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March 2007
Quick Links: Save Boston, etc.
Posted by Boo on Tue Mar 27, 2007
Save Boston A little game based on the Boston bomb scare. Children’s TV Presenter Accused of Obscenity in Sign Language Mr Tumble, a presenter on the children's BBC programme Something Special has been greeting the viewers with controversial signing. The BBC claim that the misunderstanding was due to their use of Makaton sign language, as opposed to British sign language. (Thanks, Madmouse.) Man Banned From Pub for Farting Since Scotland's smoking ban came into force, an Edinburgh man's 'unbearable stench' has led to him…
Public Break-up
Posted by Boo on Mon Mar 26, 2007
A University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill couple, Ryan Burke and Mindy Moorman, have admitted that their Valentine’s Day break-up was nothing more than a prank. The story went that the couple had been dating for four months when Burke discovered Moorman had been cheating on him. He invited people via facebook.com to watch the confrontation, which featured a group of singers performing the Dixie Chicks song “I’m Not Ready to Make Nice” before he broke up with Moorman, to which she responded with expletives. Hundreds of people turned up to the event, and it was quickly posted on youtube.com, where the video has been seen…
Categories: Pranks, Sex/Romance Comments (5)
Fake Gucci Advertisemant Fools Newspaper A man in Switzerland phoned a national newspaper and managed to get them to run a two-page advertisement showing himself posing beside a bottle of Gucci perfume. He told the newspaper he was a representative for the company, and told them to send the 60,000 Swiss Frank bill to Gucci. Forum thread here. (Thanks, Carlotta.) Shark with ‘Webbed Feet’ Caught A Malaysian fisherman recently caught what…
Man Apologises to Internet
Posted by Boo on Thu Mar 22, 2007
10zenmonkeys.com has posted an article discussing the interesting law case surrounding Michael Crook. Inspired by the craigslist sex hoax by Jason Fortuny, Michael Crook started up a website to expose ‘perverts’ on the Craigslist site. He’d copied Fortuny’s prank, then posted his results on his webpage. When 10 Zen Monkeys posted a screen shot of Crook taken from a Fox news report on his previous ‘Forsake our Troops’ hoax, Crook responded with an email falsely claiming that he owned the copyright for his own image. Crook hadn’t just…
Quick Links: Princes Prank Queen’s Voicemail, etc.
Posted by Boo on Tue Mar 13, 2007
Princes Prank Queen’s Voicemail Reports have come out that Princes William and Harry recorded a message for their grandmother when she found herself confused by the workings of her voicemail. The message allegedly says: “Hey, wassup! This is Liz. Sorry I’m away from the throne. For a hotline to Philip, press one. For Charles, press two, and for the corgis, press three.” (Thanks, Zoom.) First Draft of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds This is a joke ebay auction, but at least it’s not another ‘haunted’ item, or an item with an alleged image…
Categories: eBay, Miscellaneous, Technology Comments (12)
Havidol
Posted by Boo on Mon Mar 05, 2007
Havidol.com is a pharmaceutical website touting a solution to Dysphoric Social Attention Consumption Deficit Anxiety Disorder (DSACDAD). Havidol (avafynetyme HCI) comes in both tablet and suppository form, and should be taken indefinitely. The site is very well made and, frankly, looks more professional than some legitimate websites. Whilst the names of the drug are the first sign that this site shouldn't be taken seriously, there are other signs scattered throughout the site. For example: Side effects may include mood changes, muscle strain, extraordinary thinking, dermal gloss, impulsivity induced consumption, excessive salivation, hair growth, markedly…
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