• Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Richard Heene's 'Balloon Boy' Saucer Can Be Yours for $1 Million

    ​Here is something that you might want to buy if you have a lot of money just lying around and a deep appreciation for things pop culture and hoaxy that happened in and around the year 2009. The "flying saucer" that made Richard Heene and his 6-year-old son Falcon infamous -- remember, the lit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Today in Non-Shockers: That Berlin Cannibal Restaurant Is, Indeed, a Hoax

    Remember the cannibal restaurant that we told you about, the one that was angering Berliners with requests for body parts, but was probably a hoax? It's a hoax! Apparently, the whole marketing campaign was a tone-deaf hoax perpetrated by vegetarian activists trying to draw a moral parallel between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Obviously Fake Beyoncé Story Exposed As Total Fake

    ​When the bizarre "transcript" of an interview BeyoncĂ© was alleged to have done with a German magazine called NEON circulated a few days back, the natural assumption was to just assume the whole thing was a hoax, or lost in translation, or never happened in the first place. But it did happen! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2009

    Balloon dad's coming to look for work

    ​As if we didn't already have more than our fair share of local unhinged self-dramatizing fame-seeking wannabes, we're about to get "balloon dad" Richard Heene. Heene and wife Mayumi got permission from a judge to come to New York to look into unspecified "employment opportunities" some time b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    October Surprise! B-face is B-shit

    Show of hands, please: who didn't know this was a hoax? Answer here. Still in for the win: Megan McArdle: I'm sure some bloggers will cast this as a dark Republican conspiracy, or somehow symptomatic of conservatism. In reality, AFAIK, faked hate crimes are usually faked by left wing causes... Ev ... More >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2005

    The Scam Sham

    Hocked hoax hexes hacks and hicks, but who the heck cares?

  • News

    October 9, 2001

    Kling Free

    Viral Sponge Terror a Hoax

  • News

    January 16, 2001

    Balls to You, Lars Ulrich

    Pranksters Work Small Tricks for Big Hoaxes