Day 334-- internet hoaxes

Internet hoaxes--like their real-life counterparts--are occasionally amusing. Especially when you consider the content and the fact that people fall for them. Or maybe that's just sad? Maybe both?

Two of my favorites were the World Jump Day and all of the historical background for the 'boilerplate' robot. The latter is especially funny; this is the sort of thing high school students might dig up and assume is real while scrambling to finish a paper (look here for the great website--my personal favorite is the picture of Boilerplate with Pancho Villa's gang).

posted, with grace and poise, by Jason @ 8/05/2007 11:36:00 PM,


At 11:17 PM, Blogger Janell said...

This has nothing to do with internet hoaxes, but I wanted to tell you I just read Cormac McCarthy's The Road and thought it was so good. Couldn't put it down - should've known you and Oprah wouldn't be wrong. So thanks and have a great day!


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