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Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
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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