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The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Cursed by Allah
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Inauguration Pickup Scam
While other people are planning how to spend the day of the Inauguration protesting (or not spending a dime), here's a guy who's figured out that the Inauguration and all the related festivities represent an opportunity to trick women into going out with him. Here's his scam, as he tells it in this post on Craigslist DC (warning: not safe for work language): He placed an ad looking for a date to accompany him to a black tie inaugural ball. The one condition was that he wanted to meet his date for drinks a few days before the event. He claims that this has resulted in women calling him all the time, pleading with him to pick them as his date, buying him free drinks, etc. In reality, he doesn't have tickets to a black-tie event. Plus, he's a Democrat. I'm not sure if any part of this guy's story is true, but women should be on their guard.
Categories: Politics, Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 19, 2005
Comments (2)
I'm trying really really hard not to laugh at this (because it is soooo wrong), but I can't help myself.
Posted by Winona  on  Thu Jan 20, 2005  at  12:16 AM
I'm trying very hard not to wish I'd thought of this sooner. But I don't live in DC, although I actually worked the last inauguration on the committee.
Posted by Bill B.  on  Thu Jan 20, 2005  at  06:23 PM
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