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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Use your left ear to detect lies
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Rogue Art at the Met
The Met has been displaying the work of a major new artist. Hanging on the wall of its modern art gallery has been a cartoon-style painting of President Bush against a background of shredded dollar bills. A label next to the painting describes it as made out of "acrylic, legal tender and the artist's semen." Charming. Of course, the Met didn't realize it was displaying this work (someone surreptitiously stuck it up on the wall with double-sided tape), but it took them a few days to notice that the rogue painting was hanging there. Three other museums were also unwilling hosts of work by this unknown artist. What I find amusing is the idea of museum visitors standing and nodding as they try to appreciate these odd paintings, thinking they must be the work of some modern master.
Categories: Art
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jun 09, 2004
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