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Do you Yahoo? Kaycee-Nicole does.

Do you Yahoo? Kaycee-Nicole does. Just when we thought the dust had settled, the Kaycee Nicole hoax now has its own Yahoo category. If this is a double-post, someone bonk me.
posted by brownpau on May 30, 2001 - 7 comments

A story that only gets stranger and sadder.

A story that only gets stranger and sadder. A gold-masked mummy, whose sensational discovery last year sparked an ownership row between Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, has turned out not only to be a modern fake but also the apparent victim in a macabre murder mystery.
posted by lagado on May 25, 2001 - 3 comments

The Kaycee Nicole (Swensen) Faq

The Kaycee Nicole (Swensen) Faq is now up as per request. If you haven't followed the whole Kaycee thing, you want to read this. You might want to read it anyway. Feedback welcome.
posted by bonzo on May 22, 2001 - 129 comments

Actually... Chester Phllips

Actually... Chester Phllips started the whole Kaycee sandal. Anybody else want to take further responsibility for this?
posted by msposner on May 21, 2001 - 6 comments

The plot sickens. The last thread on the Kaycee Nicole hoax appears to be throttling MetaFilter, so I'm publishing this link for those who are still playing along at home.
posted by rcade on May 21, 2001 - 227 comments

And so it ends.

And so it ends. Kaycee's blog falls somewhere in the "truth based fiction" range. "because i care about people, i was taken in. call me a fool, call me gullible." - BWG
posted by bonzo on May 20, 2001 - 362 comments

The most beautiful woman in France? She's actually a guy!

The most beautiful woman in France? She's actually a guy! Well, not exactly, but...
posted by matteo on Apr 27, 2001 - 6 comments

Pith and Vinegar is a hosting company now?

Pith and Vinegar is a hosting company now?
posted by ronsens on Apr 1, 2001 - 10 comments

Conspiracy or not?

Conspiracy or not? Convinced to sit and watch FOX's show on whether we landed on the moon, I found myself wondering why there was no evidence against the hoax presented. Is this is clearly another feed on the conspiracy theories surrounding JFK's administration? Or was it just another "When cars attack?" (If so, I didn't find this as funny)
posted by samsara on Mar 26, 2001 - 24 comments

Slow Dance.

Slow Dance. Saw this "Poem to the Editor" in the paper version of this community rag. Supposed to be written by "a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital."
posted by kcchip on Mar 26, 2001 - 5 comments

Jedi could become official religion

Jedi could become official religion -- An email is circulating in New Zealand seeking 8,000 people to write "Jedi" as their religion on that country's census form. If they do, it's claimed the government will have to recognize the Star Wars discipline as an actual religion.
posted by shauna on Mar 6, 2001 - 16 comments

Found in today's Times: It takes some time to wind up, but this could be the finest and most thorough Internet hoax ever, at least that I am aware of.
posted by luke on Jan 7, 2001 - 12 comments


Wacky! even Kooky, what do you think it is? It seems that these days every other post has something to do with politics or dotcoms, Art Bell is coming back and it would be fun to do something of his range. How about best/funniest ghost/supernatural pic you can find on the net and then your explanation. There was mine.
posted by tiaka on Jan 5, 2001 - 3 comments

So have you heard the one about the Golden Persian Princess Mummy?

So have you heard the one about the Golden Persian Princess Mummy? Discovered in October by Pakistani police during a murder investigation of an antiquities smuggler, this story has only gotten weirder. Said to be 2,600-years-old, the body of a young woman has been preserved using the Egyptian mummification process but bears cuneiform inscriptions in Old Persian: "I, daughter of Xerxes, the great king, I am Ruduamna". Since its discovery, the governments of Iran and Afghanistan have each claimed ownership of the mummy and all three countries are now engaged in a bitter war of claim and counter-claim. Now some experts are starting to say that the whole thing looks like it's just an elaborate hoax.
posted by lagado on Dec 26, 2000 - 0 comments

Eminem dead.

