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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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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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Fake Steve Jobs Explains What You Should Read and Think

Please stop thinking about Gizmodo, doors being broken down, etc. Failing that, you can always think about Gandhi, who loves his new iPad and is totally downloading apps like a madman. And by the way, Gandhi would totally break down your door if you stole something that belonged to him. He would f–k up your s–t. Seriously. Continue reading

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