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Servonet
Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 07, 2003
You can buy quite a few unusual gifts for Christmas over at Servonet. For instance, check out the Home Freebasing Kit, as well as the Power Fork. Interestingly, when you try to order one of these products instead of being asked to enter your own credit card number, you're allowed to select a number from their customer database. And then you get a message that their "shipping capabilities have been suspended indefinitely."
Batmobile
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 30, 2003
Holy Fake Batmobile! Would-be Batman demands refund.
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Reemco
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003
Reemco: Providers of high-quality products such as the 'CDC Ebola Virus Outbreak Action Playset.'
Diploma Mill
Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003
General Delivery University: America's only genuine diploma mill
Hoax Website: Home Despot
Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 18, 2003
Home Despot: Shop, Destroy, Rule
How to Lie with Statistics
Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 09, 2003
Interesting piece in the NY Post about how government economists can lie with statistics, making economic growth go up and down like a yo-yo.
Would You Have Invested?
Posted by The Curator on Fri Sep 05, 2003
Does this photo that's been circulating through email really show the management of Microsoft as they looked back in 1978?
Win Toilet Paper
Posted by The Curator on Mon Aug 11, 2003
Enter the Win-Toilet-Paper sweepstakes, and the toilet-paper delivery man could soon be knocking on your door. I'm not sure if this is for real or not. I don't feel like supplying them with my email address to find out. Update: Apparently it's real. Strange, but real.
Buy Land on the Moon
Posted by The Curator on Sat Aug 09, 2003
Can you buy land on the moon? According to this website you can. It's the home on the internet of the Lunar Embassy, which claims that it is "the only company in the world to possess a legal basis and copyright for the sale of lunar, and other extraterrestrial property within the confines of our solar system." And if you believe that, then I've got a bridge to sell you. Their basis for this claim is that the UN Outer Space Treaty of 1967 forbid governments from owning extraterrestrial property, but it didn't mention anything about individuals or corporations! Ah Ha! Sounds like a clever loophole. Unfortunately this argument doesn't hold water, because individuals and corporations can themselves only…
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The Great See ID Credit Card Hoax
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 31, 2003
Do you have 'See ID' written on the back of your credit card, or know someone who does? I used to, until I had an unpleasant run-in at the post office because of it. Turns out that the idea that it's safer to write 'See ID' on the back of your credit card rather than sign it is just a weird hoax that's floating around. (I used to have this blurb about my experience at the post office on my LiveJournal account, which has now become defunct. I've moved it over here so that it'll have a more permanent home, and because I keep getting comments from people who have had the same experience).
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Hooty Corp.
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 18, 2003
Here's another hoax website: Hooty Corp. It's the creation of a visitor to my site (a young one, I suspect). Hooty Corp might be a little unpolished, but it's all the more endearing for being so. I particularly like the Hooty shop where you can buy products such as the Clothes Desmellerizer and a book titled How to Drive a Laidlaw Bus in 12 Simple Steps. You get a nice, subtle message if you click on the 'buy' button to purchase any of these products.
Eurorest is a scam
Posted by The Curator on Sat Jul 12, 2003
A visitor asks if Eurorest is a hoax? Well, if not a hoax, then it's definitely a scam. The premise of Eurorest is that if you agree to send a message promoting their business to seven of your friends (i.e. if you agree to turn yourself into a spammer acting on their behalf), then they'll send you a 'cheque' that you can use to get 14 free days of stay at participating European hotels. But here's where it gets fishy. Sending off the emails doesn't automatically get you a 'cheque.' It only enrolls you in a lottery with the possibility that you'll receive one of these cheques. Who wants to bet that the cheque would never arrive? Plus, when…
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Send Steve a Gift
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jun 26, 2003
SendSteveAGift.com is the latest website in which a guy brazenly asks people to send him money, just for the hell of it (his argument: give a buck to change Steve's luck). An anonymous visitor asked me if the site is for real. My response: Of course it is! I'm 100% certain that if you choose to surrender your cash to Steve, he'll take it. But if you're in a mood to part with some money, why not give it to me?
Fake Sale Prices
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jun 15, 2003
I knew retailers did this: marking items on sale, when the sale price is actually the regular price. Now retailer Suzy Shier gets slapped with a fine for doing it.
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Fake Fags
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jun 13, 2003
Fake Fags. It's not what you think, unless you're British.
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