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'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Fake Fish Photos
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Use your left ear to detect lies
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Fake Friendsters
There's been not one, but two articles in the past few days about the phenomenon of Fake Friendsters. Apparently many people using the new online service Friendster — a service that allows you to meet new people by making connections with the friends of your friends — have been creating fake identities, identities such as God, Giant Squid, or Jackalope. Friendster is fighting back by trying to delete all the fakes. Of course, this is like fighting the tide. Just ask any postmodernist and they'll tell you that the concept of identity is itself inherently illusory. So to insist that only 'real' identities are allowed on the service is absurd. Personally, if I were to create an account on Friendster, I'd want all of my friends to be fake.
Categories: Sex/Romance, Technology
Posted by The Curator on Sat Aug 16, 2003
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hihies yoyo wassup!!
Posted by Natilah  in  Malaysia  on  Sat Dec 15, 2007  at  06:11 AM
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Posted by gerbert aninipot  in  albay  on  Sun Nov 30, 2008  at  12:12 AM
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