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Professor Selman A. Waksman, Bullshit Artist

Or, how to cheat your pupil for fame and fortune. NY Times – Notebooks Shed Light on an Antibiotic’s Contested Discovery: As word of the discovery spread, reporters flocked to Rutgers to record the amazing event. But in telling and … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong, Bullshit Artist

AP source: Armstrong tells Oprah Winfrey he doped AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a decade of denial, Lance Armstrong has finally come clean: He used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. The disgraced cyclist made the confession to … Continue reading

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Gaston Means, Bullshit Artist

The third season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire wrapped up this week. One of the new characters this season was Gaston Means. Means is a fast talking dandy who brokers deals and gets his hands dirty. In one episode he convinces … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan, Plagiarist and Bullshit Artist

The Online Photographer – Is Bob Dylan a Plagiarist? Now there’s a show of Dylan’s paintings at Gagosian Gallery in New York. The Gallery originally said that the paintings provided “firsthand depictions of people, street scenes, architecture and landscape” observed … Continue reading

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Greg Mortenson, Bullshit Artist

Reason – Two Cups of Tea, One Cup of B.S. Lied about starting schools in poor countries and made up tales of daring. CBS News 60 Minutes – Questions over Greg Mortenson’s stories: Mortenson (in an interview): One of the … Continue reading

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“No Labels” Designer Totally F*%#ing Rips off a Design, Lies His Ass Off About It

No Labels’s T Shirt Looks Mighty Familiar to Brooklyn Artist: Brooklyn-based artist Thomas Porostocky’s friends and fans have been tipping off NY media that his art has been used without permission by the bi-partisan political group No Labels. Here is … Continue reading

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Shorter Al Gore: “Corn biofuels were a boondoggle I used for political gain”

No kiddin’: Algore apparently had a “Biden Moment” and unwittingly admitted the truth by accident. …”First generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.”……”One of the reasons I made that mistake is … Continue reading

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Update on William Clark, the Military Impersonator

In comments on William Clark, Military Impersonator and Strange Ranger, Ellen Clark writes: “wow. i guess my big bro really is a crook by the way he is back in jail on check fraud and identity theft because he stole … Continue reading

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Leslie Janous nee Gibbs, The Worst Person in Knoxville.

Knoxville News-Sentinel – Mom who threw pricey ‘Super Sweet 15′ party indicted in fraud: If Leslie Anne Janous wanted to throw a birthday party for her teenage daughter, the cost of which could feed a third-world country, who cares? It’s … Continue reading

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William Clark, Military Impersonator and Strange Ranger

Marko and Tam point to this story of a real Special Forces dressing down a fake SF who showed up at a gun show talking bullshit. That turns out to be the tip of the iceberg. It appears the phony … Continue reading

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Apple: Our Signal Bars Were Bullshit Anyway

Apple is looking more and more like a crapweasal the longer the iPhone antenna issue drones on. Apple `stunned’ to find iPhones overstate signal strength; holding it wrong still a problem Apple Inc. said Friday that it was “stunned” to … Continue reading

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Buy an iPhone 4, Get a Pee-stained Screen and Dropped Calls FREE!!!

“You think you’re so cool because you buy a five hundred dollar phone with a picture of a piece of fruit on it. Well guess what? They cost eight bucks to make and I pee on every one.” –Steve Mobs … Continue reading

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You Know Those LifeLock Ads with the CEO’s Social Security Number?

Wired – LifeLock CEO’s Identity Stolen 13 Times: LifeLock CEO Todd Davis, whose [Social Security] number is displayed in the company’s ubiquitous advertisements, has by now learned that lesson. He’s been a victim of identity theft at least 13 times, … Continue reading

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Still Believe the “Runaway Toyota” Story? Read This

Car and Driver – How To Deal With Unintended Acceleration: Certainly the most natural reaction to a stuck-throttle emergency is to stomp on the brake pedal, possibly with both feet. And despite dramatic horsepower increases since C/D‘s 1987 unintended-acceleration test … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: “No one needs more than 256 Megabytes of RAM!”

Granted, Steve Jobs didn’t say that in so many words. He said it with design specs. I knew the current-gen iPhone and iTouch only had 256 MB memory, but I didn’t realize the iPad was likewise hamstrung. Yeah, Apple’s really … Continue reading

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