Introducing Elliot Feldman

I was browsing the web a few days ago when I came across a guy who was posting lots of great hoax-related articles to the Associated Content site. He seemed to know all kinds of fascinating, obscure things.

That guy was Elliot Feldman. I emailed him and asked him if he'd consider posting some articles here to the Museum of Hoaxes. Luckily, he agreed. So I want to introduce everyone to Elliot. We should be getting to read his articles regularly from now on.

Elliot says that he was a game show writer for 25 years. Shows included the Match Game, Hollywood Squares, Nickelodeon's Double Dare, and (yes, it's true) That's My Dog. He published his first novel, Sitting Shiva, in 2003. You can buy it at Amazon.

Elliot is also a cartoonist. You can check out some of his comics at and

He supplied four facts about his life, half of which are fake. You have to guess which are the true Feldman Facts and which are the fake ones:

• He once dressed in a molting chicken suit and was beaten to death by San Diego Padres fans.

• He was a cartoonist long before he was a writer.

• His first TV job was as a (blank) for The Match Game.

• He is currently searching for the Loch Ness Monster in Florida.

Elliot's first article, posted in the Hoaxipedia, is about John Howard Griffin, a white man who had his skin darkened so that he could pose as a black man.

He promises future articles about subjects such as thirties and forties con artist Titanic Thompson, golf hustlers, pool hustler Minnesota Fats, con artists who have sold landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge, and Bob, Ivan Stang, and the Church of the SubGenius.

Identity/Imposters Miscellaneous

Posted on Tue Aug 28, 2007


Is Elliot from Texas?

John Howard Griffin and Ivan Stang/Bob/Church of the SubGenius are both originally from Dallas.
Posted by Big Gary  on  Tue Aug 28, 2007  at  06:00 PM
Welcome, Elliott! It's always good to have more content to read at the MoH. 😊
Posted by Tah  on  Tue Aug 28, 2007  at  06:51 PM
Welcome to the madhouse Elliot 😊
Posted by Sharruma  on  Tue Aug 28, 2007  at  08:55 PM
More stuff! More hoaxes! Yay.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Wed Aug 29, 2007  at  03:14 AM
Well, obviously, if he's alive, the "beaten to death" bit must be fake...
Posted by Christophe Thill  on  Wed Aug 29, 2007  at  06:46 AM
Hey Elliott, good to have you on board 😊
Posted by Nettie  on  Wed Aug 29, 2007  at  06:58 AM
welcome Elliott 😊
Posted by oppiejoe  on  Wed Aug 29, 2007  at  12:15 PM
...spelled wrong... (Thanks Nettie 😛 )
Posted by oppiejoe  on  Wed Aug 29, 2007  at  12:16 PM
How do we know Alex isn't simply making Elliott Feldman up?
Posted by Charybdis  on  Wed Aug 29, 2007  at  01:13 PM
"Elliot Feldman"? "Elliot FELDMAN"? I know him- he's the dirty brother that killed my rat! I'll never, ever forget his face. Lemme at him, lemme at him. Rat killer!
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Aug 29, 2007  at  01:14 PM
>>How do we know Alex isn't simply making Elliott Feldman up?<<

Ah, you're on to me already! 😉

But the part about actually having a novel on Amazon would be a bit hard to pull off.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Aug 29, 2007  at  02:49 PM
John Howard Griffin did not pull off a hoax, he did some serious investigation. I think placing Mr. Griffin's work alongside hoaxes demeans what he did. That said, it is a good idea to have as many hoax-exposing sites as possible so that maybe people will get fooled less often. Then again, probably not since election campaigns still work.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Wed Aug 29, 2007  at  07:41 PM
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