Eminem dead. Or not, as they case may be...
posted by Cobbler on Dec 18, 2000 - 13 comments

Some people still believe that the Moon landings were faked.

Some people still believe that the Moon landings were faked. Some actually believe an even more disturbing scenario: that in fact a "World Government" has secretly colonized the Moon and Mars. This is the premise of the "Alternative Three" conspiracy theory. Interestingly enough, the "documentary" that spawned this theory was admittedly a hoax (Copyright April 1, 1977), and so was the book that followed it. However, it seems that even the author has been having a hard time convincing believers that it was indeed a hoax. Well, why don't you see for yourself?
posted by costas on Oct 6, 2000 - 7 comments

Microsoft Linux - the premier Linux distro....

Microsoft Linux - the premier Linux distro.... Who would have thought???
posted by PWA_BadBoy on Sep 17, 2000 - 6 comments

This girl is, literally, fighting for her life.

This girl is, literally, fighting for her life. Her name is Kaycee, she's 18, and she is desperately fighting cancer. And if everyone could put down their mice, stop typing on their keyboards, close up their browsers, and think one good thought for this girl -- and her family -- maybe, hopefully, it would help.

Halcyon's set up a message board for her. If you're so moved, you know what to do...
posted by metrocake on Sep 14, 2000 - 58 comments

Network Solutions has denied's request for the renewal of their domain.

Read the letter to Jeff Bezos here.
posted by DragonBoy on Aug 8, 2000 - 5 comments

You are a loser because I say so.

You are a loser because I say so. Ellison, the second richest person in the world, decides to give some come-upance to the intellectual elite his human resource people are probably now kicking themselves in the head over.
posted by rich on Jul 18, 2000 - 7 comments

Page One of Harry Potter IV

Page One of Harry Potter IV posted at the The Standard. Man, I hope this is a spoof.
posted by silusGROK on Jul 3, 2000 - 16 comments

The next Sith Lord?

The next Sith Lord? Darth Kawasaki? This guy looks like a bad-a** and no doubt has the talent, but come on! Darth Maul had the ultimate look and feel. We barely got to know him! Bring him back! Clone Maul!
posted by da5id on Apr 18, 2000 - 5 comments

Dihydrogen Monoxide -- the unsuspected health threat!

Dihydrogen Monoxide -- the unsuspected health threat! It should be banned by the government! (Let's get some citizen activism going here.)
posted by Steven Den Beste on Apr 8, 2000 - 2 comments

Latest on the takeover.

Latest on the takeover. If this is a prank, it's already getting old. I keep hoping for some big humor payoff, but I'm the MTV generation--speed things up! Darnit!
posted by mrmorgan on Apr 6, 2000 - 12 comments

"It is already possible for an assassin to send someone an e-mail with an innocent-looking attachment connected to it. When the receiver downloads the attachment, the electrical current and molecular structure of the central processing unit is altered, causing it to blast apart like a large hand grenade."
posted by endquote on Apr 4, 2000 - 9 comments

I can't tell if this is an April Fool's parody of a certain someone or not, but have a great weekend! I'm still digging!
posted by mathowie on Mar 31, 2000 - 6 comments

Y2K Spoof Flick Goes Awry

Y2K Spoof Flick Goes Awry "This FBI agent called," said Zieper. "He said, 'There are a lot of people planning to vacation in New York this year, a lot of them are coming to your site and they're getting scared. I want to talk to you about how we can stop people from coming to this site.'" ... see the flick here. The FBI is full of a bunch of weirdos.
posted by greyscale on Nov 25, 1999 - 0 comments

Recently, MTV had a special on 'hackers'

Recently, MTV had a special on 'hackers' (scroll down to last weeks show), but apparently the people they contacted for background info didn't give them an interesting enough story. So the guys made one up. The guy behind it all says he was just trying to make MTV's journalists look bad, but that's restating the obvious. Of course MTV is clueless and goes to any length to create a story. The worst part is that MTV isn't alone in this, every news outlet does this. The nightly news looks the way it does for the same reasons, it's all about entertainment.
posted by mathowie on Oct 18, 1999 - 0 comments

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