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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Marry Your Pet
Do you really, really love your pet? Then why not marry him or her? Go to MarryYourPet.com, and you can make it happen. Of course, the marriage isn't recognized by a court of law, which makes it somewhat of a hoax, but they really will sell you a marriage certificate, an 'I married my pet' T-shirt, or a wall plaque. They're all incredibly overpriced. If they offered the certificate for $5 instead of $20, they probably would do more business. They're trying to sell the wall plaque for $200. Ouch! Who in their right mind would shell out that much for a gag gift?
Categories: Animals, Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Sun Oct 19, 2003
Comments (4)
How dare you critises people that absolutely adore there best mate (pet)! Some people like me get upset because i would absolutely LOVE to marry my beatiful puppy girl Misty and im going to do it-its our decisions not yours and its also not your place to judge it iether so i think you should reconsider what you have written angry
Posted by Tash  in  Bateau Bay, New South Wales, Australia  on  Wed Apr 26, 2006  at  08:56 PM
Who can deny this basic human right? Surely not Libertarians, egalitarians or marriage-rights supporters generally. From an historical/legal point of view, in which the direction of human rights is one of inevitable expantion rather than contraction, champions of bestial marriage will easily sweep aside the narrow arguments of tradition-bound marriage bigots as we march confidently and joyfully into a braver New World than we have ever known.

In this season of giving, give the gift that will change your life and the life of your furry beloved: marry your pet! (gag.)
Posted by steve mullany  in  Washington DC  on  Sun Dec 20, 2009  at  12:29 PM
I find this totally weird. And totally creepy. And I'm pretty sure animals can't say 'I do'.

Do you guys have sex with your animals or something? "It's okay, we're married!" Wtf.
Posted by Chelsea  in  London  on  Sun Aug 08, 2010  at  10:28 AM
And it is exactly because your pet cannot say "I do" that marriage with your pet can have no legal standing. The true object of my lampoon is, of course, Gay Marriage, which, because it occurs between consenting adults, can have legal standing if the law permits it.

There is no limit to the ways humans can either exalt or degrade themselves if there is a will to do it. As Hamlet noted: "What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals." The Human capacity for self-delusion and denial are also virtually without limits.
Posted by Steve mullany  on  Mon Aug 09, 2010  at  12:29 AM
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