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Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Clayton Sotos, Fartographer
Someone has gone to a bunch of trouble to make it seem as if Dell produced an ad featuring "Visual Innovator" Clayton Sotos. The ad has high production values, and there's an accompanying website showcasing some of Sotos's work. The joke is that Sotos photographs people farting.

Dell insists they're not responsible for the ad. They posted this statement on their twitter page: "This video is in no way affiliated with Dell, but it's great to see creative professionals get inspiration from using our products. Our dell.com/takeyourownpath program is all about celebrating people who take their own professional path. Regarding this parody, we consider imitation to be the sincerest form of flattery."

Gizmodo claims that music and media producer Christian Heuer is behind the mock ad. (links: gizmodo.com, money.msn.co.nz)



Categories: Gross, Photos/Videos, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Thu Feb 23, 2012
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