 25, 2003
Here's a strange hoax website (sent in by Stuart Jacobson). It's Eastern Active Technologies (EAT), retailers of edible outdoor gear and equipment. Now when you set off on a weekend hiking trip, laden down with tent, sleeping bag, and backpack, you can return completely empty handed... and well fed.
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Laze’s Diet System
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
Laze's Diet System: Here's a diet system that promises fast results. It seems to involve sucking your stomach in.
Black People Love Us
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
Black People Love Us: Sally and Johnny (a white couple) just want everyone to know that the black community loves them.
Rent-a-Negro
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
Rent a Negro: Are you embarrassed by the lack of racial diversity at your social events? Then this website has the answer. Just 'rent a negro' and you too can appear multicultural in the eyes of your friends, all without ever having to challenge your own white privilege.
Think of the Children
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
Think of the Children: Here's a British group advocating the use of mob violence and vigilante justice against anyone even suspected of committing a crime against a child. Punish first, deliberate about possible guilt or innocence later, seems to be their philosophy.
Mankato, Minnesota
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
Mankato: Welcome to Mankato, Minnesota, where you can enjoy whale watching on the Minnesota River.
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Burmese Mountain Dogs
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
Burmese Mountain Dog: A page (also from the creators of the Mankato, Minnesota page) with some info about a rare breed of dog known as the Burmese Mountain Dog. You can examine this a long time and potentially not realize the joke, which is that the actual breed is the Bernese Mountain Dog (it comes from Berne, Switzerland). I guess a lot of people say Burmese instead of Bernese.
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Reemco
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
Reemco: Providers of high-quality products such as the 'CDC Ebola Virus Outbreak Action Playset.'
Two Towers Protest
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
Two Towers Protest: This group is protesting the fact that the second installment of The Lord of the Rings trilogy is named The Two Towers (despite the fact that Tolkein came up with this name some fifty years ago). They feel this might cause emotional discomfort to people following the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. I'm almost positive this was meant to be satirical. But its companion in spirit, The Return of the King Protest site, was definitely a satire. This second group argued that the name of the third installment of the trilogy would cause discomfort to fans of Elvis. The Return of the King Protest site no longer exists, but it can still be partially…
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New Rotterdam
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
A trilogy of sites devoted to exploring the community of New Rotterdam (or New-Rot, for short). First we have the Official Site of the Town of New Rotterdam. Next there's the New Rotterdam Vocational Union High School. And last is the St. Giles School for Male Youth.
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Jesus Freakin
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 22, 2003
Here's a curious website just sent in by a visitor: JesusFreakin.com. It's the homepage for a new role-playing game in which you get to play Jesus Christ, who's just returned after 2000 years and is ready for revenge. The game has tag lines such as 'The time has come to thin the flock,' and 'After 2000 years, he's ready to cast the first stone.' In my opinion, it's definitely a hoax. First of all, the site and graphics are pretty amateurish, given that it's supposedly produced by a video game company (Last Stone Studios). Second, there's no evidence that this company exists. It lists a business address on a press release it issued, but this address is just a…
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Diploma Mill
Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003
General Delivery University: America's only genuine diploma mill
Afterlife Telegrams
Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003
Afterlife Telegrams: Terminally ill volunteers will memorize your messages and, upon death, deliver them to your friends and family on the other side
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Moscow Subway Metrocam
Posted by The Curator on Sat Sep 20, 2003
The Moscow Subway Metrocam: It's all in Russian, but the picture you see is from a webcam located inside an underground tunnel on the Moscow subway. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you'll see the light of an approaching train. And yes, it is a hoax. Its creator told me so.
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