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The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The Continuing Troubles of Stephen Glass
Former media hoaxer Stephen Glass, whose exploits were depicted in the movie Shattered Glass, is back in the news. It seems that his career since getting fired from the New Republic has been a bit rocky. He made $140,000 from his 2003 semi-autobiographical novel, The Fabulist, but that money didn't last too long. In recent years, he's been trying to become a lawyer. According to SFGate.com, he passed the bar exam and applied for an attorney's license in 2007, but the State Bar of California turned him down on the grounds that he was morally unfit to practice law. He appealed the decision, and the California Supreme Court has agreed to hear his case.

Morally unfit to practice law? That seems like a contradiction in terms. Given his past, Glass should fit right in to the legal profession.
Categories: Journalism
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 11, 2012
Comments (1)
Hey, if I needed a lawyer, I'd want someone who's shown they're intelligent and good at convincing people of things.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Wed Jan 11, 2012  at  08:16 PM
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