New Rotterdam Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 24, 2003 A trilogy of sites devoted to exploring the community of New Rotterdam (or New-Rot, for short). First we have the Official Site of the Town of New Rotterdam. Next there's the New Rotterdam Vocational Union High School. And last is the St. Giles School for Male Youth. Categories: Places, Websites Comments (0) Ben ‘n Jen Marriage Ruse Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 23, 2003 Oh No! Are Ben Affleck and J-Lo back together? They were sighted together applying for some kind of license at a Georgia courthouse. Their split may have just been a fake. The media waits with baited breath to find out the truth, while the rest of us whimper, 'please, no more.' Categories: Celebrities Comments (0) The True Meaning of Des Moines Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 23, 2003 Linguistic research has shed new light on the meaning of 'Des Moines.' Turns out it might derive from a 330-year-old practical joke. In 1673 Father Jacques Marquette met some representatives of the Peoria indian tribe near the mouth of the modern-day Des Moines River. He asked them the name of the rival tribe that lived further along the banks of the river. The Peoria told him that tribe was called the Moingoana, which became the root for the word 'Moines'. But researcher Michael McCafferty of Indiana University, while studying the now extinct Miami-Illinois language, discovered that Moingoana, translated literally, meant 's**t faces.' Evidently the Peoria were having a little fun at their rival's expense. The city of Des Moines… Categories: Places Comments (5) Practical Joke Six Years in the Making Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 23, 2003 Perry Caravello wanted to be an actor, and his friends told him he would be. In fact, they signed him up to play the leading role in a film they were making, Windy City Heat. Unfortunately for Perry, they weren't actually shooting a movie. They were just stringing him along, trying to figure out how long they could keep him believing that they were making a movie. He kept believing, for six long years, bolstered by an unshakeable faith in his own Star Power. Even though the friends weren't shooting a movie, they did shoot footage of the entire practical joke, which has now resulted in a documentary on Comedy Central titled, appropriately enough, Windy City Heat. Categories: Entertainment, Pranks Comments (1) CIA Tricks of the Trade Posted by The Curator on Tue Sep 23, 2003 Some of the CIA's recent strategies are outlined here. For instance, it's been creating fake religious leaders in the Middle East to drum up support for American polices... i.e. it's been paying people to pose as pro-American Muslim clerics. They've also been giving agents satellite phones hidden in rifles. But even though they've got all kinds of high-tech gadgets, they're also still using disappearing ink. Categories: Military Comments (0) Jesus Freakin Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 22, 2003 Here's a curious website just sent in by a visitor: JesusFreakin.com. It's the homepage for a new role-playing game in which you get to play Jesus Christ, who's just returned after 2000 years and is ready for revenge. The game has tag lines such as 'The time has come to thin the flock,' and 'After 2000 years, he's ready to cast the first stone.' In my opinion, it's definitely a hoax. First of all, the site and graphics are pretty amateurish, given that it's supposedly produced by a video game company (Last Stone Studios). Second, there's no evidence that this company exists. It lists a business address on a press release it issued, but this address is just a… Categories: Religion, Websites Comments (0) An Email from Mystic Merlin Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 22, 2003 I got an angry email from Mystic Merlin, creator of the Crop Circles Mystery Board Game that I linked to below. He demanded that I remove all mention of his game from my site because, in his words, 'THIS BOARDGAME IS NOT A HOAX AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOAXING AT ALL' (caps are his). Of course! How could I have been so foolish as to presume that crop circles have anything to do with hoaxes? My mistake entirely. And yet, I just can't bring myself to remove the link. Sorry, Mystic Merlin. Categories: Folklore/Tall Tales Comments (2) Indian Ghost, Part II Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003 Kentaro Mori managed to unearth the source for that ghost photo that scared so many people in India (see below). Click images for larger versions. Categories: Paranormal, Photos/Videos Comments (3) Diploma Mill Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003 General Delivery University: America's only genuine diploma mill Categories: Business/Finance, Websites Comments (0) Lake Michigan Whale Watching Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003 Lake Michigan Whale Watching: One of the best guarded secrets of the Great Lakes Categories: Animals, Exploration/Travel, Places Comments (0) Flag-o-Rama Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003 The Flag-o-Rama Flagstore: Gift items for truly fanatical patriots. Categories: Politics Comments (0) Real Hamster Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003 Real Hamster: Hot hamster sex. Maybe not safe for work. Categories: Animals, Sex/Romance Comments (0) Afterlife Telegrams Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003 Afterlife Telegrams: Terminally ill volunteers will memorize your messages and, upon death, deliver them to your friends and family on the other side Categories: Religion, Websites Comments (2) The Penguin Conspiracy Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003 The Penguin Conspiracy: Revealing the shocking truth... that penguins are plotting to take over the world Categories: Animals Comments (2) What is Victoria’s Secret Posted by The Curator on Sun Sep 21, 2003 What is Victoria's Secret: In a nutshell, it's bulimia. Unfortunately this site had to place 'parody' labels all over itself due to complaints from the real Victoria's Secret Categories: Body Manipulation Comments (0) Page 267 of 296 pages ‹ First < 265 266 267 268 269 > Last › Member Login/Password? 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