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January 30, 2002 1:22 PM   Subscribe

Just a follow-up on this MeFi thread, because the link has been making its rounds around the Internet. It's a hoax, folks. Sorry.
posted by PWA_BadBoy (17 comments total)

 
What he said.
posted by benjh at 1:26 PM on January 30, 2002


Or is this just a cover-up? *cue X-Files music*
posted by Dark Messiah at 1:50 PM on January 30, 2002


In other hoax news, CoincidenceDesign.com is also a hoax.
posted by arielmeadow at 2:11 PM on January 30, 2002


Did anyone who believed it in the first place notice it was published in the Weekly World News? I'm no sleuth, but that tipped me off pretty quickly.
posted by Karl at 2:29 PM on January 30, 2002


PS: Hoax.com is also a hoax. :)
posted by Karl at 2:30 PM on January 30, 2002


And it's nice that we can also clear the name of zaftig model/stripper/pornstar/rocker/hominym Candye Kane.
posted by hincandenza at 3:01 PM on January 30, 2002


Much as I like David and Barbara Mikkelson, proprietors of Snopes, there's nothing new here. All they've done is concur that there are no hard news sources corroborating the story. They didn't even do as much research as I did, finding no listing for a strip club of that name linked to any town named Geneva!

Don't substitute one appeal to authority -- it was on Yahoo News, it must be true -- for another -- Snopes thinks it's a hoax, so it must be. If anything, the Snopes philosophy would be to question them in return.
posted by dhartung at 3:06 PM on January 30, 2002


Man! I've seen Candye Kane live... she plays the piano with her...um... thingies.
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:13 PM on January 30, 2002


Also: Airline Says In-Flight Toilet Ordeal Story False. Nice to see the time-honored tradition of fact-checking is alive and well.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 3:13 PM on January 30, 2002


If anything, the Snopes philosophy would be to question them in return.

They certainly agree.
posted by Mapes at 3:16 PM on January 30, 2002


Say what you will, but Snopes.com gets props for the headline on their article.
posted by kindall at 3:16 PM on January 30, 2002


Next they're going to tell us Batboy isn't real, and that Satan really didn't escape from a coal mine in Siberia.
posted by Doug at 3:23 PM on January 30, 2002


Snopes.com is a hoax.
posted by crog at 3:26 PM on January 30, 2002


Man! I've seen Candye Kane live... she plays the piano with her...um... thingies.

I've seen that too, my friend.... pure poetry in motion, and nothing less.
posted by spilon at 4:48 PM on January 30, 2002


Wait, if this story isn't true...does that mean that Bat Boy isn't true? Oh, say it ain't so! :)
posted by dejah420 at 6:36 PM on January 30, 2002


The Bat Boy (Dick Grayson, aka Robin) that hangs around with Batman is real, but not the freakish one in the papers.
posted by LeLiLo at 9:16 PM on January 30, 2002


I love the web. So much to read, so little time. Don't even have to buy The Globe any more!
posted by bjgeiger at 9:34 AM on January 31, 2002


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