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Thursday, June 16th, 2005
6:09 pm
[batfatty]
Someone posted this on the oldtime radio group. It's a bbc story about a radio hoax (about an epic riot in London) that predated War Of The Worlds by 10 yrs or so.PANIC! It's real entertaining and the link's only good for a week or so.

LISTEN:
http://www0.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/mainframe.shtml?http://www0.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/the_riot_that_never_was
Saturday, June 11th, 2005
3:17 pm
[agent13]
'Sunscreen' speech rings familiar
by ABHI RAGHUNATHAN
St. Petersburg Times

"SPRING HILL - Graduating seniors at Springstead High School applauded and laughed as they listened to principal Susan Duval's commencement speech last week."



'Sunscreen' speech being investigated
by ABHI RAGHUNATHAN
St. Petersburg Times

"SPRING HILL - Springstead High School principal Susan Duval is under investigation by school district officials after plagiarizing a famous Chicago Tribune column in her commencement speech."



Principal apologizes for plagiarizing speech
By ABHI RAGHUNATHAN
St. Petersburg Times

"SPRING HILL - Springstead High School principal Susan Duval issued a letter of apology on Tuesday for failing to credit the author of her plagiarized speech at this year's commencement.



Each spring, old words get lifted for new grads
by Mary Schmich
Chicago Tribune

"Most people would rather swallow live frogs than give a graduation speech."



Hernando principal stole 2004 speech, too
By ABHI RAGHUNATHAN
St. Petersburg Times

"SPRING HILL - The Hernando County principal who plagiarized a speech for her commencement address this year has done the same thing before."
Friday, June 3rd, 2005
4:17 pm
[agent13]
'Sunscreen' speech rings familiar
By ABHI RAGHUNATHAN
St. Petersburg Times

"SPRING HILL - Graduating seniors at Springstead High School applauded and laughed as they listened to principal Susan Duval's commencement speech last week."
Tuesday, May 24th, 2005
8:19 pm
[geckoman]
Cryptid gashapons
In Japan they have little 'capsule toy' machines like the kind you find in America where you buy cheap toys and stuff (I always wanted that miniature cigarette lighter when I was a kid) except in Japan, these toys often have themes and are very highly detailed...they are called'gashapon and there's a company here in the states that imports and sells a lot of them. Here is a link to their various cryptid and UFO themed gashapons.

Current Mood: busy
Monday, May 9th, 2005
5:17 pm
[slyfoot]
Books On Hoaxes, Scams
Can anyone recommend some good books on well-known and not-so-well-known hoaxes, scams, and cons?
Friday, May 6th, 2005
9:05 am
[agent13]
Veterans' Web Sites Expose Pseudo Heroes, Phony Honors
By AMY CHOZICK
WALL STREET JOURNAL

"From the minute FBI Special Agent Thomas A. Cottone Jr. saw Walter K. Carlson, he suspected that something wasn't quite right about the decorated war hero. The two men met at a Washington Township, N.J., funeral service for Marine Second Lt. John Thomas Wroblewski, 25 years old, killed in Iraq in last spring."
Friday, April 29th, 2005
9:51 pm
[rhino71711]
Watch out for zombies!!
http://65.127.124.62/south_asia/4483241.stm.htm

a friend sent this to me freaked out and i nearly peed myself from laughing so hard.

what are the odds on this being the premise for a new zombie movie coming out in the future?

Current Mood: amused
1:27 am
[3rdrate]
This is not a hoax
Hey, just wanted to let you guys know about Strangewire.com, a blog for all things paranormal, supernatural, and the like from legitimate news sources. Unlike the type of sites and columns that deal in "wacky news"-style articles about goofy work mishaps and amusing medical malpractice, Strangewire attempts to deal with phenomena that are part of a bigger question, from strange lights in the sky in the south-west US, to a man with claims of a haunting in Australia, from zombies and voodoo practice in Haiti to global government conspiracies. Fox Mulder's favorite blog, in other words. Recent articles include headlines such as "FLESH CHUNKS IN IOWA WATER LINES" and "NEW JAPANESE GHOST DETECTOR FOR SALE."

Check out Strangwire.com, or just add the livejournal feed here to your friends list.

Thanks!
Nick, SW
Strangewire.com
Monday, April 25th, 2005
11:20 am
[agent13]
Letter writer fools Bay papers with various noms de plume
By Sarah Krupp
CONTRA COSTA TIMES

"SAN RAMON - Batswala Dala, France Amoore and Tom Shane all have published letters to the editor in Bay Area newspapers. Trouble is, none of the men exist."
Sunday, April 10th, 2005
5:56 pm
[le_aneurysm]
I dont know if this was posted before but I founded it googling

http://hoaxbusters.ciac.org/
Wednesday, March 30th, 2005
4:38 pm
[agent13]
M.L.B. Medical Adviser Falsifies Resume
By DUFF WILSON
New York Times

"Dr. Elliot J. Pellman, the medical adviser for Major League Baseball whose recent testimony to Congress praised baseball’s steroids policy and challenged its critics, has exaggerated his educational and professional credentials."
Monday, March 21st, 2005
6:59 pm
[agent13]
The Mystery of Hogzilla Solved
ABC News

"The mystery of the beast known as "Hogzilla" was born in the swamps and woods of Georgia just last summer."
Friday, March 18th, 2005
11:42 pm
[agent13]
Inquiry Begins Into Validity of Data About Yucca Mountain
By Ralph Vartabedian
Los Angeles Times

"Two federal agencies launched investigations Wednesday into evidence that government scientists had submitted phony data to help prove that a proposed nuclear dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada would be safe."
2:27 pm
[agent13]
1:16 pm
[agent13]
Fake Cable Labeled Writer a Spy for Iraq
By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post

"Someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to produce a document accusing journalist and activist William Arkin of serving as a spy for Saddam Hussein."
Wednesday, March 16th, 2005
10:08 pm
[agent13]
Woman Pleads Guilty To Concocting Soldier-Husband Story

"GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- A woman has pleaded guilty to felony criminal impersonation for making up a story about her soldier husband being killed in Iraq while trying to save a girl caught in a gunbattle."
Sunday, March 6th, 2005
7:06 am
[greeneyedcutie]
LMAO I STARTED A NEW EBAY TRNED!
If you look at the listing dates, mine is the only 10 day and the longest going.. I did this as a joke, not thinking I'd get any money, but apparently people thought it was funny enough to copy! Here is my link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5561872095


and here is the link to the search for others like mine:

http://search.ebay.com/haunted-mirror_W0QQsojsZ1QQfromZR40


LMAO SAMM!
Monday, February 28th, 2005
3:14 pm
[agent13]
'News' Video Extols Gov.'s Plan
By Dan Morain
Los Angeles Times

"Using taxpayer money, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration has sent television stations statewide a mock news story extolling a proposal that would benefit political boosters in the business community by ending mandatory lunch breaks for many hourly workers."
Saturday, February 26th, 2005
3:51 pm
[agent13]
Friday, February 25th, 2005
3:52 pm
[agent13]
This Exclusive Club Has One Requirement:
110 Birthday Candles

Gerontology Sleuths Search For 'Supercentenarians';
Disproving False Claims
By JEFFREY ZASLOW
WALL STREET JOURNAL

"Marion Higgins can recite the alphabet backwards, a skill she says her father taught her in the 1890s. She clearly recalls her first train trip, which she dates to 1895, and her first barnstorming airplane ride in 1923."
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