Screw agility. The waterfall process is back! Hint, the conference starts April 1. [ thanks, TWB ]
Tag Archives: hoaxes
Many friends mistook the Robertson Blames Hurricane on Choice of Ellen Degeneres to Host Emmys article from the satire site Dateline Hollywood for fact. Can you blame them? After all, Robertson linked Katrina to abortion rights.
Membership in the Nation’s Book Club ™ is manditory for all citizens over the age of 18. Damn, there goes the free wifi and cheap refills at my favorite coffee house. The reactions to a bait and switch on Live Journal are funnier than the original prank. EFF announces key escrow plan. If they are [...]
This used to be a joke, you know. Greetings, You have just received the “IRISH VIRUS”. As we don’t have any programming experience, this Virus works on the honour system. Please delete all the files on your hard drive manually and forward this Virus to everyone on your mailing list. Thank you for your cooperation.
MER-A (Spirit) and her sister rover are having a bit of a spat. Spirit’s claiming that MER-B (Opportunity) is faking her data. [ Obvious Disclaimer: It's a joke son, a funny. ]
Paul Riddell, who suffers no fool or media fan gladly, relates a breathless press release from a prophesy-obsessed outfit who claims the upcoming stage dive of the Galileo spacecraft into Jupiter is a nefarious plot to initiate the ignition of the gas giant as a second sun. No, the reason Galileo will burn up in [...]
Best comment on yesterday’s asteroid threat story: I propose that the USA invade and force the asteroid to leave its insane practices. And then a Marine captain could wrap a flag around its head. Or maybe Billy Bob Thorton could launch Ben Afflick and Bruce Willis at it… it’d go aways towards paying that karmic [...]
“Mars will shine brightly. It will look great in a telescope. It will not kill you.” However, this has not dissuaded the usual suspects from proclaiming the end of the world when Mars enters opposition.
Lance, over at Davos Newbies, makes a frightening discovery: Michael Drosnin, author of the ludicrous hoax The Bible Code [ it's actually called "The Torah Code"], ‘gets meetings with Pentagon’s top intelligence officer and CIA’s No. 3, on his theory that bin Laden’s hideaway is revealed in the Old Testament’s ancient Hebrew.
There’s been a request, showing up on mailing lists and some weblogs, for people to send a half cup of uncooked rice, along with a verse from the New Testament about feeding one’s enemies, to the White House in protest of the incipient war. NB: Thanks to Adina for recommending the extra comma in the [...]
I forgot to link TNH’s wonderful post on the Taxonomy of Fraud from her weblog Making Light. Why do we see frauds? These scams take the forms they do because they’re parodies–no, a better way to put it: they’re cargo-cult effigies–of the deals the ruling class cut for themselves. If you’re an insider, if you [...]
I had not heard of this hoax before someone brought it up on a non-techie list I’m on. If you’ve seen mail telling you that you should put firstname.lastname@example.org in your address book to protect you from viruses, it’s a hoax. We have set up an auto-responder at that address so that anyone who sends [...]
[ via the Muted Horn ] Charles W. Miller, over at AppleLinks, thinks the “OBJECTIVE” ministries web site is a hoax: Secondly, I have been involved in evangelical Christianity for over 30 years, and I had never heard of Richard Paley, or the institution where he supposedly teaches Divinity and Theobiology: Fellowship University (“theobiology” — [...]
I saw this, and despaired, then remembered it was April Fools Day in the UK already. But I already expect that the brain dead media tyrants, who are too coked out to fall over, are wrenching their tiny lizard brains to come up with a way to make us fall-to and go back to worshiping [...]
Talk about being hoisted by one’s own inititator, the Villiage Voice reports that plans for an atomic bomb found in an abandoned al Quida HQ may be from a parody article in the Journal of Irreproducable Results. So the question is, who was fooled: al Quida or Western Intelligence?