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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Jesus Freakin
Here's a curious website just sent in by a visitor: JesusFreakin.com. It's the homepage for a new role-playing game in which you get to play Jesus Christ, who's just returned after 2000 years and is ready for revenge. The game has tag lines such as 'The time has come to thin the flock,' and 'After 2000 years, he's ready to cast the first stone.' In my opinion, it's definitely a hoax. First of all, the site and graphics are pretty amateurish, given that it's supposedly produced by a video game company (Last Stone Studios). Second, there's no evidence that this company exists. It lists a business address on a press release it issued, but this address is just a p.o. box at a Mail Boxes etc. Finally, just reading through the site, it seems pretty obvious that it's satire. But the website does link to a CafePress page where you can buy Jesus Freakin merchandise. My guess is that whoever created the site is trying to be controversial as a ploy to sell a few t-shirts.
Categories: Religion, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 22, 2003
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