The Museum of Hoaxes
hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive hoax archive
   
Hoaxes Throughout History
Middle AgesEarly Modern1700s1800-1840s1850-1890s
1900s1910s1920s1930s1940s1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s21st Century2014
Real-Life Donkey Kong?
It took me a while to decide whether or not this photo had been photoshopped, perhaps because I really wanted it to be real. But eventually I grudgingly decided it had to be photoshopped. (I was thinking an artist may have placed cardboard cutouts on the scaffolding.) I found the photo on hot-potato.org, which identifies the building as McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The photo was taken by Steve Ingkavet.

image
Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 20, 2006


Mama Mia, itsa so easy to see the little blocksa of pixelatione arounda Donkey Konk. Basta, Konk, you basta
Posted by Mario  on  Wed Sep 20, 2006  at  10:51 AM
It's Photoshopped, but give the large population of unemployed "hipster" artists living in Wiliamsburg, its only a matter of time before someone decides to do it for real.
Posted by Andy Cohen  in  Brooklyn  on  Wed Sep 20, 2006  at  01:07 PM
I thought that was a real gorilla up there.
Posted by Sakano  in  Ohio  on  Wed Sep 20, 2006  at  05:52 PM
I just think whoever made this up has a really good photo-imagery sense, and a great sense of humor; or that's humour to our less educated cousins.
Posted by stork  in  the spiracles of space  on  Wed Sep 20, 2006  at  10:33 PM
...and oh, Boy, am I going to catch hell for that! Sorry, Flora, please don't ban me, I'm only teasing - really, truly. I love the Aussies, and the Brits, and the Canuc-oops, Canadians, and X doesn't believe Scotland exists, but I love you guys, too.
Posted by stork  in  the spiracles of space  on  Wed Sep 20, 2006  at  11:15 PM
U asked for hell so here goes...less educated cousins? Because we spell and pronounce things correctly? Last time i checked Americans were speaking English not the English speaking American. Not having a go I promise! But it really is annoying pronouncing Herbs.. erbs..it has an H in it u know! However yr HUMOUR is always COLOURFUL Stork and I accept the apology for yr BEHAVIOUR!!!
Posted by Merve  on  Thu Sep 21, 2006  at  03:08 AM
I know what it is u guys are just raging war on the letter U. I mean Mum, Behaviour, Colour, Neighbour, Labor and the list goes on.....
Posted by Merve  on  Thu Sep 21, 2006  at  03:11 AM
Um....it's spelled humour in Canuckland, oh educated one.
Posted by rikitara  in  toronto  on  Thu Sep 21, 2006  at  12:34 PM
Umm, yes, that's what I typed. Oh, and I only have a High School diploma & 60 college credits, but no degree, and just 50 years of experience in life, which has proven to be a far greater education that even the finest university can provide. I love all you guys and Ladies, American, British and of other British cultural origin. We westerners had better stick together, eh? Oh, yeah, and I'm quite fond of people of other cultures, too. Just read my forum signature for my belief about humanity in general. I was joking about an old stick with the English language. I expected heck about it, as Merve gave me (kudos, btw, and yes, we Americans hate 'U'). So it's all in fun (and thanks Flora, for your courtesy). In rememberance of international "Speak like a Pirate Day", may I say, "Ye are a Fine Wench!"?
Posted by stork  in  the spiracles of space  on  Thu Sep 21, 2006  at  11:57 PM
Maybe the Brits are just really into U i mean we have taken to spelling love...lurve!! What this has to do with cardboard cutouts i'll never know hehehe.
Posted by Merve  in  london/athens/istanbul  on  Fri Sep 22, 2006  at  01:36 AM
Anyway, shouldn't that be "less educated cosins", if yo(u) are going to be consistent?
wink
Posted by David B.  on  Fri Sep 22, 2006  at  10:08 AM
Oh, yes, and there's always "Yo!" spoken here too loudly and often. Or is that 'lodly', cosin?
Posted by stork  in  the spiracles of space  on  Sun Sep 24, 2006  at  07:39 PM
Commenting is no longer available in this channel entry.
All text Copyright © 2014 by Alex Boese, except where otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.