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The worms inside your face
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Reporter Request
Here's an interesting comment that was just added to my entry posted back in June about Eric Bruderton (that guerrilla marketing campaign involving mysterious video footage of a group of armed men being attacked by unseen assailants in a country like Afghanistan):

I'm a reporter for the business radio show Marketplace, heard around the
country on NPR. I'm working on a story about the advertizing campaign for
The September Tapes. If you have strong opinions about the ad campaign, I'd
like to chat. And perhaps do a short telephone interview. I can be reached
at [see the comment for the email].
Jeff Tyler

Being the suspicious sort that I am, I immediately checked out the IP address on the comment, and it did indeed come from someone at Minnesota Public Radio, so it appears to be legitimate. So if you have strong opinions about The September Tapes, by all means send Jeff an email.
Categories: Miscellaneous
Posted by The Curator on Mon Aug 23, 2004
Comments (3)
The video is a fake (IMO) because those sound like blanks being fired. Blanks make a hollow popping noise as apposed to a sharp 'crack' that a live round makes when it breaks the sound barrier.
Posted by Michael  on  Thu Aug 26, 2004  at  07:55 PM
My comments were about a diff video that is now linked off that site, not the one that was initially posted; my bad.
Posted by Michael  on  Thu Aug 26, 2004  at  07:58 PM
You'd think that if the fellow were actually a reporter he'd be able to spell 'advertizing' correctly! An IP address is extremely easy to spoof.
Posted by Phillip  in  Alaska  on  Sat Aug 28, 2004  at  04:21 AM
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