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The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Use your left ear to detect lies
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Dead Man Runs For New Orleans Mayor
Status: Joke campaign
Twenty-five people are campaigning to be mayor of New Orleans. One of them is legendary rhythm-and-blues musician Ernie K-Doe. His wife insists that he deserves to be mayor because "He gets the job done. The guy has soul." He also happens to be dead, which, I suppose, makes him perfect for the job (resistant to corruption-- especially if he was embalmed). Unfortunately he's not actually on the ballot, so his supporters will have to stage a write-in campaign. Though he could be a beneficiary of ghost voting, a practice not unknown down there in Louisiana. (Thanks, Big Gary)
Categories: Death, Politics
Posted by The Curator on Sun Apr 09, 2006
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